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Transplant Gives Iowa Man Kidney Function — and His Life — Back
Tom Henderson spent years tied to a dialysis machine. With a new kidney from an organ donor, he can look forward to many more years untethered.
Off and Running to a New, Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
A heart attack and triple bypass surgery couldn't stop Craig Gaumer from keeping a promise to his daughter.
Grimes Heart Attack Survivor Has Everyone to Thank
One week after collapsing on his patio and nearly dying of sudden cardiac arrest, Chris Goering was back to his work and his family without skipping a beat.
A Quick Recovery After Lung Cancer Surgery
Thanks to a minimally invasive surgery technique, one lifelong smoker got back to his new smoke-free lifestyle in a matter of days.
Executive Physical Catches Heart Condition Other Exams Did Not
Years of traditional physical exams confirmed what a West Des Moines executive already believed: she was healthy. One test changed her perspective.
Prostate Cancer Survivor Continues to Educate and Advocate
As men, learn what you can do to prevent the second-most common cause of cancer deaths.
Two Weeks from Diagnosis to Surgery
Like many women, West Des Moines' Courtney Bell, 35, didn't perform the recommended monthly self-exams on her breasts. But on a Saturday morning in October 2013, something told her she should.
Able to Eat Again!
Read how a misdiagnosis left Christine Spence unable to eat real food for years – until she talked with her physician at The Iowa Clinic.
Cancer Survivor Inspires Patients in Nepal
Declared cancer-free earlier this year, Sarah Coy joined the recent Above + Beyond Cancer mission trip to Nepal – with financial support from The Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation.
Don't Ignore a Lump
Don't wait, early diagnosis saves lives.
Pregnant & Diagnosed With Colon Cancer
One woman's story of how she learned she was pregnant and suffering from odd pains.
Unusual circumstance leads to early cancer diagnosis
Breast cancer runs in Julie Dressler's family. Her grandmother had it and, two years ago, her father learned that he had it as well.