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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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June 7, 2011

Early Detection Key for Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

Benny Andújar has traveled a long way from his native Utuado, Puerto Rico, to tell an important story. “Cancer doesn’t always send a warning,” Andújar says about his experience with a precancerous condition called Barrett’s esophagus.  A routine endoscopy gave him the information he needed to unmask esophageal cancer before it developed.  “When they did […]

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February 24, 2011

A first of its kind surgery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Three years ago, when Janis Ollson, now 32, was pregnant with her second child, she experienced agonizing back pain. But, unlike the back pain she had during her first pregnancy with daughter Braxtyn, this time the pain would not subside. “I was desperate for relief,” says Ollson. Five months into the pregnancy she could no […]

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Tags: 1136, 5218, 5279, 5299, 5335, 5336, bone cancer, Canada, Cancer, Janis Ollson, Mayo Clinic, Michael Yaszemski


February 18, 2011

A Miracle for Daniela

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Photo: Daniela, pictured top left, enjoys time with her brothers and sister at our home in Ecuador after her procedure at Mayo Clinic. Written by her parents, Juan and Victoria (Ecuador): My wife Victoria has always believed in miracles. I also believe in miracles, but I thought they only happened to somebody else, not us.  […]

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December 20, 2010

A Mayo Moment with a “Woman Cut in Half”

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

A big part of the reason for Sharing Mayo Clinic is to give Mayo patients the opportunity to share their stories of how Mayo has changed their lives. It’s inspiring for employees to hear about the difference we make together as an organization and in teams, and how each of us individually contribute. At this […]

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Tags: Canada, Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Janis Ollson, Michael Yaszemski, NBC, Surgery, Today Show


November 23, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo – Overview

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

For those of you wanting to read through the entire series or for those wanting to find a specific part you may have missed, here is an overview post including links to all the series parts. Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five Part Six Part Seven Part Eight Part Nine Part Ten Part Eleven […]

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Tags: Congo, Democratic, DRC, Girls, Mayo Clinic, Republic, sexual violence, Summary


November 22, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Fourteen

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Phil Fischer, M.D. is one of the Mayo Clinic physicians who recently went to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the video interview below, Dr. Fischer offers a personal reflection on the trip. He also explains the potential for future research and how those plans are already advancing. Also, many of you have inquired […]

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Tags: Congo, DRC, Mayo Clinic, Phil Fischer, Research


November 19, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Thirteen (Saturday & Thanks)

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

The following is another update from the Mayo Clinic team that was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week, written by Dr. Deborah Rhodes. While this is the final update from their trip, please check for additional posts next week including video interviews with some of the team describing their experiences. “After a […]

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Tags: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Deb Rhodes, DRC, V-day


November 18, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Twelve (More from Friday)

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

The following is another update from the Mayo Clinic team that was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week, written by Dr. Deborah Rhodes . “Dr. Sean Dowdy and Dr. Emanuel Trabuco had another long day in the OR, with two large fistula repairs and a radical hysterectomy for advanced cervical cancer – […]

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Tags: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Deb Rhodes, Dr. Mukwege, DRC, fistula


November 17, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Eleven (Friday)

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

The following is another update from the Mayo Clinic team that was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week. “We started the morning surrounded by the staff and patients of Panzi, gathered in the courtyard for morning prayers. We looked out on the beautiful women wrapped in colorful pagnes. We felt like we […]

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Tags: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Creedon, Dr. Dowdy, Dr. Fischer, Dr. Mukwege, Dr. Rhodes, Dr. Trabuco, DRC, Lois McGuire, Panzi Hospital


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