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June 26th, 2014

College Student Overcomes Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

In her early 20s, Erin Ayub has big plans. As a college student in El Paso, Texas, she is also a musician and aspiring writer. She had to put her plans on hold for a bit while in a medically induced coma at Mayo Clinic in Arizona due to a rare illness — anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. […]

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Tags: Arizona, encephalitis, Erin Ayub, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Patient Story


June 25th, 2014

Fiction Becomes Reality: Surviving Metastatic Appendiceal Cancer

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

“There’s something weird going on,” explained the surgeon in Las Vegas, Nevada. For retired hotel executive Charles Livingston, these words signaled the start of a long journey, which began following an emergency appendectomy. He had experienced abdominal symptoms and received various diagnoses before being rushed to the operating room for a burst appendix. Following surgery, Charles […]

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Tags: appendiceal cancer, Arizona, Cancer, Charles Livingston, Dr. Camoriano, Dr. Wasif, HIPEC, John Camoriano, Mayo Clinic, Nabil Wasif


January 8th, 2014

Richard Rubenstein: Overcoming Rectal Cancer

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

A routine colonoscopy in 2007 saved Richard Rubenstein’s life. Richard, a retired executive from Scottsdale, Ariz., had expected to receive a clean bill of health, especially since he had no alarming symptoms or any family history of colorectal malignancies. Instead he received shocking news – he had stage 3 rectal cancer. Richard decided to pursue his […]

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3719, 3723, 3779, 5279, 5315, 5333, Arizona, Cancer, chemotherapy, colorectal surgery


January 7th, 2014

Ginette’s Top Tips for Breast Cancer Patients and Those Who Love Them

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Ginette Weiner began her fight against breast cancer in 2008, and underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. She is a patient at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and under the ongoing care of Donald Northfelt, M.D. She brings a fresh, honest and engaging perspective to patients and their loved ones with the following advice for breast cancer patients and their families. Advice for Loved Ones 1.  Do not tell […]

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Tags: 2375, 3640, 3719, 4728, 4729, 5315, 5335, Arizona, breast cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Donald Northfelt


November 11th, 2013

Sister’s Kidney for Little Brother

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

For his entire life, radio host James Rabe has known that one day he’d need a new kidney. A disease called Alport Syndrome slowly caused his kidneys to fail. As his condition advanced, the search for a new organ began. His big sister stepped up and gave part of herself so her little brother could […]

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Tags: 3786, 5291, 5324, 5335, Alport syndrome, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories


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


September 5th, 2013

A lifetime of lessons in 20 short years

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It hasn’t been an easy path for Ashley Jagodzinski. To say the least. So you’ll pardon Ashley and her mom (Mayo employee Erin Jagodzinski) if they’re a touch enthusiastic about Ashley officially starting her college career this fall. A few things conspired to stop Ashley from getting to this point. Three open-heart surgeries by age 12 […]

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Tags: 2301, 5252, 5253, 5335, Ashley Jagodzinski, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Allison Cabalka, Dr. Francisco Puga, Erin Jagodzinski, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories, Rheumatoid Arthritis


August 22nd, 2013

Young girl becomes champion for scoliosis screening

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It’s a rare teenager who puts in overtime. Kelsey O’Leary is that teen. At age 12, Kelsey was diagnosed with scoliosis and fitted with a brace by Mayo Clinic physicians. The Rochester, Minn., girl wore the brace day and night — logging more than the recommended hours — for three years. Kelsey, now 17, and […]

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Tags: Dr. Anthony Stans, Kelsey O'Leary, Mayo Clinic, Orthopedics, Patient Stories


August 9th, 2013

Little Sofia takes big steps with the help of Mehta casting

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

              …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. After Mehta casting at Mayo Clinic, 3-year-old Sofía Egües saw the curvature of her spine reduced from 60 to 35 degrees and has taken steps she was previously unable to.  Three-year-old Sofía Egües has progressive infantile scoliosis. In November 2012, despite having received treatment with a brace during […]

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Tags: 1731, 5299, 5335, 5336, Dr. Noelle Larson, Mayo Clinic, Mehta casting, Orthopedics, Patient Stories, Sophia Egues


July 23rd, 2013

Life Restored for Patient at Mayo Clinic

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Kenneth Piehl describes the intense pain he felt from extensive blood clots in his legs and the overwhelming feelings of, ‘joy and pride’ he shared with the Mayo Clinic staff, who successfully administered his Mechanical Thrombectomy procedure. Mayo Clinic’s Robert McBane II, M.D. explains the path to what Kenneth calls, “A life restored.”

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Tags: 5329, 5335, 5401, blood clot, Dr. Robert McBane II, DVT, Kenneth Piehl, Mayo Clinic, Mechanical Thrombectomy, vascular center, vein procedure, Venous Thromboembolism


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