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March 5th, 2013

Seizure-free after new surgery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

One of Arden Berge’s most surprising discoveries while he was a graduate student in meteorology had nothing to do with the weather. “I’d been lying on the bed reading, and all of a sudden I looked up and there were paramedics standing over me,” says Berge. He’d soon learn why. He’d had a seizure, and […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5294, 5335, Arden Berge, complex partial seizures, Dr. Gregory Cascino, Dr. Richard Marsh, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, medication, Neurology & Neurosurgery


December 30th, 2012

Surgery to treat epilepsy leaves woman seizure-free

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Carla Huelsmann felt seizures were taking over her life. Surgery at Mayo Clinic gave it back to her.

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Tags: 2589, 5294, 5335, Carla Huelsmann, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, Seizure


October 25th, 2011

Epilepsy Surgery Allows Patient to Live Life to the Fullest

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GszNst4xBc Carla Huelsmann was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 2 years old. Throughout her childhood and early adult years, she experienced mainly petit mal seizures. She continued through life, adjusting to her disease as needed. Once Huelsmann welcomed her daughter, the hormone levels in her body changed, making controlling her seizures much more difficult.

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Tags: 2859, 5292, brain, Carla Huelsmann, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, petit mal, scar tissue, Seizure, Surgery


May 2nd, 2011

A Marathon of Another Kind: Kidney Dialysis for 13 Months

By Lynn Closway lynn closway

It was the summer of 2008, and Nichole Rushton was primed and ready to run 26.2 miles – a marathon – something she had accomplished with relative ease twice before. At age 28, she well could have invented the concept of “multitasking,” keeping physically active, raising two kids and being a devoted wife to her husband, […]

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Tags: 3786, 5291, 5324, 5333, acute kidney failure, Arizona, blood clot, Depression, dialysis, diary, Heart & Heart Surgery, Kidney Exchange Program


April 27th, 2011

Hurt and Healing

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

By: Andrea Miller Birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, graduation gifts…we’re set in a society that longs after gifts.  I have learned, however, that the most important gift one can receive is a clean bill of health.  I have not had the pleasure of knowing what that is truly like.  I have been sick on and off […]

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November 2nd, 2009

Grateful Family Says Mayo Clinic Care and Ketogenic Diet Brought Their Son Back To Them

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

Less than a year ago, four-year-old Max Irvine was having hundreds of seizures a day … he couldn’t walk, talk or chew his food. A previously healthy and active preschooler, Max has epilepsy. The Irvines were told by one epilepsy specialist that their son would become mentally incompetent from his seizures. Thankfully, they refused to […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5306, 5335, Dr. Elaine Wirrell, Epilepsy, Irvine, ketogenic diet, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, pediatric neurology, Pediatrics


July 16th, 2009

Ali is seizure free and still dancing

By Catherine Benson catherine benson

When Ali Nowotny was just 15, she began to“blank out.” It was summer of 2006, and she was working as a waitress in her hometown of Rapid City, S.D. The episodes occurred about once a month, and left her “spaced out” for several minutes, slurred her speech and gave her headaches. Ali shrugged them off. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2859, 2868, 5292, 5294, 5335, Ali, Epilepsy, Nowotny, Rapid City Journal, Seizure


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