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Feb 22, 2018

Young Minnesota Man Survives an Older Man's Emergency

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At age 32, Doug Larsen didn't look like someone who would have a stroke. But he did. Fortunately, prompt diagnosis and treatment curtailed the damage and helped speed Doug's recovery. [...]
Young Minnesota Man Survives an Older Man's Emergency
Feb 20, 2018

Fetal Surgery Sets the Stage for a Healthy Birth

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Diagnosed with a life-threatening condition at 20 weeks gestation, Xavier Sorying underwent an innovative operation while in utero that helped him overcome his birth defect. [...]
Fetal Surgery Sets the Stage for a Healthy Birth
Feb 16, 2018

Football Coach Gets Big Win With Kidney-Pancreas Transplant

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Brian Bell lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years, until a combination kidney-pancreas transplant offered a chance to rid him of the disease. Now he's making the most of his fresh start. [...]
Football Coach Gets Big Win With Kidney-Pancreas Transplant
Feb 14, 2018

A New Lung, a Wedding Ring and a Second Chance at Life

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For Jim Jones, the joy of his wedding day was multiplied by a much-anticipated phone call from Mayo Clinic. That same day, a lung had become available for a transplant, and the possibility of a healthy life ahead was within Jim's reach. [...]
A New Lung, a Wedding Ring and a Second Chance at Life
Feb 13, 2018

Genetic Sleuths Dig Deep to Identify a Young Boy's Rare Condition

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When Karter Malcomson was born, his care team knew it was likely he had a genetic disorder. But a clear diagnosis was elusive. That's when the functional genomics team at Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine went to work. And they didn't give up until they had an answer. [...]
Genetic Sleuths Dig Deep to Identify a Young Boy's Rare Condition
Feb 9, 2018

Remission Accomplished With a Novel Approach to Medication Allergy

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Bob Christmas was allergic to the medication most likely to control his recurrent multiple myeloma. His Mayo Clinic team tackled that challenge by desensitizing Bob to the medication, putting him on the road to remission. [...]
Remission Accomplished With a Novel Approach to Medication Allergy
Feb 8, 2018

Back to Nature After Specialized Care for a Disabling Condition

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When Michael Rybak began to have trouble moving his arms, he feared his days of enjoying the outdoors may be over. But his team at Mayo Clinic was able to diagnosis and successfully treat his rare condition. Now he's back to doing what he loves. [...]
Back to Nature After Specialized Care for a Disabling Condition
Feb 5, 2018

Neurosurgery Frees Patient From 15 Years of Debilitating Pain

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Gloria Hughes endured episodes of terrible pain for more than a decade before a chance meeting between her local physician and a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon finally paved the way for desperately needed relief. [...]
Neurosurgery Frees Patient From 15 Years of Debilitating Pain
Feb 2, 2018

For Baby With Rare Heart Defect, Innovative Collaboration Offers Hope

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When Ryals Sexton was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening heart defect, his parents turned to a new research consortium that offers groundbreaking treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. [...]
For Baby With Rare Heart Defect, Innovative Collaboration Offers Hope
Jan 31, 2018

Quick Action Paves the Way for Healing and Recovery

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In their quest for clear answers and an accurate diagnosis, an Illinois couple received prompt attention and compassionate care at Mayo Clinic. [...]
Quick Action Paves the Way for Healing and Recovery
Jan 29, 2018

Cold Cap Therapy Preserves Kristin Ferguson's Hair — and Her Positive Attitude

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Diagnosed with breast cancer, Kristin Ferguson needed chemotherapy after a mastectomy. Uneasy about losing her hair, she was relieved to be offered a way to keep her long locks intact with cold cap therapy. [...]
Cold Cap Therapy Preserves Kristin Ferguson's Hair — and Her Positive Attitude
Jan 29, 2018

Spine Surgery Restores Teen's Hope for the Future

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Spine surgery not only preserved Marichu Rosales Brun's ability to walk, it has allowed her to embrace all the promise that the years ahead hold for her. [...]
Spine Surgery Restores Teen's Hope for the Future
Jan 25, 2018

