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Dec 30, 2019

Quick Recovery From Kidney Cancer With Ablation Therapy

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A diagnosis of kidney cancer was not the news Carol Adams wanted to hear. But with the minimally invasive option offered by her Mayo care team, Carol's cancer treatment turned out to be quick and painless. Now the diagnosis and the cancer are behind her.

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Quick Recovery From Kidney Cancer With Ablation Therapy
Dec 27, 2019

Physician's Love of Philosophy Grows Into a Passion for Helping Patients

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
As a medical oncologist, Evanthia Galanis, M.D., has a simple philosophy — patients need answers quicker. Dr. Galanis brings this perspective from her research and clinical experience to her new role as Mayo Clinic's executive dean for development, where she's seen the impact philanthropy can have when joined with Mayo Clinic's patient-centered values.

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Physician's Love of Philosophy Grows Into a Passion for Helping Patients
Dec 23, 2019

Rare Tumor Triggers Life-Threatening Medical Ordeal

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumor while she was pregnant, Dr. Staci Tanouye and her husband, Dr. Amit Merchea, turned to a team of Mayo Clinic specialists to safeguard Dr. Tanouye's health and that of their baby. Under that expert care, their son was safely delivered and the tumor successfully removed.

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Rare Tumor Triggers Life-Threatening Medical Ordeal
Dec 20, 2019

Sparked by a Desire to Help Someone in Need, Kidney Chain Offers Life Renewed

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Although they've never met, Carrie Fairchild and Emilia Haro are linked through the experience of being part of a chain of kidney transplants that Carrie started as an altruistic donor and Emilia benefitted from as a transplant recipient.

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Sparked by a Desire to Help Someone in Need, Kidney Chain Offers Life Renewed
Dec 18, 2019

Heart Surgery Keeps Trip Hedrick Swimming Strong

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After a 20-year history of heart disease that's included a heart attack and stent placements to clear blocked arteries, coronary bypass surgery at Mayo Clinic has helped Trip Hedrick continue pursuing his competitive swimming goals.

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Heart Surgery Keeps Trip Hedrick Swimming Strong
Dec 16, 2019

After Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain, Marah's Future is Wide Open

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
These days, Marah Johnson feels terrific. Happy and healthy, the 20-year-old is living her best life. It's a new reality for Marah, who had been incapacitated by unexplained pelvic pain until she met a Mayo Clinic physician who demystified her pain and provided a cure.

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After Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain, Marah's Future is Wide Open
Dec 13, 2019

Finding Meaning and Renewal Through Cardiac Care

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Gary Tompkins' heart is damaged from a dangerous cardiac condition. But that hasn't stopped it from feeling joy, love and gratitude for a second chance at life, and for the men and women at Mayo Clinic whose commitment, compassion and friendship has helped him heal.

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Finding Meaning and Renewal Through Cardiac Care
Dec 11, 2019

Regaining Control After a Decade of Epilepsy

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Before coming to Mayo Clinic, Denny Hinshaw had lived with epileptic seizures for more than 10 years, and they were eroding his personal and professional life. Since Denny came to Mayo Clinic for care, however, all that is in the past.

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Regaining Control After a Decade of Epilepsy
Dec 9, 2019

Emergency Air Ambulance Transfer and Expert Critical Care Avert Tragedy

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Tabetha and Matt Cameron live a quiet life. Partners since their teens, the Camerons spend their days enjoying familiar activities close to their northern Minnesota home. The couple cherishes their tranquil existence, especially since Tabetha underwent a harrowing medical trauma that nearly took her life.

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Emergency Air Ambulance Transfer and Expert Critical Care Avert Tragedy
Dec 6, 2019

Freed From Unrelenting Pain, Bea Fiala is Offering Her Own Kind of Medicine: Laughter

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Constant leg pain made it difficult for Bea Fiala to do what mattered to her. In particular, it took her away from the place where she felt most at home — the stage. After traveling to Mayo Clinic in search of answers, however, Bea underwent a minimally invasive procedure that has her smiling and making others laugh again.

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Freed From Unrelenting Pain, Bea Fiala is Offering Her Own Kind of Medicine: Laughter
Dec 4, 2019

Back in the Game After Shoulder Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Mike Gyarmaty dislocated his right shoulder, he hoped corrective surgery at Mayo Clinic would return him to his normal way of life. But that surgery, along with the intense rehabilitation that followed, helped Mike go far beyond those hopes.

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Back in the Game After Shoulder Surgery
Dec 2, 2019

Wide, Wonderful Smiles After Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For Rebecca and J Winkowski, learning that their daughter, Everly, would be born with a cleft lip and palate was an unexpected and unnerving discovery. But after meeting a compassionate team of Mayo Clinic physicians committed to Everly's care, those feelings of anxiety and apprehension quickly vanished.

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Wide, Wonderful Smiles After Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Treatment
Nov 27, 2019

CAR-T Versus Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in her 40s, Tanis Milicevic tried a number of treatments to keep the disease in check. But the cancer came back. Then her Mayo Clinic care team offered Tanis a new option, and it made a world of difference.

