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Apr 13, 2020

Walking Pain-Free Again After Hip Replacements

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After hip replacement surgeries, Mara Olson feels no pain and is back to the activities she enjoys. That's just the result her surgeon and her two dogs wanted for her.

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Walking Pain-Free Again After Hip Replacements
Apr 6, 2020

Embracing His Heart's Passion, Despite Congenital Heart Defect

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Woody Hust, an athlete and outdoorsman, is living his dream in the Rocky Mountains. It's a picture-perfect existence made even more special because he's achieved his goals despite having a congenital heart defect. Thanks to the lifelong, personalized care Woody's received from his Mayo Clinic cardiologist, the sky continues to be the limit for him.

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Embracing His Heart's Passion, Despite Congenital Heart Defect
Apr 1, 2020

Telemedicine Helps Provide the Right Care at the Right Time During Unexpected Delivery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Lizzie Stoltz went into labor more than two months early with her second child at Mayo Clinic Health System in Bloomer, Wisconsin, she and the baby needed specialized care. They got it, thanks to a connection with a Mayo Clinic neonatologist who guided the delivery from more than 100 miles away.

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Telemedicine Helps Provide the Right Care at the Right Time During Unexpected Delivery
Mar 30, 2020

Care Coordination Puts Jim on the Path to Recovery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After Jim Hauck sustained serious injuries from a car accident in Nevada, Mayo Post Acute Care helped him return home, where he continues to recover and heal.

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Care Coordination Puts Jim on the Path to Recovery
Mar 27, 2020

Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic Ends Nurse's Hip and Knee Pain

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Jesse Stewart couldn't understand why the seven orthopedic surgeries he'd had for pain in one knee and both hips hadn't done anything to improve his quality of life. After coming to Mayo Clinic, however, Jesse found the answer to that question, and he finally received surgery that fixed the [...]
Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic Ends Nurse's Hip and Knee Pain
Mar 25, 2020

The Power of an Upbeat Attitude Shines Through in Physical Therapy

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
How a person feels mentally and emotionally can make a big difference in the course of physical therapy. For Carl Hohman, the bond he's formed with his rehabilitation team helps keep his spirits high.

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The Power of an Upbeat Attitude Shines Through in Physical Therapy
Mar 23, 2020

Impromptu Evaluation Uncovers Life-Threatening Heart Disease

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Greg VanBellinger knew from family history that he was at risk for heart disease, but as a fitness enthusiast who stayed on top of his medical appointments, he believed his heart was in good shape. An offhand decision to participate in a fitness evaluation at Mayo Clinic, however, revealed that Greg's heart was not as healthy as he believed.

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Impromptu Evaluation Uncovers Life-Threatening Heart Disease
Mar 20, 2020

Genetic Counseling Guides Informed Health Decisions

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Knowledge is power. That's Rose Boettcher's philosophy. Genetic counseling helped this three-time cancer survivor make decisions about her health care. Her test results also have inspired her to advocate for her family's health and well-being.

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Genetic Counseling Guides Informed Health Decisions
Mar 18, 2020

Expert Care Tackles Daunting Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
With a grim prognosis of advanced pancreatic cancer, Dr. Jim Smith had little hope for his future. That is, until he met a team of Mayo Clinic cancer specialists, whose experience and expertise set Jim on a treatment path that led him to a place of hope and healing.

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Expert Care Tackles Daunting Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Mar 16, 2020

Cameron's New Way Forward After Rare Disease Diagnoses

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Cameron Kaipainen and his parents spent years searching for explanations to his ongoing and confusing medical problems. It wasn't until arriving at Mayo Clinic in Arizona that the true nature of Cameron's condition was uncovered, giving the family the priceless gift of knowledge.

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Cameron's New Way Forward After Rare Disease Diagnoses
Mar 13, 2020

Car Accident Leads to Lifesaving Kidney Cancer Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
The car-bike accident Gary Pettis was involved in on Nov. 19, 2019, could have ended his life. But the accident led to an unexpected kidney cancer diagnosis and surgery at Mayo Clinic that saved Gary's life instead.

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Car Accident Leads to Lifesaving Kidney Cancer Surgery
Mar 11, 2020

Pain Rehabilitation Center Offers Freedom From Debilitating Symptoms

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Carolyn Judson repeatedly tried to no avail to get to the bottom of the episodes of shaking, sensitivity to touch and other mysterious symptoms that drastically affected her quality of life. Then she came to Mayo Clinic where she was referred to a three-week program that she says gave her her life back.

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Pain Rehabilitation Center Offers Freedom From Debilitating Symptoms
Mar 9, 2020

Personalized Physical Therapy Helps Artist Reclaim Her Career

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Lori Earley feared that worsening symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome would put an end to the successful art career she'd worked so hard to build. After she sought help at Mayo Clinic, however, a dedicated care team helped Lori arrive at a different outcome.

