February 7, 2020
Doris Jessesski tried a host of treatments to ease her chronic back pain, but nothing worked. Then a Mayo Clinic Pain Medicine specialist recommended a new type of spinal cord stimulator. That did the trick. Today, Doris’ debilitating back pain is gone.
January 3, 2020
With her warm brown eyes, big floppy ears and calming presence, Luna, a trained facility dog, spends her days bringing cheer to Mayo patients.
October 2, 2019
When Taylor Sturtz first arrived at Mayo Clinic, it was as an intern in the Project Search program. Through that experience, she gained new skills and found new confidence. Today, Taylor is proud to be a Mayo Clinic employee, and she’s happy to have the opportunity to help others.
September 9, 2019
Gyles Randall lived for years with pervasive pain that radiated down his legs. When he no longer could tolerate the discomfort, he sought medical help and was surprised to be referred to a neurosurgeon. But that referral made a world of difference.
August 28, 2019
Although 3-year-old Matthew Makela and his family have already been forced to deal with a host of serious medical concerns during the young boy’s life, they navigate it all with grace and gratitude.
July 24, 2019
Steve Larson was stunned when he received a diagnosis of testicular cancer in his mid-30s. Prompt treatment cured his disease, and now he’s urging other men to get checked if they have symptoms of this highly treatable form of cancer.
February 20, 2019
When Mat Walker had a device implanted to aid his failing heart, it was just the beginning of a long road to better health. But a host of Mayo Clinic care providers assembled to assist Mat as he worked toward his recovery goals.
February 7, 2019
As a cardiologist, Andrew Calvin, M.D., is very familiar with the world of health care. But when he found out he needed surgery, he was a little unnerved. Support from his spouse and care team got him through it, though, and taught him some important lessons along the way.
December 19, 2018
As they’ve faced the realities of a terminal illness, Jim and Nancy Moessner appreciate the support and assistance they’ve received from Mayo experts in palliative care and hospice care.
November 28, 2018
Nancy Hannafin suffered from terrible pain on one side of her face for several years. Finally, a visit to her optometrist led to a breakthrough. Nerve pain was causing the problem, and brain surgery at Mayo Clinic fixed it.