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CAR-T Versus Cancer
Nov 25, 2019

After 'Just Surviving' on Dialysis, Canna Celebrates Life With a New Kidney

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Canna Caldwell endured a four-year wait for a new kidney. And for 2½ of those years, she required dialysis four days a week — a grueling experience that sapped her energy and narrowed her world. But then Canna got the call she had been waiting so long to receive, and a kidney transplant transformed her life.

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After 'Just Surviving' on Dialysis, Canna Celebrates Life With a New Kidney
Nov 22, 2019

Bomb Blast Takes Soldier's Career From the Armed Forces to Medicine

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A bomb blast caused significant trauma to Senior Airman Josh Labott's patrol. But it was in the aftermath of that catastrophe that Labott found his calling and put him on the path to a career in medicine.

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Bomb Blast Takes Soldier's Career From the Armed Forces to Medicine
Nov 20, 2019

Taking Life One Easy Breath at a Time

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Tim Thomforde was diagnosed with COPD, his quality of life began to gradually decline, and he had to abandon many of the activities he enjoyed. Since undergoing a double lung transplant two years ago, however, Tim has had experiences he never dreamed possible when he was struggling with COPD.

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Taking Life One Easy Breath at a Time
Nov 18, 2019

A Commitment to Global Health Spurred On by a Spirit of Service

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Each year, Mayo Clinic pediatric surgeon Christopher Moir, M.D., serves as a visiting faculty member at hospitals in Africa. This work has expanded his view of how health care can be delivered and reinforced his admiration for those who practice medicine under persistently challenging circumstances.

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A Commitment to Global Health Spurred On by a Spirit of Service
Nov 15, 2019

Motorcycle Dreaming After Two Heart Transplants

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Dale Leighton underwent a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic, the motorcycling enthusiast believed his days of poor health were behind him. But the new heart failed to work. For Dale, who's dealt with life-threatening heart disease for years, that meant a second heart transplant and a second journey through recovery.

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Motorcycle Dreaming After Two Heart Transplants
Nov 13, 2019

Crossing the Finish Line With Help From Sports Medicine

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After a decade of running 5Ks, 10Ks and half-marathons, pain was keeping Kaitlyn Johnson from the sport she loved. Though she feared her running days were over, a comprehensive treatment plan developed by Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine allowed Kaitlyn to get back to running and achieve one of her biggest personal goals.

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Crossing the Finish Line With Help From Sports Medicine
Nov 11, 2019

Rewriting the Script for Parents of Babies With Down Syndrome

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For new parents of babies born with Down syndrome, the educational brochures that were at their disposal made them feel less than hopeful. Mayo Clinic's Office of Patient Education knew they could do better, so a team set about creating new materials to provide families with a more optimistic outlook.

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Rewriting the Script for Parents of Babies With Down Syndrome
Nov 8, 2019

Opening Doors for Cancer Research in Native American Communities

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Mayo Clinic's 14-year partnership with Diné College has opened up opportunities for students like Corinna Sabaque to gain experience in fields where Native communities are often underrepresented and underserved. In Sabaque's case, those opportunities launched a career in cancer research.

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Opening Doors for Cancer Research in Native American Communities
Nov 6, 2019

Arizona Family is 'Transplant Strong' for Son's Journey to Kidney Health

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Kendon Holdaway found out he would need a kidney transplant, his close-knit family rallied around him. With his mother as his living donor, and his father and siblings stepping up to be caregivers, the transplant turned into a bonding experience that drew the family even closer.

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Arizona Family is 'Transplant Strong' for Son's Journey to Kidney Health
Nov 4, 2019

Comprehensive Dental Care Produces Show-Stopping Smiles

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Feelings of gloom set in whenever Carys Rees-Baker and her family discussed the surgery Carys needed to fix her underbite. But the shadow lifted when Carys met a team of Mayo Clinic dental and maxillofacial specialists whose compassion assured her she would be well-cared for and the treatment well worth the effort.

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Comprehensive Dental Care Produces Show-Stopping Smiles
Nov 1, 2019

Vision Preserved With an Innovative Approach to Brain Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Jo-Ann Rosemont learned she had a meningioma in her head, she followed her care team's advice and had regular checkups for more than a year to make sure it wasn't growing. But after one of her local doctors insisted that she get a second opinion at Mayo Clinic, Jo-Ann ended up undergoing a unique surgery that saved her eyesight.

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Vision Preserved With an Innovative Approach to Brain Surgery
Oct 30, 2019

Second Opinion Opens the Door to Lifesaving Cancer Care

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
LeAnn Kuper couldn't have been more surprised when she was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer and told it was incurable. Despite that shocking news, the upbeat interior designer was undeterred. LeAnn took her case to Mayo Clinic and found a determined physician who offered her a promising alternative.

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Second Opinion Opens the Door to Lifesaving Cancer Care
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