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on Fri, November 21, 2014
Nothing compares to the love of family. Cynthia Wallace, a retired Fort Riley human resources specialist, finds this to be especially true. In fact, Wallace...
Christina Jones
on Wed, November 19, 2014
For Christina Jones, it’s a miracle to once again be able to do little things: open a jar, put her hair into a ponytail or pick up “one of my kiddos.” And it’s...
rheumatoid arthritis
on Wed, November 05, 2014
Larry Bradt (sounds like “brought”) and his wife, Lanora, are avid travelers. Since retiring 14 years ago, they have towed their fifth-wheel trailer to...
on Wed, October 29, 2014
Tuesday night during game 6 of the World Series, Christopher Cunningham tweeted a photo of his 88-year-old grandfather, John, cheering on the Kansas City...
Community Cares program
on Wed, October 29, 2014
Within four hours of waking up and not being able to breathe, Mike Lack was on a respirator. Doctors told his wife, Lyn, that Mike had been living with COPD,...
Mitraclip procedure
on Tue, October 21, 2014
By the time Marilyn “Jo” McDonald was referred to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, she’d been having trouble breathing for more than a decade. “It just got...
Chet Sweet
on Mon, October 13, 2014
On a spring evening in April 2009, Chet Sweet was watching television at his Girard, Kansas, home when he had an itch. He scratched it and felt a lump. He...
Treatha Brown-Foster
on Fri, September 19, 2014
Treatha Brown-Foster has never been one to throw in the towel. “I worked too hard in the ’60s for my rights to give up on anything without a fight,” says the...
He heals mission
on Thu, August 14, 2014
In her career as a health care leader, Peg Tichacek is used to planning ahead, preparing long-term initiatives and laying the groundwork for projects. But when...
Patient-centered care
on Fri, August 08, 2014
Tina Williams loves to design quilts, creating beautiful works of art as a hobby and business. So it seems natural that Tina also would be passionate about...

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