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Endovascular Expertise Enables Dramatic Recovery
The expertise of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team of specialists at The University of Kansas Health System turned a near-tragic event into an inspiring success. Eli Gregg, then 15, was outdoors with his brothers and friends when they discovere...
Affordable Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Marla Live a Fuller Life
Gastric sleeve surgery always had been out of reach for Marla Cantwell, 61. Her health insurance didn't cover it, and the out-of-pocket expense at hospitals near Monett, Missouri, where she lives, was more than $25,000. Then a friend told her about T...
Advanced Treatment for Rare CIDP Nerve Disease
A career in farming demands strength, stamina and a degree of fitness. Those are qualities Ron Reidlinger took for granted until he was in his early 40s. Ron and his brother work 1,500 acres of corn, soybeans and livestock near the rural town of Darl...
Living Kidney Donor Offers Second Chance at Life
When Trish Ford received a diagnosis of polycystic kidney disease (PKD) at age 30, she was shocked. She'd been struggling with stomach pain and high blood pressure since she was a teenager, but never imagined the underlying cause was PKD. "They...
Expert Care Improves Rare Myositis
Gene Fox thought he was just out of shape. The 62-year-old hospice chaplain admits he was overweight and rarely exercised. But when he tried to wash his hair on a May 2018 morning, he couldn't raise his arms high enough to do the job. Gene and his wi...
A Cold Stole His Heart, but not His Spirit
By all accounts, Kyle Warren was a healthy, 46-year old husband and father. Until he wasn't. In 2013, he held a demanding job with the Missouri Department of Transportation, spending long days outdoors on his feet. He was also a volunteer firefighter...
From 100 Daily Seizures to Seizure Freedom
When Joe Dwyer met epileptologist Patrick Landazuri, MD, at The University of Kansas Health System, he'd had uncontrolled epilepsy for 17 years and was experiencing up to 100 small seizures or auras each day. People with epilepsy are familiar with au...
Ending Seizures Offers New Beginning
Shyanna Cassatt has few memories of her childhood. One of 5 siblings, she grew up in Bellevue, Kansas, a small community near Manhattan. At age 7, she developed serious inflammation of the brain called encephalitis. Her parents took her to the area's...