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First Watchman patient at Carle refocuses on a healthier life

Ronald Eaker of Champaign used to worry about a potential stroke burdening those around him. The Watchman device, implanted in his heart, reduced that risk and gave him a confidence boost.

New research collaborations will alter tomorrow's standard of care

Carle’s Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute connects with Cancer Center at Illinois to establish new possibilities for cancer patients.

Gene therapy serves as game-changer for SMA-stricken Mikaela

“My marching orders are to provide best-practice care to do what’s best for the patient,” Health Alliance Chief Medical Officer said.

Complex brain surgery provides new lease on a 'full and complete life'

Julian Wade needed a complicated brain surgery to stop an aggressive tumor. Carle Neuroscience Institute was there.

Having a baby changed lives of parents and medical student too

First-time mom privileged to have medical student assist and learn about the labor and delivery process.

Couple's stroke-care experience lets long love story continue

Urbana's Robin Clarke continues to recover from a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm, a type of bleeding stroke. 

New health education era at Carle Illinois benefits patients

Part of preparing medical students with hands-on patient care experiences early on in their education, Carle Illinois College of Medicine launches new clinic.

Husband, wife grateful they can tag-team telling stroke story

“I came out it with zero deficits (negative effects). I have a little bit of numbness in my right leg, but I don’t walk with a limp.”

Ear surgery helps Rantoul mother's tears stop flowing

Carle Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), Audiology and Hearing Services move to Carle Outpatient Services at The Fields by surgery center.

Farming father's strength speeds up recovery after stroke

Team Kyle Ash: "We worked together ... on various complex cognitive skills he would have done prior to the stroke."

Patients love this friendly face at their doctor's office

Nick Novotny turns patient’s scary shot into happy experience, and that's just one example of how his military service serves him today.

Helicopter trip saves grateful heart attack patient's life

“I always wanted to take a chopper ride. I just would have liked to have seen the scenery,” patient Grant Brewer from near Noble said.

First-time parents who once felt 'no hope' now support others

Family returns to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to share stories with others, as well as resources and a shoulder to lean on.

Experience transforms patient into Orthopedics nurse

Find out how a patient’s desire to help others and digging for answers inspired a successful Orthopedics trauma nursing career.

Ovarian cancer survivor advises 'Get a team and get to work'

Carle’s cancer care includes treatment, support groups, counseling and more to guide patients from diagnosis through remission.

Physician innovators thrive on collaboration to meet patient needs

With more than 2,300 applications for its second class, Carle Illinois College of Medicine builds legacy of physician-innovators.

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