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Emergency Medicine

September 23, 2021

Thanks to 3D printing, ‘They know who I am — I’m grandpa’

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

In an instant — the grasp on the hand brakes, the squealing tires, the realization of what was to come, the unavoidable collision between motorcycle and passenger side of a pickup truck — everything changed for John Roby. The details are fuzzy and traumatizing for John, whose memory mostly is built from the accident report […]

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Tags: 3D Anatomic Modeling Lab, Dr. Basel Sharaf, Dr. Jonathan Morris, Emergency Department, Emergency medicine, engineering, John Roby, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


August 11, 2021

Pharmacist advocates for stroke awareness

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

A pharmacist for a regional grocer, health and wellness was the foundation of Faye Baracats’ life. She advocated daily to her patients the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, eating well, and exercising. Faye, 42, and mom to two teenagers, also practiced what she preached. She followed a Mediterranean diet and exercised regularly. During her […]

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Tags: cerebrovascular disease, COVID-19, faye baracats, MayoClinicFL, stroke


May 30, 2021

Speaking out for stroke awareness

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Ilah Breen was visiting her daughter in early April this year when she realized something was amiss. “I was knitting, and everything was fine. The next thing I knew, my knitting made no sense. The needles didn’t completely disappear, but they got blurry. And I couldn’t figure out what the yarn was,” recalls the 72-year-old […]

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Tags: cerebrovascular disease, Ilah Breen, MayoClinicFL, stroke, Thrombectomy


December 7, 2017

Swift Action Saves Skier After Heart Attack on the Water

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Quick thinking and high-quality care helped Brian Kanable recover after what could have been a deadly medical emergency. 

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Tags: Cardiac Arrest, Coronary Disease, Defibrillation, Dr. Charles Cagin, heart attack, Mayo Clinic Health System


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