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January 30, 2014

For One Couple, Expert Neurology Care Makes All the Difference

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

In one brief statement, Barbara Smith can sum up the impact that the staff in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona had on her and her husband as they faced several difficult and frightening medical problems: “They are our life-changing heroes.”  For 40 years, seizures were just part of life for Barbara. […]

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Tags: 2859, 2868, 5169, 5265, 5292, 5294, 5333, Cancer, Dr. Katherine Noe, Dr. Richard Zimmerman, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


November 9, 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


July 23, 2013

Overcoming Epilepsy

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

My name is Rachel Skaug, formerly Rachel Kaalberg, and I used to have epileptic seizures as a child. My seizures started at four months old, which was in 1988, and lasted until I was 10 years old, in 1998. I am from Madison, Wis. Much of my testing happened at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. I […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5294, 5335, EEG, Epilepsy, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Rachel Skaug, recovery, Rochester, seizures, Surgery


May 29, 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


March 5, 2013

Seizure-free after new surgery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

One of Arden Berge’s most surprising discoveries while he was a graduate student in meteorology had nothing to do with the weather. “I’d been lying on the bed reading, and all of a sudden I looked up and there were paramedics standing over me,” says Berge. He’d soon learn why. He’d had a seizure, and […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5294, 5335, Arden Berge, complex partial seizures, Dr. Gregory Cascino, Dr. Richard Marsh, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, medication, Neurology & Neurosurgery


December 30, 2012

Surgery to treat epilepsy leaves woman seizure-free

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Carla Huelsmann felt seizures were taking over her life. Surgery at Mayo Clinic gave it back to her.

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Tags: 2589, 5294, 5335, Carla Huelsmann, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, Seizure


December 25, 2012

Surgery puts an end to life-limiting epilepsy seizures

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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_Marie

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 7, 2012

Surgery takes care of cavernous malformation

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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 5, 2012

Mother and daughter bond over brain surgery

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Talk about a strong mother-daughter bond — Margie Hartmann and her daughter, Jessica McNeil, had Gamma Knife surgery on the same day.

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Tags: 1136, 2869, 3013, 5159, 5231, 5270, 5292, 5294, 5335, 5400, AVM, Dr. Bruce E. Pollock


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