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October 2nd, 2014

Orchestrating Cancer Treatment Not An Obstacle For International Musician

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

Alvaro Gomez knows people in several continents and has access to health care in the U.S., Chile and Europe. When the Central Florida resident faced a prostate cancer diagnosis, he polled his acquaintances and doctors near and far and came up with one answer: Mayo Clinic. “I was fortunate that after taking into account the […]

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Tags: Central Florida, Dr. Wehle, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL, minimally invasive surgery, Orlando, Prostate Cancer, prostatectomy, Robotic Surgery


November 14th, 2013

Flying High after Successful Laparoscopic Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Barbara Nehr and her husband Adam had recently retired. Their shared passion for designing and flying experimental airplanes had taken them on many adventures in the past 20 years – adventures they planned to continue. But then the Orlando couple’s plans took a detour. A routine test showed Barbara’s body was not flushing out toxins […]

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Tags: 2254, 5270, 5275, 5279, 5288, 5334, Adam Nehr, Barbara Nehr, Dr. Asbun, hepatobiliary, horacio asbun, Jacksonville


November 9th, 2013

Traveling the Road of Life, Seizure-Free

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

For the past eight years, Nicole Dehn, 30, has had pangs of sadness whenever she passes a small grove of trees on the road near her Jacksonville, Fla., home. The trees are a constant reminder of the day epilepsy took her freedom. Nov. 14 2005. It’s the day Dehn had a seizure while driving. Her […]

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Tags: 2859, 5157, 5174, 5292, 5294, 5334, brain, dehn, Epilepsy, Jacksonville, laser ablation, laser surgery


July 3rd, 2012

Military Man Celebrates Independence…from Stroke

By Cynthia Nelson Weiss cynthia nelson

At 23, Sean Bretz was the picture of health. As a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, you’d expect nothing less. But then last June 5, the machinery technician woke up with what he described as “an excruciating headache.” Attributing it to a  late night out with friends, Bretz didn’t think much of […]

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Tags: 2301. 5292, 3014, 4th, 5334, Aneurysm, Captain Andy Blomme, Coast Guard, Coastie, Florida, Fourth of July, headache, Independence Day


June 7th, 2012

Stroke Treatments Then and Now

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

by Raquel Rivas It was 1979 when at 76, my grandmother suffered a stroke. Thirty-three years ago there was little people could do but deal with a stroke and its after effects. My grandmother thankfully regained her speech but she went through months of physical therapy and only regained a bit of mobility on the […]

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Tags: Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic, Rahib Tawk, stroke, stroke treatment


April 17th, 2012

My Path to Becoming an Organ Donor

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Written by: Sara May, Public Affairs intern Do we ever consider the second chances we get? What if you’re given the opportunity to have a second chance at life? It wasn’t until recently, during my internship at Mayo Clinic in Florida, that I began to learn about organ donation and transplantation. I was tasked with […]

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Tags: Florida, Jacksonville, Katie Ride, Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoClinicFL, organ


May 24th, 2011

Life-saving surgery provides a second chance

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

Jorge Rivera raised his cell phone and took a self-portrait that showed an almost imperceptible scar on his neck. Rivera, an administrative manager at FirstBank in San Juan, Puerto Rico, underwent a new type of surgery at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, to remove his cancerous esophagus and restore his digestive system. Today, he is cancer-free […]

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Tags: 1136, 3169, 3640, 3719, 5275, 5279, 5334, C. Daniel Smith, esophageal cancer, Florida, Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic


October 2nd, 2010

Ponte Vedra Women’s Golf Association’s Pink Ribbon Golf Classic

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Jacksonville and Robin Wahby were both much different 20 years ago, when Mrs. Wahby arrived in Florida. The city had no professional football team and all the prominence and economic development that come with that. And Mrs. Wahby — then Robin Griswold — was at a different stage in life, with different concerns. “Back then, […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5250, 5334, breast cancer, Events, Jacksonville


February 15th, 2010

Maggie’s Liver

By CSMMayo csmmayo

My name is Maggie Shook, a professional jazz piano player and my story begins in June 2009. A year after being diagnosed with End Stage Liver disease, I had resigned myself to a very short but full life. My parents were none too pleased with my decision and sought guidance from the Liver Support Group […]

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Tags: 1841, 3793, 5334, Jacksonville, Liver Disease, Maggie, Mayo Clinic, Transplant


July 7th, 2009

Tools to Live Well

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Part of my job as a clinical dietitian is to teach others how to be healthy. I’m sure other employees feel as I do that sometimes it’s hard to practice what we preach. Because of the new LiveWell program at Mayo Clinic, this isn’t as much of an obstacle anymore. The LiveWell program offers many tools […]

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Tags: Employee Stories, Florida, human resources, Jacksonville


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