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March 4, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


November 18, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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

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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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Tags: Dr Christopher Moir, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric surgery


November 11, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Rewriting the Script for Parents of Babies With Down Syndrome

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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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Tags: Down syndrome, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, patient education


August 30, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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

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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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Tags: Child Life Program, Dr. Devon Aganga, Dr. Gregory Schears, Dr. Stephen Gleich, Dr. Vilmarie Rodriguez, Dr. W. Charles Huskins, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Infectious Disease


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