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Jun 24, 2019

Living and Thriving Beyond Opioid Addiction

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Ken Start is an optimistic, energetic husband, father and grandfather with a job and family he loves. It's a life Ken's fought for, but one he almost sacrificed to opioid addiction. For 15 years, Ken was addicted to prescription pain medication, an addiction that was finally broken with the help of Mayo Clinic's Pain Rehabilitation Program and Addiction Services.

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Living and Thriving Beyond Opioid Addiction
Jun 21, 2019

Skilled Care and Kindness Help Overcome a Rare Salivary Gland Tumor

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Susan Roupp's tongue began cramping, she looked to Mayo Clinic to find the cause of this strange symptom. During her care team's investigation, they uncovered a mass in Susan's cheek that turned out to be an aggressive cancer. In addition to being grateful for the quick diagnosis and expert care, Susan was impressed by the empathy she received from her entire Mayo team.

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Skilled Care and Kindness Help Overcome a Rare Salivary Gland Tumor
Jun 19, 2019

Shoulder Surgery Helps Weightlifter Keep Pulling Toward Her Dreams

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Delaney Willingham damaged her right shoulder during a high school meet, she feared her competitive weightlifting days were over. But now, after arthroscopic shoulder surgery at Mayo Clinic, Delaney's fully recovered from her injury, and she's back to high-level competition.

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Shoulder Surgery Helps Weightlifter Keep Pulling Toward Her Dreams
Jun 17, 2019

Beating Back a Brain Tumor Amid Loss

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Katie Garrison embarked on treatment for a brain tumor, she did so supported by her husband, Joe. Midway through her journey, however, Joe died from complications due to his own cancer, and Katie leaned on her Mayo Clinic care team. Now, with their compassionate care and customized therapies, Katie continues to make encouraging progress.

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Beating Back a Brain Tumor Amid Loss
Jun 14, 2019

Seeing Dramatic Results After a Frightening Eye Injury

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When one of his eyes was severely injured, Leo Druliner's parents were worried that, due to the trauma, their toddler might never regain his vision in that eye. But a team of Mayo Clinic specialists went to work to repair the damage, and now Leo's on the road to a successful recovery.

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Seeing Dramatic Results After a Frightening Eye Injury
Jun 12, 2019

Careful Evaluation, Compassionate Care Solve Distressing Digestive Problems

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Severe digestive issues had disrupted Lynda Rassbach's daily life and forced her to miss out on meaningful events with her family. After a series of confusing diagnoses, she turned to Mayo Clinic, where she received answers and treatment that restored her freedom.

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Careful Evaluation, Compassionate Care Solve Distressing Digestive Problems
Jun 10, 2019

Changing Careers After Cancer Treatment to Make a Difference for Others

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After going through a demanding regimen of cancer treatment, Jay Masters decided he wanted to use the experience to help others facing difficult health challenges. So he quit his job and came to work for Mayo Clinic. Editor's note: When Jay Masters first came to Mayo Clinic, he was a patient [...]
Changing Careers After Cancer Treatment to Make a Difference for Others
Jun 7, 2019

Off to New Adventures After Bidding Incontinence Goodbye

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For years, Catherine Hebert always carried a pair of underwear in her purse. She often needed them. Affected by stress incontinence, she leaked with even slight exertion. Now, after undergoing an outpatient procedure to treat the incontinence with urinary mesh, Catherine stays dry, and her extra undergarments stay at home.

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Off to New Adventures After Bidding Incontinence Goodbye
Jun 5, 2019

Looking to the Future Despite Multiple Myeloma

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Linda Kent has been living with multiple myeloma for seven years. After having only a partial response to the treatment she was on when she lived in Idaho, she moved to Florida and began a different treatment regimen at Mayo Clinic. Today, Linda is more hopeful than ever as she begins new treatment as part of a Mayo clinical trial.

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Looking to the Future Despite Multiple Myeloma
Jun 4, 2019

Flashback: 200 Years Since the Birth of Dr. William Worrall Mayo

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
2019 marks two centuries since the birth of William Worrall Mayo, M.D., on May 31, 1819. Learn more about Dr. Mayo's humble beginnings in Salford, England.

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Flashback: 200 Years Since the Birth of Dr. William Worrall Mayo
Jun 3, 2019

Special Delivery for the Nardinger Family

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Holly Nardinger went into labor weeks before her due date, Holly's health care providers in Red Wing, Minnesota, teamed up with a Mayo Clinic neonatologist 50 miles away to ensure baby Clara's safe arrival.

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Special Delivery for the Nardinger Family
May 31, 2019

Working His Way Back After a Stroke

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
On a summer evening in July 2018, Dan Boswell was hit by a stroke. His wife's quick action to summon emergency help likely saved his life. Today, with the help of his Mayo Clinic team, Dan is doing all he can to recover from the stroke and meet his goal of returning to work.

