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Jennetta Hawk

How Sharing System Resources Helped Save a Patient's Life

A pulmonary embolism patient was saved at UH St. John using medical equipment retrieved from UH Parma.

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Teen Thrives After Getting Support for Epilepsy

At age 12, Maddie excelled in school and was an accomplished dancer. But her world began to change when she started experiencing strange symptoms.

Kaylonna Robinson

How Strength Training Propelled One Teen to Fast Recovery

Kaylonna’s basketball season ended abruptly when she severely dislocated her knee, tearing a major ligament and damaging the cartilage. The 16-year-old had suffered dislocations before, but never as devastating.

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5 Lessons Learned From A Cancer Journey

Scott Garson was at a leadership retreat when he received the phone call that the biopsy showed cancer. His cancer treatment took nearly a year. Along the way, five life lessons crystallized for him.

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Severe Asthma Program Provides Lifesaving Treatment, Support

Jaaire Bridges was used to dealing with severe asthma and allergies. But at age 10, Jaaire stopped breathing during a severe asthma attack. He survived and recovered without brain damage. But the event changed his family’s life forever.

Jennifer Wuersig

Advances in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Help Patients Live Longer and Better

Fifty years ago, children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) had little hope of living long enough to become an adult. But advances in research and treatment for the disease have dramatically changed that outlook.

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One Youngster's Super Power: Living Joyfully With a GI Disorder

Getting chronic constipation under control can greatly improve a child's quality of life. Learn more about how Rainbow physicians helped one little girl.

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For Expecting Moms With Opioid Addiction, Health Starts With Compassion

Opioid addiction treatment for pregnant women can be hard to get. Some providers consider pregnant women to be too high-risk, and misinformation abounds about what treatments are safe. Learn how UH is working to help these women and their babies.

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