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BY Emma Letterman

Not long after my acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis in May 2019, my local oncologist said I’d probably need a stem cell transplant. At the time, I had no idea what that meant. But I knew that the hospital closest to me in small-town Missouri was not equipped to provide it.

My husband and I drove to another hospital located about three hours away to look into having it done there instead. But something about that place made us both...

Leukemia survivor Emma Letterman

BY Catherine Powers-James, Ph.D.

Burnout is the combination of exhaustion, detachment and cynicism that can sometimes develop when we’re faced with unrelieved stress over...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Clinical Nurse Christine Durana donates blood so often, she takes a photo of her arm each time to help her remember when it’s been 56 days...

BY Mike Zenner

I’m an average guy that has never been that concerned about my health care. But once I got into my 60s, I started doing annual exams and cancer screenings. I’m a native Houstonian and after spending most of our married life here, my wife Marie and I relocated to the Fredericksburg area after retirement.

When I had my annual physical exam done there in February 2020, blood work showed my prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels...

Prostate cancer survivor Mike Zenner with his wife, Marie

BY Meagan Raeke

Oropharyngeal cancer includes cancers of the tonsils, base of the tongue and other parts of the throat. It’s usually caused by the human papillomavirus...

BY Danielle Underferth

Masking, social distancing and hand washing remain important routines that prevent COVID-19 infection even if you’ve been vaccinated. But...

BY Elayne Gorhum

In 2016, my daughter was six months old, and I was still working on recovering from a difficult pregnancy. I had gone back to work as a special...

BY Ronda Wendler

Lynn Hill practices what she preaches. As a coach for one of the country’s top weight loss and wellness programs, Lynn, 66, cooks nutritious...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Any time you see a new doctor, one of the first things they’ll ask about is your medical history. That’s because everything from the aftermath...

BY Rachel Chua Bradley

When I was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer at age 50, I received treatment from a local oncologist, close to my home in northern...