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Coping with a Rare Disorder: Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

David Hirschy of Prescott, Arizona, has worn many hats — from record producer to chef to silversmith. In fact, his love of food made him think something was wrong a few years ago when he lost his sense of taste. He began to have other symptoms, too, which led him to [...]

Created by Susana Shephard

Life after C. difficile

Dianne Shea thought that the fevers, chills, vomiting, nausea and endless bouts of diarrhea from C. diff would take away her independence. But after a fecal transplant, she says, "My life began again."   Written by Dianne Shea I've been a paraplegic and a Mayo Clinic patient for more than [...]

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Adventures of a 31-year-old Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

Dorylee Baez lives fearlessly. Whether flying down a zip line or organizing a pancreatic cancer patient group in Puerto Rico, she plunges into life with zest. The 31-year-old academic advisor at Universidad del Este in Carolina, Puerto Rico, is known as someone who is tenacious, overcoming whatever obstacles get in [...]

Created by Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

Gift from Daughter to Dad: a Liver Donation

Chuck Lewensten ran a successful business, hunted in Africa and played tennis with his fiancé, Jill. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis changed all that. By the summer of 2010, the disease had ravaged Lewensten’s liver, leaving him homebound and dependent on his family for care. Instead of hunting trips, Lewensten’s travels took him [...]

Created by Makala Johnson

Crohn’s diagnosis helps ‘The Big Street’ find road to recovery

The below article comes from our Sharing Mayo Clinic print publication: At 6 feet 4 inches tall and more than 200 pounds, Brandon Street could easily be described as “big.” In high school, his nickname was “The Big Street.” When this active young man who enjoyed playing sports began to [...]

Created by Stacy Theobald