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Waseca man walking tall after spinal surgery

Gyles Randall's troubles started more than 10 years ago with nerve pain through his waist, buttocks, legs, calves and ankles, which he lived with for years until he couldn’t ignore the pain any longer. Like many patients with radiating leg pain, Randall was surprised to be referred to a neurosurgeon. But that referral has made a world of difference for the Waseca man.

April 9, 2019

Mohs surgery helps patient get an 'all clear' from skin cancer

“Melanoma. That really got my attention.” That is how Mark Schoonover, 63, of Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin, describes the moment he learned he had skin cancer in August 2015.

April 2, 2019

Postpartum depression: Not something you just get over

After her second child was born, Alethea Clark thought she just had the baby blues and it would pass. But as time went on, the situation became more serious.

April 2, 2019

Giving thanks for special care

Jess Pederson didn’t think she would ever be able to have a baby. Her journey to motherhood was a long one, marked with struggle and heartache along the way.

March 28, 2019

Woman heals using hyperbaric oxygen therapy

After Grace Andersen was diagnosed with leukemia and underwent a transplant, she developed bladder inflammation caused by a bacterial infection. When medications didn't work, she tried hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

March 22, 2019

A new me: Learning to live well with chronic conditions

Living with a chronic condition can be a challenge. Just ask Barb Welch. She lives with two of them. “I have diabetes and arthritis,” Welch says. “I have a lot of aches and pains.”

March 13, 2019

Diabetes education classes lead to improved quality of life

Ken Moore had lost his get-up-and-go. His wife said he had no motivation and should see a doctor. That's when he learned he had Type 2 diabetes.

March 12, 2019

Weight loss program, bariatric surgery return woman to active lifestyle

Hiking, swimming, yoga, chasing her grandchildren — Susan Girdhari leads about as active a lifestyle as one can get. But that wasn’t always the case.

March 6, 2019