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Diabetes & Endocrinology

July 3rd, 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.

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Tags: diabetes, Dr. Daniel Ryssman, Dr. Paul Claus, Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Vascular Ulcer and Wound Healing Clinic


October 19th, 2016

Unique Treatment Option Cures Cushing Syndrome for Jessie Brown

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Retired elementary school teacher Jessie Brown takes time to enjoy the pleasures of daily life. She goes for long walks with her dogs, King Solomon and Baby Ruth. She spends time with her children and grandchildren who live near the farm where she and her husband, Tom, make their home in rural Marshall, Arkansas. She […]

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Tags: Cryoablation, Cushing Syndrome, Dr. Patrick Eiken, Dr. Robert Shen, Endocrinology


July 20th, 2016

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

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When 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 […]

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


May 8th, 2015

Tracking Down an Elusive Answer

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Plagued by persistent symptoms with no definitive cause, Scott Borden turned to Mayo Clinic to help solve a baffling medical condition that was interfering with his life. 

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Tags: Adrenal Gland Disorder, Dr. William Young Jr., Endocrinology


October 30th, 2014

Patient Attributes Health to Excellent Care, A Generous Donor, and a Terrible Spider Bite

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

You never know how an experience – even a negative experience – can shape the rest of your life. Decades ago, when Jane Applen-Anderson came to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus, in Rochester with her leg swollen to three times its usual size, she wasn’t thinking about what good could come out of it. She […]

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Tags: Brown Recluse, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, type 1 diabetes


May 8th, 2014

A Healthy Assist for a Special Delivery

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

JoAnna Goebel refused to let diabetes stop her from welcoming a healthy baby into the world When soon-to-be moms find out they are pregnant, many are eager to share the happy news with loved ones. When JoAnna Goebel learned she was expecting, she got on the phone, too. One of her calls wasn’t to a […]

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Tags: diabetes, Diabetes Technology Clinic, Endocrinology, Patient Stories, pregnancy, technology, type 1 diabetes


February 5th, 2014

Colorado Nurse Finds Answers to Medical Mystery

By Sara Jacobsen saraf17

Written by Sara Jacobsen Everyone who visits the Mayo Clinic has a story. Though my story may be a lot like all of the other patients who have come and gone through the Mayo Clinic system, I want to share my gratitude for the organization, facility and clinic that Mayo is. The year 2013 proved […]

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Tags: Dr. Karen Mauck, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Patient Stories


October 29th, 2013

My story — Diane Whittington

By Diane Whittington theresa125

My story is short and sweet. About 28 years ago, in 1984-85, Dr. Ian Hay treated me for Graves Disease, over-active thyroid. I was 4 months pregnant when it was discovered, which didn’t seem to be a good thing. Dr. Hay, I am forever grateful to you for everything you did. You told me at […]

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Tags: Patient Stories


April 18th, 2009

From the Facebook page…

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Micah from Peoria says… …can’t say enough about my treatment at mayo. to go to doctor and after doctor and then go to an endocrinologist with a possible diagnosis and have him flounder around for another couple months and finally sent me to Mayo where on the 1st visit, Dr. Hodgson said, you have cushing’s […]

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Tags: Cushing's Syndrome, Endocrinology


February 15th, 2009

Around Mayo Clinic

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Magnets for migraines It’s like something you’d see on Star Trek — placing an electromagnetic device on your head to get rid of migraine headaches. And while not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, doctors at Mayo Clinic are studying such a device and their research shows that it works for some […]

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Tags: Around Mayo Clinic


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