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January 11th, 2018

Epilepsy Care Makes the World More Peaceful for a Painter

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

For years, seizures caused confusion and disorder in Kristin Taheri’s daily life. Then she turned to Mayo Clinic, where she received the diagnosis she had been seeking, and her care team worked diligently to stop her seizures.

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Tags: Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Dr. Robert Wharen, Dr. William Tatum, Epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery


May 9th, 2017

Stroke of Luck — Quick Response and New Treatment Keep Curtis Wood in the Game

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Quick assessment and expert care are key to successful stroke treatment. Curtis Wood benefitted from both through Mayo Clinic’s Comprehensive Stroke Center.

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Benjamin Eidelman, Dr. Robert Wharen, Dr. W. David Freeman, Telestroke


December 22nd, 2016

After 20 Years of Seizures, Erica Laney Enjoys Life Following Epilepsy Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

For much of her adolescent and adult life, Erica Laney, 31, had frequent petit mal seizures. Less often, she had grand mal seizures that led to loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions. The cause of the seizures was abnormal electrical activity throughout her brain. “The seizures started when I was 11 years old. I […]

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Tags: Dr. Robert Wharen, Dr. William Tatum, Epilepsy, Neurological Surgery


October 25th, 2016

Deep-brain Stimulation Helps A Pilot Return to Flight

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As a commercial airline pilot, Tyrone Nanton spends his days in a standard blue-and-white uniform. But in his off-hours, Tyrone’s creativity emerges in two favorite hobbies: creating colorful, elaborate costumes for carnival in his native Antigua, and painting. From 2006 to 2015, though, a tremor that got progressively worse made his hands shake so much […]

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Tags: Deep Brain Stimulation, Dr. Robert Wharen, Dr. Ryan Uitti, Essential Tremor, Florida Campus, Movement Disorders, Neurosurgery


February 27th, 2015

Perfume Maker Gets Her Sense of Smell Back  

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Kim Spadaro tells stories through scent. She travels the world capturing unique olfactory experiences and bottling them for others to share. “My experience [in these places] is really what turns it into a fragrance,” she says. “I can tell you how something smells in a story.” That, of course, requires a keen sense of smell. […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Robert Wharen, Neurosurgery


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