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Obstetrics & Gynecology

March 4th, 2016

Hope for ‘Happy, Healthy Life’ Thanks to Answers for ‘Never Seen Before’ Problems

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Written by Bethany Henthorn Our daughter, Mallory, was born with several congenital defects known cloacal exstrophy (OEIS – omphalocele, bladder exstrophy, imperforate anus and spinal defects) found in 1 and 400,000 live births. After Mallory’s 20-week gestational ultrasound, we were referred to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Cedar […]

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Tags: Cloacal Exstrophy, Labor and Delivery, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, NICU, Obstetrics and Gynecology, OEIS, Patient Stories, Prenatal Monitoring


November 5th, 2015

Gut Feeling, Being in Right Place May Have Saved Lynn Witherspoon

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

When Lynn Witherspoon was diagnosed with breast cancer, she wanted to move quickly. And she wanted to move to a place she felt would give her the care she needed. So she and her husband moved from their home in North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida, to be near Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. “We live in […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Matthew Robertson III, Dr. Sanjay Bagaria, Dr. Saranya Chumsri, Florida Campus, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, lumpectomy, Ovarian Cancer


May 19th, 2015

Patient’s Cancer Journey Inspires Hope and a New Career Path

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Kristen Yukness knew what her doctor was going to say next. After a finding of bilateral deep vein thrombosis after a routine flight, Kristen had a strong feeling – based on her family history – that her condition had been caused by an underlying form of cancer. 

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Tags: Cancer, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Dr. Kenneth DeVault, Dr. Matthew Robertson III, Dr. Todd Miller, Dr. William Cliby, Endocervical Cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


July 16th, 2014

Air Ambulance Ride Confirms Family’s Gratitude for Mayo Clinic

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Growing up in South Dakota, Brandon Mauck had heard stories about the famous medical institution surrounded by cornfields in Rochester, Minnesota. Mayo Clinic’s reputation inspired him to become part of the Mayo organization, and for the past four years, he has been working in the Department of Nursing at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. What he […]

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Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo MedAir, NICU, nursing, Premature Labor


June 1st, 2014

What makes a cancer survivor?

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

  June 1 is designated National Cancer Survivor Day – a time to celebrate those living with cancer. It seems ironic, though, for one day to be called out as cancer survivor’s day. Let’s be honest – once you receive a diagnosis of cancer, regardless of what kind, every day is essentially survivor’s day. As a two-time ovarian cancer patient, I […]

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Tags: Cancer Center, CANCER RESEARCH, cindy weiss, Ovarian Cancer, survivor, weiss


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


March 1st, 2013

Prenatal Education Class: A special relationship between 3 moms and daughters

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

In the Winter of 2011, my husband Cameron and I (Megan Rask) were expecting our first child. We were beyond thrilled! I had been doing my care with the midwives at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Of course, I wanted to sign my husband and I up for every baby class offered! We soon began the six […]

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Tags: 5295, 5335, babies, baby, Education, Family Birth Center, mom, perinatal, pregnancy, prenatal


December 12th, 2012

Specialized care team approach helps triumph over high risk pregnancy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Rachel Willenberg rides a rollercoaster of symptoms that finally leads to treatment, and the family she’s always wanted.

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Tags: 3781, 5252, 5277, 5295, 5335, cardiovascular disease, Dr. Cabalka, Dr. Phillips, Dr. Rose, fibrosing mediastinitis, Mayo Clinic, Rachel Willenberg


November 14th, 2012

Loving care, answered prayers and a bake sale

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

For Carey Deacon, the support of co-workers along with her daughter’s medical care reaffirmed her decision to return to work at the “only place she felt passionate about.” Carey Deacon sped from her mother’s graveside to the emergency room with her 15-year-old daughter, Catherine, doubled over in pain beside her in the car. “I was […]

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Tags: Carey Deacon, Catherine Deacon, Charles Coddington, dermoid tumor, employee, Employment, Matthew Robertson, ovary, Surgery, tumor


June 12th, 2012

Patient Shares about Birthing Experience and Fictional Blog Story

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

I have been a Mayo Clinic patient and resident of Rochester, Mn for the past fifteen years or more. I have four daughters and each of them have been born under the care of Mayo physicians. I want to take this opportunity to give thanks and recognition to Dr. Collette Lessard. She made it to my […]

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Tags: 5295, 5335, birthing, Charlie Mayo, Collete Lessard, Dinner at the Big House, Gretchen Cooper, History, Ivy Lodge, Mayo Clinic, Mayowood


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