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Gus is Living Life to the Fullest
Rocking Out- Again
Searching for a Type 1 Diabetes Cure
Knowing the Best Care is Here
Collaborative Care to the Rescue
A Touchdown for Health
Surprises and Blessings
Brothers Bond A Community
Best Care & Beyond
Commitment of a lifetime
Six kids–not a problem when you have a Mile Square Health Center on your side
Heather Jones found an angel in the big city
One purpose, two buses, three generations of care
No sugar coating it, UI Health saved David Priego’s life
Harry Jordan was born with a time bomb in his brain.
Mike Armstrong lost his freshmen year of basketball to a freaky bone cyst. Now the varsity player is back to scoring in the paint.
Matthew Leone Risked His Life But Says His Neurosurgeon Saved It.
His Doctors’ Dream Gave Julius Means Something To Sing About.
Inspiration, Remission & Biking
Chicago comedian Vinnie Hickey was diagnosed with aggressive leukemia, but he never stopped smiling.
Marguerita hoped her own weight-loss surgery would inspire her sister to address a life-long struggle with obesity – and maybe save her life.
Robotic Surgery - Personal Trainer Brian Schoenborn
Michele Is Too Busy To Let Breast Cancer Sideline Her For Long
Monique's Doctors Helped Her
Seamless, Coordinated Care Leaves No Room for Worry
Physicians Listened to More Than Just Her Heart
UI Health EP Lab Utilizes 3D Mapping for Safer, More Accurate Cardiac Ablation
UI Health Gave Him The Kidney Transplant That No Other Hospital Could
Dave Marszalek Found An All-Star Team To Save His Life
Thanks To 2 Special Children and Her Doctors’ Skill, Amy Chan Says “Yes” To Life.
Irene Baylon Never Imagined Knee Pain Would End Up Saving Her Life.
Rocio Prieto's Severe Asthma and Allergies Impacted Her Career, Her Relationships, Even Her Fashion Choices
Katie says her weight-loss surgery has changed more than just her size
Christine Adley knows the importance of self breast exams and early detection.
When a second diagnosis revealed that Felicia’s cancer was more aggressive than originally thought, she turned to UI Health for trusted care.
Marshelle Samuels is a two-time stroke survivor, looking forward to a life of renewal
Laura Lora was impressed with the compassionate care she received as a stroke patient at UI Health
Jason McClellan was a healthy college basketball player, until he suffered from a stroke — twice.
Alana Subleski was 25 when she suffered a ruptured aneurysm while working at the gym
Yvette Kennedy thought her headaches were normal — until she was diagnosed with an aneurysm
Maria Micheletto was experiencing paralyzing pain in her head, so she called called 911
Todd Shelton didn’t realize he had suffered a ruptured aneurysm
Karen Koszut thought she had a terrible headache. It was a brain aneurysm
Kamia Quinones Lived with Sickle Cell Disease Her Whole Life — Until UI Health Cured It
Ear Nose and Throat - Throat Issues Kept Him from Eating and Drinking
Employees as Patients: Tanya McCarter
Employees as Patients: Tanya McCarter

Employees as Patients: Tanya McCarter

07/27/2017

Tanya, a UI Health nurse, sought out oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Michael Miloro to repair a damaged nerve Read More

UI Health EP Lab Utilizes 3D Mapping for Safer, More Accurate Cardiac Ablation

UI Health EP Lab Utilizes 3D Mapping for Safer, More Accurate Cardiac Ablation

07/21/2017

Angelica Murillo’s congenital heart condition caused complications during her pregnancy. With cutting-edge technology, her UI Health team was able to treat her issue with no hard to her — or her baby. Read More

Kamia Quinones Lived with Sickle Cell Disease Her Whole Life — Until UI Health Cured It

Kamia Quinones Lived with Sickle Cell Disease Her Whole Life — Until UI Health Cured It

11/23/2016

Kamia’s brother donated the stem cells that cured her sickle cell disease — and she hasn’t had a pain crisis since. “It’s great to just live life without that worry.” Read More

Ear Nose and Throat - Throat Issues Kept Him from Eating and Drinking

Ear Nose and Throat - Throat Issues Kept Him from Eating and Drinking

11/22/2016

Pete Carrara’s Throat Issues Kept Him from Eating and Drinking. Read More

Chicago comedian Vinnie Hickey was diagnosed with aggressive leukemia, but he never stopped smiling.

Chicago comedian Vinnie Hickey was diagnosed with aggressive leukemia, but he never stopped smiling.

