: A New Beginning: Margaret Sutton Finds Relief from Hemifacial Spasm after 8 Years
September 24, 2019

A New Beginning: Margaret Sutton Finds Relief from Hemifacial Spasm after 8 Years

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

Margaret Sutton, 67, had been suffering from involuntary nerve movements—also known as Hemifacial Spasm—for over eight years. She tried all kinds of treatments and remedies—from temporomandibular joint appliance and therapy to Botox injections, but nothing worked. The condition affected Sutton’s sight and quality of life. “Due to these involuntary movements, my eye used to close suddenly and I wasn’t able to drive properly or do anything else.”

After trying

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CHA HPMC Acute Rehab Team helps Amputee Aslanyan Knarik Walk Again
September 16, 2019

CHA HPMC Acute Rehab Team helps Amputee Aslanyan Knarik Walk Again

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

Aslanyan Knarik, 66, was enjoying life with her nephews and family. Developing a potentially serious health crisis was the last thing on her mind. In March 2019, Knarik woke up to find both her legs and toes swollen and black. She was in excruciating pain and couldn’t take a step. Her family called 911 and rushed her to the emergency department at CHA HPMC.

“The emergency physician immediately did

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Karen Carpenter Fights Stage IV Breast Cancer under CHA HPMC Care
September 10, 2019

Karen Carpenter Fights Stage IV Breast Cancer under CHA HPMC Care

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

A cancer diagnosis interrupted Karen Carpenter’s life forever. She was shocked and didn’t know what to expect. Her everyday life changed from normal to battling cancer. After being diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, Carpenter was referred to CHA HPMC Oncologist Dr. Ghassan Al Jazayrly. Read Carpenter’s inspiring story of battling cancer and finding hope under a CHA HPMC physician’s care.

“When I found about my cancer, I was

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Second-time Mom Donna Jones Trusts CHA HPMC Gynecologist with her Newborn’s Health
September 3, 2019

Second-time Mom Donna Jones Trusts CHA HPMC Gynecologist with her Newborn’s Health

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

Donna Jones had a healthy pregnancy and she was all set to welcome her son as the due date approached. This was Jones’ second child and she wanted a normal delivery. But everything didn’t go as planned. “Due to last minute complications, my gynecologist Dr. Shobhana Gandhi suggested a C-section for the safety of my baby. I trusted the doctor and she made the right decision to help me

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Jeong Kim Bravely Survives Brain Tumor Under CHA HPMC Neurosurgeon Dr. Joung Lee’s Care
August 26, 2019

Jeong Kim Bravely Survives Brain Tumor Under CHA HPMC Neurosurgeon Dr. Joung Lee’s Care

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

Jeong Kim maintained a healthy lifestyle and always passed his routine health check-ups with flying colors. It all started with a sudden headache in 2018, which continued to worsen with each passing day. Kim thought the headaches were occurring due to stress and exertion and continued to ignore it. But the headache persisted for 5 months and new symptoms such as neck pain developed. “Something was definitely wrong,” he

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