Category Archives: Women’s Health

Knowing family history can help with heart disease

Rebecca Hansen of Dunlap, Illinois, did everything right to stay heart healthy. She worked out five times a week, ate a nutritious diet and went to regular checkups with her doctor. With a strong family history of heart disease, she knew she was still susceptible to heart-related conditions – a fact she never wanted to […]

Heart attack survivor shatters all stereotypes

Julie Bowald is not your typical heart attack survivor. Active, health-conscious and an overachiever, the vibrant mother of two shatters all stereotypes. Always on the go, Julie regularly worked long hours to build her successful real estate business while raising two teenage daughters with her husband Robert. Then, in May 2016, Julie’s world changed forever. […]

Natural pregnancy made possible by fertility care

Josh and Tiffany Noel, of Morton, were married in 2005. After six years of marriage, the couple realized starting a family wasn’t happening naturally and began having concerns about their fertility. What they thought would be a joyful journey to parenthood, turned out to be a roller coaster ride of uncertainty that would ultimately bring […]

Mission Partner hopes to inspire women to get screened

Sometimes when it rains it pours. Ida Lassandro understands this perhaps better than anyone. It was 2015 when she, still reeling from the sudden death of her husband David in 2014, received her diagnosis of breast cancer. “It was difficult,” she says. “I was still grieving my husband and now I had cancer. There were […]