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October 4, 2013

Mark Gilbertson 2.0 – Putting the Pieces Together Again

By 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 9, 2012

Goals achieved: Beat cancer, walk again

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

A rare cancer cost Bob Anderson his hip and leg. Willpower and rehabilitation specialists at Mayo Clinic helped him keep his active lifestyle.

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Tags: 5298, 5299, 5308, 5335, 5422, bone cancer, Dr. Shives, fibrosarcoma, Karen Andrews M.D., Mayo Clinic, Robert Anderson


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


June 18, 2012

Wrist Surgery – sharing experience to help others

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Many years ago, I injured my right wrist while working for a previous employer.  At the time, I was told that I had a small cartilage tear.  I wore a splint for a couple of months, and I had a cortisone injection.  I didn’t have any additional problems with the wrist until about a year […]

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Tags: 5299, 5308, 5335, G. Richard Locke III, Jay Smith, Leo Maguire, Mayo Clinic, Michael Stuart, Orthopedics, Richard Berger, Robert Trousdale, Stephen Wisniewski


May 18, 2012

New Device Helps Man Who ‘Forgets’ to Breathe

By stacytheobald stacytheobald

His whole life, David Vannausdle, 32, of Granger, Iowa, has been tethered to some type of breathing device for at least some part of the day or night.  Without external assistance, his body “forgets” to breathe. He was born with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome, also referred to as Ondine’s curse. Essentially, the brain fails to […]

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Tags: “forgets” to breathe, 5308, 5335, David Vannausdle, M.D., Ronald Reeves


May 9, 2012

Rehab Program Helps Texas Teen Learn to Manage Chronic Pain

By stacytheobald stacytheobald

Austin Horton’s adolescence was dominated by pain. More than a dozen specialists — among them an orthopedist, rheumatologist, pain doctor, psychiatrist and acupuncturist — couldn’t offer much relief or even a definitive reason for the pain.

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Tags: 5308, 5313, 5335, Austin Horton, Barabara Bruce Ph.D., chronic pain


March 2, 2012

Patient’s Valentine’s Day Engagement provides an Inspiring Example for Others

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Amanda Mattheisen has endured chronic back pain since a car accident thirteen years ago. At times, the pain was so bad it controlled her life. Surgeries and drug treatments brought no relief. Eventually, Mattheisen turned to Mayo Clinic’s two-day Pain Rehabilitation Program, a program designed to help people whose pain cannot be cured to learn […]

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Tags: 5302, 5308, 5335, Amanda Mattheisen, back pain, Charles Buggs, chronic, Joan Cronin, Pain Rehabilitation Program, Valentine's Day


January 13, 2011

C.A.N. Do Anything

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

On October 16, 2010, Chris Norton, a freshman at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, was playing in a varsity football game when a special teams play left him with a fractured neck and compressed spinal cord. The incident resulted in him having no feeling below the area. After surgery, the physicians at Mayo Clinic informed […]

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Tags: 5292, 5308, 5335, CAN, Chris Norton, Football, injury, inspirational, Luther College, Mayo Clinic, Rehabilitation, St. Marys Hospital


February 3, 2010

Teen regains life after bout with brain tumor

By Julie Janovsky-Mason julie janovsky-mason

Raley Mae Radomske was all set to begin a new chapter in her life the summer of 2009 when the unthinkable happened. A national rodeo champion, Radomske, 18, experienced a seizure as she was readying for her move from her hometown of Ellensburg, Wash. to Las Cruces, New Mexico to start college. Days after settling […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 5294, 5308, 5333, brain tumor, Cancer, Mayo Clinic


June 23, 2009

A Life Restored

By CSMMayo csmmayo

This submission came via email from Marilyn Bates, a Mayo Clinic patient. Bulbs crack the soil as sleet clears from Pittsburgh streets. Spring is almost here or so I think. Not so in Rochester, Minnesota, where my sister and I journey along I-90 to the Mayo Clinic. Here, plains are snow-swept and box elders border […]

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Tags: 3829, 5299, 5308, 5335, Orthopedics, Patient Stories


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