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July 22, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Children’s Center leaves South Carolina girl smiling after surgery to correct pectus excavatum

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

When Sara Hutchins noticed an indent in her daughter Scarlett’s chest, she immediately recognized the cause: pectus excavatum, a condition that causes the breast bone to sink into the chest. A family member had the same condition, Sara says. “He’d had surgery to correct it but was never satisfied with his results.” Sara wanted to […]

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Tags: Dean Potter, Dr. Potter, Mayo Children's Center, pectus excavatum, scarlett hutchins


June 20, 2021 · Leave a Comment

A father’s gift to his son

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Father’s Day will be extra-special this year for the Teeples family in La Crosse, Wisconsin. After spending much of his two years in a hospital bed with a rare kidney disease, toddler Easton Teeples has returned home from Mayo Clinic after a lifesaving transplant from dear old dad. It’s a special bond between father and […]

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Tags: congential nephrotic syndrome, Dr. Mikel Prieto, Easton Teeples, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Living-donor kidney donation, Steve Teeples


May 27, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Hyperbaric treatment speeds healing after cleft palate surgery

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Before Kael Jaeger was born, his 20-week ultrasound revealed to his parents, Jacy and Jesse Jaeger, that he had a cleft lip and palate. As the couple adjusted to this new reality, his care team stepped up and created a plan for repairing this common birth defect. A cleft lip and palate are openings or […]

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Tags: cleft lip and palate, Dr. Shelagh Cofer, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Jacy Jaeger, Jesse Jaeger, Kael Jaeger


March 4, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Volunteer’s gift provides warming comfort for young boy after head injury

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When a head injury landed young Andrew Holmquist in the Emergency Department, a blanket made by a hospital volunteer provided comfort through exams, scans, a ride in an air ambulance, and throughout his recovery. A blanket is just a piece of cloth stitched together, but it can be so much more. Especially when it’s given […]

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Tags: Dr. Brent Bjorklund, Dr. Denise Klinkner, Dr. Mark Mannenbach, Karen Elwood, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Trauma Center


February 17, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Complex heart surgery gives 6-year-old a second chance at childhood

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Amy and Josh Porter were looking for the best pediatric heart surgery program to give their son the best chance at a regular childhood. Then they learned that two of them were working together in a new collaboration. When Mitchell Porter was born, he was diagnosed with heart defects that typi­cally require multiple surgeries over […]

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Tags: cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


December 15, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Joelle’s journey to a new heart

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Cardiomyopathy is a medical term for a number of genetic and nongenetic diseases involving the heart muscle that adversely affect the heart’s mechanical pumping function and its electrical system. It can occur in people of all ages, races or genders, and it is a frequent cause of sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. For […]

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Dr. Michael Ackerman


April 6, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Embracing His Heart’s Passion, Despite Congenital Heart Defect

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Woody Hust, an athlete and outdoorsman, is living his dream in the Rocky Mountains. It’s a picture-perfect existence made even more special because he’s achieved his goals despite having a congenital heart defect. Thanks to the lifelong, personalized care Woody’s received from his Mayo Clinic cardiologist, the sky continues to be the limit for him.

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Tags: Center for Congenital Heart Disease, Congenital heart defects, Dr. Allison Cabalka, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Cardiology


April 1, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Telemedicine Helps Provide the Right Care at the Right Time During Unexpected Delivery

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Lizzie Stoltz went into labor more than two months early with her second child at Mayo Clinic Health System in Bloomer, Wisconsin, she and the baby needed specialized care. They got it, thanks to a connection with a Mayo Clinic neonatologist who guided the delivery from more than 100 miles away.

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Collura, Dr. Phillip Skaar, Jon Farm, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Bloomer, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Neonatology


January 22, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Tiny But Mighty, Lorelei Overcomes Devastating Digestive Disease

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

For Jordyn and Michael Threat, having a premature baby was frightening on its own. Then learning that their firstborn, Lorelei, had a potentially fatal digestive system disease was an additional shock. But despite her size, Lorelei was tough. And with the support of a compassionate Mayo Clinic team, she rebounded time and again.

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Tags: Dr. Denise Klinkner, Dr. Mounif El-Youssef, Dr. Rayna Grothe, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Necrotizing enterocolitis, Neonatal ICU, Pediatric surgery, Premature birth


December 2, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Wide, Wonderful Smiles After Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Treatment

By SharingMayoClinic 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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Tags: Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic, Dental Specialties, Dr. Chad Rasmussen, Dr. John Volz, Dr. Mari Charisse Trinidad, Dr. Shelagh Cofer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology


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