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March 1st, 2017

After Years of Pain, a Clear Diagnosis Restores a Teen’s Life

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Written by Sanan Malkadjian I was only 14 at the time. I would be ashamed of myself because of how often my stomach hurt. It came to a point where no one would believe the excruciating pain I was facing. This was pain unlike no other. My doctors here in Michigan would blame one another. […]

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Tags: Clinical Genomics, Dr. Magnus Halland, Familial Mediterranean Fever, Gastroenterology


November 10th, 2016

Minimally Invasive Bariatric Procedure Brings Relief, Joy in Food Again

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Stephanie Cortez had been battling the scale for most of her 47 years. Weighing 240 pounds, the Lake Park, Georgia, resident decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery in 2008 in the hopes of losing a hundred pounds. Stephanie made steady progress for the next six years. She adopted and maintained a healthier lifestyle and better […]

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Tags: Dr. Scott Lynch, Dr. Victoria Gomez, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic in Florida


September 24th, 2016

Liver Transplant Allows Young Father to Be There for His Family

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Bryan Duncan didn’t think twice about the lab tests he had as part of a routine medical checkup in the fall of 2014. A 29-year-old father of two small children, Bryan led a busy life, didn’t have any health problems, and felt fine. When the test results came back, though, they showed enzyme levels in […]

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Tags: Dr. Nicholas LaRusso, Gastroenterology, hepatology, Liver Transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis


June 6th, 2014

Coping with a Rare Disorder: Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

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 Mayo Clinic in Arizona where […]

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Tags: Arizona, Cronkhite-Canada, Cronkhite-Canada syndrome, David Hershey, David Hirschy, Dr. De Petris, Dr. Harris, Gastroenterology, Giovanni De Petris, Hirschy, Lucinda Harris, Pathology


November 6th, 2013

Life after C. difficile

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

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 10 years. My legs decided […]

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Tags: 4230, 5275, 5335, C. difficile, diarrhea, Dr. Darrell Pardi, Dr. Sahil Khanna, fecal transplant, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories, spinal tumor


May 31st, 2013

Adventures of a 31-year-old Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

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 her way to achieve and […]

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Tags: 2246, 2250, 2254, 3719, 3723, 5150, 5275, 5279, 5334, chemotherapy, Colon Cancer, FL


March 27th, 2013

Gift from Daughter to Dad: a Liver Donation

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

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 only to the emergency room. […]

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Tags: 2248, 3793, 5275, 5324, 5335, Amy Konsewicz, Chuck Lewensten, Dr. Michael Charlton, Gastroenterology, Liver Transplant, living donation, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease


March 11th, 2011

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

By stacytheobald stacytheobald

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 have irregular and difficult bowel […]

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Tags: 2642, 5275, 5334, Brandon Street, Crohn's Disease, Gastroenterology


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