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My story - Judy W

I had been to so many different doctors for my shoulder pain. Was even told it was all in my "head," but my husband and I continued searching for answers. We came to Mayo Clinic in Florida, they ran all kinds of tests, they believed my pain. After all those [...]

Created by Judy Walters

Surgery at Mayo puts softball pitcher back in the game

Surgery at Mayo puts softball pitcher back in the game

When softball pitcher Brittany Rathbun developed thoracic outlet syndrome — a narrowing of the subclavian vein, which runs from the heart down the arm — a rib resection (removal) at Mayo Clinic restored function in her hand and put her back in the game. Today, female athletes are experiencing many [...]

Created by Margaret Shepard