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July 29th, 2016

Seamstress Moving and Sewing Again After Complex Spine Surgery for Scoliosis

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Growing up in Central Florida, Kimberly Kimmons was an active child. She loved swimming, biking and martial arts. But at age 12, Kim was diagnosed with scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine that most often occurs during a growth spurt before puberty. Unfortunately, Kim’s family didn’t have the resources to fully address her spinal […]

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Tags: Dr. Gordon Deen, Dr. Mark Pichelmann, Mayo Clinic Florida, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion


May 14th, 2014

Miracle Patient Overcomes Unique Challenges to Receive Double Lung Transplant

By Paul Scotti pscotti

To 22-year-old double lung transplant recipient Curtis Higgons, being dubbed the “miracle patient” by his physicians may seem somewhat overstated. But when you consider the medical challenges his doctors had to contend with in preparing him for a life-saving double lung transplant, his moniker may be well deserved. Curtis was born with cystic fibrosis, an inherited […]

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Tags: Curtis Higgons, cystic fibrosis, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic Florida, Patient Story, transplantation


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


November 4th, 2013

Living for Today: Husband and Wife Battle Lymphoma Together

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

It’s tough for anyone to deal with a cancer diagnosis, especially someone at the age of 18. Todd Blake, a Jacksonville, Fla., native, was just beginning life as a freshman at the University of Florida when he was diagnosed with late-stage Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a serious form of blood cancer. Fast-forward through countless treatments and multiple […]

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Tags: 3069, 3719, 3739, 5279, 5334, blood cancer, BMT, bone marrow transplant, Cancer, chemotherapy, Hodgkins lymphoma, maja blake


July 11th, 2013

Anna’s Story: A Personal Approach to Cancer

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

At age 30, Anna Webster was a busy single mom juggling work and caring for her 11-year-old daughter. She didn’t have time to be sick. But after passing out one evening in the spring of 2009, she spent three days in a Jacksonville, Fla., emergency room while doctors tried to figure out what was wrong. […]

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September 28th, 2009

Interview with a New Nurse Manager in Florida

By Jennifer Lineburg jennifer lineburg

Linda Rhodes, coordinator of Management Development, recently interviewed the new nurse manager of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida. She talks about her experience throughout orientation and her transition from Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus.

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Tags: Employee Stories, Mayo Clinic Florida


August 18th, 2009

A patient’s story

By CSMMayo csmmayo

This article was submitted by Mayo Clinic Jacksonville patient, Fred Page In late summer 2005, after 50 days in a non-Florida hospital, a nurse helped me out of the wheelchair and into my wife’s waiting vehicle. We were going home! Our battle waged with the deadly bacteria pseudomonas had ended. However, a weight loss of […]

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Tags: 2928, 4718, 5275, 5334, Mayo Clinic Florida, Patient Stories


July 3rd, 2009

New residency program helps nurses launch successful careers

By Jennifer Lineburg jennifer lineburg

Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida kicked off a new nursing residency program in February. Diane Lassiter, Sara Warren, Rachael Ruffet and Carol DelaCruz are the first nurses to participate in the year-long pilot program. “We are concerned about the pending nursing shortage, so we want to embrace recruitment and retention of this important profession,” explains […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Florida, nursing, Nursing residency program


June 18th, 2009

Celebrating Nursing

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With the economy the way it is, I wasn’t sure what, if anything, would be taking place during Nurses Week to celebrate our wonderful nurses here in Jacksonville. I was happy to see that our Clinical Education Department put together a week-long series of events to celebrate.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Florida, nursing


June 1st, 2009

“Music is oxygen for the soul”

By CSMMayo csmmayo

When Mayo Clinic lung transplant patient Larry Rawdon heard the Ritz Chamber Players perform on the Florida campus, he was captivated. As a retired cellist who played on Broadway in shows such as Cats, he has a deep appreciation for the power of music and what it can do to lift a person’s spirits. “Music […]

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Tags: Humanities in Medicine, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic Florida, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, music


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