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December 25, 2012

Surgery puts an end to life-limiting epilepsy seizures

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Surgery to treat epilepsy has allowed Melissa Bruesehoff to enjoy many things that once seemed out of reach — including motherhood.

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Tags: 2589, 5292, 5294, 5335, 5418, Epilepsy, Gregory D. Cascino, Mayo Clinic, Melissa Bruesehoff, Neurology & Neurosurgery, seizures


December 24, 2012

Relief for pain caused by Chiari type I malformation

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Sean Murphy enduring debilitating chronic headaches due to Chiari type I malformation; Mayo Clinic surgeons provided relief.

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Tags: 2892, 5292, 5294, 5335, 5418, Chiari Malformation, John Atkinson, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Sean Murphy


December 24, 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 22, 2012

Forever a teacher

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Artist and teacher Cynthia Amendt sees her teaching — and her health — reach new levels through participation in a clinical trial.

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 5279, 5292, 5297, 5335, brain tumor, Cynthia Amendt, glioblastoma, Jan Buckner M.D., Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Cancer Research


December 20, 2012

Surgery helps Jody get control of her life

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Two jobs, four kids and myasthenia gravis — this young mother does a remarkable job of managing a busy life and a serious neuromuscular disease.

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Tags: 2332, 5292, 5323, 5335, Dr. Brian Crum, grave muscle weakness, Jody Wobbe, Mayo Clinic, myasthenia gravis


December 18, 2012

Toddler diagnosed with aggressive brain tumor

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

When a brain tumor unexpectedly appeared in 20-month-old Jayden Gonzalez, Mayo Clinic doctors responded quickly to remove the tumor and restore his health.

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 3723, 5236, 5292, 5297, 5304, 5306, 5335, Jayden Gonzalez, Mayo Clinic


December 14, 2012

A midsummer morning’s luck

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

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


December 10, 2012

Rare brain tumor couldn’t stop her

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

A rare brain tumor couldn’t stop Laurie Beach from enjoying the life she dreamed of.

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 3723, 5237, 5266, 5279, 5292, 5297, 5315, 5335, brain tumor, germ cell cancer


December 7, 2012

Surgery takes care of cavernous malformation

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

When Dan Smith experienced numbness in his hand, arm and cheek, he came to Mayo Clinic where doctors diagnosed a cavernous malformation.

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Tags: 5270, 5292, 5294, 5328, 5335, 5347, 5399, cavernous malformation, Dan Smith, John Atkinson, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery


December 6, 2012

Myasthenia gravis – Early detection and right treatment

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Early detection and the right medication help Jim Miller live a normal life. That’s the outlook for most patients who have myasthenia gravis, say Mayo neurologists.

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Tags: 2332, 5292, 5297, 5335, 5418, Dr. Brian Crum, James Miller, Mayo Clinic, myasthenia gravis, Neurology & Neurosurgery


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