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October 15, 2018

Surviving and Thriving After Life-Threatening Illnesses

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Within the past six years, Devender Tulla developed two serious conditions that could have ended badly for the politician from India. But thanks to his Mayo Clinic care team, Devender was able to fight back. Now he’s returned to work representing his constituents.

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Tags: Dr. Allen Aksamit, Dr. Fredric Meyer, Dr. Santhi Swaroop Vege, Dr. Stephen Ansell, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


September 17, 2018

Subduing Pancreatic Cancer Involves International Odyssey

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When she was 38, Radhika Sattanathan received a frightening diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Taking the advice of her physician in India, Radhika sought care halfway around the globe at Mayo Clinic. Today, she’s cancer-free.

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Tags: Dr. Michael Kendrick, Dr. Santhi Swaroop Vege, International Patients, Pancreatic Cancer, whipple procedure


August 23, 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


January 17, 2014

Dr. David Fleischer: Treating Esophageal Cancer in Kenya

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Esophageal cancer is a challenging enough condition to treat at the best medical centers in the U.S. When the condition affects scores of people in a developing country in eastern Africa, the challenge is all the more demanding. David Fleischer, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and his colleagues, working in collaboration with […]

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Tags: Africa, Arizona, Cancer, David Fleischer, David Fleischer MD, Dr. Fleischer, esophageal cancer, esophagus, Kenya, radio frequency ablation, RFA, Tenwek Hospital


July 3, 2013

Make Good Things Come From Bad

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During a hospitalization for pneumonia more than 20 years ago in her hometown of Barrington, IL, Ilse Hein received very frightening news: she had multiple myeloma. Initially she understood that she had a skin cancer (a melanoma), though she soon learned that multiple myeloma was actually very different: a complex cancer of the bone marrow. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2248, 2271, 2375, 5275, 5279, 5335, 5336, breast cancer, Cancer, Dr. Patrick Kamath, Dr. Philip Greipp


January 17, 2013

Thoroughness is credited by Canadian for early Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

John Henderson of British Columbia is a details man: a Chartered Accountant for whom accuracy and thoroughness are paramount. So while health care is excellent in Canada, about 15 years ago Mr. Henderson, now 62, decided his routine check-ups were not as thorough as they should be for a man approaching 50. “Every time I […]

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Tags: 1136, 2391, 5268, 5335, 5336, Canada, early diagnosis, Executive Health Program, John Henderson, Mayo Clinic, Prostate Cancer


December 22, 2011

Mayo Graduate Student – Trip to Ecuador

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Amy Saleh, M.D. went to Ecuador as part of the Mayo International Heath Program within the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. She recounts this surgical trip experience, where they focused on children with cleft lip and cleft palate.

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Tags: Amy Saleh, cleft lip, cleft palate, Ecuador, Education, Graduate, health program, international, Mayo, student, Surgery


December 19, 2011

Mayo International Health Program Testimony – Experience in Kenya

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Mira Keddis, M.D. was originally from Egypt, went to Texas for her medical school training, and came to Mayo Clinic for her residency training. Then, the Mayo International Health Program (MIHP) offered her the opportunity to travel abroad as part of her education. In the below video, she relays lessons learned from her trip to […]

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Tags: Africa, Education, fellowship, Graduate, health program, international, Kenya, Mayo Clinic, medical, MIHP, Mira Keddis, residency


December 13, 2011

Mayo Graduate Student – Trip to West Africa

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Jason O’Grady, M.D. went to West Africa as part of the Mayo International Heath Program within the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. He recounts his experience in this video.   New Sharing Mayo Clinic blogpost: : Mayo Graduate Student – Trip to West Africa sharing.mayoclinic.org/2011/12/13/may… — Mayo Clinic (@MayoClinic) December 13, 2011

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Tags: Education, fellowship, graduate school, health program, international, Jason O'Grady, Mayo Clinic, MIHP, residency, student, Togo, West Africa


November 14, 2011

International Praise for Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Meet Mr. Hussein Hatata, lung cancer survivor, who praises the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependency Center for helping him to quit smoking. Related Diseases Lung Cancer Related Departments Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependency Center

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Tags: 1136, 2196, 5290, 5335, 5336, Hussein Hatata, international, lung cancer, Nicotine Dependence Center, quit, smoking


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