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October 4, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Mark Gilbertson 2.0 – Putting the Pieces Together Again

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

After a terrible accident left him barely alive and in need of major reconstruction, Mark Gilbertson found the right team at Mayo Clinic to help piece things back together again. He shares his story below.   My name is Mark Gilbertson, and here’s my story. I am originally from Brainerd, Minn. I joined the Air […]

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Tags: 3888, 5146, 5297, 5308, 5335, dental implants, Dr. Eric Moore, Dr. Kevin Arce, jaw surgery, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, otorhinolaryngology


December 30, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Multifocal motor neuropathy

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

When Cecilia Van Gorp began losing movement and strength in her limbs, doctors thought she had Lou Gehrig’s disease. A trip to Mayo Clinic revealed multifocal motor neuropathy.

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Tags: 5292, 5297, 5335, Cecilia Van Gorp, Dr. Brian Crum, Mayo Clinic, Multifocal Motor Neuropathy


December 28, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Deep Brain Stimulation Gets Police Detective Back on the Job

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Jeffrey Hughes is one of the first patients in the U.S. to undergo deep brain stimulation for his chronic headaches — and he is happy he had the courage to make that choice.

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Tags: 1757, 3872, 5292, 5297, 5335, cluster headaches, David Black M.D., Deep Brain Stimulation, Jeffery Hughes, Mayo Clinic


December 28, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Teamwork helps nurse find relief from rare tumor

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

When doctors discovered a large tumor wrapped around Wendy Cook’s sciatic nerve and extending into her pelvis, she turned to Mayo Clinic for help.

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Tags: 4705, 5228, 5292, 5297, 5335, 5396, Mayo Clinic, nerve tumors, Neurofibromatosis, Wendy Cook


December 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

Forever a teacher

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

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 21, 2012 · Leave a Comment

For Better, For Worse

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Surgery and an investigational drug give brain tumor patient much more than anyone expected.

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 5297, 5335, Andy Walch, brain tumor, Fred Meyer M.D., glioblastoma, Joon Uhm, Mayo Clinic


December 18, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Toddler diagnosed with aggressive brain tumor

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

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 10, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Rare brain tumor couldn’t stop her

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

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 6, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Myasthenia gravis – Early detection and right treatment

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

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


December 23, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Christmas Miracle: Woman sings opera with new teeth and jaw

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

After this opera singer noticed something on her chin and asked her dentist to take an x-ray, they found an ossifying fibroma that had taken over all of her lower jaw. Susan Taborn needed to have her entire lower jaw and most of her bottom teeth removed. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons used her fibula […]

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Tags: "ossifying fibroma", "Susan Taborn", 5297, 5335, artery, dentist, fibula, jaw, leg, Mayo Clinic, opera, sing


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