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MLB Player Back on the Mound After Surgery to Treat Ulcerative Colitis

June 7, 2018

MLB Player Back on the Mound After Surgery to Treat Ulcerative Colitis

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After recovering from treatment for ulcerative colitis, Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jake Diekman is back on the mound. He’s also using his experience to help others and raise funds for research. 

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Tags: colectomy, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Robert Cima, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ostomy, Ulcerative Colitis


Cancer Patient Crochets Blankets of Comfort and Hope for Others in Need

January 16, 2018

Cancer Patient Crochets Blankets of Comfort and Hope for Others in Need

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Five years ago Bill Schluter began crocheting as part of his recovery from short-term memory loss. Since then, he’s made hundreds of blankets and given them away to help comfort others.

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Tags: Cancer, Colon and Rectal Surgery, prostate cancer, Traumatic brain injury


July 21, 2016

‘You Saved My Life,’ Patient Tells Surgeon as They Reunite 31 Years Later

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Thirty-one years ago, Tracy Muske was in a terrible accident that, surprising as it may sound, ended up saving her life — though it also cost her dearly. She and a friend were riding their bicycles on a sidewalk in St. Cloud, Minnesota, when a young man had a seizure while driving and crashed into […]

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Tags: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Eric Dozois, Dr. Roger Dozois


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