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Oct 23, 2019

Back in the Game After Pain Rehabilitation

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
At 35, Tyler McDonald felt like his best years were behind him. Affected by mystifying mobility issues and severe pain, he needed a cane and heavy pain medications to move through his days. Withdrawn and depressed, Tyler's outlook was grim — until he met a Mayo Clinic neurologist who opened a door that led Tyler to a happier future.

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Back in the Game After Pain Rehabilitation
Oct 21, 2019

Lillian's Gift: Finding New Purpose Driven by Grief

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Mark and Anna Stanfield's daughter, Lillian, arrived at 35 weeks gestation, but she was stillborn. While the family still mourns the loss of their baby girl, they have worked to further research focused on stillbirth, as well as provide comfort to others dealing with pregnancy loss.

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Lillian's Gift: Finding New Purpose Driven by Grief
Oct 18, 2019

Breaking the Silence and Stigma of Mental Illness

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Struggling and on the brink of suicide, Mark Markham turned to an expert team of mental health professionals at Mayo Clinic to help him regain his footing. With their guidance and care, Mark has been able to find his way back to a fulfilling life of purpose.

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Breaking the Silence and Stigma of Mental Illness
Oct 16, 2019

Surviving Aortic Dissection and Navigating Its Aftermath

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Surviving an aortic dissection is a tale not all patients live to tell. For Eric Salter, living through the traumatic experience was nothing short of miraculous. What's been even more remarkable to the 45-year-old, though, is the life-changing care he's received from his Mayo Clinic cardiologists who are committed to helping him live a long life.

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Surviving Aortic Dissection and Navigating Its Aftermath
Oct 14, 2019

Expert Care and Compassion Move Cary Hill Beyond a Second Brain Aneurysm

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Having already lived through the effects of one ruptured brain aneurysm, Cary Hill knew she couldn't risk it happening again when scans showed that another aneurysm had grown on her brain. So she came to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion — and a second chance.

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Expert Care and Compassion Move Cary Hill Beyond a Second Brain Aneurysm
Oct 11, 2019

A Long Road Through Infertility to Parenthood

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Lacey Berning dreamed of having a little girl. What she never imagined, however, was that the journey to that child would be wrought with delays and heartache. But Lacey never gave up hope, and with support from a team of Mayo Clinic infertility specialists, she and her husband finally realized their dream of becoming parents.

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A Long Road Through Infertility to Parenthood
Oct 10, 2019

Flashback: Transformative Gift Creates Mayo Clinic as It's Known Today

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Tuesday, Oct. 8, marked the 100th anniversary of when Dr. Will and Hattie Mayo along with Dr. Charlie and Edith Mayo signed a deed of gift that transferred ownership of the land, buildings and equipment of the medical practice from the Mayo family to Mayo Clinic. They also donated the [...]
Flashback: Transformative Gift Creates Mayo Clinic as It's Known Today
Oct 9, 2019

Happy to Give Back to Mayo Clinic After Battling Rare Autoimmune Disease

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Erin Ayub spent months in a medically induced coma as her Mayo Clinic care team worked to fight off a rare and dangerous form of encephalitis. Today, Erin has made a remarkable recovery, and now as a Mayo staff member, she's eagerly working to help further the mission of the health care organization that saved her life.

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Happy to Give Back to Mayo Clinic After Battling Rare Autoimmune Disease
Oct 7, 2019

Freed From Debilitating Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Marissa Russo has been battling symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease for half her life. When a flare-up that lasted several months had her confined to bed and barely able to function, she turned to the expertise of Mayo Clinic for a new approach to treatment.

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Freed From Debilitating Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Oct 4, 2019

Pedaling His Way to a Successful Heart Transplant

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Told he needed a heart transplant to stay alive, Greg Williams could have simply sat back and waited. Instead, he chose to take ownership of his health by exercising in his hospital room at Mayo Clinic right up until the day of his transplant in hopes of preparing his body and mind as best he could for what was to come.

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Pedaling His Way to a Successful Heart Transplant
Oct 2, 2019

Overcoming Disability and Shyness While Finding Her Place

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Taylor Sturtz first arrived at Mayo Clinic, it was as an intern in the Project Search program. Through that experience, she gained new skills and found new confidence. Today, Taylor is proud to be a Mayo Clinic employee, and she's happy to have the opportunity to help others.

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Overcoming Disability and Shyness While Finding Her Place
Sep 30, 2019

Energized and Excited After Precision Care Relieves Puzzling Problem

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
These days, Molly Hanson feels awesome. Free from pain, she's now eager to get back into her life. Molly's energy today stands in stark contrast to how she felt a year ago — before she visited Mayo Clinic and learned an undiagnosed medical condition was to blame for many of her debilitating symptoms.

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Energized and Excited After Precision Care Relieves Puzzling Problem
Sep 27, 2019

Savoring the Many Flavors of Life After Overcoming Side Effects From Cancer Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Side effects from oral cancer treatment left Mike Serpe in terrible pain and unable to eat or drink for months. But after coming to Mayo Clinic, where he began hyperbaric oxygen therapy followed by surgery, his throat healed, and he reclaimed his love of cooking and eating.

