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Meet the people who live life changing innovation

Medical technology saves lives, improves patient outcomes and helps lower the overall cost of health care. It’s also one of America’s strongest and fastest-growing manufacturing sectors, creating and producing medical innovations for use around the world—and providing good-paying jobs across the country. A closer look at the medical technology industry shows that being a world leader in improving patient outcomes produces a healthier U.S. economy.

Without innovative medical technology and the courage of her doctors and family, Iman Dorty’s son Liam might have never known his mother.
Without innovative medical technology and the courage of her doctors and family, Iman Dorty’s son Liam might have never known his mother. Iman’s health problems began during pregnancy with severe headaches, loss of appetite and trouble sleeping....
After suffering the debilitating side effects of an essential tremor for years, a novel medical device helps Kelly reclaim her life and work.
Kelly Smith had always suffered from a minor tremor. When she was nine years old, her parents attributed her “shake” to brain trauma. As the years went on however, and her symptoms worsened, doctors diagnosed Kelly with an essential tremor, a...
Korey Hood describes how medical technology innovations have impacted his diabetes treatment
Korey Hood, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF and Type I diabetes patient, describes how medical technology has significantly impacted his quality of life and overall care. Click here to watch the video. 
Madi wears a small insulin pump next to her body that provides doses throughout the day.
Madi, an active 15-year-old from Milford, Delaware, doesn’t want diabetes to slow her down in school, roller hockey or life. Diagnosed with diabetes at age 5, she has never let diabetes stop her from doing what she wants to do, from performing in...
Along with rededicating herself to her students, Virginia’s gone back to walking and even began ballroom dancing.
An innovative medical technology and a minimally invasive procedure allowed Virginia Ferguson to get back to what she loves most – teaching. As a middle school teacher of over 20 years, Virginia Ferguson of Hendersonville, Tenn., thrived from the...
Noel was told he had a 20 percent chance of surviving, but innovative medical technology beat those odds.
Noel Zuniga Family
When Noel Zuniga, a father of three and an NCIS agent assigned as the Resident Agent in Charge of the Force Protection Detachment at the U.S. Embassy in Panama, suffered an acute heart attack after finishing his daily run, the doctors at Hospital...
Medical technology came to Mike Glennie’s rescue.
Mike Glennie is a husband, father of three and full-time firefighter in Phoenix. Regular physicals and even a check-up with his cardiologist all confirmed he was in good health for his strenuous career. But while he was walking home from work one...
How cardiovascular technology helped saved on Alabama man's life
Everyone’s experienced it: the feeling you get after running very fast. Your heart rate is up, you are short of breath and can feel dizzy or faint. For most people, the feeling goes away after a few moments of rest. But for Brandon Cobia, this was...
Prior to intervention with medical technology, Justin was losing his battle with chronic pain. Now, he is living a full, active life.
Medically retired U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Minyard, a decorated 13-year veteran who was a first responder after the September 11 attack on the Pentagon and who has served in both Afghanistan and Iraq, is now embarking on the most important mission of...
Because of his procedure, Lester was able to travel back Japan and receive something he had been waiting decades for: an official apology from the Japanese government.
As a tank officer in the Pacific Theater in World War II, Lester Tenney fought the Japanese in the Philippines before being taken as a prisoner of war in 1942 and forced to participate, along with 78,000 other soldiers, in the 85-mile trek that has...
Six years after her heart stopped, Melissa lives a full life.
As a young college student, Melissa discovered she had a serious heart condition in the most frightening way possible: she had trouble breathing and began losing consciousness. Then her heart stopped beating.  She was resuscitated and flown by...
Since his procedure, Chris has been able to return to work and get back to doing the things he loves to do.
What started out as a typical college soccer game quickly turned into a painful nightmare for 19-year-old Chris Berggren. During an aggressive move for the ball, an opponent’s kick landed squarely on Chris’ leg, breaking it below the knee. Chris...
Three million Americans suffer from a little-known condition called atrial fibrillation, or afib, making it the most common form of heart rhythm disorder in the U.S.
Three million Americans suffer from a little-known condition called atrial fibrillation, or afib, making it the most common form of heart rhythm disorder in the U.S., according to the Heart Rhythm Society. For Jeff, a long-time employee in the...
"I’m so lucky to have benefited from this technology, I can see like Superman.”
Few things are more devastating to an artist than going blind. But that is exactly what was happening to Tracy Glass in her early 50’s. It turned out Tracy had developed cataracts in both of her eyes, a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which...