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November 27, 2012

Seek and you shall find the answer

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Mike Wuest turned to the Web to learn about a bothersome facial tic, which led him to the answer at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: 5294, 5335, 5388, Dr. Link, hemifacial spasm, Mayo Clinic, Mike Wuest


November 26, 2012

“Hopeful life” after surgery to remove rare brain tumor

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

When their son developed a rare type of brain tumor that caused seizures and dizzy spells, Koreen and Paul Harpel turned to Mayo Clinic for help.

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Tags: 2868, 5292, 5294, 5335, Jacob Harpel, Mayo Clinic, Nicholas M. Wetjen M.D., pediatric brain tumors


November 20, 2012

Brain tumor surgery stops seizures

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Thorough evaluation at Mayo Clinic solved the mystery of why Emily Crawford was having seizures, and successful removal of a brain tumor stopped them from occurring.

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Tags: 5236, 5270, 5292, 5294, 5304, 5306, 5335, Emily Crawford, Mayo Clinic, pediatric neurology, seizures


November 19, 2012

Fortunately for Sharon, life had become one big headache

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Sharon Francis was working on a new design collection when the pain started. “I thought it was just a bad headache,” she says. “Then I fainted in the elevator.”

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5250, 5292, 5294, breast cancer, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Sharon Francis


August 8, 2012

Injured At Birth

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Most parents don’t like to see their child up in arms, but for Taylor Beauseau’s parents, that’s a beautiful thing

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Tags: 2631, 5292, 5294, 5299, 5306, 5308, 5335, Alexander Shin, birth, brachial plexus, nerve graft, oberlin technique


August 23, 2011

Pilocytic Astrocytoma – Andrew Mork – Update

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

This is an update to Andrew Mork’s story, “It really should be called The Mayo Family”, from over a year and a half ago. We have caught back up with both Andrew and his mom for an updated video interview from both of them. Andrew explains the improvement. Andrew’s mom, Corrie Mork, reflects on this […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 3723, 5279, 5294, 5335, Andrew Mork, brain, Cancer, cord, Corrie Mork


June 27, 2011

Small Bump becomes Big Problem

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

What began as a small, painless bump turned into a grueling 9.5-hour surgery for 3-year-old Caleb Ragaller (now 6). Caleb was born with a nasal dermoid cyst. Because superficial dermoid cysts are typically slow-growing and can be removed without complication, Caleb’s treatment plan appeared to be pretty straightforward. “We would go in for normal checkups […]

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Tags: 5267, 5292, 5294, 5306, 5335, Caleb Ragaller, CT scan, Dana Mara Thompson, dermoid cyst, Marc Patterson, Tina Ragaller


February 15, 2011

Jesse Jensen’s Deep Brain Stimulation Story

By Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice

When he was just five years old, Jesse Jensen of Missoula, Mont. began having tics, or involuntary movements, and was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome . The tics were so violent they caused him intense neck pain and kept him out of regular school for 10 years. Last spring, Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Kendall Lee, M.D., and […]

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Tags: 2313, 3872, 5294, 5335, dbs, Deep Brain Stimulation, Jesse Jensen, Mayo Clinic, Tourette Syndrome


November 25, 2010

Jacob Harpel’s Thanksgiving Story

By Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice

Eight-year-old Jacob Harpel from Glencoe, Minn., was diagnosed with a plum-sized brain tumor the day before Thanksgiving last year. He had aggressive brain surgery at Mayo Clinic in August to remove the tumor; with the surgery he had a 50% chance of losing his peripheral vision on one side and a 50% chance of speech […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 5279, 5292, 5294, 5306, 5335, brain tumor, Dr. Wetjen, EEG, Neurosurgery


April 14, 2010

Sharing a Love for Running

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

My story began in November 1993 when I was referred to Mayo Clinic with two abdominal tumors that were potentially cancerous. No tests indicated cancer, but as I was prepared for surgery, I was told that pathology would examine the tumors. If there was cancer, I might lose one or both kidneys because of the […]

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Tags: 3640, 4705, 5272, 5274, 5294, 5327, 5335, 5411, Neurofibromatosis, Neurological Surgery, Schwannomatosis, Urology


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