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Miracle Patient Overcomes Unique Challenges to Receive Double Lung Transplant

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 [...]

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Traveling the Road of Life, Seizure-Free

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 [...]

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Living for Today: Husband and Wife Battle Lymphoma Together

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 [...]

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Anna's Story: A Personal Approach to Cancer

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 [...]

Created by Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

Interview with a New Nurse Manager in Florida

Written by Linda Rhodes, coordinator of Management Development at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida. Registered nurse Jessica Charles recently relocated across the country to take a new position as nurse manager of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Orthopedics at Mayo Clinic in Florida. However, this was not Jessica's first experience working at Mayo [...]

Created by Jennifer Lineburg

A patient's story

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. [...]

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New residency program helps nurses launch successful careers

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 [...]

Created by Jennifer Lineburg

Celebrating Nursing

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. The week started [...]

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