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Iowan Receives Life-Saving Kidney, Shares Story

I found out I had kidney disease when I was 17. It was just a fluke, really. My high school class visited the local hospital. They sent me to watch some ultrasound procedures, but they had no patients so they used me to perform an ultrasound. The tech said, “Let’s look at your kidneys. Everybody likes seeing kidneys.” Well, not very many people had kidneys like mine. Mine were full of cysts.

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Thousands of Vets Gain Coverage Under ACA

The uninsured rate among veterans less than age 65 declined by nearly 40 percent during the first two years of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new study by the Urban Institute with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The uninsured rate fell from 9.6 percent in 2013 prior to ACA to 5.9 percent in 2015, according to the report.

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Meet a Hospital Hero: Timothy Breon

Dr. Breon truly is an excellent surgeon, but also a very selfless person. He swells with a wonderful sense of humor; he supports community fundraisers not just financially, but with his time and talents; he’s an educator at heart and a very good speaker; he puts his patients first and will often pray with them; he’s a family man who is immensely proud of his five children.

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Healing a Special Heart

Craig Morgan is intellectually disabled and didn’t fully understand what was happening to him when he had a heart attack, but a compassionate team of Iowa hospital caregivers were ready to help him through the emergency and his rehabilitation.

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