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February 19, 2013

An Unexpected Miracle from Down the Hallway

By Anonymous5943 Anonymous5943

Sometimes miracles happen when you least expect them. No one believes that more than Fleming Island, Florida resident Shirley Thompson, whose tale of how she received two new lungs while in a medically induced coma at Mayo Clinic hospital in Florida isn’t exactly the typical scenario. The 48-year old married, mother of two was first […]

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February 15, 2013

#TheDonna Series: 4 Divas and a Dude

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

The sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer is less than two days away and many of the 10,000-plus participants are anything but seasoned athletes. Take Karol Rajos, a Mayo Clinic employee, who wanted to find a way to honor her Aunt Esther, a breast cancer survivor, and her grandmother […]

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February 5, 2013

#TheDonna Series: For Mothers and Others

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

While one would expect members of Mayo Clinic’s department of neurology to support community events, you’d probably assume it would be related to things like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s or Lou Gerhig’s disease (also known as ALS). But breast cancer? Indeed. It seems as if everyone knows someone who is affected by the disease and Mayo […]

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January 24, 2013

#TheDonna Series: Running for Aunt Donna

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Thousands are preparing to lace up their sneakers for the sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer on Sunday, February 17, 2013, and in doing so, supporting ongoing research (PDF) at Mayo Clinic related to breast cancer. Ashley Crofton is one of them. Although she works in Mayo Clinic’s Department of […]

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November 30, 2012

Surgery at Mayo puts softball pitcher back in the game

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard

When a dedicated softball pitcher needed help getting a handle on her game, Mayo Clinic surgeons stepped up to the plate.

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October 10, 2012

Breast Cancer Hits Home Three Times in One Year

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

A mother and her three daughters – all diagnosed with breast cancer. Kathleen O’Brien shares her family’s history battling a disease which eventually took her mother’s life and now has struck three more times. Kathleen and her sisters, Angel and Brenda,  carry the BRCA gene which means they face a much higher risk of developing both […]

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October 8, 2012

Mayo’s first mother-daughter physician duo hopes they’re first of many

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

While they have a number of father-son counterparts, Dietlind Wahner-Roedler, M.D., General Internal Medicine, and her daughter, Andrea Wahner Hendrickson, M.D., Medical Oncology, are Mayo Clinic’s first mother-daughter physician duo. “I think it shows the moving trend of more women going into medicine,” says Dr. Wahner Hendrickson. When Dr. Wahner-Roedler started her residency at Mayo […]

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October 2, 2012

The Pink Paper that Reads “We Can Cure It”

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Mayo Clinic was prominently featured in The Florida Times-Union’s eight-page special section “Breast Cancer 2012 – We Can Cure It” in their September 30, 2012 newspaper which focuses on how today’s medical advances are helping breast cancer survival rates hit an all-time high. This pink-covered section of Jacksonville’s local daily newspaper features commentary by and photos of several Mayo […]

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Tags: Breast Caner, Florida, MayoClinicFL, news, Woman


August 23, 2012

Rare Arthritis No Match for Woman Determined to Save Her Eyesight

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

(written by Raquel Rivas – Mayo Clinic in Florida) When most of us think about eye problems, we think about a trip to the eye doctor for a new eyeglass prescription. But for Sandy Blue, a rare eye condition posed a mystery that almost left her blind. Blue, then 44, first noticed red streaks in […]

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August 13, 2012

To Life (again) as a Two-Time Cancer Survivor

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss

I’m walking a fine line between jubilation and anxiety. As a two-time ovarian cancer survivor, I’m nearing the anniversary of my recurrence. Although I feel fine, this type of cancer isn’t the most accommodating. My nerves always manage to creep up on my dates with the ‘gists – in my case, the oncologist and gynecologist, which […]

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