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First-Time Screening Mammogram

“My dad had lung cancer, and I was there with him from his diagnosis until he passed away. I’m so glad I was able to do that, but I would do anything to ensure my children don’t have to go through the same thing – caring for a parent with advanced cancer.” So, Megan got a mammogram.

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Midwifery Delivers Desired Birth Experience

As a medical professional, Kara Armato knows state-of-the-art healthcare. When she caught COVID-19 during the second trimester third pregnancy, the midwifery care team at The University of Kansas Health System were there to help - following up frequently to check on her and make sure she and the baby were okay.

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Exceptional Care During High-Risk Pregnancy

After the birth of twin boys, each weighing only 1 pound and 3 oz., the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) worked together to give the boys a fighting chance.

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Expert Treatment Helps Couple Become a Family

Andrew and Brieanna Claassen had navigated many of life's twists and turns together. When Andrew's cancer treatment impacted their fertility, they drew on this strength to find answers.

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Easing Healing From Hysterectomy

Minimally invasive surgery offered faster recovery from hysterectomy for Stacy Garrard who had suffered from painful, heavy menstrual periods most of her life and wanted relief.

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Heart Disease Grabbed Her by the Throat

When Teresa Hamilton noticed a burning sensation in her throat and chest, heart disease was the furthest thing from her mind. But cardiologists at The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City revealed otherwise

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Not Taking Her Heart Health for Granted

After a lifetime of living with heart disease, Kathy Webster of Kansas City helps spread awareness about women’s heart disease

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Adelaide C. Ward's Gift from the Heart

Civic leader and philanthropist Adelaide C. Ward establishes a women's heart health center in Kansas City after receiving an unexpected diagnosis and lifesaving care

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Cardio-Oncology Helped Minimize Cancer Treatment Damage

Rebecca Schrivener’s cancer treatment was dangerous to her heart. The cardio-oncology program at The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City helped minimize the damage

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Making Parenthood a Reality Through IVF

When Jenn and Jeff Quint attended the annual Kansas City Infertility Awareness conference in April 2015, they met someone who would change their lives – fertility specialist Courtney Marsh, MD, MPH. Dr. Marsh, one of the experts speaking at the event...

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Conception After 9 Years of Infertility

Oklahoma couple Rex and Amber Largent have been married for 11 years – and trying to conceive for 9 of them. "We went through a lot before we met Dr. Marsh," says Amber. Courtney Marsh, MD, MPH, is one of the expert physicians on The University of Ka...

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Snowflake Embryo Adoption

Laura and Jeremy Butcher

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Dream of Parenthood Becomes Reality

When Mike and Tina Marsh decided they were ready to start a family, they were surprised when Tina didn't get pregnant right away. "Our journey to have a baby spanned almost 4 years," Tina relates. "We thought it would be easy. But like a lot of thing...

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Overcoming Infertility with ICSI

Working as a dietitian who counsels pregnant women and new mothers, Dayane Parker was reminded daily of her and her husband's struggle to have a baby. After trying to get pregnant for 16 months and having testing, the Parkers learned they were unable...

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Baby Steps to Fertility Success

As Kayla Baanders drove home from her job as a history teacher at Blue Springs High School, her phone rang. It was a familiar voice delivering unfamiliar news – Kayla was pregnant. The journey to parenthood started in 2015 for Kayla and her husband,...

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