"I Really Am a Miracle to Be Sitting Here": How One Woman Overcame High Cholesterol
Everyone knows that you should lower your cholesterol. But for some, that can be nearly impossible. Kenneth Hilty, MD, FACC, FACP, and patient Belinda Blake share Blake's struggle with high cholesterol and how she found health and hope at Cone Health Medical Group HeartCare’s lipid clinic. Aubrey Burklin, RD, continues the conversation by sharing tips for healthy eating to manage your cholesterol.
"I'm Here, and I Get to Help Make a Difference": Jessie Meador's Journey With Diabetes
Jessie Meador grew up dealing with diabetes, managing the many ways it can impact your health. Today, Jessie works to lessen the impact of diabetes on the lives of others. Claire Dillingham, DO, continues the conversation about diabetes by discussing the best practices for diabetic wound care.
"It Can Happen to Anybody." Talking About Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression affects nearly 1 in 5 women, but it can be difficult to talk about. Melinda Eury shares her journey with postpartum depression to start the conversation.
"There Is Hope!" New Treatments Help Give Breast Cancer Survivors Like Tina Hinshaw Hope
Timothy Finnegan, MD, helps one inspiring patient share her cancer journey. Tina Hinshaw used to work designing breast cancer centers. Today, she is on the other side of treatment as a breast cancer patient herself. Learn more about how new advancements in treatment are helping breast cancer patients like Tina have hope. David Williams, MD, continues the conversation about breast cancer by discussing the importance of mammograms, what it means to have dense breast tissue and when you should begin screenings.
"We're Not Going to Give Up": Living Well With Pulmonary Fibrosis
Murali Ramaswamy, MD, and patient Fred Haley share Haley’s inspiring story. When Haley was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, there were limited treatments and no hope. But Fred chose Cone Health for his care and was soon enrolled in clinical trials. Today, Fred has beaten the odds thanks in part to the treatments he helped pioneer. Joel Gallagher, MD, continues the discussion on lung health by sharing tips for managing asthma.
'Dry Needling' Therapy Cuts Cancer Survivor's Chronic Pain in Half
Dry Needling helped relieve the chronic pain Kizzie Person had left over from a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
'Little Angels' Help Parkinson's Patient Get Moving Again
Eddie Taylor received help for his Parkinson's Disease from therapy specialists at Cone Health.
“The comfort and care they offered kept me going.” Health Care Heroes Help Mom of Newborn Stay Connected
LaQuenta McGhee-Rawls experienced three hospitalizations in the last two months – only one of which was for her baby girl’s actual arrival. The other two stays were related to complications. Although coronavirus added challenges to her experience, LaQuenta says "the comfort and care [her care team] offered kept me going.” Read the rest of the McGhee-Rawls' family story here.
“The Fact That I Lived Was Amazing” - Rapid Action Saves Heart Attack Survivor’s Life
Thomas Kelly, MD, explains the importance of rapid action when treating heart attacks. William Frisch, a heart attack survivor, also shares his story. Bridgette Christopher, MD, PhD, continues the conversation on heart attacks with important information about prevention strategies, symptoms and steps to take if you think you're having a heart attack.
“You just need each other.” Mom and Dad of Early Newborn Bond as a “Family of Three” During COVID-19 Safety Precautions
Julie Koontz knew Mother’s Day 2020 would be different for her. Her first child was expected to arrive on May 10, in fact. But little Tate arrived April 21 – three weeks early and amid COVID-19 hospital visitor restrictions. Read the rest of the Koontzes' family story here.