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BY Ronda Wendler

Carolyn Drone thought her days of coping with cancer were over. She’d finished leukemia treatment two years earlier and showed no signs of the disease.

“Finally, my world was returning to normal,” she says.

But “normal” ended when Carolyn’s husband, Jim, received his own cancer diagnosis.

“It seemed impossible that we had just gone down this path,” Carolyn says, “and now we were starting again.”

Carolyn’s hairy...

Jim and Carolyn Drone smiling and standing shoulder-to-shoulder on golf course

BY Ronda Wendler

Since they were first introduced more than 60 years ago, stem cell transplants have cured or extended the lives of millions diagnosed with...

BY Ronda Wendler

When you’re diagnosed with lung cancer, one of the most important things you’ll learn is your cancer’s stage. Staging is a way of describing...

BY Ronda Wendler

Curtis Crump is serious about staying in shape. With his job, he has to be.

“I’m an airplane and helicopter pilot with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department,” he explains. “I conduct aerial surveillance that helps officers on the ground track down and catch criminals on the run. It’s demanding work, and physical fitness is a requirement.”

But Curtis wasn’t always so healthy. Four years ago, doctors found neuroendocrine...

Neuroendocrine tumor survivor Curtis Crump standing in front of a sheriff's department airplane

BY Ronda Wendler

If you’re newly diagnosed with cancer and preparing to start treatment, heart health might be the last thing on your mind. But it shouldn’...

BY Ronda Wendler

As a horse trainer, Trey Bullinger spends hours in the saddle every day.  That’s why he blamed hemorrhoids when he noticed blood in his...

BY Ronda Wendler

Arik Mayer had just graduated from high school and was eagerly anticipating his new life as a college student. But during his first year at...

BY Ronda Wendler

Connor Johnson was eager to return to his job as a licensed electrician after recovering from COVID-19 last spring. But his enthusiasm was...

BY Ronda Wendler

If you’re reading this blog post, you’re among the three-quarters of all Americans who search for health information online.

The good...

BY Ronda Wendler

Jerry Achan describes the day he collapsed from a stroke as “the luckiest day of my life.”

Without that stroke, doctors would never...