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June 18th, 2016

Family Tradition Inspires New Chimes for Plummer Building Carillon  

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When David R. Daugherty, M.D., was growing up in Rochester, he walked to Central Junior High School with his father, Guy Daugherty, M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. “Since our school was on dad’s way to the clinic, he made a tradition of walking with each of us kids when we reached junior high age,” says […]

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Tags: carillon, Dr David Daugherty, Heritage Days, Jeff Daehn, Mayo Clinic history, Rochester Campus


March 19th, 2016

Back in the Symphony After Surgery to Remove Brain Tumor

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Stewart Rosen was beyond anxious when he learned he had a tumor the size of a walnut by his right ear. The tumor was benign. But Stewart, an accountant by day and violinist by night, worried that removing the tumor, an acoustic neuroma, might affect his ability to play music. “I’d never had any kind […]

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Tags: Acoustic Neuroma, audiology, Dr. Colin Driscoll, Dr. Michael Link, ENT, Neurosurgery, Rochester Campus


January 13th, 2016

Employee, Caregiver, Patient: Many Hats for Andrea Liptac

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Andrea Liptac describes her journey to Mayo Clinic as a “winding road.” She first learned about Mayo in the early 1990s, when she was living in Montana with her family. At that time, her mother, Kelli Liptac, was diagnosed with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure, and was referred to a specialist at Mayo […]

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Tags: congestive heart failure, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Dr. Barry Boilson, Dr. David Joyce, Employee Stories, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Patient Stories, Rochester Campus, Transplant, Transplant List


May 6th, 2015

Proton Beam Therapy Gives Young Girl Good Prognosis Despite (Frightening) Diagnosis

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It’s one thing to teach compassionate communication. It’s another thing altogether to be on the receiving end of, “Your daughter has cancer.” Learn how proton beam therapy gave Sherry Chesak, Ph.D., and her family hope. 

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Tags: Dr. Robert Foote, Dr. Sameer Keole, Dr. Steven Schild, Jacobson Building, Proton Therapy, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Rochester Campus, Soft Tissue Cancer


February 24th, 2015

Gratitude, and the Voice of Experience

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Mark Pearce jokes that, “If something’s going to happen, it’s going to happen to me.” That sentiment isn’t hard to understand in someone who has had eight joint replacements (knees, hips and shoulders – some more than once), has been cardioverted 18 times to restore normal heart rhythm, and had surgery for a brain tumor. […]

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Tags: Hip replacement, Knee Replacement, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Rochester Campus, Shoulder Replacement


February 19th, 2015

Breaking Away From Pain With the Help of ‘The Scrambler’

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Participating in a clinical trial gave Karen Safranek a solution to her decade-long struggle with peripheral neuropathy  Karen Safranek didn’t take a worry-free step for 10 years. Severe peripheral neuropathy — a side effect of breast cancer treatment she received in 2002 — left her with constant burning, tingling, numbness and pain in both her […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Peripheral Neuropathy, Rochester Campus


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