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Not Ready to Slow Down

Not Ready to Slow Down

A second opinion at Mayo Clinic helped Harold Magy return to the active schedule he loves For years, Harold Magy was familiar with the inner workings of Mayo Clinic. As a mechanical engineer for more than two decades with a company that frequently worked with Mayo, he knew the ins [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

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

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 [...]

Created by iggeez

Nicole’s Journey From Nurse to Transplant Patient and Back

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

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

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

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

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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