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Howard Stone in therapy with Patrice Volkens, OTR at at University Hospitals Twinsburg Health Center

Occupational Therapy Helps Man Regain Use of Hand After Work Injury

Howard Stone was on the job as a welder when he suffered a traumatic injury to his arm. Some metal came down on his forearm, cutting multiple nerves, arteries, muscles and tendons.

Older male patient in a consult with his urologist

Treatment Solves Patient's Bothersome Urological Problems

Nine months after his GreenLight laser treatment, Mike remains free of symptoms of enlarged prostate, medically known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Sleep surgery patient Colin Vivolo stands along Route 555

Surgery Opens Airway For a Man Sluggish From Severe Sleep Apnea

After 10 years of struggling for restorative rest following a diagnosis of sleep apnea, Colin Vivolo began a search for better answers and a new doctor. Research brought him to UH.

Bill Elliott on his way to the UH Parma Comprehensive Pain Center

Finding the First Relief From Nerve Pain in 17 Years

Think back 17 years. Now imagine that for all those years, you were dealing with extreme and chronic pain in your back. That’s a long time to suffer, but that has been Bill Elliott’s life -- until recently.

Katrina Cox gives the thumbs up with Dr. James Cireddu at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

Holistic Approach to Bariatric Surgery Help Prepares for Heart Valve Replacement

Katrina Cox of Bedford is now a healthier and more active mother and grandmother, thanks to a whole-health approach for care at University Hospitals.

Maura Stine’s Story

Chronic Pain Patient Finds Solace, Relief

A constant drumbeat of pain reverberates throughout Maura Stine’s life. Born with a debilitating connective tissue disease, she experienced frequent joint dislocations that could send her spiraling into despair.

Douglas Rhee, MD, and patient Janet Century teamed up to save her eyes from glaucoma

Photographer's Vision Benefits From Comprehensive Treatment Plan

With her improved eye health and vision, Janet is currently working on new creative photography projects and organizing her archives.

A smiling Abby and her family

Heart Surgery Before and After Birth

After surgery, Abby was a new baby. She had more energy and strength, and her sweet personality really started to shine.

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