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Jun 13, 2018

Routine Checkup Leads to Lifesaving Heart Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Brian Schilling was shocked to learn he had a dangerous condition that required surgery to repair one of his heart valves. But the procedure went off without a hitch, and Brian's grateful for the thorough care he received through Mayo Clinic Health System. [...]
Routine Checkup Leads to Lifesaving Heart Surgery
Jun 11, 2018

Overcoming an Aneurysm With a Valuable New Tool

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Told that no treatment was available for her brain aneurysm, Judy Henderson sought a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. Her care team deployed an innovative device that effectively treated the aneurysm, giving Judy a fresh opportunity to live life to the fullest. [...]
Overcoming an Aneurysm With a Valuable New Tool
Jun 9, 2018

Looking Toward the Future After a Long Road to Epilepsy Diagnosis

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Undiagnosed epilepsy disrupted Jake Weiss' life for years. But a comprehensive evaluation finally revealed the true nature of his medical condition and gave him a new way forward. [...]
Looking Toward the Future After a Long Road to Epilepsy Diagnosis
Jun 6, 2018

Living in the Present, Grateful for Life

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Buoyed by her Mayo Clinic care team, Kellie Leasure, a 48-year-old mother of four living with metastatic breast cancer, embraces each day. [...]
Living in the Present, Grateful for Life
Jun 4, 2018

Kidney Transplant Opens the Door to Lanell Johnson's Next Adventure

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Lanell Johnson's path to a kidney transplant wasn't easy. But now that she's received a new kidney and is enjoying a return to good health, Lanell and her husband are eager to move forward. [...]
Kidney Transplant Opens the Door to Lanell Johnson's Next Adventure
Jun 1, 2018

Facing Death and Fighting Back

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When doctors said there was nothing they could do for his end-stage liver disease, Danny Willis refused to give up. He obtained a lifesaving transplant at Mayo Clinic. And even a near-fatal setback after that couldn't stop him from reclaiming his health. [...]
Facing Death and Fighting Back
May 30, 2018

Back to Farm Fields and Family Thanks to Speedy Stroke Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After a severe ischemic stroke, Bruce Schmoll has returned to life on his farm thanks to the multidisciplinary care he received at Mayo Clinic. [...]
Back to Farm Fields and Family Thanks to Speedy Stroke Treatment
May 29, 2018

Skier Back on Track After Knee Surgeries

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Multiple knee problems threatened Marva Sahs' ability to take part in the outdoor recreation she loves. But Marva and her Mayo Clinic care team were determined that her injuries would not sideline her. Today she's back to being active in the great outdoors. [...]
Skier Back on Track After Knee Surgeries
May 23, 2018

Surgery to Remove a Cyst Inspires Melissa Webb's Future

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Melissa Webb had an unusual cyst in her throat surgically removed at the age of 6, she had no idea how much the experience would shape the years to come. [...]
Surgery to Remove a Cyst Inspires Melissa Webb's Future
May 21, 2018

Mayo Clinic Staff Take on an Urgent Medical Mission

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When a Mayo Clinic surgical team learned that a child tethered to life support in a foreign country would die in a matter of days without their help, they quickly planned a multifaceted intervention. [...]
Mayo Clinic Staff Take on an Urgent Medical Mission
May 18, 2018

A Healthier Heart and Renewed Zest for Life After Bariatric Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A host of serious medical concerns were making daily life a challenge for Robert Watts. Comprehensive care at Mayo Clinic helped him tackle each of them and successfully restored his health. [...]
A Healthier Heart and Renewed Zest for Life After Bariatric Surgery
May 15, 2018

Timely Stroke Care Allows Frankie Weekley to Keep Celebrating, Look Forward to Daughter's Wedding

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Frankie Weekley suffered a stroke that could have left her severely debilitated. But prompt access to stroke telemedicine saved Frankie’s life and minimized the effect the stroke had on her health. [...]
Timely Stroke Care Allows Frankie Weekley to Keep Celebrating, Look Forward to Daughter's Wedding
May 11, 2018

Public Speaker Beats Tenacious Tongue Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When faced with an alarming diagnosis of tongue cancer that threatened not only her health but also her livelihood, Paulette Walz looked to Mayo Clinic and found the expert care she needed. [...]
Public Speaker Beats Tenacious Tongue Cancer
May 10, 2018

