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January 17, 2013

Thoroughness is credited by Canadian for early Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

John Henderson of British Columbia is a details man: a Chartered Accountant for whom accuracy and thoroughness are paramount. So while health care is excellent in Canada, about 15 years ago Mr. Henderson, now 62, decided his routine check-ups were not as thorough as they should be for a man approaching 50. “Every time I […]

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Tags: 1136, 2391, 5268, 5335, 5336, Canada, early diagnosis, Executive Health Program, John Henderson, Mayo Clinic, Prostate Cancer


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


December 20, 2010

A Mayo Moment with a “Woman Cut in Half”

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

A big part of the reason for Sharing Mayo Clinic is to give Mayo patients the opportunity to share their stories of how Mayo has changed their lives. It’s inspiring for employees to hear about the difference we make together as an organization and in teams, and how each of us individually contribute. At this […]

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Tags: Canada, Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Janis Ollson, Michael Yaszemski, NBC, Surgery, Today Show


March 19, 2009

Tamiko’s Story: Getting Definitive Answers

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Tamiko Lyle lives in Kelowna, British Columbia, and came to Mayo Clinic in late February to seek answers to medical problems that had bothered her for several years. In explaining why she came to Mayo Clinic, Tamiko said she reached a point where she was “sick of being sick” and needed to get definitive answers. […]

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Tags: 1737, 3069, 3263, 5275, 5279, 5318, Behcet's Disease, British Columbia, Canada, Lupus, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories


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