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September 15, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Genetics connects family members at the hip

By Tracy Will Tracy Will (@tny92)

As family members, Barbara Domaille, Deborah Neville, Pamela Neville, and Rylie Ronnenberg share many things in common that they treasure, and only one they wish they didn’t: a hip abnormality called femoroacetabular impingement. After undergoing genetic testing at Mayo Clinic, the four women learned that their collective hip woes were caused by a hidden genetic […]

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Tags: Barbara Domaille, Deborah Neville, Genetics, hip impingement, hip pain, Pamela Neville, Rylie Ronnenberg


September 13, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Mystery gift of liver for Mayo patient leads to chance emotional meeting

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

As they walked along the beach and collected stones on a warm, sunny day in Hawaii in 2019, Rob and Amanda Blasius of Phoenix reflected on the challenging medical odyssey that saved Rob’s life just a year earlier. That’s when he underwent a liver transplant at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona.  To honor Rob’s precious gift of […]

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Tags: Arizona, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant, Rob Blasius


July 16, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Caring COVID-line Nurse changed everything!

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Written by Susan Fox I’m a 68-year-old woman in Wisconsin and have been a patient with Mayo Clinic for many years. Despite extreme caution, my husband and I both contracted COVID-19 last November. We both recovered slowly, and when our opportunity to get the vaccine came up, we enthusiastically participated. I continued to have limited […]

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Tags: Carol Burgmeier, COVID-19, Kimberly Ewing, Lyme Disease, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Patient Stories, Susan Fox


November 6, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Arizona Family is ‘Transplant Strong’ for Son’s Journey to Kidney Health

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Kendon Holdaway found out he would need a kidney transplant, his close-knit family rallied around him. With his mother as his living donor, and his father and siblings stepping up to be caregivers, the transplant turned into a bonding experience that drew the family even closer.

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Tags: Living-donor kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


October 11, 2019 · Leave a Comment

A Long Road Through Infertility to Parenthood

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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


May 15, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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


February 25, 2019 · Leave a Comment

A Heartfelt Cure

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Fainting spells had plagued Julie Caimi since childhood. But until she went to Mayo Clinic, she had no idea the underlying cause was a congenital heart defect. An expert surgical team at Mayo corrected the problem, and now Julie’s symptoms are gone.

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July 12, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Saving A Sibling From Afar

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Mary Redepenning found out her sister Barbara needed a kidney, Mary wanted to be the donor. But traveling to Portland, Oregon, was a significant obstacle. Learning Mayo Clinic could perform a remote donation made all the difference.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney transplant, Living Donor, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, William J. von Liebig Center for Transplantation and Clinical Regeneration


June 1, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Facing Death and Fighting Back

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When doctors said there was nothing they could do for his end-stage liver disease, Danny Willis refused to give up. He obtained a lifesaving transplant at Mayo Clinic. And even a near-fatal setback after that couldn’t stop him from reclaiming his health.

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Tags: Dr. Julie Heimbach, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplant Program, Outpatient Transplant Infection Disease Clinic, Paul Deziel, Sleeve gastrectomy surgery


April 6, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Disc Replacement Keeps Darrell Deutz Behind the Lens

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

As a talented wedding photographer, the pain of cervical stenosis with a herniated disc left Darrell Deutz, age 59, searching for solutions. “I’ve photographed over a thousand weddings in my life,” says Darrell, who owns his own studio based in Fargo, North Dakota. “A lot of photographers don’t like the pressure. There is no second […]

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Tags: Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Dr. Rodolfo Savica, Neurology and Neurosurgery


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