'Lobby Days' Offer Life-Changing Information About Kidney Transplants

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After enduring kidney dialysis for years, a conversation Martin Ruiz Zermeño had at his dialysis center with Mayo Clinic social worker Jeffrey Welch paved the way to a successful kidney transplant. [...]
'Lobby Days' Offer Life-Changing Information About Kidney Transplants
May 7, 2018

Kidney Stone Clinic Helps Kathleen Ryan Overcome a Daunting Health Challenge

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After years of enduring pain from frequently passing kidney stones, Kathleen Ryan now enjoys a better quality of life thanks to cutting-edge imaging technology and a comprehensive treatment plan at Mayo Clinic's Kidney Stone Clinic. [...]
Kidney Stone Clinic Helps Kathleen Ryan Overcome a Daunting Health Challenge
May 4, 2018

Flashback: 1920 — Marie Curie and Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A new exhibit at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus traces the history of the collaboration between Dr. Charles Mayo and Marie Curie. [...]
Flashback: 1920 — Marie Curie and Mayo Clinic
May 4, 2018

Controlling Seizures With Careful Attention to Medication Details

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Managing medications while keeping her seizures under control is a challenge for Hannah Soderberg. The Mayo Clinic Outpatient Pharmacy makes it easier with individualized attention and care. [...]
Controlling Seizures With Careful Attention to Medication Details
May 1, 2018

First Pitch at Fenway, a Dream Come True for Dr. Noseworthy

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Dr. Noseworthy was invited to speak at the Boston College Chief Executive Club. Once word got out that he’d be in town, he got another invitation. [...]
First Pitch at Fenway, a Dream Come True for Dr. Noseworthy
Apr 30, 2018

Cancer Worries Behind Him, Mountain Biker is Back to Tackling Trails

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A mountain bike accident triggered a chain of events that led Joel Pankow to seek treatment at Mayo Clinic for a kidney tumor he believed to be cancer. To his great relief, Joel’s care team found he didn't have cancer after all. Here Joel shares his Mayo Clinic experience in his own words. [...]
Cancer Worries Behind Him, Mountain Biker is Back to Tackling Trails
Apr 27, 2018

Cochlear Implant Allows Judith Collins to Relish Her Life Again

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Over time, progressive hearing loss thwarted Judith Collin's enjoyment of family, friends and activities. Now a cochlear implant has restored her ability to enthusiastically engage with the people and pastimes she loves. [...]
Cochlear Implant Allows Judith Collins to Relish Her Life Again
Apr 26, 2018

Two New Lungs Give One Dad a Chance to Enjoy Fatherhood to its Fullest

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Over time, cystic fibrosis robbed Nicholas Hemmerle of his ability to enjoy active time with his daughter. But after a double lung transplant, he's breathing easier and ready to have fun again.  [...]
Two New Lungs Give One Dad a Chance to Enjoy Fatherhood to its Fullest
Apr 24, 2018

Doctor Looks to His Alma Mater to Fight a Rare Disease

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
As a medical student, Dr. James Stewart was eager to learn to help others. But he was unaware of just how valuable his Mayo Clinic education eventually would be to his own health.   [...]
Doctor Looks to His Alma Mater to Fight a Rare Disease
Apr 20, 2018

Going All Out to Ease a Young Patient's Surgical Fears

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After 5-year-old Lauren Hoel underwent her third open-heart surgery in five years, she was, understandably, a little frightened of her postoperative care and recovery. Her care team at Mayo Clinic knew just what to do. [...]
Going All Out to Ease a Young Patient's Surgical Fears
Apr 18, 2018

Complex Surgery Saves a Life and a Lung

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Ken Settlemire's lung cancer care at Mayo Clinic involved an intricate surgical procedure that eliminated the cancer while removing the smallest amount of lung tissue necessary. [...]
Complex Surgery Saves a Life and a Lung
Apr 16, 2018

On Being Called to Serve

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Chaplain Ana Wilson cares for staff and patients at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus. Here she shares her personal perspective on how her experiences have shaped her life and her choice to be a pastor. [...]
On Being Called to Serve
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