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Goodbye to pain after long-delayed hip surgery

Like most people, Blake Robinson was unsettled in the weeks leading up to an orthopedic procedure. But his medical team put him at ease. So much so that looking back now, Blake says he would recommend to anyone in a similar situation that they pursue surgery, too.

February 11, 2019

Home care aids recovery after heart-assist implant surgery

Mat Walker has lived with heart problems since 1989, but when things took a turn for the worse, heart surgery was needed. Read how home health care got him back to doing what he loves.

January 31, 2019

Woman gets life back after unexpected hydrocephalus diagnosis

Dorothy Sorlie's decreased mobility was blamed on arthritis and a right foot which needed surgery. Determined to find the root cause, a CT scan was ordered, which showed something more serious.

January 29, 2019

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