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New Procedure for Carotid Artery Disease Reduces the Risk of Stroke
The less invasive procedure is a game-changing technology for stroke prevention and helps patients recover faster.
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.
Innovative Procedure Saves Woman From Second Open Heart Surgery
Facing the prospects of major surgery, Shirley Stevens trusted her heart — and The Iowa Clinic team who prepared her for another valve replacement.
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.
“Healthy” With Cancer
Like many healthy women, Janna Foels, 46, delayed having her first mammogram.
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.
Pregnant & Diagnosed With Colon Cancer
One woman's story of how she learned she was pregnant and suffering from odd pains.