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Sep 18, 2017

Comprehensive Care Offers Virginia Man a Path to Transplant

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When congestive heart failure led to the need for a heart transplant, Vincent Arnold turned to Mayo Clinic. The care he received took all his medical concerns into account, providing him a way to return to better health. [...]
Comprehensive Care Offers Virginia Man a Path to Transplant
Sep 15, 2017

Neurosurgery Frees Peggy Lang From Constant Pain

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Diagnosed with a rare condition that affected her neck muscles, Peggy Lang suffered for years with debilitating headaches, tremors and dizzy spells. But surgery at Mayo Clinic relieved her symptoms, allowing her to enjoy life once again. [...]
Neurosurgery Frees Peggy Lang From Constant Pain
Sep 13, 2017

Cardiology Nurse, Heart Attack Survivor Has Message for Women: ‘Listen to Your Body’

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After surviving a heart attack of her own, cardiology nurse Kristin O'Meara has a clear and important message for women: "Listen to your body." [...]
Cardiology Nurse, Heart Attack Survivor Has Message for Women: ‘Listen to Your Body’
Sep 8, 2017

Breathing Easier After Nose Reconstruction Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Plagued by breathing problems and unwanted changes in her appearance, Diane Kolmer turned to Mayo Clinic for diagnosis and treatment that included reconstructive surgery. Now she's back to looking and feeling like herself again. [...]
Breathing Easier After Nose Reconstruction Surgery
Sep 7, 2017

In Need of a Second Transplant, Remy Marceau Fights On

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Four years after receiving a life-saving transplant, Remy Marceau was devastated when his body rejected the new kidney. Today he's using humor and hope to buoy his spirits as he waits for another transplant. [...]
In Need of a Second Transplant, Remy Marceau Fights On
Sep 1, 2017

From History Teacher to Heart Health Advocate

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
As a 37-year-old with no major medical problems, Collin Markum was shocked to learn he had a rare cardiac condition. Now after successful surgery and rehabilitation, Collin is working to help fund research and promote heart health. [...]
From History Teacher to Heart Health Advocate
Aug 31, 2017

'Blessed With Life,' Cancer Survivor Vows to Live to the Fullest

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Jane Thomson endured chemotherapy, radiation and surgery to treat cancer once in 2011 and again in 2014. She reflects on the experience with gratitude for her Mayo Clinic care team while anticipating a promising future. [...]
'Blessed With Life,' Cancer Survivor Vows to Live to the Fullest
Aug 29, 2017

Minor Scrape Leads to Major Health Crisis

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A seemingly innocent scrape on the hand landed Chris Gordon in a fight for his life after it morphed into a serious infection of a flesh-eating bacterium known as necrotizing fasciitis. [...]
Minor Scrape Leads to Major Health Crisis
Aug 25, 2017

Pushing Forward Despite a Serious Lung Condition

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Being diagnosed with a rare, incurable lung disease, known as LAM, has slowed Angela Tewksbury down, but she's not out. By sharing her story, the Mayo Clinic microbiologist hopes to shed light on this uncommon disorder, so others can get prompt diagnosis and treatment. [...]
Pushing Forward Despite a Serious Lung Condition
Aug 23, 2017

Stitch by Stitch — Mayo Clinic Hernia Repair Model Helps Surgeons Hone Critical Skills

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A low-cost model developed at Mayo Clinic is being used as a tool for surgeons on the other side of the world to learn how to effectively repair inguinal hernias — a major health issue in many countries. [...]
Stitch by Stitch — Mayo Clinic Hernia Repair Model Helps Surgeons Hone Critical Skills
Aug 21, 2017

Beating the Odds Against a Deadly Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Laughing often, listening to his physicians and receiving monthly chemotherapy have helped Clyde Erickson thrive while dealing with acute myelogenous leukemia. [...]
Beating the Odds Against a Deadly Cancer
Aug 16, 2017

From Walking With a Cane to Biking 100 Miles After Knee Replacement

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Pain was Julie Frisby's constant companion after a series of injuries damaged her knee and spine. Knee replacement surgery at Mayo Clinic provided the relief she needed to resume an active life. [...]
From Walking With a Cane to Biking 100 Miles After Knee Replacement
Aug 14, 2017

Novel Stem Cell Treatment Means New Lease on Life

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
As part of a pioneering clinical trial, Jared Ausnehmer had millions of stem cells injected into his heart to help treat a debilitating heart condition. That treatment has opened the door to renewed health for Jared. [...]
Novel Stem Cell Treatment Means New Lease on Life
Aug 11, 2017

