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Neurology & Neurosurgery

August 9, 2018

Minimally Invasive Back Surgery Puts Fear and Pain in the Past

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Michele Krause’s fear of surgery prevented her from seeking a surgical remedy for her back pain for years. All of that began to change when she heard a Mayo Clinic surgeon explain a less-invasive procedure.

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Tags: Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Neurosurgery, Spinal Fusion


July 20, 2018

Epilepsy Surgery Frees Kelly Daniels to Enjoy Her Independence

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Kelly Daniels tried to control her seizures with medications. But the drugs were ineffective, and they left her feeling disoriented. Then she turned to Mayo Clinic, where she had brain surgery that stopped the seizures and put her life back on track.

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Tags: Dr. Gregory Cascino, Dr. W. Richard Marsh, Epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery


July 16, 2018

Running Down a Mysterious Disorder

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Determined to understand the reason for the strange hitch in his stride, marathon runner Pat Foley pushed forward for years until he reached the office of a Mayo Clinic movement neurologist.

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Tags: Dr. Allen Aksamit, Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog, Dystonia


June 25, 2018

Exceeding Expectations With Early Diagnosis, Expert Care

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Affected by a rare genetic condition that can cause developmental delays, Vera Johnson is happy and thriving in the world her parents have built for her with support from her Mayo Clinic team.

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Tags: Dr. Deborah Renaud, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo One, Mitochondrial Disease


June 11, 2018

Overcoming an Aneurysm With a Valuable New Tool

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Told that no treatment was available for her brain aneurysm, Judy Henderson sought a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. Her care team deployed an innovative device that effectively treated the aneurysm, giving Judy a fresh opportunity to live life to the fullest.

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Tags: Brain Aneurysm, Dr. David Piepgras, Dr. Giuseppe Lanzino, Dr. Leonardo Rangel Castilla, Neurosugery


June 9, 2018

Looking Toward the Future After a Long Road to Epilepsy Diagnosis

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Undiagnosed epilepsy disrupted Jake Weiss’ life for years. But a comprehensive evaluation finally revealed the true nature of his medical condition and gave him a new way forward.

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Tags: Dr. Scott Spritzer, Eau Claire, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic Health System, Seizure


June 6, 2018

Living in the Present, Grateful for Life

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Buoyed by her Mayo Clinic care team, Kellie Leasure, a 48-year-old mother of four living with metastatic breast cancer, embraces each day.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Ian Parney, Dr. Michelle Clarke, Dr. Peter Rose, Dr. Timothy Hobday, HER2-positive breast cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Metastatic breast cancer


May 30, 2018

Back to Farm Fields and Family Thanks to Speedy Stroke Treatment

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After a severe ischemic stroke, Bruce Schmoll has returned to life on his farm thanks to the multidisciplinary care he received at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Eugene Scharf, Dr. Harry Cloft, Dr. Jennifer Fugate, Neuro intensive care unit, stroke


May 15, 2018

Timely Stroke Care Allows Frankie Weekley to Keep Celebrating, Look Forward to Daughter’s Wedding

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Frankie Weekley suffered a stroke that could have left her severely debilitated. But prompt access to stroke telemedicine saved Frankie’s life and minimized the effect the stroke had on her health.

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Josephine Huang, Dr. Rabih Tawk, Mayo Clinic Care Network, MayoClinicFL, stroke, Telestroke


May 4, 2018

Controlling Seizures With Careful Attention to Medication Details

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Managing medications while keeping her seizures under control is a challenge for Hannah Soderberg. The Mayo Clinic Outpatient Pharmacy makes it easier with individualized attention and care.

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Tags: Dr. Wendy Burgess, Mayo Clinic Pharmacy, seizures


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