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Archive for December, 2012

December 30th, 2012

Surgery to treat epilepsy leaves woman seizure-free

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Carla Huelsmann felt seizures were taking over her life. Surgery at Mayo Clinic gave it back to her.

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Tags: 2589, 5294, 5335, Carla Huelsmann, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, Seizure


December 30th, 2012

Multifocal motor neuropathy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

When Cecilia Van Gorp began losing movement and strength in her limbs, doctors thought she had Lou Gehrig’s disease. A trip to Mayo Clinic revealed multifocal motor neuropathy.

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Tags: 5292, 5297, 5335, Cecilia Van Gorp, Dr. Brian Crum, Mayo Clinic, Multifocal Motor Neuropathy


December 29th, 2012

Scuba diving and fine dining are still on the menu for Miami man with neck cancer

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery put Miami scuba diver back in the water.

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Tags: 1136, 5276, 5279, 5315, 5335, cancer treatment, John Saviano, Mayo Clinic, radiation therapy, tonsil tumor


December 29th, 2012

An Arm-lifting Success Story

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Harper Blommers could not touch her head because of an injury suffered at birth. After surgery at Mayo, she is now happily dancing like her sister.

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Tags: 2631, Alex Shin M.D., Allen Bishop M.D., Brachial Plexus Clinic, brachial plexus nerves, Dr. Shaughnessy, Harper Blommers, Mayo Clinic


December 28th, 2012

Deep Brain Stimulation Gets Police Detective Back on the Job

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Jeffrey Hughes is one of the first patients in the U.S. to undergo deep brain stimulation for his chronic headaches — and he is happy he had the courage to make that choice.

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Tags: 1757, 3872, 5292, 5297, 5335, cluster headaches, David Black M.D., Deep Brain Stimulation, Jeffery Hughes, Mayo Clinic


December 28th, 2012

Teamwork helps nurse find relief from rare tumor

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

When doctors discovered a large tumor wrapped around Wendy Cook’s sciatic nerve and extending into her pelvis, she turned to Mayo Clinic for help.

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Tags: 4705, 5228, 5292, 5297, 5335, 5396, Mayo Clinic, nerve tumors, Neurofibromatosis, Wendy Cook


December 27th, 2012

Carter’s cranium remolding

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

For Carter Schlink cranium remolding — and the colorful helmet that makes it possible — are a great fit.

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Tags: 5302, 5306, 5335, Carter Schlink, Mayo Clinic, Occupational therapy, Pediatrics, Sherilyn Driscoll


December 26th, 2012

“I wanted to do something for myself”

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Heidi wanted to reward herself for getting through a hard time in her life. Her choice: cosmetic surgery.

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Tags: 3989, 5187, 5267, 5309, 5335, cosmetic surgery, Heidi Hockel, Mayo Clinic, Nho Tran, Oren Friedman, plastic surgery


December 25th, 2012

Of Heroes and Gold Medals

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

John Greller was a swimming hero at the National Kidney Foundation Transplant Games. He gave his medals to his real heroes — his wife, his (donor) son, and the Mayo transplant team.

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Tags: 3786, 5324, 5335, 5417, John Greller, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


December 25th, 2012

Surgery puts an end to life-limiting epilepsy seizures

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Surgery to treat epilepsy has allowed Melissa Bruesehoff to enjoy many things that once seemed out of reach — including motherhood.

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Tags: 2589, 5292, 5294, 5335, 5418, Epilepsy, Gregory D. Cascino, Mayo Clinic, Melissa Bruesehoff, Neurology & Neurosurgery, seizures


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