Chronicling a Transplant Through the Eyes of a Caregiver

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Throughout Bob Washnock's journey to a heart transplant, his wife, Pam, was dedicated to being his caregiver. Pam then turned that experience into a book about caregiving in hopes of encouraging and supporting others who find themselves in that role. [...]
Chronicling a Transplant Through the Eyes of a Caregiver
Jan 23, 2018

Tailored Treatment for Multiple Myeloma Yields Ideal Results

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When Diane Thompson came to Mayo Clinic diagnosed with multiple myeloma, she believed the time she had left to live was limited. But to her surprise, the individualized treatment she received put her cancer in remission. [...]
Tailored Treatment for Multiple Myeloma Yields Ideal Results
Jan 19, 2018

Seeing Is Believing With Help From a Mayo Clinic Retinal Specialist

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When complications from diabetes threatened his vision, eye surgery and laser treatment at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire restored Brad Stevens' sight. [...]
Seeing Is Believing With Help From a Mayo Clinic Retinal Specialist
Jan 18, 2018

Second Opinion Shifts Aspiring Filmmaker's Outlook

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Devan Brady was frightened by an ominous diagnosis before a trip to Mayo Clinic helped her get a clearer picture of her medical situation. [...]
Second Opinion Shifts Aspiring Filmmaker's Outlook
Jan 15, 2018

A Poignant Farewell as Teen Wraps up Proton Beam Therapy

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It was a long road through proton beam therapy for 14-year-old Octavio Moreno Lara. But compassionate care from his Mayo Clinic team, coupled with some fun events, lightened the mood along the way. [...]
A Poignant Farewell as Teen Wraps up Proton Beam Therapy
Jan 12, 2018

Successful Surgery Opens the Door to Brighter Days Ahead

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When a nerve tumor threatened Ana Paula Wiechers health and mobility, a team of specialists at Mayo Clinic came together to perform a complex surgery that removed the tumor without any long-term complications. [...]
Successful Surgery Opens the Door to Brighter Days Ahead
Jan 11, 2018

Epilepsy Care Makes the World More Peaceful for a Painter

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For years, seizures caused confusion and disorder in Kristin Taheri's daily life. Then she turned to Mayo Clinic, where she received the diagnosis she had been seeking, and her care team worked diligently to stop her seizures. [...]
Epilepsy Care Makes the World More Peaceful for a Painter
Jan 8, 2018

Uncovering a Life-Saving Diagnosis for Paige

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Pain made it impossible for Paige Whorton to run and play with her friends, and no one could tell her why. Then a team at Mayo Clinic took a closer look and found a rare genetic disorder. That diagnosis has given Paige and her family renewed hope for the 12-year-old's future. [...]
Uncovering a Life-Saving Diagnosis for Paige
Jan 5, 2018

Genetic Testing Sets a Course for Successful Cancer Treatment

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Michele Sabados' care team at Mayo Clinic worked together to craft an individualized care plan to treat her advanced breast cancer. It paid off. Today, Michele's cancer is gone. [...]
Genetic Testing Sets a Course for Successful Cancer Treatment
Jan 3, 2018

Resiliency and Determination Propel a Researcher's Discoveries

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Mayo Clinic researcher John Fryer, Ph.D., is hopeful the work in his laboratory will yield insights into Alzheimer's disease, as well as sepsis — an often-deadly condition which claimed his father's life in 2016. [...]
Resiliency and Determination Propel a Researcher's Discoveries
Dec 27, 2017

Genetic Testing Solves a Family Medical Mystery

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When Jordyn LaMont was born with serious health concerns, it was a harrowing repeat of a situation her mother had lived through before. But this time, specialists at Mayo Clinic were able to get to the root of the problem and provide the family with answers. [...]
Genetic Testing Solves a Family Medical Mystery
Dec 22, 2017

Persistent Sore Throat Leads to Life-Saving Care

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When George Campbell was told his nagging sore throat was actually cancer, he could have stayed near home for treatment. Instead, he chose to pack up and drive 1,000 miles to Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus based on a friend's positive experience there. [...]
Persistent Sore Throat Leads to Life-Saving Care
Dec 20, 2017

Brain Surgery Finally Secures Restful Nights for Jo Weir

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Following cutting-edge brain scanning and precision surgery, Jo Weir is catching up on decades of sleep lost to nighttime seizures, and she's relishing her renewed energy. [...]
Brain Surgery Finally Secures Restful Nights for Jo Weir
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