08/24/2016

The force behind his recovery? His friends at UI Health and an unstoppable wit. Read More

Alana Subleski was 25 when she suffered a ruptured aneurysm while working at the gym

Alana Subleski was 25 when she suffered a ruptured aneurysm while working at the gym

05/10/2016

Her parents were out of town and were told they may not make it home in time to see their daughter alive again. Read More

Yvette Kennedy thought her headaches were normal — until she was diagnosed with an aneurysm

Yvette Kennedy thought her headaches were normal — until she was diagnosed with an aneurysm

05/10/2016

The procedure I had at UI Health saved my life — in more ways than one. The life I had before aneurysm and the life I have now is very different. I spend more time with my family than ever before. I rest. I learned the hard way that stress can kill you. My aneurysm was the “reset” button. Read More

Maria Micheletto was experiencing paralyzing pain in her head, so she called called 911

Maria Micheletto was experiencing paralyzing pain in her head, so she called called 911

05/10/2016

She was taken to UI Health and diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage and brain aneurysm. Read More

Todd Shelton didn’t realize he had suffered a ruptured aneurysm

Todd Shelton didn’t realize he had suffered a ruptured aneurysm

05/10/2016

“I had no presenting conditions. They asked me if I was diabetic, if I had a heart condition — a whole laundry list. Was I on drugs or drunk? But there was nothing that would make a healthy middle-aged man fall down.” Read More

Karen Koszut thought she had a terrible headache. It was a brain aneurysm

Karen Koszut thought she had a terrible headache. It was a brain aneurysm

05/10/2016

“My husband went downstairs to get me an aspirin. When he came back upstairs, I told him to dial 911 or take me to the hospital. I felt like I was detaching from myself.” Read More

Marshelle Samuels is a two-time stroke survivor, looking forward to a life of renewal

Marshelle Samuels is a two-time stroke survivor, looking forward to a life of renewal

04/29/2016

The positive atmosphere at UI Health led Marshelle to an awakening that with time and patience she would get better Read More

Jason McClellan was a healthy college basketball player, until he suffered from a stroke — twice.

Jason McClellan was a healthy college basketball player, until he suffered from a stroke — twice.

04/29/2016

Thanks to the fast action of the stroke team at UI Health, Jason now is fully recovered and has a new medical plan to remain stroke-free. Read More

Christine Adley knows the importance of self breast exams and early detection.

Christine Adley knows the importance of self breast exams and early detection.

04/05/2016

Thanks to her diligence and the experts at UI Health, she’s receiving treatment for breast cancer that might have gone undiagnosed. Read More

When a second diagnosis revealed that Felicia’s cancer was more aggressive than originally thought, she turned to UI Health for trusted care.

When a second diagnosis revealed that Felicia’s cancer was more aggressive than originally thought, she turned to UI Health for trusted care.

04/05/2016

My mom passed away in 1999 after having breast cancer for five years. The medical staff at UI Health kept telling me, ‘This is not the same journey. Read More

Robotic Surgery - Personal Trainer Brian Schoenborn

Robotic Surgery - Personal Trainer Brian Schoenborn

10/12/2015

Only a handful of surgeons can perform the procedure that saved his life and helped get Brian back to his passion. Read More

His Doctors’ Dream Gave Julius Means Something To Sing About.

His Doctors’ Dream Gave Julius Means Something To Sing About.

10/07/2015

Their dream of a stem cell transplant for people with sickle cell is my reality. - Julius Means Read More

Marguerita hoped her own weight-loss surgery would inspire her sister to address a life-long struggle with obesity – and maybe save her life.

Marguerita hoped her own weight-loss surgery would inspire her sister to address a life-long struggle with obesity – and maybe save her life.

10/02/2015

Patients who have Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band weight-loss surgery often go home the day of the procedure. Read More

A Touchdown for Health

A Touchdown for Health

10/01/2015

Overcame acute lymphoblastic leukemia with the help of clinicians. Read More

Commitment of a lifetime

Commitment of a lifetime

10/01/2015

So impressed Jeannette Moore started to work with Mile Square Health Center. Read More

Michele Is Too Busy To Let Breast Cancer Sideline Her For Long

Michele Is Too Busy To Let Breast Cancer Sideline Her For Long

09/30/2015

My doctors at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System discovered cancer on my right breast and saw things in my left breast that didn't look right. Read More

Best Care & Beyond

Best Care & Beyond

09/10/2015

Transferred to UI Health department of obstetrics and gynecology that specializes in high-risk obstetrics after ultrasound determined that my son had hydrocephalus. Read More

Rocio Prieto's Severe Asthma and Allergies Impacted Her Career, Her Relationships, Even Her Fashion Choices

Rocio Prieto's Severe Asthma and Allergies Impacted Her Career, Her Relationships, Even Her Fashion Choices

