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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
Jul 12, 2017

Mesothelioma Patient Finds Complex, Comprehensive Answer

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A frightening diagnosis of mesothelioma brought Sally Kirkvold to Mayo Clinic. To her great relief, the prompt and thorough care she received put the cancer into remission, allowing her to turn her attention back to normal life. [...]
Mesothelioma Patient Finds Complex, Comprehensive Answer
Jul 11, 2017

From Living on One Meal a Day to a Fellowship at Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Bucking tradition and her mother's wishes, Salma Patel, M.D., traveled to the U.S. from Tanzania with just $500 to cover her college costs. Through hard work and determination, Dr. Patel became what she had dreamed of being. She shares her story here. [...]
From Living on One Meal a Day to a Fellowship at Mayo Clinic
Jul 5, 2017

A Sudden Detour for Heart Transplant, Then Back in Stride

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Yasmin Mullings found out she needed a heart transplant, she wasn't sure she could go through with it. But with support and encouragement from her Mayo Clinic care team, Yasmin successfully navigated the transplant. Today, with a healthy heart, she's back to her active life. [...]
A Sudden Detour for Heart Transplant, Then Back in Stride
Jul 3, 2017

Saving Dave Boyett’s Foot With the Help of a Pressure Chamber

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After a series of accidents led to increasingly serious foot wounds and infections, Dave Boyett was told he might have to have his right foot amputed. Staff at Mayo Clinic’s Hyperbaric and Altitude Medicine Program in Rochester, however, helped change that. [...]
Saving Dave Boyett’s Foot With the Help of a Pressure Chamber
Jun 28, 2017

Saving Justin's Vision After a Harrowing Injury

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A horrific accident put Justin Mundt's vision in peril. But despite his severe injury, quick assessment and care at Mayo Clinic preserved Justin's sight.  [...]
Saving Justin's Vision After a Harrowing Injury
Jun 26, 2017

Florida Realtor's Remarkable Recovery After Paralyzing Injury

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A debilitating illness left Bonne Jones paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors were unsure if she would walk again. But expert surgery at Mayo Clinic, coupled with Bonne's fierce determination, put her back in stride. [...]
Florida Realtor's Remarkable Recovery After Paralyzing Injury
Jun 23, 2017

Robot-Assisted Heart Surgery and a Return to an Active Life

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Six years ago, increased fatigue led Matt Rohrer to Mayo Clinic, where doctors told him his heart’s mitral valve had a severe leak. Today, after robot-assisted heart surgery, Matt is back to enjoying his busy family lifestyle. [...]
Robot-Assisted Heart Surgery and a Return to an Active Life
Jun 20, 2017

Advanced Cancer Is No Match for 80-Year-Old Dynamo

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Comprehensive treatment at Mayo Clinic, coupled with a can-do attitude, helps Nanci Sills navigate a difficult cancer diagnosis. [...]
Advanced Cancer Is No Match for 80-Year-Old Dynamo
Jun 16, 2017

Flashback: 1939 — Lou Gehrig Comes to Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Diagnosed with ALS in the 1930s, the famous baseball player Lou Gehrig not only got the answers he was seeking at Mayo Clinic, he left an enduring mark on the health care organization that still lingers today. [...]
Flashback: 1939 — Lou Gehrig Comes to Mayo Clinic
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