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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...
Painting nails
on Mon, February 29, 2016
Connie Argabright sits waiting to get her nails done. Sunlight pouring through a large window highlights the diamond accents she's sporting on red nails, the...
Greg and Jennifer Begay
on Thu, February 25, 2016
Undergoing bariatric surgery was a difficult choice for Greg and Jennifer Begay. But they each knew they needed to make some important changes to live longer...
Jeff Leverenz COPD
on Tue, February 23, 2016
Jeff Leverenz vividly recalls the anxiety brought on by his shortness of breath. The restrictions it imposed. Simple activities that became daunting tasks....
Dr. Amy Schantzen
on Mon, February 22, 2016
Amy Schantzen, DO, is a resident with the Ascension Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program, and she is expecting her first child in April. We will...
Willia Crawford
on Mon, February 15, 2016
In 2013, a series of strokes left Willia Crawford, 79, in a vegetative state. Nearly three years later, she says she has come back from the dead.  “I was...
Clay Bewley
on Mon, February 15, 2016
The stroke that ambushed Clay Bewley’s brain left him unable to move or speak, but it didn’t affect his mental abilities or memory. “I was trapped,” he says,...

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