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Glenda King
on Tue, May 31, 2016
What’s the secret to happiness? Shawn Achor, an author and expert in positive psychology, says kindness and gratitude are two keys to leading a happier life...
Karson Frownfelter
on Thu, May 26, 2016
Karson Frownfelter was exhausted. For three straight years, he had coughed nearly incessantly. Day and night. He spent much of his school day in the...
Jean Anderson
on Mon, May 16, 2016
In Victory in the Valley’s Hospitality Centre in downtown Wichita, Jean Anderson has found a purpose behind the disease that nearly took her life. The view of...
Burn survivors
on Tue, May 10, 2016
Running through the sunny yard of their rural Pratt County home, Caitlyn Pitcock, 5, and her brother Trenton, 3, are the picture of health and happiness....
Bob Hays weight loss
on Thu, May 05, 2016
Bob Hays remembers the moment he realized he had to do something about his weight. “I broke the 300-pound barrier,” he says. “I couldn’t tie my shoes without...
Robert Brougher
on Wed, May 04, 2016
Robert Brougher, RN, is a house manager at Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph. He shared this story in honor of Nurses Week (May 6 to 12) and Healthcare Team Week...
Mauricio Leiva
on Tue, May 03, 2016
When Magaly and Luis Leiva were married nearly five years ago, they didn’t think they’d be able to have a child together.   They were both OK with that, says...
Jarrard family
on Mon, May 02, 2016
For Morgan Jarrard, her first Mother's Day as a mom will also be a bit bittersweet. She’ll be celebrating with her 2-month-old, Gracie Mae, and her husband,...
Michael Hernandez
on Wed, April 27, 2016
For most of his 56 years, Michael Hernandez had been the picture of health. He lifted weights in his basement gym. He ate nutritious meals. He didn’t smoke and...
Mark Moore
on Tue, April 26, 2016
When Mark Moore awoke not feeling well in the middle of the night March 17, 2015, he thought he had simply overdone it while doing projects before selling his...

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