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March 30th, 2017

Minimally Invasive Polyp Removal Helps Prevent Colon Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

For years, Rosa Isern has thoroughly enjoyed her job with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, where soldiers, airmen and their families purchase goods and services. Her work has taken her around the world on several tours overseas, including stints in Iraq, Afghanistan, Greenland and Djibouti. In 2015, however, Rosa’s future became uncertain when […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Michael Wallace, Endoscopic mucosal resection, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, MayoClinicFL


March 24th, 2017

Racing Ahead to a New Career After a Brain Injury

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Just four months after being in a coma, Mike Short was crawling through tunnels, jumping over fiery logs, and scaling walls as part of a 5K race known as a “rugged maniac.” The Georgia native owes his ability to participate in the race to the neurocritical care team at Mayo Clinic that helped him recover […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Pizzi, Dr. W. David Freeman, Epilepsy, MayoClinicFL, Mike Short, Neurocritical Care, Neurology and Neurosurgery


May 9th, 2016

Simulation and Reality Meet to Find Ideal Surgical Approach for Florida Patient

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For six months, Chad Thompson slept sitting up to ease debilitating headaches caused by a tumor growing on a nerve in his head. Now, after a successful surgery at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus in March, the 40-year-old Jacksonville resident is having conversations with friends and co-workers that he never expected. “People keep asking, ‘When are […]

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Tags: anatomage, Chad Thompson, Dr. John Casler, Florida, MayoClinicFL, Otorhinolaryngoloyg, Schwannoma, Simulation Center


December 23rd, 2015

Holiday Season Brighter for Pulmonary Hypertension Patient After Surgery

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

The holiday season is much brighter this year for Laura Floeckhler, 45, from Orlando, Florida. Laura was diagnosed last Christmas with pulmonary hypertension, a rare disorder of the lungs affecting about 30 in every one million people.

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Tags: Blood Clots, Charles Burger, Florida Campus, Kevin Landolfo, Lung Disease, MayoClinicFL, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy


August 16th, 2015

Patients Tell How Pain Rehabilitation Program Brought Them Relief

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

Three weeks. It sounds like a long time, especially if you’re going to a hospital or clinic every day. But for people living with chronic pain, a daily, multi-week program is compelling if it can help them return to a more active lifestyle. Established in 2011, the Pain Rehabilitation Center at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus […]

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Tags: Florida Campus, MayoClinicFL, Pain Medicine, Pain Rehabilitation Center, PRC, Sletten


December 2nd, 2014

Still in Wild Water: 150 Years of Healing

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

The sesquicentennial year for both the American Civil War and Mayo Clinic is coming to a close, and before it does, we’d like to use art to show how these two have connections that started over 150 years ago. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was once referred to as “still in wild water” for […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoClinic150, MayoClinicFL


October 2nd, 2014

Orchestrating Cancer Treatment Not An Obstacle For International Musician

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

Alvaro Gomez knows people in several continents and has access to health care in the U.S., Chile and Europe. When the Central Florida resident faced a prostate cancer diagnosis, he polled his acquaintances and doctors near and far and came up with one answer: Mayo Clinic. “I was fortunate that after taking into account the […]

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Tags: Central Florida, Dr. Wehle, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL, minimally invasive surgery, Orlando, Prostate Cancer, prostatectomy, Robotic Surgery


August 25th, 2014

Physician Experiences the Mayo “Patient Experience” After Double Lung Transplant

By Paul Scotti pscotti

When a doctor suddenly becomes the patient with a life-threatening illness, Mayo Clinic’s commitment to high-quality medical care that puts the needs of the patient first takes on fresh perspective, especially as it relates to the principle of compassionate care, which is a hallmark of Mayo Clinic. Such was the case when Joseph J. Tepas III, M.D., a 68-year-old pediatric […]

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Tags: Katie Caples, Katie Ride for Life, lung transplant, MayoClinicFL, Pulmonary Fibrosis


June 20th, 2014

Patient with “Double Trouble” Diagnosis Finds Answers at Mayo Clinic

By Paul Scotti pscotti

Being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a serious blood cancer, is difficult enough to accept. But being told that you also have a rare hematologic condition called amyloidosis — a disorder that could prevent you from receiving the bone marrow transplant necessary to combat your myeloma — could put anyone’s strength to the test. Such was the case […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, BMT, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Taimur Sher, Kendall Schwindt, kidney, MayoClinicFL, multiple myeloma, nephrology, Patient Story


May 23rd, 2014

Healthy Lifestyle Doesn’t Always Eliminate Risk of Heart Disease

By Paul Scotti pscotti

Sometimes even doing everything right to live a healthy lifestyle isn’t enough to ward off a serious illness. Such was the case of 67-year-old Donald Glynn of Jacksonville, Fla., an avid runner who has participated in countless marathons, half marathons and 5K races over the last 30 years. He also watched his diet, weight and blood pressure, […]

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Tags: Donald Glynn, Dr. Daniel Yip, Florida, Heart Disease, LVAD, MayoClinicFL, Patient Stories, Transplant


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