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Gary Peredoe
on Tue, October 25, 2016
Ascension Via Christi St. Francis, already a leader in advanced cardiac care, now offers the world’s first FDA-approved fully dissolving heart stent for...
Lisa Adams
on Wed, October 19, 2016
In Wichita for her daughter’s birthday, Lisa Adams did not intend for the ER at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis to be part of her travel itinerary. Lisa,...
Jacque Groves
on Wed, October 19, 2016
Looking back, the signs were there. Jacque Groves noticed her mother, Gladys, was becoming detached and less talkative, allowing Jacque’s father, Kenneth, to...
Rhonda Hicks breast cancer
on Mon, October 10, 2016
As a Wichita South High School cheerleader, Rhonda Hicks loved urging on her classmates. For the past 16 years, Rhonda has shown the same enthusiasm as she...
Joe Cowell swine flu
on Tue, October 04, 2016
Last April, Joe Cowell went to Via Christi Immediate Care in west Wichita with shortness of breath he attributed to a bad cold. The diagnosis: Double...
John Foulston male breast cancer
on Mon, October 03, 2016
Cancer runs in John Foulston’s family. His mother, maternal grandmother and a 28-year-old first cousin on his mother’s side all died from breast cancer. And...
Carol Davenport
on Tue, September 13, 2016
The last few weeks of February were uneventful for 75-year-old Carol Davenport. “I worked at Subway and got my hair fixed,” she recalls. And, she went to her ...
Zach Jantz and family
on Tue, September 06, 2016
On a recent spring morning, sunlight pours into Ted and Jennifer Jantz’s log home near Newton, Kansas, where Jennifer sits at the dining table with their son,...
Dave Lewis weight loss
on Sat, August 27, 2016
Dave Lewis remembers the exact moment when he knew he do something about his weight. Dave, who works for a property management company, was on-site with a...
Mike Kearns
on Mon, August 08, 2016
While hunting in January, Mike Kearns felt a sudden pain in his chest. After a time, the pain faded. It came back the next day, but again, he wasn’t worried....

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