Kidney recipient documents her body’s transformations

Tonia Sina Ellis relaxes on a bed in Oklahoma City, posing for a picture that’s helping others change their thinking Continue reading…

Burlington mom survives rare form of preeclampsia

Kelli Carlson’s first pregnancy was a doozy. ”In the beginning I was sick a lot and then I was OK for a while,” recalls Continue reading…

Math prof counts his blessings after major heart attack

Yes, it was a funny feeling in the chest. But a heart attack? It just didn’t add up for Jonathan Simon, a retired professor of mathematics Continue reading…

Gymnast competes again after doctors say, ‘no more’

Stuart Weinstein doesn’t believe in granting false hope. Nor does he believe in dashing the dreams of young believers. Continue reading…

Clinical trial tests Parachute® device for failing hearts

David Shepek’s heart has been through a lot. The 58-year-old survived a heart attack that resulted in heart failure 12 years ago and has Continue reading…

New cholesterol guidelines focus on risks, not numbers

Remember when cholesterol was defined by a simple number? No more. Cholesterol is now Continue reading…

MD explains vaccines for pregnant women

The first rule of pregnancy is “keep yourself healthy.” This means making sure vaccinations are up to date, says Rachel Maassen, MD, Continue reading…

New law affects teen drivers

Here’s important news for aspiring teen drivers in Iowa: A new state graduated driver’s license law Continue reading…

Heart rhythm renewal: More comfort, less scarring

For Lynn Upchurch of Fairfax, Iowa, what seemed an afterthought actually helped save her life. Continue reading…