Giving Back

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Kermitt Wright has had more than his fair share of health problems, from cancer and heart surgery to gallbladder removal. Now in remission, » read more

Take Heart: This Story Could Save Your Life

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At 44, Lynne Powell never suspected a heart attack was coming. For many who know her, it was an astounding wake-up call. The » read more

Life-changing Weight Loss Surgery


Daniel Fluharty, a weight loss surgery patient, describes his experience and life after surgery. My name is Daniel Fluharty, and I teach both » read more

Back to a Healthy Life with Weight Loss Surgery

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Annapolis resident Doug Jones had been a muscular young man, but just as his doctor had predicted, his weight crept up steadily with » read more

Calling on a Village


When Katie Voelcker thinks about her life before she had quadruplets, she remembers reading books, tending to housework, and spontaneous trips to the » read more

The True Meaning of Giving


When Steve Baluyot first started donating platelets in 1991, he was in the Navy stationed at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia. Now, as » read more

Navigating Cancer Treatment With a Trusted Guide


Robert Smith was a healthy 62-year old runner when he first found the lump on the left side of his neck. Stage 4 » read more

Emergency Care with a Heart

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When Robert Youngblood and his wife, Beatrice walked into the hospital on July 29th, they were excited to see their granddaughter and her » read more

Sailor Finds Help Navigating Brain Cancer


It was a Saturday morning when Dan Lunsford arrived at the emergency room with a headache and extreme fatigue. Four days later, the » read more

Healing Comfort for Breast Cancer Patient

Elma Courtenay was treated for Breast Cancer at the DeCesaris Cancer Institute. She says just knowing she was in the best hands possible » read more

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