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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...
Diane Shankwitz
on Tue, April 26, 2016
For Diane Shankwitz, as for many others, beating cancer was the ultimate victory. Despite enduring a double mastectomy, hormone treatments, 16 rounds of...
Agnes Hatlelid
on Mon, April 25, 2016
On Sunday, May 29, the Hatlelid family will come from across the U.S. and gather at Via Christi Village in Ponca City, Oklahoma, to celebrate their matriarch,...
Laurel King
on Wed, April 13, 2016
Laurel King wasn’t what most people consider overweight. But, at 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds on her small frame, her BMI was “in the red zone.” She knew that...
Welcome Buddies at Via Christi Village on Georgetown
on Mon, April 11, 2016
Mary Wood remembers the day when she first arrived at Via Christi Village on Georgetown in Wichita. After the whirlwind activity of moving in, she remembers...
Dave Bernero stroke survivor
on Fri, April 08, 2016
The symptoms came on so slowly, it took Dave Bernero more than a day to realize he was having a stroke. It started as pressure behind his right eye, then a...
Becky Egbert weight loss
on Wed, March 16, 2016
When Becky Egbert took a health assessment through her employee wellness program, she was startled by the results.  Her blood cholesterol was 285 — levels...

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