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.
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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.
Lauren Speegle personifies the word “busy.” She’s a high school math teacher, a tutor, a cheer team advisor and a mother of two young children. With every hour of the day being filled with a task, it would be easy for her to ignore reminders of her doctor appointments. But she never does, because at just 36 years of age, Lauren is a colon cancer survivor.
Every day, millions of people wake up to debilitating back and neck pain. Simply walking from their bed to the bathroom can send sharp shooting pain down their spine, and even radiate to their arms and legs. Too often, the search for pain relief results in an unresolved – or even exacerbated – condition. The Center for Spine Health at Orange Coast Memorial opened in June to help individuals suffering from neck and back pain find suitable and effective treatment and support.
Dr. Jeff Roberts is a huge fan of mixed martial arts, but for 35 years he was in constant combat with his own body, fighting to keep his GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, under control. He wasn’t alone. More than 30 million people in the U.S. suffer varying degrees of the same condition.