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Orchestrating Cancer Treatment Not An Obstacle For International Musician

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 [...]

Created by Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

Physician Experiences the Mayo “Patient Experience” After Double Lung Transplant

When a doctor suddenly becomes the patient with a life-threatening illness, Mayo Clinic’s commitment to high-quality medical care that puts the needs of the patient first takes on fresh perspective, especially as it relates to the principle of compassionate care, which is a hallmark of Mayo Clinic. Such was the case when Joseph J. Tepas [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

Patient with “Double Trouble” Diagnosis Finds Answers at Mayo Clinic

Being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a serious blood cancer, is difficult enough to accept. But being told that you also have a rare hematologic condition called amyloidosis — a disorder that could prevent you from receiving the bone marrow transplant necessary to combat your myeloma — could put anyone’s strength to the [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

Healthy Lifestyle Doesn’t Always Eliminate Risk of Heart Disease

Sometimes even doing everything right to live a healthy lifestyle isn’t enough to ward off a serious illness. Such was the case of 67-year-old Donald Glynn of Jacksonville, Fla., an avid runner who has participated in countless marathons, half marathons and 5K races over the last 30 years. He also [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

#StrokeMonth: It's a Numbers Game

Written by Lesia Mooney, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mayo Clinic's Advanced Primary Stroke Center in Florida. 795,000. That's the number of people annually in the United States who have a stroke. 130,000. That's the number of Americans who die each year due to stroke.  $36.5 billion. That’s the cost of stroke annually, which includes [...]

Created by Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

Immunotherapy Puts the Brakes on Cancer for Melanoma Patient

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. And for those patients whose disease has spread beyond its origination site, most treatment options have offered only modest success in controlling the disease. So when James Donaghy of Huntersville, North Carolina, entered a clinical trial at Mayo Clinic in Florida testing [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

#StrokeMonth: TIAs - The Warnings Most Ignore

Many people experience a warning prior to a stroke. But often it goes unnoticed, especially when you’re young and otherwise healthy, like Lorena Rivera, 44. A nurse educator at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, Rivera was the picture of good health. She didn’t drink or smoke, had good blood pressure, and [...]

Created by Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

She Was Born with Two Holes in Her Heart and No One Knew

Lung transplant brings unexpected answers to 27-year-old Ileana Hernandez was born with two holes in her heart. But for 27 years, no one knew. Hernandez, a computer systems engineer, worked long hours at her job with Bank of America in Jacksonville, Fla. She had transferred from her native Mexico because [...]

Created by Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

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