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January 17th, 2014

Dr. David Fleischer: Treating Esophageal Cancer in Kenya

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Esophageal cancer is a challenging enough condition to treat at the best medical centers in the U.S. When the condition affects scores of people in a developing country in eastern Africa, the challenge is all the more demanding. David Fleischer, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and his colleagues, working in collaboration with […]

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Tags: Africa, Arizona, Cancer, David Fleischer, David Fleischer MD, Dr. Fleischer, esophageal cancer, esophagus, Kenya, radio frequency ablation, RFA, Tenwek Hospital


July 3rd, 2013

Make Good Things Come From Bad

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

During a hospitalization for pneumonia more than 20 years ago in her hometown of Barrington, IL, Ilse Hein received very frightening news: she had multiple myeloma. Initially she understood that she had a skin cancer (a melanoma), though she soon learned that multiple myeloma was actually very different: a complex cancer of the bone marrow. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2248, 2271, 2375, 5275, 5279, 5335, 5336, breast cancer, Cancer, Dr. Patrick Kamath, Dr. Philip Greipp


January 17th, 2013

Thoroughness is credited by Canadian for early Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

John Henderson of British Columbia is a details man: a Chartered Accountant for whom accuracy and thoroughness are paramount. So while health care is excellent in Canada, about 15 years ago Mr. Henderson, now 62, decided his routine check-ups were not as thorough as they should be for a man approaching 50. “Every time I […]

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Tags: 1136, 2391, 5268, 5335, 5336, Canada, early diagnosis, Executive Health Program, John Henderson, Mayo Clinic, Prostate Cancer


December 22nd, 2011

Mayo Graduate Student – Trip to Ecuador

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Amy Saleh, M.D. went to Ecuador as part of the Mayo International Heath Program within the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. She recounts this surgical trip experience, where they focused on children with cleft lip and cleft palate.

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Tags: Amy Saleh, cleft lip, cleft palate, Ecuador, Education, Graduate, health program, international, Mayo, student, Surgery


December 19th, 2011

Mayo International Health Program Testimony – Experience in Kenya

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Mira Keddis, M.D. was originally from Egypt, went to Texas for her medical school training, and came to Mayo Clinic for her residency training. Then, the Mayo International Health Program (MIHP) offered her the opportunity to travel abroad as part of her education. In the below video, she relays lessons learned from her trip to […]

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Tags: Africa, Education, fellowship, Graduate, health program, international, Kenya, Mayo Clinic, medical, MIHP, Mira Keddis, residency


December 13th, 2011

Mayo Graduate Student – Trip to West Africa

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Jason O’Grady, M.D. went to West Africa as part of the Mayo International Heath Program within the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. He recounts his experience in this video.   New Sharing Mayo Clinic blogpost: : Mayo Graduate Student – Trip to West Africa sharing.mayoclinic.org/2011/12/13/may… — Mayo Clinic (@MayoClinic) December 13, 2011

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Tags: Education, fellowship, graduate school, health program, international, Jason O'Grady, Mayo Clinic, MIHP, residency, student, Togo, West Africa


November 14th, 2011

International Praise for Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Meet Mr. Hussein Hatata, lung cancer survivor, who praises the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependency Center for helping him to quit smoking. Related Diseases Lung Cancer Related Departments Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependency Center

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Tags: 1136, 2196, 5290, 5335, 5336, Hussein Hatata, international, lung cancer, Nicotine Dependence Center, quit, smoking


June 7th, 2011

Early Detection Key for Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

Benny Andújar has traveled a long way from his native Utuado, Puerto Rico, to tell an important story. “Cancer doesn’t always send a warning,” Andújar says about his experience with a precancerous condition called Barrett’s esophagus.  A routine endoscopy gave him the information he needed to unmask esophageal cancer before it developed.  “When they did […]

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Tags: 1136, 2927, 5275, 5279, 5334, Barrett's esophagus, radiofrequency ablation


February 24th, 2011

A first of its kind surgery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Three years ago, when Janis Ollson, now 32, was pregnant with her second child, she experienced agonizing back pain. But, unlike the back pain she had during her first pregnancy with daughter Braxtyn, this time the pain would not subside. “I was desperate for relief,” says Ollson. Five months into the pregnancy she could no […]

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Tags: 1136, 5218, 5279, 5299, 5335, 5336, bone cancer, Canada, Cancer, Janis Ollson, Mayo Clinic, Michael Yaszemski


February 18th, 2011

A Miracle for Daniela

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Photo: Daniela, pictured top left, enjoys time with her brothers and sister at our home in Ecuador after her procedure at Mayo Clinic. Written by her parents, Juan and Victoria (Ecuador): My wife Victoria has always believed in miracles. I also believe in miracles, but I thought they only happened to somebody else, not us.  […]

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Tags: 2709, 5252, 5306, 5335, 5336, Allison Cabalka, Cardiology, Clínica Mayo, Daniela, Dr. Jack, Ecuador, Harold Burkhart


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