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From Miss Missouri to Miss Stone, Erica Educates Others on Epilepsy
Erica Stone started having seizures when she was just 3 years old. Through her roles as Miss Missouri and teacher, she developed a passion for educating children and adults on epilepsy to help lessen the stigma.
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The Magnificent Maddox: A Saint Luke's Midwest Ear Institute Story
Maddox was born with hereditary hearing loss. He received a cochlear implant. Watch how it changed his life.
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Pregnant with Breast Cancer: Laura’s Early Detection Story
After noticing a lump her breast, Laura was diagnosed with breast cancer just nine weeks into her pregnancy with her second child.
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UMKC Med School Leader Has Firsthand Knowledge of Broken Heart Syndrome
After ending up in the hospital with a stress-induced heart issue, Louise stayed optimistic and made lifestyle changes to turn her health around.
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Innovative Valve-in-Valve Procedure Allows Mother to be More Active
Jersita Samo had been dealing with heart issues for half her lifetime when it got to the point where she could not do her typical day-to-day activities.
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Heart Pump is One Tool Cardiologist Used to Help Save Area Sheriff's Life
As the sheriff of Livingston County, Steve Cox was used to calamities happening … to someone else. The 52-year-old was seeking a fifth term in office when his own heart stopped beating.
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Broken Heart Syndrome Leads to Personal Health Campaign
After dealing with a scary episode and overcoming her own heart issues, Dixie started an effort to educate the women in her life about heart attacks.
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Brain Injury Patient says she had 'Angels' Looking Over Her
What began as a middle-of-the-night trip to the bathroom turned into a nightmare—and then a miracle—for 83-year-old Chillicothe resident Shirley Eskew.
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Saint Luke’s Heart Transplant Recipient Becomes World, U.S. Transplant Games Medalist
Barb Sheble is the picture of health as a Transplant Games competitor, but it has been a long and bumpy road to get to this point, with no shortage of perseverance.