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July 23rd, 2013

Overcoming Epilepsy

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

My name is Rachel Skaug, formerly Rachel Kaalberg, and I used to have epileptic seizures as a child. My seizures started at four months old, which was in 1988, and lasted until I was 10 years old, in 1998. I am from Madison, Wis. Much of my testing happened at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. I […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5294, 5335, EEG, Epilepsy, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Rachel Skaug, recovery, Rochester, seizures, Surgery


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


March 4th, 2013

Pleased Patient Shows Enduring Gratitude with Tattoo

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

David Prochello is no stranger to getting tattoos. He builds custom choppers, he has tats on his arms and a large one on his upper back inscribed: “I am my own role model.” So when Prochello, of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota,  received drug therapy and surgery at Mayo Clinic to treat kidney cancer, he felt […]

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Tags: 1136, 2802, 5327, 5335, David Prochello, Dr. Leibovich, kidney cancer, Surgery, tattoo, tumor


February 19th, 2013

An Unexpected Miracle from Down the Hallway

By Anonymous5943 Anonymous5943

Sometimes miracles happen when you least expect them. No one believes that more than Fleming Island, Florida resident Shirley Thompson, whose tale of how she received two new lungs while in a medically induced coma at Mayo Clinic hospital in Florida isn’t exactly the typical scenario. The 48-year old married, mother of two was first […]

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Tags: 3722, 3790, 4226, 5314, 5324, 5334, Cesar Keller, Florida, hysterectomy, lung transplant, MayoClinicFL, PAH


January 25th, 2013

Physician Documents his Cancer Survival, Grateful to Mayo Clinic

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

I am Dr. J. Kemper Campbell, an ophthalmologist from Lincoln, Nebraska. I noted a small asymptomatic mass on the right side of my neck in December 2006. When needle biopsy established it to be a poorly differentiated metastatic cancer of unknown origin, I asked a colleague for a referral to the institution best equipped to […]

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Tags: 1136, 3325, 5267, 5335, Dr. J. Kemper Campbell, Dr. Kerry Olsen, ENT, metastatic cancer, Neck, Surgery, throat cancer


January 15th, 2013

Unraveling the Mystery of Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Imagine listening in real time to the thump, thump of your own heartbeat, the rush of your blood pulsing through your veins, and even the slightest twitch of your eyes – all in surround sound.  Those are but a few of the symptoms that Wendy Tapper was experiencing when she arrived at the Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: 5267, 5335, balance, Dr. Charles Beatty, Dr. Daniel Blum, ear, hearing, otorhinolaryngology, Round Window Occlusion, Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome, Surgery, Wendy Tapper


December 5th, 2012

My 30-Year Journey with Mayo

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

My name is Ardyth Carpenter, and in 1982, I went to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, after experiencing a TIA. While there, Mayo’s work up discovered a malignancy in my right breast. I had no ill effects from the “mini-stroke” and the clinic was just a 75 mile drive from my home in Mankato but […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5250, 5279, 5335, Ardyth Carpenter, breast cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Lymphedema, mastectomy, melanoma


November 14th, 2012

Loving care, answered prayers and a bake sale

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

For Carey Deacon, the support of co-workers along with her daughter’s medical care reaffirmed her decision to return to work at the “only place she felt passionate about.” Carey Deacon sped from her mother’s graveside to the emergency room with her 15-year-old daughter, Catherine, doubled over in pain beside her in the car. “I was […]

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Tags: Carey Deacon, Catherine Deacon, Charles Coddington, dermoid tumor, employee, Employment, Matthew Robertson, ovary, Surgery, tumor


June 18th, 2012

Wrist Surgery – sharing experience to help others

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Many years ago, I injured my right wrist while working for a previous employer.  At the time, I was told that I had a small cartilage tear.  I wore a splint for a couple of months, and I had a cortisone injection.  I didn’t have any additional problems with the wrist until about a year […]

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Tags: 5299, 5308, 5335, G. Richard Locke III, Jay Smith, Leo Maguire, Mayo Clinic, Michael Stuart, Orthopedics, Richard Berger, Robert Trousdale, Stephen Wisniewski


March 28th, 2012

Never Give Up On Your Health – Sniffing out a Discovery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

My name is Katie Little and I am 28 years old.   I have experienced many nasal problems throughout my life, including two nose fractures and, over the last 10 years, have experienced significant difficulty breathing at night.  I tried a variety of methods to alleviate my problem, such as nasal sprays, acupuncture, fans, Neti Pots, […]

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Tags: 5267, 5335, bone growth, Dr. Grant Hamilton III, ENT, Katie Little, Mayo Clinic, nasal, nose, otorhinolaryngology, spur, Surgery


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