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October 7, 2019

Freed From Debilitating Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Marissa Russo has been battling symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease for half her life. When a flare-up that lasted several months had her confined to bed and barely able to function, she turned to the expertise of Mayo Clinic for a new approach to treatment.

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Tags: Crohn's Disease, Dr. Michael Picco, Inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis


January 15, 2019

Emerging From the Grip of Chronic Pain

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

For years, the chronic pain of Crohn’s disease isolated Breanne Spence from family and friends. At Mayo Clinic’s Pain Rehabilitation Center, Breanne learned how to manage the pain so she could take control of her life again.

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Tags: Crohn's Disease, Dr. Cynthia Townsend, Pain Rehabilitation Center


March 11, 2011

Crohn’s diagnosis helps ‘The Big Street’ find road to recovery

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald

The below article comes from our Sharing Mayo Clinic print publication: At 6 feet 4 inches tall and more than 200 pounds, Brandon Street could easily be described as “big.” In high school, his nickname was “The Big Street.” When this active young man who enjoyed playing sports began to have irregular and difficult bowel […]

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Tags: 2642, 5275, 5334, Brandon Street, Crohn's Disease, Gastroenterology


July 22, 2010

Crohn’s Disease and Pregnancy

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

When I walked into Dr. Sunanda Kane’s office at Mayo Clinic, I was crying. I had been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease not long before, and I was devastated by the news. I know some people who have Crohn’s, and they were not doing well. I had one baby and knew I wanted to have another, […]

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Tags: 2642, 5275, 5335, Crohn's Disease, Patient Story


September 10, 2009

Becoming an Employee after 35 Years as a Mayo Patient

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

Linda Rockey’s first experience at Mayo Clinic was in 1971, when her grandmother insisted that she come to Mayo Clinic for treatment of her worsening Crohn’s disease. “It was a week that just changed my life,” she says. Thirty years later Mayo neurosurgeon Dr. Fredric Meyer operated on Linda to repair a double aneurysm in her […]

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Tags: Aneurysm, Brain surgery, Crohn's Disease, Employee Stories, Linda Rockey, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories, Volunteer


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