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Archive for November, 2012

November 30th, 2012

Surgery at Mayo puts softball pitcher back in the game

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

When a dedicated softball pitcher needed help getting a handle on her game, Mayo Clinic surgeons stepped up to the plate.

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Tags: 2753, 5328, 5329, 5335, Audra Duncan M.D., Brittany Rathbun, Mayo Clinic, thoracic outlet syndrome


November 29th, 2012

Novel treatment leads to liver transplant for bile duct cancer

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Doug Yaus says you have to be involved in your care — and never give up hope — even when your options seem to have come to an end.

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Tags: 2961, 3793, 3980, 5217, 5324, 5335, Bile Duct Cancer, Doug Yaus, Gregory Gores M.D., Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic


November 29th, 2012

No more sweaty palms

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Barbara Moy finally feels like a normal person after surgery for excessive sweating.

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Tags: 3324, Barbara Moy, Dr. Jaroszewski, hyperhidrosis, Mayo Clinic


November 28th, 2012

The “new” Tiffany

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Epilepsy surgery ended Tiffany Hanson’s seizures and started a new, active life.

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Tags: 2589, 5270, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, seizures, temporal lobectomy, Tiffany Hanson


November 28th, 2012

Coming full circle: Sharing a message of hope

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Ardell Lien sailed around the world powered by a heart and kidney transplanted at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: 3782, 3786, 5324, 5417, Ardell Lien, Dr. Brooks Edwards, Heart transplant, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic


November 27th, 2012

Working Your Way Down and Out

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Therapy and a positive attitude have helped Chad Hanson gain a level of independence unimaginable after breaking his neck in an accident.

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Tags: 5176, 5302, 5335, assistive technology, Chad Hanson, Dr. Jeffrey Strommen, Mayo Clinic, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitiation


November 27th, 2012

Seek and you shall find the answer

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Mike Wuest turned to the Web to learn about a bothersome facial tic, which led him to the answer at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: 5294, 5335, 5388, Dr. Link, hemifacial spasm, Mayo Clinic, Mike Wuest


November 26th, 2012

Runner travels “cross-country” for experienced tumor-removal team

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Amy Haberman says Mayo Clinic gave her support, tenacity and hope — to fight her tumor and to run marathons again.

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Tags: 5327, 5335, Amy Haberman, Bradley Leibovich M.D., Mayo Clinic, noncanerous tumor


November 26th, 2012

“Hopeful life” after surgery to remove rare brain tumor

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

When their son developed a rare type of brain tumor that caused seizures and dizzy spells, Koreen and Paul Harpel turned to Mayo Clinic for help.

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Tags: 2868, 5292, 5294, 5335, Jacob Harpel, Mayo Clinic, Nicholas M. Wetjen M.D., pediatric brain tumors


November 25th, 2012

Father, son travel 3,000 miles for a kidney transplant

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

When Noor Hosein learned that a kidney disorder threatened his son’s life, he traveled from Trinidad to Mayo Clinic for a lifesaving transplant.

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Tags: 3786, 5324, 5335, 5417, Hasan Hosein, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, Noor Hosein


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