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August 23rd, 2017

Stitch by Stitch — Mayo Clinic Hernia Repair Model Helps Surgeons Hone Critical Skills

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A low-cost model developed at Mayo Clinic is being used as a tool for surgeons on the other side of the world to learn how to effectively repair inguinal hernias — a major health issue in many countries.

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Tags: Dr. David Farley, Dr. Muhammad Zeb, Inguinal hernia, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center


April 5th, 2017

3D Printing Paves the Way for Precision Surgeries

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The surgical teams assembled to operate on Mayo Clinic’s most complex patients lately have begun to consist of more than living, breathing members. The new recruits are usually small enough to hold in your hand, and they don’t say a word. But the information conveyed by these 3D anatomical printed models is helping surgeons plan […]

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Tags: 3d printing, Dr Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Basel Sharaf, Dr. Jonathan Morris, Dr. Mark Allen, Dr. Uldis Bite, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Radiology


July 20th, 2016

Unique Form of Genetic Testing Uncovers the Reason for Years of Mysterious Symptoms

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When she was a teenager, Sharon Mills started having excruciating pain after eating. Medical tests found abnormalities with her liver but no reason for the irregularities or pain. She continued to experience the troubling symptoms for decades. As an adult, Sharon moved to different parts of the country several times. With each move, she visited […]

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Tags: Consultative and Diagnostic Medicine, Dr. Floyd Willis, Dr. Paldeep Atwal, Family Medicine, Florida, Metabolomics


July 23rd, 2013

For patient in Honolulu, Mayo Clinic is just one click away

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Living in Hawaii definitely has its benefits — the beautiful scenery, the tropical weather, the ocean. But, what if you are living with a chronic condition and there aren’t any specialists on the island? For Traci Downs, the answer was Mayo Clinic and Patient Online Services, a tool that enables patients to connect with Mayo […]

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Tags: 2961, Hawaii, Internet, Mayo Clinic, patient app, patient online services, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, Traci Downs


May 11th, 2012

Heart Patients Use iPad

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

A new iPad app uses Mayo Clinic patient education to help patients learn about recovery after heart surgery. The app offers patients a wide range of content, including videos, available at the touch of a fingertip. Mayo Clinic Patient Randy Sterner is one patient who benefitted from using the new app. Stern says the app […]

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Tags: heart surgery, iPad app, Mayo Clinic, Randy Sterner


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