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October 27, 2011

Custom surgery creates normal hips for 30-year-old

By Stacy Theobald stacytheobald

This spring, Brooke Hayes traveled to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, taking in the music of Jimmy Buffett, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Lauryn Hill and Better Than Ezra. The trip was remarkable for this previously well-traveled young woman from Ormond Beach, Fla. Hayes’ suitcases had been empty and idle because of her severe […]

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Tags: 5299, 5334, Brooke Hayes, Hip Replacements, M.D., Mark Spangehl


October 24, 2011

Mayo Clinic Patient from over 70 Years Ago

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Mary Lorraine became a Mayo Clinic patient more than 70 years ago. Listen to her childhood story of coming to Mayo and the opportunity she had to meet both the wife and daughter of renowned Dr. Henry Plummer. She said, “I have always wanted to see some of the history and the modern hospital it […]

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Tags: 5299, 5335, 70, arm, Bike, Henry Plummer, Mary Lorraine, Quarry Hills, seventy


July 20, 2011

Ron Woodside: Resilient tornado Survivor

By Stacy Theobald stacytheobald

The giant couldn’t crush Ron Woodside’s spirit. The giant — an EF4 tornado that dropped from the sky on June 17, 2010 — destroyed his home and took away the irreplaceable — his wife of 18 years. But Woodside, 77, has survived and thrived. Ron and Kathy Woodside lived in rural Albert Lea, Minn., and […]

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Tags: 5299, 5325, 5335, Albert Lea, Mayo Clinic Health System, Ron Woodside


May 31, 2011

Leaving knee pain behind

By Stacy Theobald stacytheobald

Active is a word often used to describe Lauren Whomsley. The Florida native loved the outdoors. When she wasn’t walking or biking on the beach, she was running five to seven miles a day. Vacations were spent fly fishing or hiking in the Rockies. But over the years, Whomsley’s knees started to ache. She was […]

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Tags: 3829, 5299, 5334, knee_pain, Lauren_Whomsley


March 10, 2011

Back to normal after potentially disabling knee injury

By Stacy Theobald stacytheobald

The below article comes from our Sharing Mayo Clinic print publication: Jake Kranz, a senior at the University of Minnesota, recently rode the longest, tallest zip line in the world and climbed a volcano during a trip to Costa Rica. Any college student would be grateful for the chance to have such adventures, but Kranz has […]

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Tags: 5299, 5321, 5335, Jake Kranz, knee injury, torn ligament


February 24, 2011

A first of its kind surgery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Three years ago, when Janis Ollson, now 32, was pregnant with her second child, she experienced agonizing back pain. But, unlike the back pain she had during her first pregnancy with daughter Braxtyn, this time the pain would not subside. “I was desperate for relief,” says Ollson. Five months into the pregnancy she could no […]

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Tags: 1136, 5218, 5279, 5299, 5335, 5336, bone cancer, Canada, Cancer, Janis Ollson, Mayo Clinic, Michael Yaszemski


October 15, 2010

Running has Leah Running Ahead of Schedule

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Leah’s story as told by her mom, Karen . . . There is a lot that has gone into Leah’s journey and recovery from POTS. She suffered for several years before finally being diagnosed in February 2005 at the age of 13. At the initial diagnosis and over the years, we were optimistic that she […]

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Tags: 5299, 5306, 5335, Patient Story, POTS


September 29, 2010

Teen Perseveres Surgeries to Straighten Legs

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Last year, when Dr. Amy McIntosh watched me walk down the hall with my extremely bowed legs, it was obvious to her that I needed surgery. Without the surgery, my legs would be subject to joint and knee pain when I got older. It was my senior year in high school, and I was a […]

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Tags: 5299, 5306, 5335, Orthopedics, Patient Story, Twins


September 9, 2010

Revisiting The Hippy Sisters: A Story of Hope, Healing and Having Fun

By Catherine Benson catherine benson

The Hippy Sisters held their 5th Annual HipCheck & ChickFest at the end of August, 2010. They all received good news from their beloved Dr. Berry and spent the rest of the time celebrating their friendship and pain-free lives.  They made sure they went out dancing, because now they can! Some patient support groups are developed […]

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Tags: 3832, 5299, 5335, Hip replacement, Hippy Sisters, Patient Support Groups


January 18, 2010

Four Words

By CSMMayo csmmayo

This story was submitted by David Kelly from Saint Joseph, Mich. We’ve been a part of the Mayo Experience since 1998. Originally we began our treatment in a Chicago hospital. It was there that our two-year-old daughter, Hannah, had her first biopsy to determine what was causing a lump just below her right wrist. I’ll […]

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Tags: 1136, 2292, 5279, 5298, 5299, 5306, 5335, Cancer, Patient Story


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