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Bernadette Scruggs at The Gathering Place’s 2019 Race for Place, sponsored by UH Seidman Cancer Center

Advice From a 15-Year Breast Cancer Survivor: Don't Skip Your Annual Mammogram

Less than an hour out of your life can mean the difference between catching cancer early or never knowing what could have been.

A smiling Alison Berger poses with her happy family in an autumnal setting

Seamless Care Helps Teacher Return To Classroom After Breast Cancer Treatment

Exactly one year after being diagnosed with breast cancer, teacher Alison Berger is returning to the classroom, a vivid illustration of how well a patient can recover with a strong support network at home and the hospital.

Danail Howell and Robert Trager, DC

Finding Relief From Injuries and Pain Caused By Car Accident

Seven years ago in a small-town Ohio crosswalk, Danail Howell’s life was crushed when she was struck by a car.

Anna with pediatric urologist Dr. Jessica Hannick at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

UH Doctors Find Source of Girl's Intermittent Abdominal Pain

For more than a year, Anna experienced consistent abdominal pain with no explanation.

Amilion celebrates with Dr. Sanjay Ahuja

New Clotting Drug Has Life-Changing Results For Young Child

Amilion recently lost a tooth, as many 7-year-olds do, but Amilion experienced almost no bleeding -- a big deal for a kid with a serious bleeding disorder.

A smiling Jana Thomas at home with her infant daughter

UH Physicians Recognize New Mom's Heart Symptoms as Serious, Not Stress

Jana Thomas knew something was wrong a few days after giving birth to her second daughter. When she described her symptoms to people, most told her she was stressed and tired from recently giving birth.

William Moulton and Anjan Gupta, MD

How One Doctor Saved a Patient's Life -- Twice

William Moulton of Ravenna received his first cardiac intervention at UH Portage, then returned five years later needing a thrombectomy.

Dr. Martin Bocks and a smiling Mia Wilson

Girl With 10 Percent Chance To Survive Celebrates 10th Birthday

Born five weeks early, Mia Wilson was diagnosed with a rare heart condition that gave her a 10 percent survival rate. During her first year of life, Mia suffered several strokes and cardiac arrests requiring many surgeries and procedures.

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