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September 5th, 2013

A lifetime of lessons in 20 short years

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It hasn’t been an easy path for Ashley Jagodzinski. To say the least. So you’ll pardon Ashley and her mom (Mayo employee Erin Jagodzinski) if they’re a touch enthusiastic about Ashley officially starting her college career this fall. A few things conspired to stop Ashley from getting to this point. Three open-heart surgeries by age 12 […]

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Tags: 2301, 5252, 5253, 5335, Ashley Jagodzinski, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Allison Cabalka, Dr. Francisco Puga, Erin Jagodzinski, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories, Rheumatoid Arthritis


May 29th, 2013

Soccer Mom Strokes on the Field

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

The phrase “soccer mom” might be a cliché, but for Jessica Cook of Jacksonville, Fla., it was apropos. The mom of three boys (ages 6, 10 and 13) spent hours in the car each week driving her sons from one field to another for their weekly soccer practices and games. With a family history of […]

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Tags: 2301, 3014, 3636, 5177, 5252, 5292, 5294, 5334, Brain Aneurysm, cardiovascular disease, Carotid Artery Disease, Florida


December 24th, 2012

Holiday Health Hints and the Faces of Stroke Prevention

By CSMMayo csmmayo

As I get ready to celebrate the holidays with my family this year, I’m preparing to pay special attention to my father and grandmother. Both have had a stroke in the past. And while both are doing well, I learned earlier this year while working on a project that the biggest risk for a stroke […]

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Tags: 2301, 5292, 5334, Christmas, heart attack, heart problems during holidays, Holiday Heart, Mayo Clinic, MayoClinicFL, stroke, TIA


December 14th, 2012

A midsummer morning’s luck

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Tom Halverstadt survived a devastating brainstem stroke because of several lucky factors, including bystanders who summoned emergency help and a treatment team that had the expertise he desperately needed.

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Tags: 2301, 5292, brainstem stroke, Dr. Chong, Dr. Demaerschalk, Dr. Hoxworth, endovascular surgery, Mayo Clinic, Tom Halverstadt


April 23rd, 2012

Clot-Busting Drug Study Aims to Help Stroke Patients With no Options

By stacytheobald stacytheobald

Coughing. That is the sound that awoke Jennifer McDougal on the morning on Dec. 28, 2010. Her husband, Rodney, was in the bathroom preparing for work, and coughing. Suddenly, he collapsed. Rodney, then 42, had a history of hypertension, so Jennifer immediately took his blood pressure. It measured 230/100 — dangerously high. “I didn’t know […]

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Tags: 2301, 4226, 5252, 5292, 5335, Dr. William Freeman, Rodney McDougal, stroke


February 28th, 2012

Mark McNeary: “A miracle of a different sort”

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

For Mark McNeary, a retired music industry executive, his miracle story began shortly after finishing Saturday morning chores at his ranch in Kingman, Ariz. Sudden, searing head pain and throat problems made it clear that he needed immediate medical attention. His wife, Julie, drove him 30 miles to the nearest emergency room at Kingman Regional […]

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Tags: 2301, 5292, 5333, Arizona, Bert Vargas, Mayo Clinic, stroke, telemedicine, Telestroke


September 16th, 2009

Garrison Keillor’s “Brush with Mortality”

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Syndicated columnist and radio host Garrison Keillor shares his story of a recent stroke in his Chicago Tribune column, published today: The doctor who saw me in the ER wrote in her report: “nice 67 y.o. male, flat affect, awake, alert and appropriate.” I had appeared with slurred speech and a balloon in my head, […]

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Tags: 2301, 5292, 5335, Chicago Tribune, Garrison Keilor, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, stroke


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