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October 28, 2021

New therapies, holistic modalities and hope help photographer see future

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Had it not been for the persistence of a co-worker, Jeremy Paterno might be living a different journey. It was the first Tuesday in 2020 when Jeremy Paterno, a photographer at Mayo Clinic in Florida, began noticing some small oddities. “That day, I had a couple flighty moments where my right hand was off, like […]

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Tags: glioblastoma, Glioma, Integrative Medicine, Jeremy Paterno, MayoClinicFL, Meditation

October 21, 2021

Integrative health paves road to recovery for young breast cancer patient

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

October holds a bit more significance these days for Michelle Couchenour, a wife, mother of two and dance instructor from Jacksonville, Florida. It’s a time of year to raise awareness for breast cancer, especially since Michelle is not far removed from her initial diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas of 2018, Michelle found […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Integrative Medicine, Jacoby Center for Breast Health, MayoClinicFL, Michelle Couchenour

December 20, 2013

Living Life to the Fullest After Epilepsy Surgery

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

My name is Jill Staloch, and I had my first seizure when I was a freshman in college. Epilepsy never impacted my life, besides having to take medications and having a yearly appointment with my doctor. It wasn’t until 2010 that my life changed because of seizures. I had been seizure free for at least […]

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Tags: Dr. Frederick Meyer, Dr. Jeffrey Britton, Epilepsy, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Patient Stories

November 3, 2013

My story – Richard

By Rich Rich (@walshres)

I had an excellent experience at the Mayo Clinic. I was treated for HCM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) by Dr. Dearani of the cardiovascular section. Not only do I have my life back after two years of fatigue, but also two other problems were corrected. I am a type 2 diabetic who took insulin morning and night, and […]

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October 29, 2013

My story — Diane Whittington

By Diane Whittington Diane Whittington (@theresa125)

My story is short and sweet. About 28 years ago, in 1984-85, Dr. Ian Hay treated me for Graves Disease, over-active thyroid. I was 4 months pregnant when it was discovered, which didn’t seem to be a good thing. Dr. Hay, I am forever grateful to you for everything you did. You told me at […]

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October 28, 2013

My patient story – Naomi Evers

By NaomiEvers NaomiEvers (@naomirevers)

I am writing to thank the Mayo Clinic Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery and giving special thanks to Dr. Jeffery Britton and Dr. Fredric Meyer. First, my name is Naomi R. Evers, and I am currently working in Nicaragua with an organization that I founded called Provider’s Servants Inc. My job is to buy and […]

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July 19, 2013

Harmonica Helps Pulmonary and Lung-Transplant Patients Breath Easier

By Lauren Venoy Lauren Venoy (@LaurenVenoy)

After surviving two separate lung transplant procedures in 2005 and 2008, musician Larry Rawdon is sharing new ways of healing through music with other patients at Mayo Clinic in Florida. It was, after all, music that led him to Mayo Clinic and aided in his recovery after he was diagnosed in 2002 with idiopathic pulmonary […]

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Tags: 3790, 5254, 5314, 5324, 5334, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, Cesar Keller, Florida, Harmonica, Larry Rawdon, lung transplant

December 16, 2012

Psychologist finds help for shaking disorder through mindfulness training

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Bill Hunt found a way to shake anxiety and uncontrollable shaking with help from Mayo’s Integrative Medicine program.

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Tags: Amit Sood M.D., Bill Hunt, Integrative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, mindfulness

November 22, 2012

A good team on her side

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Jane Fausel invested in her health by choosing Mayo Clinic to treat her lung cancer, and she’s glad she did.

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Tags: 2196, 5314, 5333, Alternative Medicine, Dr. Ross, Jane Fausel, lung cancer, Mayo Clinic

March 26, 2009

Featured Comment

By Lee Aase Lee Aase (@LeeAase)

On the Mayo Clinic page in Facebook, Claire from Denver recently said: Mayo is incredible – they gave me my life back. I was in the hospital for an extended time, and they became my family. I could not have asked for any better place for care – especially if you have a rare disorder […]

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