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July 20th, 2016

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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 9th, 2016

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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


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


May 6th, 2014

Immunotherapy Puts the Brakes on Cancer for Melanoma Patient

By Paul Scotti pscotti

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. And for those patients whose disease has spread beyond its origination site, most treatment options have offered only modest success in controlling the disease. So when James Donaghy of Huntersville, North Carolina, entered a clinical trial at Mayo Clinic in Florida testing the effectiveness of an experimental […]

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Tags: Florida, James Donaghy, MayoClinicFL, melanoma, MK3475, Richard Joseph


March 26th, 2014

Patient Honors Her Liver Donor and Faith in New Book

By Paul Scotti pscotti

Hildred “Peggy” Lyons’ first signs of liver problems occurred back in 1968, around the time of her son’s birth, when her physician noticed she had elevated liver enzymes. An otherwise healthy woman who worked and also volunteered as a fitness instructor at her church teaching several classes a day to both adults and children, Lyons […]

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Tags: Florida, Liver Transplant, MayoClinicFL, Transplant, transplantation


March 18th, 2014

A New Chapter: Life After My Liver and Kidney Transplant

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Written by Elaine Ginn, transplant patient at Mayo Clinic in Florida As I sit here at the Mayo Clinic lab on the Florida campus waiting to be called for a lab draw of a dozen or so tubes of my blood, my mind returns four years to the time before my liver and kidney transplant surgery. […]

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Tags: Florida, kidney transplant, Liver Transplant, MayoClinicFL, Transplant, Transplatation


February 24th, 2014

Trust Your ‘Gut’ When Experiencing Possible Signs of Colorectal Cancer

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Most people think that colorectal cancer is just an old man’s disease, perhaps because current medical guidelines recommend regular screening begin at the age of 50. Truth is, this disease doesn’t discriminate in age, gender or race. Grace De La Rosa was 38 when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer in 2005.  She […]

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Tags: Cancer, colorectal cancer, Florida, MayoClinicFL


February 21st, 2014

Her Relay: Overcoming a Childhood Tumor to Being An Advocate for Life

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Written by Erin Mobley, Adult BMT Data Specialist at Mayo Clinic in Florida I wanted to go skiing for my seventh birthday, but instead I celebrated in the hospital with family and friends, and a pediatric oncologist.  Two months earlier, in September 1993, on my first day of first grade, I had gotten sick and had a […]

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Tags: Cancer, CANCER RESEARCH, Employee Stories, Erin Mobley, Florida, KatieRide, MayoClinicFL, runDonna


September 1st, 2013

Eluding the ‘Widow Maker’: The Checkup that Saved His Life

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

“You have to go to know.” George Roberts will tell you he’s a busy man — too busy to worry about a physical. As vice president of a Florida-based road construction and contracting company and chair of two industry groups, he’s got a lot to oversee. Taking time for a doctor’s visit wasn’t on his […]

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Tags: 2267, 3994, 5252, 5255, 5268, 5334, 5335, Dr. Rodriguez, Executive Health, executive physical, Florida, george roberts


August 14th, 2013

The Woman Patient: Is Her Voice Heard?

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[Editor’s Note: Following is an article by Mary I. O’Connor, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopedics at Mayo Clinic in Florida, sharing her perspective on how gender affects the care of women today.] Should a woman have a female doctor? As a woman and an orthopedic surgeon, I am sometimes asked that question. While some women […]

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Tags: Florida, Mary O'Connor, MayoClinicFL, opinion, Orthopedic


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