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Working His Way Back After a Stroke
May 29, 2019

Two Cancers, One Unified Multidisciplinary Care Team

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Joyce Gabbert came to Mayo Clinic for treatment of a rare form of head and neck cancer. But she soon learned that wasn't the only cancer diagnosis she was facing. At that point, a coordinated care team came together to create a treatment plan that put Joyce on the path to becoming cancer-free.

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Two Cancers, One Unified Multidisciplinary Care Team
May 24, 2019

Life After Colorectal Cancer: Music, Comfort and Ostomies

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
In 2016, life became painful and chaotic for Sam Anderson when he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and then suffered a medical error during treatment. After that, Sam and his wife took matters into their own hands. At Mayo Clinic, the pair discovered a team of physicians that calmed their worries and restored normalcy.

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Life After Colorectal Cancer: Music, Comfort and Ostomies
May 22, 2019

Defeating Foot Pain With Neurostimulation

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Unrelenting foot pain dictated Valerie Nicolaison's life for years. It eventually took away her ability to drive, cook, walk and stand. In 2018, however, Valerie's pain met its match when she received a device that stops pain signals in their tracks.  

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Defeating Foot Pain With Neurostimulation
May 20, 2019

Genetic Testing Reveals Answers During Long Medical Odyssey

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After searching nearly three decades for an explanation to his challenging medical problems, whole-exome sequencing at Mayo Clinic finally provided the information Kyle Christy needed to better understand his condition and chart a way forward.

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Genetic Testing Reveals Answers During Long Medical Odyssey
May 17, 2019

Tackling Two Liver Diseases With One Transplant

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Collaboration among a multidisciplinary care team at Mayo Clinic helped Julianne Vasichek successfully navigate not one, but two, rare liver diseases.

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Tackling Two Liver Diseases With One Transplant
May 15, 2019

Thankful for the Gift of Motherhood After a Long and Trying Journey

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
At times, Jess Pederson thought she might never become a mother. She struggled through infertility treatments and faced the risk of preterm labor. But now, as Jess watches her healthy baby boy thrive, she's grateful for the compassionate care she received along the way.

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Thankful for the Gift of Motherhood After a Long and Trying Journey
May 13, 2019

Prompt Diagnosis and Expert Care for Guillain-Barre Syndrome Save Rich Bradley's Life

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Rich Bradley was about to travel to Europe to learn more about his late uncle's heroism during World War II when he suddenly faced a battle of his own — a severe form of Guillain-Barre syndrome that required specialized care at Mayo Clinic.

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Prompt Diagnosis and Expert Care for Guillain-Barre Syndrome Save Rich Bradley's Life
May 10, 2019

Mother's Day Has Special Meaning After Stroke and Heart Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After weathering a stroke and heart valve replacement, the prospect for Ashley Zimmerman to fulfill her dream of becoming a mom seemed dim. But with guidance and care from Mayo Clinic specialists, now Ashley is looking forward to celebrating her first Mother's Day with her baby boy.

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Mother's Day Has Special Meaning After Stroke and Heart Surgery
May 8, 2019

Tackling a Rare Brain Tumor With Expertise and Skill

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Diagnosed with a brain tumor, Marrissa Janssen was scared. Her biggest fear was that doctors wouldn't be able to get rid of the entire mass. But after consulting with experts at Mayo Clinic, Marrissa's fear turned to hope. Now, after surgery and proton beam therapy, the tumor is gone.

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Tackling a Rare Brain Tumor With Expertise and Skill
May 6, 2019

Genetic Testing Generates Optimism for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Jean Niven learned she had ovarian cancer, her desire to find a knowledgeable, compassionate physician led her to Mayo Clinic. Then, when her cancer returned, genetic information opened the door to fresh treatment options.

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Genetic Testing Generates Optimism for Ovarian Cancer Treatment
May 3, 2019

Sinus Surgery Renews Rebecca Bough's Quality of Life

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Rebecca Bough had resigned herself to the fact that the chronic stuffiness and decreased senses of smell and taste she'd been living with were never going to go away. But then a Mayo Clinic care team helped change all that.

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Sinus Surgery Renews Rebecca Bough's Quality of Life
May 1, 2019

Left Ventricular Assist Device Delivers Restored Health and Vitality

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
In 2006, Ron Schneider was told to get his affairs in order by a local medical team who said they'd done all they could to fix his failing heart. After seeking a second opinion at Mayo Clinic, however, Ron's now feeling and living better than he has in years. 

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Left Ventricular Assist Device Delivers Restored Health and Vitality
Apr 29, 2019

Hip-Hop Artist and HR Rep Alexander Ou Leads His Dreams

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Alexander Ou achieves a rewarding balance between his work at Mayo Clinic and a music career by staying focused on his desire to make a positive impact on the world around him.

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Hip-Hop Artist and HR Rep Alexander Ou Leads His Dreams
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