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1 day ago · Fixing a Tiny Leak Makes a Big Difference for Steve Grinstead

Steve Grinstead was eager to resolve a medical condition that was causing a range of troubling symptoms. Physicians around the country had turned him down for treatment. With careful evaluation, Steve's care team at Mayo Clinic was able to arrive at a solution that put him on the road to recovery. [...]

Tue, May 16 12:37pm · From Patient to Advocate to Caregiver: Taking Charge of My Heart Health

A heart attack at age 39 shocked Sandy Driggers into action. After surgery, Sandy lost weight, began exercising and went back to school to become a nurse. Now she helps others facing heart health challenges. [...]

5 days ago · From the Foothills of the Himalayas to the Mecca of Modern Medicine

Dr. Tsering Dhondup came to Mayo Clinic on a route that took him through India and Tibet. Today, as a nephrology fellow, his rich life experiences are helping him make the most of his training at Mayo Clinic. [...]

Fri, May 19 8:41am · Beating Esophageal Cancer Odds to Become an Advocate

Esophageal cancer can be deadly if it's not caught early. Fortunately for Mary Helen Duggar, her Mayo Clinic doctors found her cancer when it could still be treated. Today she's working to help others learn more about the disease. [...]

Thu, May 4 9:37am · Bariatric Surgery Generates Far-Reaching Benefits for Scott Decker

Extra weight was ruining Scott Decker's health and draining his bank account. Bariatric surgery helped Scott lose the weight and set the course to a healthier, happier life.   [...]

Mon, May 1 10:21am · Wife, Mother and Nurse Gains a New Title — Brain Cancer Survivor

A Mayo Clinic oncology nurse, Nicole Barlanti knew how tough cancer could be. What she didn’t know was that she’d have to face it firsthand, while she was still in her 20s. Here's Nicole's story, in her own words. [...]

Fri, May 5 3:45pm · Aggressive Treatment Turns the Tide in Taylor Overby's Fight Against Colon Cancer

Despite repeated treatment, Taylor Overby's colon cancer kept coming back. Then the 25-year-old's care team at Mayo Clinic offered her a unique surgical option, and that has made a world of difference.  [...]

Tue, May 9 4:40pm · Stroke of Luck — Quick Response and New Treatment Keep Curtis Wood in the Game

Quick assessment and expert care are key to successful stroke treatment. Curtis Wood benefitted from both through Mayo Clinic's Comprehensive Stroke Center. [...]

Thu, May 11 10:29am · Two-Time Kidney Transplant Recipient Builds a Life-Giving Legacy

Years of health challenges that led to two kidney transplants motivated Ed Pompeian to establish the Gift of Life Transplant House, where people navigating their own transplants receive lodging, along with plenty of support and encouragement. [...]

Thu, Mar 2 12:26pm · Daughter's Persistence Leads to Discovery of a Life-Threatening Aortic Aneurysm

Morgan Burke spent years urging her father, Tony Burke, to make a doctor's appointment. When Tony was 12 years old, he had open-heart surgery at Mayo Clinic to repair aortic stenosis. But as an adult, the 48-year-old avoided most medical care. "I'm just that type. I don't go to the doctor ever — unless I'm dead," says the farmer from Plainview, Minnesota. [...]
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