Leukemia: Dad’s photos capture ISU student’s battle

Noah Brown was a typical college student: he played intramural sports, spent time with his girlfriend, and focused on his studies Continue reading…

Hirschsprung’s disease: Baby’s symptoms energize mom

Maybe it was mother’s intuition, her experience as a nurse, or her own mother’s advice to “trust your instincts.” Whatever the reasons, Continue reading…

Stroke: 2-time survivor now helps others

The morning Emma Fox-Gatica had the first of two strokes, she had no idea a new life journey was beginning to unfold. She was just Continue reading…

Achalasia: Incision-free treatment yields poetic outcome

Sitting down to a meal should be one of life’s simple pleasures. For Dan Schmertman, it was anything but Continue reading…

Diabetes: Mom’s life shines with team-based care

As a staff nurse, Linnea Welander is accustomed to being around illness. But that familiarity did not begin with Continue reading…

Surrogate program = perfect match for Iowa couple

When Jeanne and Dewayne Scott decided in 2010 that they were ready to have a baby, they knew Continue reading…

Fibrosing mediastinitis: Young Iowan’s future undercut

Fibrosing mediastinitis. Most people probably have no idea how to pronounce it, let alone know what it is. Continue reading…

Kidney transplant: Patient documents body’s changes

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