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  • Patient Stories

    Stepping Back to Move Forward

    Bud Emerson thought he was taking care of his health the same way he took care of everything in his life – with a can-do, no-room-for-failure attitude. He ate reasonably well, worked out or played tennis every day, and maintained a healthy weight, all the while achieving a satisfying personal and ...

    • Monday, June 9th, 2008
  • Patient Stories

    Innovative Implant Measures Impact on Knees

    After more than a decade of practice, Donald MacDonald of Encinitas, Calif. still considers himself a mediocre golfer. “I’m just not that good,” he said. Since having total knee arthroplasty (TKA) a few years ago, his game, he asserts, is getting better. “I can see the improvements.” No matter how ...

    • Monday, June 9th, 2008
  • Patient Stories

    Helping Athletes Return to Form

    Last January, 19-year-old Brett Korporaal began suffering from severe pain in his right shoulder. A shortstop at San Jose City College, Korporaal was unable to perform any type of throwing or hitting activities and had to stop playing baseball altogether. The pain became so overwhelming that he went ...

  • Patient Stories

    Organ Donor Gives Transplant Patient the Gift of Life and More

    Stacy Morrison has been living with type I diabetes for 45 years, a disease in which cells in the pancreas stop producing insulin. Without insulin, a person’s blood sugars become elevated and over time, this can damage vital organs such as the heart, kidneys and eyes. Three years ago, Stacy ...

    • Wednesday, March 31st, 2004
  • Patient Stories

    Fred's Story: Getting the Biggest Bonus of His Life

    Fred Murray never imagined he would live past age 40. In fact, he never thought he would make it to 25. His journey to sobriety has been a long and painful one – most people in his circumstances would have given up on life. And he almost did – several times. One night, Fred decided to ...

  • Patient Stories

    Cancer Survivor Enjoying Second Chance at Life

    “The first thing to go was my tennis game,” says Larry Bartlett, recalling the day he realized he wasn’t feeling well. “A friend I always whipped in tennis beat me.” He and his tennis partner, an athletic attorney of 36, reasoned it was “just a matter of not ...

    • Monday, March 3rd, 2003
  • Patient Stories

    Sharron's Lifelong Struggle with Alcohol: A Family Demon

    Alcoholism often runs in families. Studies show there may even be a genetic predisposition towards this disease. For Sharron Miller, alcoholism has been a family demon that she has been battling most of her life. Sharron began drinking in her teens, married a man who became an alcoholic and then had ...

    • Monday, April 1st, 2002