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January 3rd, 2018

Resiliency and Determination Propel a Researcher’s Discoveries

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Mayo Clinic researcher John Fryer, Ph.D., is hopeful the work in his laboratory will yield insights into Alzheimer’s disease, as well as sepsis — an often-deadly condition which claimed his father’s life in 2016.

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Dr. John Fryer, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences


August 3rd, 2016

Healing Baby Lucas’ Heart With His Own Cells

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Jennifer Gutman calls the day doctors diagnosed her youngest son, Lucas, with hypoplastic left heart syndrome the worst day of her life. The severe heart defect, sometimes referred to as HLHS, was uncovered during what Jennifer and her husband, Brian, thought would be a routine ultrasound. The startling news brought immediate fears for Lucas’ future. Determined to help Lucas, Jennifer’s sister-in-law, a […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Dr. Timothy Nelson, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Karen Miller, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Regenerative Medicine, Research


February 22nd, 2016

Successful Treatment in a Clinical Trial Means More Celebrations for Bridget Clausen

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Bridget Clausen refers to her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren as “the love of my life.” She treasures each of them and is proud to have a great-granddaughter named after her. The joy of a namesake is especially sweet, because when Bridget learned her granddaughter was pregnant, she wasn’t sure she would be here to […]

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Tags: clinical trials, Dr. Haidong Dong, Dr. Roxana Dronca, Immunotherapy, Keytruda, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, melanoma, MK-3475, Mole


June 11th, 2014

Near-death experience brings second chance, new calling

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

On May 14, 2011, Nancy Capelle, a wife and mother of two young daughters, clinically died at the age of 40. She suffered spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a condition that blocks blood flow to the heart causing a heart attack, abnormalities in heart rhythm and sudden death. But thanks to the quick actions of a paramedic, she is […]

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Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases, clinical trials, Dr. Sharrone Hayes, heart attack, Heart Disease, SCAD, Social Media


November 9th, 2013

Traveling the Road of Life, Seizure-Free

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

For the past eight years, Nicole Dehn, 30, has had pangs of sadness whenever she passes a small grove of trees on the road near her Jacksonville, Fla., home. The trees are a constant reminder of the day epilepsy took her freedom. Nov. 14 2005. It’s the day Dehn had a seizure while driving. Her […]

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Tags: 2859, 5157, 5174, 5292, 5294, 5334, brain, dehn, Epilepsy, Jacksonville, laser ablation, laser surgery


November 4th, 2013

Living for Today: Husband and Wife Battle Lymphoma Together

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

It’s tough for anyone to deal with a cancer diagnosis, especially someone at the age of 18. Todd Blake, a Jacksonville, Fla., native, was just beginning life as a freshman at the University of Florida when he was diagnosed with late-stage Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a serious form of blood cancer. Fast-forward through countless treatments and multiple […]

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Tags: 3069, 3719, 3739, 5279, 5334, blood cancer, BMT, bone marrow transplant, Cancer, chemotherapy, Hodgkins lymphoma, maja blake


November 22nd, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Fourteen

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Phil Fischer, M.D. is one of the Mayo Clinic physicians who recently went to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the video interview below, Dr. Fischer offers a personal reflection on the trip. He also explains the potential for future research and how those plans are already advancing. Also, many of you have inquired […]

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Tags: Congo, DRC, Mayo Clinic, Phil Fischer, Research


October 18th, 2010

MaryEllen’s Journey: Coping with a New Reality (Episode 3)

By Julie Janovsky-Mason julie janovsky-mason

When you last saw MaryEllen Sheppard in Episode 2, she spoke about how she was beginning to lose her hair. After two rounds of chemotherapy, MaryEllen said  she was beginning to lose clumps at a time. She knew the day was coming.  But the awkwardness of going bald wasn’t what was engulfing her. As her husband Chuck […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3640, 3719, 5250, 5279, 5333, breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer


September 2nd, 2010

From Mascara to Medicine: A Mom on a Mission

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

When their daughter was diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) in June 2008, the world turned upside down for cosmetics entrepreneur Victoria Jackson and infomercial pioneer Bill Guthy. The diagnosing physician told them, “you know, if this were my child, I’d be going to Mayo Clinic.” And that’s exactly what they did. In the video below, […]

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Tags: 5292, 5335, 5389, Guthy Jackson, Mayo Clinic, neuromyelitis optica, NMO, Victoria Jackson, Weinshenker


August 5th, 2010

Wayzata High School Making Strides Against Cancer

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This past June, the Wayzata High School Track team organized a fundraiser in support of the Mayo Clinic, and in particular to raise money for their work in cancer research. There are two fathers of runners on the team who have battled cancer and have been treated at the Mayo Clinic and the team wanted […]

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Tags: Cancer, marathon, Wayzata High School


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