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A delicate dance

A tumor pressing against a vital part of Carol Fichtner’s brain must be removed. A surgery this precise requires deft hands and the best technology an operating room can have.

A long way back from stroke

Surviving a stroke and regaining one’s health depend on many things. Brad Soots, an employee at Providence Children's Development Institute, suffered a severe stroke in May 2010.

A telltale kiss

How a wife's fast action and Providence Telestroke Network led to lifesaving stroke treatment.

Creating a better story

Kimberly Goslin, M.D., Ph.D., eases the way for patients who have Lou Gehrig's disease.

Life-long epilepsy patient now seizure-free

Epilepsy had always been part of Matthew Ramsey’s life. Since the day he was born, he’d had several seizures a week.

True Patient Journey: Stroke

A young woman tells what she experienced after noticing some numbness. She acted fast to get the emergency help she needed.

True Patient Journey: back pain

She got her life back after years of back pain and many conservative treatments. Watch the video about this spine surgery patient.

Providence Telestroke robot connects mom and newborn son

When pregnant 35-year-old Ivonne Cortez of Sherwood collapsed Sunday, Aug. 22, shortly after arriving to the emergency department at Providence Newberg Medical Center, the last thing on her mind was that she’d be separated from her baby.

Rules of Calculation: One physicist's personal journey of science and healing

It started as a common annoyance – that feeling of water trapped in one's ear. "I know the moment very clearly," says University of Oregon physics professor John J. Toner, Ph.D., reflecting on what he came to find out was the first sign of a rare brain tumor.

Rachel and Evan make a move to the Northwest - for Providence ALS Center

Rachel Doboga and her husband Evan moved to Vancouver to be closer to our world-renowned Providence ALS Clinic. Rachel uses a wheelchair now, but...