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September 5, 2013

A lifetime of lessons in 20 short years

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It hasn’t been an easy path for Ashley Jagodzinski. To say the least. So you’ll pardon Ashley and her mom (Mayo employee Erin Jagodzinski) if they’re a touch enthusiastic about Ashley officially starting her college career this fall. A few things conspired to stop Ashley from getting to this point. Three open-heart surgeries by age 12 […]

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Tags: 2301, 5252, 5253, 5335, Ashley Jagodzinski, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Allison Cabalka, Dr. Francisco Puga, Erin Jagodzinski, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories, Rheumatoid Arthritis


September 1, 2013

Eluding the ‘Widow Maker’: The Checkup that Saved His Life

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

“You have to go to know.” George Roberts will tell you he’s a busy man — too busy to worry about a physical. As vice president of a Florida-based road construction and contracting company and chair of two industry groups, he’s got a lot to oversee. Taking time for a doctor’s visit wasn’t on his […]

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Tags: 2267, 3994, 5252, 5255, 5268, 5334, 5335, Dr. Rodriguez, Executive Health, executive physical, Florida, george roberts


August 9, 2013

Little Sofia takes big steps with the help of Mehta casting

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

              …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. After Mehta casting at Mayo Clinic, 3-year-old Sofía Egües saw the curvature of her spine reduced from 60 to 35 degrees and has taken steps she was previously unable to.  Three-year-old Sofía Egües has progressive infantile scoliosis. In November 2012, despite having received treatment with a brace during […]

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Tags: 1731, 5299, 5335, 5336, Dr. Noelle Larson, Mayo Clinic, Mehta casting, Orthopedics, Patient Stories, Sophia Egues


July 23, 2013

Five Years on the Transplant List and the Perfect Match

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Chuck Jorud had lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years when his kidneys declared, “enough.” He started dialysis and was evaluated for a kidney transplant. “I had young kids at the time and decided that if I was going to have a transplant, I wanted the best,” says Chuck. That led him […]

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Tags: 1139, 3786, 3792, 5291, 5324, 5335, Chuck Jorud, diabetes, dialysis, Dr. Thomas Schwab, kidney transplant, nephrology


July 23, 2013

Life Restored for Patient at Mayo Clinic

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Kenneth Piehl describes the intense pain he felt from extensive blood clots in his legs and the overwhelming feelings of, ‘joy and pride’ he shared with the Mayo Clinic staff, who successfully administered his Mechanical Thrombectomy procedure. Mayo Clinic’s Robert McBane II, M.D. explains the path to what Kenneth calls, “A life restored.”

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Tags: 5329, 5335, 5401, blood clot, Dr. Robert McBane II, DVT, Kenneth Piehl, Mayo Clinic, Mechanical Thrombectomy, vascular center, vein procedure, Venous Thromboembolism


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


July 3, 2013

Make Good Things Come From Bad

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

During a hospitalization for pneumonia more than 20 years ago in her hometown of Barrington, IL, Ilse Hein received very frightening news: she had multiple myeloma. Initially she understood that she had a skin cancer (a melanoma), though she soon learned that multiple myeloma was actually very different: a complex cancer of the bone marrow. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2248, 2271, 2375, 5275, 5279, 5335, 5336, breast cancer, Cancer, Dr. Patrick Kamath, Dr. Philip Greipp


June 13, 2013

Mickala the miracle: A survivor and an inspiration

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

“We knew if she made it to Mayo Clinic, she would make it,” says Judy Morinville of the September day Mayo MedAir airlifted her teenage daughter to Mayo Clinic. Mickala Morinville did make it, and her journey serves as a reminder of the miracles that can happen when you combine Mayo expertise with a higher […]

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Tags: 5235, 5247, 5261, 5335, anesthesiology, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Gregory Schears, Dr. Rakesh Suri, Dr. Roxanne Pike, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine, Heart


May 31, 2013

Born Deaf and My Miracle of Sound

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

I was born profoundly deaf due to auditory neuropathy and did not hear a single sound until I received a cochlear implant when I was 4 ½ years old. My parents said that I was always a happy, sweet child and I was born with a smile on my face and a twinkle in my […]

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Tags: 4185, 5335, auditory neuropathy, cochlear implant, deaf, Lexi Grafe, sound


April 5, 2013

Suiting up for a celebration

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

“My sweet boy,” Deborah Morey said as she practically skipped across the room to join him in a group photograph. The boy is her son, 15-year-old Curtis Morey, who was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (a type of brain tumor) on Jan. 27, 2012. The skipping at his Mayo appointment last week was one of several signs that March […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 3640, 3719, 5304, 5335, brain tumor, chemotherapy, Curtis Morey, Dr. Amulya Nageswara Rao, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


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