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September 23, 2021 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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 · Leave a Comment

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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