Innovative Procedure Breathes New Life into Pulmonary Patients

Pulmonary hypertension was robbing Peggy Notman of her life, one halting breath at a time. Her initial lung concerns occurred five years ago, when a blood clot formed following her surgery for a double hip replacement. A pulmonologist near her Florida home prescribed several months of blood thinners and oxygen, as needed, but Peggy’s condition … Read More

Transplant Recipient Celebrates 30 Years with Same Heart

Thirty years ago, Ryan Zinn’s goals were understandably short-term: Get back to school. Start running again. Lift weights. Be valedictorian of his high school class. He achieved them all. Today, the 45-year-old Columbus resident tends to have more of an extended vision, like being there to enjoy the occasion when his now 3-year-old daughter, Sylvia, … Read More

Man Has Life Back After Overcoming Opioid Addiction

70,467. That’s the number of Americans who died of a drug overdose in 2017, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Terry Keith feels fortunate that the number wasn’t 70,468. “I overdosed five or six times (before) I decided to get clean,” explained Terry, age 44, who will celebrate two years of sobriety in … Read More

Two Brothers Overcome Prostate Cancer at Same Time

Each treatment of radiation therapy for prostate cancer only takes a few minutes. But it seemed to go even quicker for Ricky and Frank Perez. Not only were the brothers diagnosed with the disease just a few weeks apart by the same Cleveland Clinic urologist (Mark Stovsky, M.D.), but they received personalized forms of treatment … Read More