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Regaining Mobility After Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

With crippling pain in her legs, Angelia Crenshaw feared she'd never walk again. After lumbar spine surgery, she is on the move and enjoying her social life.

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A Timely Decision: Colonoscopy Keeps Cancer at Bay

When a routine colonoscopy revealed several large polyps, Ron McCormick turned to the experts at the University of Chicago. After a minimally invasive procedure, McCormick is now in the clear.

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The New Normal: Heart Transplant Follows HIV Diagnosis

Carl Klaxon is living life to the fullest after being the first HIV patient to receive a heart transplant in Illinois.

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After years of suffering debilitating stomach pain, Mackenzie Hild found relief for her median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) at the University of Chicago Medicine. Now, she is pain free for the first time in five years.

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This Teacher Taught Her Doctors a Lesson in Courage

Abbie Perkovich was only 21 when she received a stunning diagnosis: She was suffering from ulcerative colitis, a potentially life-threatening inflammatory bowel disease.

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