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Mystery Solved – Diagnosis Moves Patient from Frustration to Peace of Mind and a Plan

I want to share my story to possibly help another person and to hopefully help others who are still facing their own health unknowns. I struggled for years with extreme fatigue, major skin problems, muscle weakness, escalating eye issues, and a host of other unexplained symptoms. I moved to Georgia [...]

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Nicole’s Journey From Nurse to Transplant Patient and Back

When Nicole Jahns was just five months old, her parents – and her doctors – knew something was wrong. She wasn't gaining weight like a five-month-old should, and she wasn't, as her doctors put it, "thriving." They soon discovered why. Nicole had cystic fibrosis, an inherited disorder that affects the [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

Second Opinion Leads to a Second Chance at Sight

Audrey Dean has been a lifelong advocate for social justice. After a notable career in social work, she earned a law degree and became senior counsel for the Alberta Human Rights Commission in 1992. At age 75, she is still arguing cases — some before the Supreme Court of Canada. [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

Untangling a complex medical challenge

Amy Supergan has battled a host of difficult and painful disorders. Now she's found a way back to enjoying her life and her family. In the summer of 2013, Amy Supergan took a trip to Italy. That may not sound extraordinary, but there was a time when being able to [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

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

Joyous Victory: Lung Cancer Survivor Finds Her Niche, Gives Back to Help Others

Written by Eunice Nishimura My journey started innocently enough as a neck strain I received while playing with my daughter’s golden retriever in October 2010. As the year ended, the discomfort had increased, and I sought out my physician in January 2011. He set up appointments for MRI and MRA [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

My Story - Lorrie Schroder

I have been going to Mayo Clinic since 1985. When I was 6 years old, a doctor gave me an injection into left buttocks of Terramycin, and within minutes my left lower leg was paralyzed (motor and sensory). Terramycin is very acidic. After six months, I was able to walk. Sensation returned, but [...]

Created by Lorrie Schroder

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