Patient Stories

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Lifestyle changes bring rapid results for diabetes patient

Has life got you tired much of the time? Read how a simple diabetes test, some lifestyle changes and support from others turned that around for one woman in Barron, Wisconsin.

August 2, 2017

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy promotes better wound healing

Fritz Kruger wondered how breathing pure oxygen while enclosed in a pressurized tube could heal his body. Kruger, 56, suffered from side effects of radiation treatments for prostate cancer when referred for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

July 27, 2017

Heart surgery gives new meaning to taking the stairs

Chris Schlicher's physical limitations didn’t allow him to do everyday activities on a regular basis. However, after a mitral valve repair to his heart, he has more energy and is able to engage in life without limitations.

July 25, 2017

Breathing easier after TAVR heart surgery

Dorothy Ganong of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was referred by her allergist to see a pulmonologist when medications and breathing treatments weren't helping her labored breathing. Fortunately, her pulmonologist listened to her concerns and symptoms, and felt it was her heart that needed attention.

July 24, 2017

Giving pain the cold shoulder

After caring for her terminally ill husband while dealing with constant pain in her right shoulder, Patricia Hanson knew it was time to take care of herself and made an appointment to see an orthopedic surgeon.

July 21, 2017

A 'miracle cure' for plantar fasciitis

Austin, Minnesota, resident Gayle Faber, 69, suffered through plantar fasciitis for several years. But five years ago, Faber came across what some would call a miracle cure.

July 14, 2017

A new me: Making good habits stick (finally)

Like many people, Melody Reuter had an on-again, off-again relationship with healthy habits. That changed after she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome.

July 5, 2017

A new me: Teacher becomes student

It’s sometimes said that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. That was the case for Aaron Grimm, a teacher who had noticed some changes in one of his colleagues.

July 4, 2017