Health

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The Healer

Tracy treated casualties in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and Afghanistan, and rose to colonel while sandwiching her Army career around a 15-year break to raise...
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Medical Magic

The first time Jeff Capstran was diagnosed with melanoma, at the age of 25, the treatment was relatively straightforward. The cancer was surgically removed – wi...
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Battle of the Bulge

When B.J. Brill names her life stressors, the list is not short. A demanding job. Long hours and not enough sleep. A mother-in-law with a fractured pelvis. A br...
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The Clean Team

The woman inhouse slippers leaves her Northwest Side apartment building carrying a plastic bottle to the van on the street. What seems an everyday activity – ta...
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Bounty of Bargains

If you’re not careful, lean times can hurt your health. Whether it’s cutting the gym membership in an effort to scrimp or reaching for comfort foods to hel...
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Workout Women

More women in the United States are working out than ever before – and it’s not just college athletes who are closing the gender gap. Between 1972 and 2000, the...
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Vanishing Doc

Growing up in Baraboo and Madison, Jake Bidwell knew early on he wanted to be a doctor. A high school athlete, he considered going into sports medicine or ortho...
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Fresh Air

A couple months before John Curtis turned 80, he found out he had lung cancer. A nonsmoker, the diagnosis caught him off guard. “I was a little bit disturbed,” ...
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Cardiac Comeback

After 25 years with the Milwaukee Police Department, Tony Hawkins has had his share of harrowing experiences. But nothing prepared him for the pain that gripped...
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Heavenly Voices

It all began in trendy California. The inventor was Kate Munger, whose good friend was dying from complications due to HIV/AIDS in 1990. As Munger sat bedside, ...
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Hot Flash

We thought we’d found the fountain of youth. Less than a decade ago, it seemed hormone replacement therapy not only treated the bothersome symptoms of menopaus...
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The Cutting Edge

Ann Marie Helm had been overweight all her life. At age 4, she was classified as morbidly obese. In her early 20s, joint pain made it hard to walk. By the time ...