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Pediatrics

December 2, 2019

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

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

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

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


August 28, 2019

Kindhearted Kid Perseveres Through Multiple Heart Surgeries

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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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Tags: Congenital heart defects, Dr. Karen Myhre, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Tetralogy of Fallot


August 26, 2019

Advanced Surgery Corrects Rare Birth Defect for Two Brothers

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When a rare disorder was identified in the Doyles’ eldest son, they chose the experts at Mayo Clinic to treat and manage his condition. Two years later, when the same disorder appeared in their second child, they didn’t think twice about where to take him for care.

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Tags: craniosynostosis, Dr. Edward Ahn, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Neurosurgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


March 4, 2019

Cochlear Implants Open a New World for Aida

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When Melinda and Matt Little found out their baby girl, Aida, was deaf, they wanted to do everything they could to enable her to hear. A multidisciplinary team at Mayo Clinic helped them achieve that goal.

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Tags: Audiology team, cochlear implant, Dr. Lisa Schimmenti, Dr. Matthew Carlson, Hearing Loss, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Waardenburg syndrome


December 3, 2018

Hanna’s Lifesaving Liver Transplant

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When a local hospital was reluctant to list their daughter for the liver transplant she needed, Melinda Kohlmyer and her husband brought young Hanna to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. There, Hanna got a second chance at life.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Dr. Katryn Furuya, Liver Transplant Program, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric hepatology


September 20, 2018

Toddler’s Personalized Care Sparks Enormous Strides

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Affected by a rare neuromuscular condition, Katie Emerson was beset by extreme muscle weakness that affected her ability to eat, speak and move. Then her mother learned about a Mayo Clinic physician whose pioneering research into Katie’s condition gave the child a chance at normalcy.

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Tags: Child and Adolescent Neurology, Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, Dr. Andrew Engel, Dr. Duygu Selcen


August 29, 2018

Feasting Fear-Free

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For Knox Rhinehart, who had been plagued by chronic vomiting for years, eating was a torment to be avoided — until he met a Mayo Clinic specialist who understood that treating Knox meant treating his fear.

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Tags: Dr. Imad Absah, Eosinophilic esophagitis, Mayo Clinic Specialty Pharmacy, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology


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