Patient Stories

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Patient Story

‘You can’t let this get you down’

Confronting an aggressive blood cancer, Colleen Ransome persevered with fast-acting treatment—and an enduring positivity.

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‘The best feeling in the world’

Advanced brain-mapping technology and brain surgery give a Michigan boy, 6, hope for a life without seizures.

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‘It was urgent’

Jim Boismier wasn't especially worried when he underwent heart tests at a care campus near home. But then his doctor identified an obstructed artery.

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‘I’m not one for being laid up’

New hips—with two different surgery approaches—help a 76-year-old Belding woman spend active time with her grandkids.

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‘Don’t quit quitting’

After many failed attempts to quit, Janet Hale found success when she connected with the Lifestyle Medicine smoking cessation program.

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‘I wanted to do my part’

A carefully curated scrapbook helps Korean War veteran John Mehling, 94, commemorate his time in the Army.

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‘Eyes on the prize’

Debilitating pain put a damper on Bryan Marquardt's cherished trips to the ice rink. After outpatient hip surgery, he's back in the game.

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‘This is a love story’

Kay and Ken Huddleston face Alzheimer’s—and still make time for date night.

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‘That’s just adorable’

NICU babies are dressed in handmade costumes to celebrate Halloween.

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‘Feels great to be feeling healthy’

Faced with a worsening lung disease, David Ronk wouldn't let age stop him from getting a life-saving transplant.

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Foot follies

Business owner Eric MacAulay opts for surgery to speed healing of a foot fracture in the year’s busiest season.

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‘Keep a close eye on them’

Trampolines make for great childhood fun. But it's important to recognize the inherent risks, doctors say.