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Heart Healthy Woman of the Year

Tilly Lotspeich is clearly a woman in charge. You’d have to be, to be a female owner of car dealerships, and to make a success of them in the current economic climate. Lotspeich took over the family-run GM dealership in Warrensburg, Mo., five years ago after her husband died of a heart attack.

Radiation Oncology puts Colon Cancer in Remission
At 35, Jeff Baker had the ideal life—married, three young daughters, and a rewarding job with a Kansas City law firm practicing construction law. Except he figured he would soon be dead.
Joint Effort
Dick Pierce was out of joint. A lifetime of injuries, running, basketball, and the wear and tear of weight bearing had eroded the satin-like cartilage that was supposed to cushion the space between his tibia and femur and allow his knees to rotate comfortably.
Kidney Transplant Patient Lives Dialysis Free
Every year, Nancy Post buys herself a present. But it’s not a present to commemorate her birthday or another rite of passage. Rather, it’s a gift to celebrate the second chance at life she received 21 years ago.
Curing Incontinence
For Elberta Sutton, even laughing was a cause for worry. Sutton, a 67-year-old elementary school teacher, suffered from incontinence—A laugh, a cough, a sneeze—any one could trigger a leakage. A sudden movement, a slight stumble, or a startled moment: again, leakage.
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Cord Blood Bank Donation

Sofie Sneed doesn’t know it yet, but the moment her mom delivered her on June 15, 2009, she did the world a good deed. The cells in the umbilical cord that was her lifeline for nine months became a potential lifesaver for someone else.

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Private Rooms for Baby Delivery at Saint Luke’s North
Kate Wells and her husband, Michael, had taken advantage of the early check-in offer. So when they arrived early that Thursday in May, they could go right to their room.
Expedited care addresses needs of geriatric fracture patients
Older adults who present at Saint Luke's Hospital with bone fractures will benefit from expedited care through a new program designed to foster a more rapid and complete recovery.
New Cochlear Implant Delivers 120 Channels
Jim Atwater will tell you that it’s nearly impossible to learn to play music when you can’t hear.