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Personalized Physical Therapy Helps Artist Reclaim Her Career
Mar 6, 2020

Harnessing Love and Gratitude to Combat an Aggressive Brain Tumor

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Mary Jane Moline has never been one to shy away from a challenge. So when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor, she was ready to face her treatment head-on. For Mary Jane, that has meant embracing with enthusiasm all of the therapy her Mayo Clinic care team has [...]
Harnessing Love and Gratitude to Combat an Aggressive Brain Tumor
Mar 4, 2020

Back to the Drawing Table, Thanks to Individualized Care for Blood Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
The medication Jim Robinson took to treat his leukemia triggered side effects that kept him from the art he loves. So his Mayo care team stepped in to ensure Jim was not only in remission from the cancer, but that he also could get back to the hobby that has brought great meaning to his life.

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Back to the Drawing Table, Thanks to Individualized Care for Blood Cancer
Mar 2, 2020

After More Than Two Decades, Ellen Bids Devastating Facial Pain Goodbye

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For years, the neurologic disorder trigeminal neuralgia dominated Ellen Whitebird's world. It caused searing pain that destroyed her ability to enjoy life. Then in 2019, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon proposed a procedure that he believed could make a significant difference. It did. Today, Ellen's pain is gone.

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After More Than Two Decades, Ellen Bids Devastating Facial Pain Goodbye
Feb 28, 2020

Restored Knee Function Transforms a Life, Inspires Family to Give Back

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
The Reibels have relied on Mayo Clinic for their care for 25 years. That experience has inspired them to donate to Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine.

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Restored Knee Function Transforms a Life, Inspires Family to Give Back
Feb 26, 2020

Team of Mayo Experts Pinpoints Source of Puzzling Leg Weakness

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Without an explanation for progressive weakness in his legs, Raymond Knapp was resigned to the notion that he would be confined to a wheelchair. A collaborative effort among Mayo Clinic specialists in Radiology and Neurology, though, changed everything for Raymond, giving him the diagnosis and treatment he needed to walk on his own again.

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Team of Mayo Experts Pinpoints Source of Puzzling Leg Weakness
Feb 24, 2020

Reinvigorated After Celiac Disease Diagnosis

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Michelle Swosinski was beginning to think she'd never be rid of her chronic abdominal pain. Years of fruitlessly searching for medical help had left the young woman feeling ignored and frustrated. That all changed when Michelle sought care at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where her medical team was committed to finding a remedy for her pain.

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Reinvigorated After Celiac Disease Diagnosis
Feb 21, 2020

Collaborative Approach to Care Restores Conductor's Sight

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When doctors in Ohio told Robyn Lana they weren't sure whether a brain aneurysm they found behind her right eye socket was causing the vision problems she'd been experiencing, Robyn turned to Mayo Clinic. Not only did her Mayo care team identify the true cause of her vision loss, they fixed it.

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Collaborative Approach to Care Restores Conductor's Sight
Feb 19, 2020

Bariatric Surgery Opens the Door to New Adventures

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Difficulty with her weight and the medical problems that it caused kept Kathy Schmidt homebound and isolated. But now after bariatric surgery, Kathy is happily joining in on the fun again.

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Bariatric Surgery Opens the Door to New Adventures
Feb 17, 2020

Mayo Teamwork Puts Basketball Standout Back in the Game

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Katie Stone never had an injury in all her years as a competitive athlete. Then she tore her ACL during an alumni basketball game. But now, thanks to reconstructive surgery and physical therapy, Katie's healthy and active once again.

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Mayo Teamwork Puts Basketball Standout Back in the Game
Feb 14, 2020

Palliative Care Helps Cancer Survivor Put an End to Severe Nausea

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After eight months of unrelenting nausea, David Dean was miserable and nothing seemed to help. Then a Mayo Clinic palliative care specialist took another look and recommended a new medication. That eliminated the nausea and enabled the former triathlete to once again exercise, travel and do the things that make his life full.

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Palliative Care Helps Cancer Survivor Put an End to Severe Nausea
Feb 12, 2020

Fresh Approach to Epilepsy Treatment Rekindles Zest for Life

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Janice Breien was anxious to find a better way to manage the seizures that regularly disrupted her daily life. Enter her Mayo care team — ready to listen and provide solutions. Now, with her seizures under control, Janice has a renewed sense of optimism.

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Fresh Approach to Epilepsy Treatment Rekindles Zest for Life
Feb 10, 2020

Careful Evaluation, Genetic Testing Offer a New Path Forward

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Maureen Jessen, always wondered why the disease affected her so differently than it did others. Doctor after doctor told her that MS was likely causing her symptoms, so she believed them. Mayo Clinic specialists, however, gave Maureen new insight into her illness — one that had nothing to do with MS.

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Careful Evaluation, Genetic Testing Offer a New Path Forward
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