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Hard work, determination help woman prepare for successful knee surgery

For over a decade, Ann Statz endured substantial knee pain that restricted her activity. Her weight kept surgery out of reach. Learn how determination helped her overcome that hurdle.

November 26, 2018

Feeling fantastic after minimally invasive heart valve surgery

When James Tembrock, 73, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, learned he would need heart valve surgery, he says he never dreamed his search for a less-invasive option would lead him to Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

November 8, 2018

Rainbow baby brings joy after long journey to parenthood

Stephanie and Nick Beaudrie, D.O., never gave up hope that they would have a healthy baby. They share their story of heartache and joy having experienced three pregnancy losses before welcoming their son, Owen.

October 22, 2018

Palliative, hospice care ease transition for terminally ill man

Jim Moessner was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He managed it well, and lived a normal life for decades. But then everything changed.

October 18, 2018

Regular mammograms, 3D imaging lead to early breast cancer detection

Jan Jenswold was just going in for a routine mammogram. She had no family history of breast cancer, so she wasn't worried. But a 3D mammogram showed something concerning.

October 17, 2018

Back on the field, calling the shots

Nicholas Oeltjen, 24, was no stranger to shoulder pain. So when he heard a pop and a crunch while lifting weights, he immediately knew something was wrong.

October 15, 2018

Weight loss, knee surgery have man living active lifestyle

The need for knee replacement surgery prompted Mike Leduc to lose 100 pounds. With determination and the help of a maintenance program, he's kept the weight off and is active again.

October 10, 2018

Modern miracle: Treatment advances keep cancer in check

It was science meeting faith for Kurt Jacobson, who could forgo traditional chemotherapy for his cancer thanks to new targeted therapy treatment.

October 5, 2018