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April 13th, 2017

Keen Expertise Helps Infant Survive Rare, Life-Threatening Brain Tumor

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Quick diagnosis and expert surgery to remove a brain tumor preserve a baby girl's life and put her on the path to a bright future.

To the delight of everyone who knows 3-year-old Rayna Speary, her head is perfectly round and smooth and average size.

Given that the youngster was diagnosed and treated for an extremely rare brain tumor that caused her head to balloon in size as a 4-month-old, and that she underwent a dramatic surgery at Mayo Clinic to remove a substantial growth that occupied nearly half of her brain space, a perfect aesthetic of her head was not guaranteed. In fact, much about Rayna's development — including her very survival — wasn't assured. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tags: Child and Adolescent Neurology, Dr David Daniels, Family Medicine, Neurology and Neurosurgery


July 20th, 2016

Unique Form of Genetic Testing Uncovers the Reason for Years of Mysterious Symptoms

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SharonMills805When she was a teenager, Sharon Mills started having excruciating pain after eating. Medical tests found abnormalities with her liver but no reason for the irregularities or pain. She continued to experience the troubling symptoms for decades.

As an adult, Sharon moved to different parts of the country several times. With each move, she visited academic medical centers and underwent a wide variety of tests and procedures in hopes of uncovering a reason for her pain. No one could give her an answer, until she moved to Jacksonville, Florida.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Tags: Consultative and Diagnostic Medicine, Dr Floyd Willis, Dr Paldeep Atwal, Family Medicine, Florida, metabolomics


April 7th, 2011

Scottsdale couple share their Mayo Clinic experience

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Joanie and Jerry Rosen of North Scottsdale, Ariz., discuss their experience with Mayo Clinic in Arizona’s Family Medicine practice.

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Tags: Arizona, Family Medicine, Jerry Rosen, Joanie Rosen, Matthew Clark PhD, scottsdale


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