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Aug 20, 2018

3D Modeling Powers Innovation in Patient Care

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Thanks to a titanium implant constructed with 3D modeling technology, Isaac Garcia has moved past his diagnosis of bone cancer and is back to enjoying an active life with his family. [...]
3D Modeling Powers Innovation in Patient Care
Aug 15, 2018

New Knee Works Like Magic

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After suffering with debilitating knee pain for years, knee replacement surgery turned back the clock for Linda Bure, who went from walking with a cane to dancing with preschoolers. [...]
New Knee Works Like Magic
Aug 13, 2018

Finding New Purpose After Career-Ending Concussions

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
After multiple concussions and memory loss, professional football player Ben Utecht went to Mayo Clinic for help. Since then, Ben's gained insight into the importance of promptly recognizing and treating concussions. Now he's dedicated to sharing that knowledge with others. [...]
Finding New Purpose After Career-Ending Concussions
Aug 10, 2018

Early Detection Sparks Swift Treatment for Brain Aneurysm

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Keith Bruno's family history of aneurysms prompted his primary care physician to order a CT scan during a routine physical. That test and the surgery that followed it saved Keith's life. [...]
Early Detection Sparks Swift Treatment for Brain Aneurysm
Aug 9, 2018

Minimally Invasive Back Surgery Puts Fear and Pain in the Past

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Michele Krause's fear of surgery prevented her from seeking a surgical remedy for her back pain for years. All of that began to change when she heard a Mayo Clinic surgeon explain a less-invasive procedure. [...]
Minimally Invasive Back Surgery Puts Fear and Pain in the Past
Aug 6, 2018

Still Smiling Six Decades After First Facial Tumor

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Nancy Carroll's parents were told the growth on the left side of their then-2-year-old daughter's jaw was likely cancerous, they brought her to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. Almost six decades later, Nancy says that decision changed the direction of her life for the better. [...]
Still Smiling Six Decades After First Facial Tumor
Aug 1, 2018

The Heartbeat Goes on for Dave Andros After Cardiac Arrest

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
With prompt medical attention and expert care, Dave Andros survived sudden cardiac arrest. Now he's eager to share his story with others to promote heart health. [...]
The Heartbeat Goes on for Dave Andros After Cardiac Arrest
Jul 30, 2018

All in the Family: Pulling Together to Help a Young Girl Heal

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Working with their Mayo health care provider in Family Medicine, Hazel Sargent's family is tackling the preschooler's diagnosis of celiac disease head-on. [...]
All in the Family: Pulling Together to Help a Young Girl Heal
Jul 27, 2018

Improving Lives With Creativity and Kindness

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
As a child, when Jim Rogotzke wanted a toy or device that didn't exist, he'd make it. Today the master electrician has turned that talent toward designing and developing devices to help patients. [...]
Improving Lives With Creativity and Kindness
Jul 26, 2018

Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Time and again, 5-year-old Aaliya Lopez has pulled through life-threatening medical crises, and thanks to ongoing medical support, the future she faces now is as wide open as her smile. [...]
Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds
Jul 24, 2018

Healthier and Happier After Bariatric Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For Candace Clark, bariatric surgery meant the difference between struggling with weight issues, including medical problems triggered by obesity, and enjoying renewed health and energy. [...]
Healthier and Happier After Bariatric Surgery
Jul 20, 2018

Epilepsy Surgery Frees Kelly Daniels to Enjoy Her Independence

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Kelly Daniels tried to control her seizures with medications. But the drugs were ineffective, and they left her feeling disoriented. Then she turned to Mayo Clinic, where she had brain surgery that stopped the seizures and put her life back on track. [...]
Epilepsy Surgery Frees Kelly Daniels to Enjoy Her Independence
Jul 18, 2018