Random Chat With a Stranger Leads to a Second Chance at Life

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
  When John Branson struck up a conversation with Edgar Roberts, the two had no way of knowing their chance meeting would motivate John to become Edgar's kidney donor. But that's exactly what happened. Today, Edgar is enjoying renewed health, thanks to John's generosity. [...]
Random Chat With a Stranger Leads to a Second Chance at Life
Aug 9, 2017

Overwhelmed, Breast Cancer Patient Finds Answer in Mayo's Centralized Care and Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Renee Hill had received opinions from other health care facilities but desperately wanted to have her medical care centralized and coordinated. "My gut was telling me Mayo was where I needed to go," she says.  [...]
Overwhelmed, Breast Cancer Patient Finds Answer in Mayo's Centralized Care and Treatment
Aug 7, 2017

'There Isn't Another Place in the World I Would Rather Crash'

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Carbon monoxide poisoning led to a plane crash that sent pilot Dan Bass to the hospital at Mayo Clinic. His doctors were able to treat his injuries and help him  recover from the poisoning, thanks in part to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. [...]
'There Isn't Another Place in the World I Would Rather Crash'
Aug 2, 2017

After a Serious Motorcycle Accident, Sue Bothun Is Back on the Road

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Sue Bothun is living life again and getting back to the work she loves after recovering from a devastating accident, with the help of her orthopedic surgeons and Mayo Clinic's back-to-work program. [...]
After a Serious Motorcycle Accident, Sue Bothun Is Back on the Road
Jul 31, 2017

For Jim Heinl, Fighting Cancer is a Team Effort

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
With his wife by his side and a team of experts at Mayo Clinic to help him through, Jim Heinl faced down a cancer recurrence and then went back to a life focused on family. [...]
For Jim Heinl, Fighting Cancer is a Team Effort
Jul 28, 2017

Jennifer's Long Journey to a Kidney Transplant Leads to Renewed Health

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After waiting more than a decade for a kidney transplant and enduring a host of health challenges in the meantime, Jennifer Longoria finally received a new kidney, and a new opportunity for a healthy life, at Mayo Clinic. [...]
Jennifer's Long Journey to a Kidney Transplant Leads to Renewed Health
Jul 26, 2017

Spinal Surgery Saves Teen Swimmer's Mobility

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When the position of his spine unexpectedly changed, 13-year-old Albert Mansour was unable to walk without discomfort. Using a unique surgical approach, Mayo Clinic surgeons were able to successfully repair Albert's spine and relieve his pain. [...]
Spinal Surgery Saves Teen Swimmer's Mobility
Jul 24, 2017

Better Communication Paves the Way for Dramatic Change in Carolyn Ostrout's Health

By Linda Binner @lsbinner
Plagued by symptoms of cirrhosis and unclear communication, Carolyn Ostrout found her health was failing. But a visit to Mayo Clinic that included working with an American Sign Language interpreter led the way to a liver transplant and dramatic improvement in her health.  [...]
Better Communication Paves the Way for Dramatic Change in Carolyn Ostrout's Health
Jul 21, 2017

Second Opinion at Mayo Clinic Changes a Nurse's Destiny

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Distressed by the news that she had an inoperable brain tumor, Jessica Kenser sought a second opinion and received life-altering treatment from Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons. [...]
Second Opinion at Mayo Clinic Changes a Nurse's Destiny
Jul 19, 2017

Therapist Celebrates 10 Years of Vitality After Surgery for a Rare Brain Tumor

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
In July 2017, Sally Kirilloff marked a decade since her care team at Mayo Clinic successfully removed a large, rare brain tumor, enabling her to continue enjoying her work, her hobbies and her family. [...]
Therapist Celebrates 10 Years of Vitality After Surgery for a Rare Brain Tumor
Jul 17, 2017

The Sky's the Limit for College Freshman After Double-Lung Transplant

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Thanks to a double-lung transplant at Mayo Clinic, Logan McCaskill is breathing easier and on her way to a healthier future. [...]
The Sky's the Limit for College Freshman After Double-Lung Transplant
Jul 14, 2017

Saving Grace: Finding Hope for a Seizure-Free Future

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After suffering her first epileptic seizure at just 10 days of age, Grace Chan required six separate brain surgeries as surgeons worked to remove the harmful tissue that was causing her seizures. [...]
Saving Grace: Finding Hope for a Seizure-Free Future
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