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Tipping the balance

Susan Calkins stood a slim chance of surviving stage 4 ovarian cancer—until a clinical trial improved her odds.

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Reviving and thriving

Wendy Borden's battle with cancer inspired her to create a program that prepares food for patients weakened by the disease.

Surgical relief for Parkinson’s

New approach lets patients “sleep” through a deep brain stimulation procedure.

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‘You just have to do it’

After battling chronic hip pain, Jon VanEizenga's hip replacement surgery gave him back his active life.

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The miracle lady

With help from a mechanical device, Jennifer Devoe conquered life-threatening heart inflammation.

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‘I’m more appreciative of my life’

A new technology helped pinpoint Tim Lemon's prostate cancer last spring. After undergoing surgery, he's now cancer-free.

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A winning team

A pediatric plastic surgery patient enjoys honorary status at a Griffins hockey game, joined by the surgeons who treated her.

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A ‘journey to heaven’

Todd Alward, diagnosed with ALS four years ago, is preparing to die.

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‘There’s nothing more they can do’

Despite a terminal diagnosis, a new airway stent program extends Dwayne Scheidel's life.

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An optimistic outlook

Diagnosed with heart disease at birth, Hannah Webb now expects a baby of her own. She returned to where her care began.

More than just a nightly nuisance?

Frequent trips to the bathroom could indicate bigger problems for men 50 and older.

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‘You are my sunshine, my only sunshine’

Born with an ultra-rare condition that caused her brain to outgrow her skull, little Kenzie Bennett is 'still smiling at life.'