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July 16, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Air Ambulance Ride Confirms Family’s Gratitude for Mayo Clinic

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Growing up in South Dakota, Brandon Mauck had heard stories about the famous medical institution surrounded by cornfields in Rochester, Minnesota. Mayo Clinic’s reputation inspired him to become part of the Mayo organization, and for the past four years, he has been working in the Department of Nursing at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. What he […]

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Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo MedAir, NICU, nursing, Premature Labor


June 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment

What makes a cancer survivor?

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

  June 1 is designated National Cancer Survivor Day – a time to celebrate those living with cancer. It seems ironic, though, for one day to be called out as cancer survivor’s day. Let’s be honest – once you receive a diagnosis of cancer, regardless of what kind, every day is essentially survivor’s day. As a two-time ovarian cancer patient, I […]

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Tags: Cancer Center, CANCER RESEARCH, cindy weiss, Ovarian Cancer, survivor, weiss


May 8, 2014 · Leave a Comment

A Healthy Assist for a Special Delivery

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

JoAnna Goebel refused to let diabetes stop her from welcoming a healthy baby into the world When soon-to-be moms find out they are pregnant, many are eager to share the happy news with loved ones. When JoAnna Goebel learned she was expecting, she got on the phone, too. One of her calls wasn’t to a […]

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Tags: diabetes, Diabetes Technology Clinic, Endocrinology, Patient Stories, pregnancy, technology, type 1 diabetes


March 1, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Prenatal Education Class: A special relationship between 3 moms and daughters

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

In the Winter of 2011, my husband Cameron and I (Megan Rask) were expecting our first child. We were beyond thrilled! I had been doing my care with the midwives at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Of course, I wanted to sign my husband and I up for every baby class offered! We soon began the six […]

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Tags: 5295, 5335, babies, baby, Education, Family Birth Center, mom, perinatal, pregnancy, prenatal


December 12, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Specialized care team approach helps triumph over high risk pregnancy

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Rachel Willenberg rides a rollercoaster of symptoms that finally leads to treatment, and the family she’s always wanted.

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Tags: 3781, 5252, 5277, 5295, 5335, cardiovascular disease, Dr. Cabalka, Dr. Phillips, Dr. Rose, fibrosing mediastinitis, Mayo Clinic, Rachel Willenberg


November 14, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Loving care, answered prayers and a bake sale

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

For Carey Deacon, the support of co-workers along with her daughter’s medical care reaffirmed her decision to return to work at the “only place she felt passionate about.” Carey Deacon sped from her mother’s graveside to the emergency room with her 15-year-old daughter, Catherine, doubled over in pain beside her in the car. “I was […]

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Tags: Carey Deacon, Catherine Deacon, Charles Coddington, dermoid tumor, employee, Employment, Matthew Robertson, ovary, Surgery, tumor


June 12, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Patient Shares about Birthing Experience and Fictional Blog Story

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

I have been a Mayo Clinic patient and resident of Rochester, Mn for the past fifteen years or more. I have four daughters and each of them have been born under the care of Mayo physicians. I want to take this opportunity to give thanks and recognition to Dr. Collette Lessard. She made it to my […]

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Tags: 5295, 5335, birthing, Charlie Mayo, Collete Lessard, Dinner at the Big House, Gretchen Cooper, History, Ivy Lodge, Mayo Clinic, Mayowood


November 9, 2011 · Leave a Comment

An Amazing Gift of Life – Via Gestational Surrogacy

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

My story began almost 4 years ago with the birth of my husband’s and my first son, Aidan, born September 2007.  Mayo Clinic became involved with my story when they delivered our second son in July 2010.  This beautiful child, Liam, was born almost 2 years after learning I would never carry another pregnancy and […]

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Tags: 5295, 5335, gestational surrogacy, Jessica Flotterud, mother, OB, Roslyn Huneke, surrogate


July 22, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Crohn’s Disease and Pregnancy

By CSMMayo CSMMayo (@csmmayo)

When I walked into Dr. Sunanda Kane’s office at Mayo Clinic, I was crying. I had been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease not long before, and I was devastated by the news. I know some people who have Crohn’s, and they were not doing well. I had one baby and knew I wanted to have another, […]

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Tags: 2642, 5275, 5335, Crohn's Disease, Patient Story


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