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Alvin Haworth: Trust Yourself —and Keep Asking Questions

Sixty five-year-old Alvin Haworth, a retired United States Navy pilot and operations analyst, was enjoying an active retirement in Jupiter, Florida. He worked first as an aircraft engine manufacturer analyst and, later, as an instructor at a local community college teaching calculus and statistics. Used to rigorous physical activity during [...]

Created by Margaret Shepard

David Hawley: Overcoming Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

What began as an isolated episode of shortness of breath and developed into symptoms of increasing fatigue in 2008, turned into an unexpected and serious medical condition for David Hawley, a retired hotel executive in Phoenix, Arizona. David Hawley received the diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic predisposition to [...]

Created by Susana Shephard

Crystal M: My Mayo Clinic Story

Crystal M writes from North Carolina: I saw the invitation to share your story in the newsletter and thought that I would share mine with you. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner in hospitalist medicine, working in an approximate 150 bed facility in North Carolina. At the age of 23 [...]

Created by Lee Aase

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - Bernyce's Story

The Internet makes it possible for Mayo Clinic to gather its worldwide community of 500,000 annual patients and 50,000 employees through Sharing Mayo Clinic. Disease-oriented patient groups likewise have formed online, where patients share their stories and offer support. The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association is one such patient group, which has [...]

Created by Lee Aase