09/08/2015

Good candidate for allergy treatment for sever asthma and allergies. Read More

Brothers Bond A Community

Brothers Bond A Community

09/05/2015

Having to watch two sons battle two different cancers? Read More

Surprises and Blessings

Surprises and Blessings

09/01/2015

Their baby had a rare genetic condition called Apert syndrome that causes the joints of the skull, hands and feet to fuse together. Read More

Collaborative Care to the Rescue

Collaborative Care to the Rescue

08/01/2015

Children's Hospital University of Illinois, led by Dr. Schmidt, has now treated more than a dozen babies with very significant hemanglomas Read More

Katie says her weight-loss surgery has changed more than just her size

Katie says her weight-loss surgery has changed more than just her size

07/01/2015

After a lifetime of being overweight, the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System’s skilled medical team and innovative and sleeve gastrectomy procedure gave a young mother improved health and improved her life. Read More

UI Health Gave Him The Kidney Transplant That No Other Hospital Could

UI Health Gave Him The Kidney Transplant That No Other Hospital Could

06/05/2015

The kidney transplant that no other hospital could after being diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Read More

Harry Jordan was born with a time bomb in his brain.

Harry Jordan was born with a time bomb in his brain.

04/25/2015

Harry Jordan working to change the face of stroke recovery. Read More

No sugar coating it, UI Health saved David Priego’s life

No sugar coating it, UI Health saved David Priego’s life

04/06/2015

Read how Mile Square Health Center, a part of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, has made a difference for David Priego and his family. Read More

Mike Armstrong lost his freshmen year of basketball to a freaky bone cyst. Now the varsity player is back to scoring in the paint.

Mike Armstrong lost his freshmen year of basketball to a freaky bone cyst. Now the varsity player is back to scoring in the paint.

03/25/2015

Neurosurgeons removed Mike Armstrong’s paralyzing bone cyst and helped him get back on the court. Read More

Inspiration, Remission & Biking

Inspiration, Remission & Biking

12/04/2014

Transfusions of stem cells from umbilical cord blood to treat leukemia. Read More

Gus is Living Life to the Fullest

Gus is Living Life to the Fullest

10/14/2014

Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at an early age, Gus has faced his fair share of challenges. With help from his friends at UI Health, he is not only overcoming, but also giving back. Read More

Matthew Leone Risked His Life But Says His Neurosurgeon Saved It.

Matthew Leone Risked His Life But Says His Neurosurgeon Saved It.

10/07/2014

I ran across the street and threw myself at a guy who was simultaneously strangling and beating his wife. - Matthew Leone Read More

Knowing the Best Care is Here

09/20/2014

Testimonial by Alyra Fallon who was diagnosed with a hemangioma and received care. Read More

Dave Marszalek Found An All-Star Team To Save His Life

Dave Marszalek Found An All-Star Team To Save His Life

07/22/2014

A rare liver disease threatened Dave’s life, but he had the best transplant team in Chicago — and his daughter, Ashley — working to save him. Read More

Physicians Listened to More Than Just Her Heart

Physicians Listened to More Than Just Her Heart

06/23/2014

After being diagnosed with heart failure and high blood pressure medications where switched and health instantly improved. Read More

Thanks To 2 Special Children and Her Doctors’ Skill, Amy Chan Says “Yes” To Life.

Thanks To 2 Special Children and Her Doctors’ Skill, Amy Chan Says “Yes” To Life.

06/22/2014

As my liver continued to fail, so did my health and after intricate split liver surgery I had a new liver. Read More

 Heather Jones found an angel in the big city

Heather Jones found an angel in the big city

04/08/2014

Specialized care for bipolar disorder and ADHD. Read More

One purpose, two buses, three generations of care

One purpose, two buses, three generations of care

04/08/2014

Stroger family have been three generations are committed patients. Read More

Six kids–not a problem when you have a Mile Square Health Center on your side

Six kids–not a problem when you have a Mile Square Health Center on your side

04/06/2014

Janiece Nelson chose Mile Square Health Center, a part of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System for her pregnancies and now takes her six children for their care. Read More

Seamless, Coordinated Care Leaves No Room for Worry

Seamless, Coordinated Care Leaves No Room for Worry

10/07/2013

Patient Bonita McLean tells her story about breast cancer and treatment at UI Heath. Read More

Monique's Doctors Helped Her

Monique's Doctors Helped Her

10/01/2013

Patient Monique Corana tells her story about cancer treatment Read More

Searching for a Type 1 Diabetes Cure

03/13/2013

Managing their daughter’s diabetes while working for a sickle cell cure. Read More

Irene Baylon Never Imagined Knee Pain Would End Up Saving Her Life.

Irene Baylon Never Imagined Knee Pain Would End Up Saving Her Life.

10/05/2012

Knee pain saved Irene's life from pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening condition. Read More

Rocking Out- Again

06/18/2012

Years of experience treating vocalists diagnosed with vocal polyps. Read More