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October 19, 2015

Sidelined No More – Scrambler Therapy Puts Tess Wilson Back in Action

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

Each year after their big Thanksgiving meal, Tess Wilson’s family has a tradition of playing games in a gym to burn off some calories. For much of her high school and college years, Tess spent that afternoon sitting on the sidelines watching the rest of her family run around. Severe, chronic pain made it impossible […]

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Tags: chronic pain, clinical trials, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Scrambler Therapy


June 11, 2014

Near-death experience brings second chance, new calling

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

On May 14, 2011, Nancy Capelle, a wife and mother of two young daughters, clinically died at the age of 40. She suffered spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a condition that blocks blood flow to the heart causing a heart attack, abnormalities in heart rhythm and sudden death. But thanks to the quick actions of a paramedic, she is […]

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Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases, clinical trials, Dr. Sharrone Hayes, heart attack, Heart Disease, SCAD, Social Media


June 4, 2014

Untangling a complex medical challenge

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

Amy Supergan has battled a host of difficult and painful disorders. Now she’s found a way back to enjoying her life and her family. In the summer of 2013, Amy Supergan took a trip to Italy. That may not sound extraordinary, but there was a time when being able to travel and enjoy a vacation […]

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Tags: chronic pain, clinical trials, Dr. Daniel Lachance, Dr. Kendall Lee, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Patient Stories, Trigeminal Neuralgia


November 8, 2013

Managing my multiple myeloma

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

Judy Phillips found hope when hope was running out thanks to a physician willing to try new (and old) treatments, a team of “wonderful nurses,” and the “steadfast support and optimism” of her husband.    Written by Judy Phillips I am a seven-year survivor of multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the bone marrow. Myeloma […]

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Tags: 1136, 2271, 3719, 5279, 5333, Cancer, chemotherapy, clinical trials, Dr. Keith Stewart, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, multiple myeloma, oncology research


February 3, 2012

Living with Cancer: Blessings and Hope Abound

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. For Robert Hoopes, a facilities manager from Glendale, Ariz., the diagnosis hit home – twice. In 2006, Kara, his wife of more than three decades, discovered that she had advanced colon cancer. After a two year battle, she sadly passed away at the age of 54 leaving behind […]

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Tags: 1136, 2246, 5239, 5275, 5279, 5333, Arizona, Cancer, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic, Patient Story, Robert Hoopes


July 6, 2010

Why I support cancer clinical research

By Cynthia Nelson Weiss Cynthia Nelson Weiss

More than 200 clinical research studies are underway at Mayo Clinic for cancer. Your participation is critical since it may help find a cure for the disease.

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Tags: Cancer, clinical trials, Kim, Mayo Clinic


February 2, 2009

Are You Doing Any Research on…?

By Robert Nellis Robert Nellis

“I saw your feature on the research you’re doing. I realize it’s preliminary, but is there any additional information you could send me?” I’m always surprised how many people contact us about ongoing research projects. Folks with chronic conditions or their family members tend to search the Web for new information about potential treatments. At […]

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Tags: basic research, clinical trials, Research


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