Prompt Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Yield Ideal Outcome

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When a lump on his neck turned out to be cancer, Lee Dueringer and his care team at Mayo Clinic embarked on a comprehensive treatment plan that quelled the disease without significantly disrupting his life. [...]
Prompt Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Yield Ideal Outcome
Jul 16, 2018

Running Down a Mysterious Disorder

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Determined to understand the reason for the strange hitch in his stride, marathon runner Pat Foley pushed forward for years until he reached the office of a Mayo Clinic movement neurologist. [...]
Running Down a Mysterious Disorder
Jul 13, 2018

Offering Support Through Comforting Touch

By Linda Binner @lsbinner
Using the power of touch, more than 100 Caring Hands volunteers provide hand massages to ease stress and provide comfort to patients and caregivers across Mayo Clinic. [...]
Offering Support Through Comforting Touch
Jul 12, 2018

Saving A Sibling From Afar

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Mary Redepenning found out her sister Barbara needed a kidney, Mary wanted to be the donor. But traveling to Portland, Oregon, was a significant obstacle. Learning Mayo Clinic could perform a remote donation made all the difference. [...]
Saving A Sibling From Afar
Jul 9, 2018

A Sister's Love Saves A Life

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
As a lifelong smoker, Sue Franken had resigned herself to the unhealthy habit. But that changed when Sue followed through on a promise she made to her sister. [...]
A Sister's Love Saves A Life
Jul 6, 2018

Rising Up to Overcome an Eating Disorder

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For more than 10 years, Victoria Magnus struggled to control an eating disorder. A 2017 visit to Mayo Clinic set her on a new path. By sharing her story, Victoria hopes to help others while increasing awareness about eating disorders and the lasting consequences they can have. [...]
Rising Up to Overcome an Eating Disorder
Jul 5, 2018

Flashback: 1968 -- 50 Years Later, a Legacy of Caring Support Lives On

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For 50 years, the Bernard H. van der Steen Trust has helped ease the financial burden of cancer patients in need at Mayo Clinic [...]
Flashback: 1968 -- 50 Years Later, a Legacy of Caring Support Lives On
Jun 29, 2018

A Personalized Approach to Heart Health

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Heather Lister knew she had an abnormal heart valve. What she didn't know was that this defect put her at risk for a much more serious problem. But her Mayo Clinic care team gave her the information she needed to make a decision on the best way forward. [...]
A Personalized Approach to Heart Health
Jun 27, 2018

Full-Spectrum Care for a Complex Heart Condition

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Mark Gill came to Mayo Clinic, he was in severe pain and his medical condition was grim. But thanks to a thorough evaluation and comprehensive care, Mark was able to regain his health. [...]
Full-Spectrum Care for a Complex Heart Condition
Jun 25, 2018

Exceeding Expectations With Early Diagnosis, Expert Care

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Affected by a rare genetic condition that can cause developmental delays, Vera Johnson is happy and thriving in the world her parents have built for her with support from her Mayo Clinic team. [...]
Exceeding Expectations With Early Diagnosis, Expert Care
Jun 22, 2018

2 Teams, 1 Mission: Defeat Breast Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, Elena Blevins worked with providers at Phoenix Indian Medical Center and Mayo Clinic through a collaboration that provides patients with comprehensive cancer care. [...]
2 Teams, 1 Mission: Defeat Breast Cancer
Jun 20, 2018

A Noise-Filled Hearing Loss Journey

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Suffering from severe hearing loss and struggling to find answers, Dianne Lee Needham turned to Mayo Clinic's Cochlear Implant Program. Here she shares in her own words how the care she received has dramatically improved her quality of life. [...]
A Noise-Filled Hearing Loss Journey
Jun 19, 2018

Tackling and Taming a Rare Autoimmune Disease

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Kelli Anderson first decided to get her odd symptoms evaluated, she thought she had something resembling the flu. She never dreamed doctors at Mayo Clinic would diagnose her with an uncommon disorder that was attacking her kidneys. [...]
Tackling and Taming a Rare Autoimmune Disease
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