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August 15, 2018

New Knee Works Like Magic

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After suffering with debilitating knee pain for years, knee replacement surgery turned back the clock for Linda Bure, who went from walking with a cane to dancing with preschoolers.

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Tags: Dr. Aparna Kaur, Dr. Michael Eckstrom, Knee Replacement, Mayo Clinic Health System, Orthopedic Surgery


July 30, 2018

All in the Family: Pulling Together to Help a Young Girl Heal

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Working with their Mayo health care provider in Family Medicine, Hazel Sargent’s family is tackling the preschooler’s diagnosis of celiac disease head-on.

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Tags: Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato


July 27, 2018

Improving Lives With Creativity and Kindness

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As a child, when Jim Rogotzke wanted a toy or device that didn’t exist, he’d make it. Today the master electrician has turned that talent toward designing and developing devices to help patients.

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Tags: Jim Rogotzke, Mayo Clinic Health System, Melissa Wegscheid, Occupational therapy, Physical Therapy


July 24, 2018

Healthier and Happier After Bariatric Surgery

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For Candace Clark, bariatric surgery meant the difference between struggling with weight issues, including medical problems triggered by obesity, and enjoying renewed health and energy.

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Tags: bariatric surgery, Dr. Chris Hower, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


May 29, 2018

Skier Back on Track After Knee Surgeries

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Multiple knee problems threatened Marva Sahs’ ability to take part in the outdoor recreation she loves. But Marva and her Mayo Clinic care team were determined that her injuries would not sideline her. Today she’s back to being active in the great outdoors.

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Tags: Craig Kann, Dr. Andrew Israel, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Sports Medicine Department


June 15, 2017

Coordination Helps Jim Kissinger Get the Comprehensive Care He Needs

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Trying to manage a variety of serious medical conditions on his own was a daunting task. But now, thanks to his Mayo Clinic Health System care coordinator, Jim Kissinger has a knowledgeable partner to turn to when he needs some help.

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Tags: Care coordination, Jon Andersen, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


March 23, 2017

Dylan Walling Survives Crash and Exceeds Expectations in Recovery

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As much as she’d like to forget Sept. 15, 2016, it’s a day Julie George will never be able to erase from her memory. That day, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, woman’s 21-year-old son, Dylan Walling, was riding his motorcycle on a highway en route to his grandmother’s house when the unthinkable occurred. A slow-moving manure […]

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Tags: Dr. David Ciresi, Dr. James Banich, Emergency medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


October 17, 2016

Diagnosis and Treatment of Chiari Malformation Spurs Nikki Prins to Reach Out to Others

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Oct. 23, 2015, is a date that Nikole Prins will always remember. It’s the day she finally learned the reason for the bizarre symptoms she had been dealing with for more than half her life. Nikki precisely recalls the time she heard the news. It was 1:24 in the afternoon when her doctor called with […]

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Tags: Chiari Malformation, Dr. Grant Mallory, Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna, Neurology & Neurosurgery


October 13, 2016

After Motorcycle Crash, Surgical-Assistant-Turned-Patient Sees Hospital With New Eyes

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As a first surgical assistant for 23 years with Mayo Clinic Health System, Shari Callaghan was trained to provide the utmost in care to her patients. But the 55-year-old resident of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, says she didn’t fully grasp the quality of care Mayo patients receive until she became one herself. For 31 years, Shari […]

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Tags: Dr. Bradley Grewe, Emergency Department, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury


August 2, 2016

Tree Farmer’s Passion for the Outdoors Thrives Thanks to Palliative Care Team

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Roger Conklin has a passion for being outdoors. A tree farmer for more than 50 years, Roger looks forward to the changing seasons and experiencing the cycle of planting, growing and harvesting. Over the last two decades, however, health concerns have made his outdoor activities more challenging. During that time, Roger has undergone hip and […]

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Tags: Hip replacement, Knee Replacement, Mayo Clinic Health System, Palliative care, Prostate Cancer


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