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June 10, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Receiving care for COVID-19 while pregnant

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Last September, Kim and Lloyd Harter of Fairchild, Wisconsin, along with their daughter Eleanor Jacobo, tested positive for COVID-19. While they recovered, they also waited for a special new addition to their family: Kim was eight months pregnant. With pregnancy being a risk factor for complications due to COVID-19, a member of the COVID-19 Front-Line […]

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Tags: Dr. Anthony Furlano, Dr. Molly Meagher, Eau Claire, Family Medicine, Kim Harter, Lloyd Harter, Obstetrics


February 24, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Reinvigorated After Celiac Disease Diagnosis

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Michelle Swosinski was beginning to think she’d never be rid of her chronic abdominal pain. Years of fruitlessly searching for medical help had left the young woman feeling ignored and frustrated. That all changed when Michelle sought care at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where her medical team was committed to finding […]

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Tags: Celiac Disease, Dr. Christian Mendez, Dr. Donald Weber, Gluten-free diets, Jennifer Motto, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


December 23, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Rare Tumor Triggers Life-Threatening Medical Ordeal

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Diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumor while she was pregnant, Dr. Staci Tanouye and her husband, Dr. Amit Merchea, turned to a team of Mayo Clinic specialists to safeguard Dr. Tanouye’s health and that of their baby. Under that expert care, their son was safely delivered and the tumor successfully removed.

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Tags: Dr Carl Rose, Dr. Amit Merchea, Dr. David Larson, Dr. Geoffrey Thompson, Dr. William Young Jr., Fetal and Maternal Care, Neuroendocrine tumors


December 2, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Wide, Wonderful Smiles After Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Treatment

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For Rebecca and J Winkowski, learning that their daughter, Everly, would be born with a cleft lip and palate was an unexpected and unnerving discovery. But after meeting a compassionate team of Mayo Clinic physicians committed to Everly’s care, those feelings of anxiety and apprehension quickly vanished.

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Tags: Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic, Dental Specialties, Dr. Chad Rasmussen, Dr. John Volz, Dr. Mari Charisse Trinidad, Dr. Shelagh Cofer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology


October 21, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Lillian’s Gift: Finding New Purpose Driven by Grief

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Mark and Anna Stanfield’s daughter, Lillian, arrived at 35 weeks gestation, but she was stillborn. While the family still mourns the loss of their baby girl, they have worked to further research focused on stillbirth, as well as provide comfort to others dealing with pregnancy loss.

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Tags: Dr. Norman Davies, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Neonatal ICU, Pregnancy loss


October 11, 2019 · Leave a Comment

A Long Road Through Infertility to Parenthood

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Lacey Berning dreamed of having a little girl. What she never imagined, however, was that the journey to that child would be wrought with delays and heartache. But Lacey never gave up hope, and with support from a team of Mayo Clinic infertility specialists, she and her husband finally realized their dream of becoming parents.

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Tags: Cassandra Liss, Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, Dr. Zaraq Khan, In vitro fertilization, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility


July 22, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Expert Fetal Care Makes a Lifesaving Difference for Ulisse

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When an ultrasound revealed devastating news about the baby they were expecting, Sara and Ugo Colombo turned to Mayo Clinic. The family’s Mayo care team helped Ulisse Colombo beat long odds and go on to be the happy, active little boy he is today.

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Tags: blood transfusion, Cesarean section, Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Dr. Christopher Colby, Dr. Douglas Derleth, Dr. Rodrigo Ruano, fetal anemia, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Saint Marys Campus, ultrasound


June 7, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Off to New Adventures After Bidding Incontinence Goodbye

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For years, Catherine Hebert always carried a pair of underwear in her purse. She often needed them. Affected by stress incontinence, she leaked with even slight exertion. Now, after undergoing an outpatient procedure to treat the incontinence with urinary mesh, Catherine stays dry, and her extra undergarments stay at home.

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Tags: Dr. Emanuel Trabuco, incontinence, Pelvic organ prolapse, Transvaginal mesh


June 3, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Special Delivery for the Nardinger Family

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When Holly Nardinger went into labor weeks before her due date, Holly’s health care providers in Red Wing, Minnesota, teamed up with a Mayo Clinic neonatologist 50 miles away to ensure baby Clara’s safe arrival.

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Tags: Dr. Sarah Helm, Dr. William Carey, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Teleneonatology Program, The BirthPlace


May 15, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Thankful for the Gift of Motherhood After a Long and Trying Journey

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At times, Jess Pederson thought she might never become a mother. She struggled through infertility treatments and faced the risk of preterm labor. But now, as Jess watches her healthy baby boy thrive, she’s grateful for the compassionate care she received along the way.

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Tags: Dr. Suzette Peltier, Infertility Care, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Preterm labor


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