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Savoring the Many Flavors of Life After Overcoming Side Effects From Cancer Treatment
Sep 25, 2019

From Restless Legs to Dancing Feet

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For the first four years of her life, Savannah Brock didn't sleep more than a few hours at a time. Though desperately tired, the child couldn't fall or stay asleep due to an unrelenting urge to move her legs. While Savannah's parents knew something was wrong, medical tests didn't reveal the cause. Then they met a Mayo Clinic pediatric sleep specialist who listened to the family's story and pinpointed the problem.

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From Restless Legs to Dancing Feet
Sep 23, 2019

Innovative Treatment Moves Conner Beyond Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Conner O'Brien was faced with daunting cancer treatment options that carried long-term side effects, his doctors referred him to Mayo Clinic. Today, because of the less-invasive and targeted treatments he was offered at Mayo, Conner's tumor is gone, and his quality of life is excellent.

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Innovative Treatment Moves Conner Beyond Cancer
Sep 20, 2019

Living His Best Life Against the Backdrop of Incurable Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Scott Stewart learned he had a rare neuroendocrine tumor, the journey ahead of him looked frightening and difficult. But with steadfast support from an interdisciplinary Mayo Clinic team, Scott now takes comfort in knowing that some of the best physicians in the world are walking the path with him.

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Living His Best Life Against the Backdrop of Incurable Cancer
Sep 18, 2019

Eliminating a Complex Brain Tumor With Careful Planning and Expert Care

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Tony DeGange never thought much about the bump on his head until his barber mentioned that it might be a problem. It was. The bump turned out to be a brain tumor. But his Mayo Clinic team successfully removed it, and now Tony's back to enjoying his retirement, bump-free.

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Eliminating a Complex Brain Tumor With Careful Planning and Expert Care
Sep 16, 2019

Fighting a Rare Cancer and Using His Voice to Help Others

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Nick Saleum felt a painless lump in his left forearm. One doctor misdiagnosed the lump as a ganglion cyst or lipoma, but Nick noticed the lump growing and went to see another doctor. A biopsy revealed a rare, cancerous tumor: epithelioid sarcoma.

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Fighting a Rare Cancer and Using His Voice to Help Others
Sep 13, 2019

Surgery to Remove a Nerve Tumor Restores Rose's Joy

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Eleven years of constant pain had left Rose Boehmer worn down and discouraged. Then she met Robert Spinner, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic, who not only identified the long-hidden source of her pain, he and his surgical team eliminated it — returning Rose to a full and happy life.

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Surgery to Remove a Nerve Tumor Restores Rose's Joy
Sep 11, 2019

Beating Pancreatic Cancer With a Fresh Approach to Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When doctors discovered a stage 3 tumor on John Magee's pancreas that they deemed inoperable, John took his health into his own hands by seeking a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. That decision made all the difference. Today, John is cancer-free.

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Beating Pancreatic Cancer With a Fresh Approach to Treatment
Sep 9, 2019

Walking Tall After Spine Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Gyles Randall lived for years with pervasive pain that radiated down his legs. When he no longer could tolerate the discomfort, he sought medical help and was surprised to be referred to a neurosurgeon. But that referral made a world of difference.

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Walking Tall After Spine Surgery
Sep 6, 2019

Kidney Transplant is All in the Family

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Jose Ramirez learned his kidneys were failing and he needed a transplant, his sister Kelsey Ramirez-Macias immediately stepped forward to be his donor. With guidance from Mayo Clinic's Hispanic Transplant Program, the Ramirez family navigated the transplant process, and now Jose's health has been restored.

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Kidney Transplant is All in the Family
Sep 4, 2019

Cancer and Brain Tumors Call for Coordinated, Multidisciplinary Care

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
As a sled dog trainer, Rick Minard has faced blizzards and subzero temperatures. But those challenges paled in comparison to facing a complicated medical situation that involved brain tumors and two cancer diagnoses. He's been able to weather it all, though, thanks to the trust he's placed in his team at Mayo Clinic.

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Cancer and Brain Tumors Call for Coordinated, Multidisciplinary Care
Aug 30, 2019

Nathan and His Team of Medical Superheroes Work to Defeat Cancer and a Host of Scary Complications

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, 4-year-old Nathan Herber's health spiraled downward when he was overcome by life-threatening treatment complications. A team of pediatric specialists at Mayo Clinic came to Nathan's aid. And in the end, they restored the boy's health while putting his cancer in remission.

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Nathan and His Team of Medical Superheroes Work to Defeat Cancer and a Host of Scary Complications
Aug 28, 2019

Kindhearted Kid Perseveres Through Multiple Heart Surgeries

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Although 3-year-old Matthew Makela and his family have already been forced to deal with a host of serious medical concerns during the young boy's life, they navigate it all with grace and gratitude.

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Kindhearted Kid Perseveres Through Multiple Heart Surgeries
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