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Heart-Core Determination

Tracey was training hard for a 5K Mud Run, but a month before the big race, she faced the challenge of her life. To 44-year-old Tracey Hampton, the Irvine Lake Mud Run sounded like fun: climbing through obstacles, pushing her limits and working steadily toward the finish line. Little did she know that the Mud Run would become a metaphor for her own struggle with heart disease.

In the Genes

A father’s nose. A mother’s almond-shaped eyes. A grandmother’s curly brown hair. An uncle’s dimple on the left cheek. Everyone is born with genes that they inherited from their mother and father...

Five Seconds to a Second Chance

After 50 years of smoking, a 5-second scan saved Karen’s life. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 158,000 Americans will die from lung cancer in 2016. Karen Farquhar is not one of them.

Growing Up With GERD

Kayla Wilson began experiencing symptoms of GERD as a child. At 24, she’s finally free.
When Kayla looks back on 2016, she’ll remember the year for two major milestones in her life: she earned her MBA, and finally conquered GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, which had troubled her since she was a child.

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