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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. She sought medical care to no avail. Then she turned to Mayo Clinic, where Kristin received the diagnosis she had been seeking, and her care team worked diligently to find a way 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
Dec 18, 2017

New Imaging Technology Inspires One Couple to Invest in Mayo Clinic

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After John Sullivan experienced the benefits of a Choline C-11 PET scan when he had a recurrence of prostate cancer, he and his fiancée, Sheri Butler, were motivated to become benefactors and advocates for the expansion of Mayo Clinic's Florida campus. [...]
New Imaging Technology Inspires One Couple to Invest in Mayo Clinic
Dec 15, 2017

Successful Cancer Treatment Leads to a New Career

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After lengthy treatment for metastatic colon cancer, not only did Don Guillot emerge with the disease in remission, he also came away inspired to pursue a future in nursing. [...]
Successful Cancer Treatment Leads to a New Career
Dec 14, 2017

Relishing Motherhood After Battling Advanced Breast Cancer

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When she found out her breast cancer had come back, Luciana Farfalli, M.D., faced an uncertain future. But care at Mayo Clinic put the cancer in remission and allowed her to turn her attention back to the family she adores. [...]
Relishing Motherhood After Battling Advanced Breast Cancer
Dec 11, 2017

Complex Heart Surgery Keeps Panama Native on the Greens

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When persistent fatigue began to slow down Ricardo Henriquez, an evaluation at Mayo Clinic revealed he needed surgery to fix his heart valves and correct an irregular heartbeat. The procedure also allowed him to again pursue his passion for golf.  [...]
Complex Heart Surgery Keeps Panama Native on the Greens
Dec 7, 2017

Swift Action Saves Skier After Heart Attack on the Water

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Quick thinking and high-quality care helped Brian Kanable recover after what could have been a deadly medical emergency.  [...]
Swift Action Saves Skier After Heart Attack on the Water
Dec 6, 2017

Mayo Clinic saved my life. Not once, but twice.

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Kent Larson's visits to Mayo Clinic have involved multiple surgeries, some of them nearly 50 years apart. Here Kent shares his story of the life-changing care he's received.  [...]
Mayo Clinic saved my life. Not once, but twice.
Dec 1, 2017

New Heart, New Hope and a Real Chance at a Future

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After years of struggling with cardiomyopathy, a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic renewed Thomas Kim's health and rekindled his confidence in the future. [...]
New Heart, New Hope and a Real Chance at a Future
Nov 29, 2017

Microsurgery Provides Much-Needed Relief to Teen With Lymphedema

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Hobbled with painful ankle swelling for a year, Amanda Garrett finally found answers and a solution at Mayo Clinic. [...]
Microsurgery Provides Much-Needed Relief to Teen With Lymphedema
Nov 27, 2017

Finding Blessings in My Battle With Leukemia

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Janie Magruder reflects on her cancer diagnosis and treatment, including a crucial stem cell donation from an unlikely source that helped to save her life. [...]
Finding Blessings in My Battle With Leukemia
Nov 22, 2017

Halfway Around the World and in Need of a New Liver

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After an extended hospital stay followed by a flight across the globe with his survival in question, Tom Walsh came to Mayo Clinic, where he received a lifesaving transplant. [...]
Halfway Around the World and in Need of a New Liver
Nov 20, 2017

Exacting Surgery Eliminates a Pilot's Melanoma

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Diagnosed with melanoma, Mark Schoonover's skilled surgical team at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire used a precise technique called Mohs surgery to remove all the cancer while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible. [...]
Exacting Surgery Eliminates a Pilot's Melanoma
Nov 17, 2017

Former NATO Engineer Back in the Game After Shoulder Replacement

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When he began to have serious shoulder pain, James Biond feared his decades-long enjoyment of racquetball might come to an end. But his Mayo Clinic surgeon put those fears to rest. Now after shoulder replacement, James has returned to his favorite sport pain-free. [...]
Former NATO Engineer Back in the Game After Shoulder Replacement
Nov 15, 2017

Double Cancer Diagnosis Leads Arizona Couple to Mayo Clinic for Care

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When Vincent and Sandra Streech were diagnosed with cancer, the husband and wife turned to Mayo Clinic. The pair each received treatment through clinical trials, and today the future looks more promising for both of them. [...]
Double Cancer Diagnosis Leads Arizona Couple to Mayo Clinic for Care
Nov 14, 2017

Treatment for Throat Cancer Gives Dentist New Point of View

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After undergoing robotic surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy as part of a clinical trial to treat cancer, Bruce Trulson has gained a new understanding of how he can better care for his own patients. [...]
Treatment for Throat Cancer Gives Dentist New Point of View
Nov 10, 2017

Gaining Fresh Perspective Via Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

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Diagnosed with breast cancer at 27, Sara Martinek persevered through treatment with the support of her family, friends and care team, and she came out on the other side with a new appreciation for what matters in life. [...]
Gaining Fresh Perspective Via Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Nov 9, 2017

Liver and Kidney Transplants Revive Ron Hale's Zest for Life

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A host of serious medical problems put Ron Hale on a downward spiral of deteriorating health. But a liver and a kidney transplant at Mayo Clinic stopped Ron's decline and dramatically improved his quality of life. [...]
Liver and Kidney Transplants Revive Ron Hale's Zest for Life
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