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August 7, 2013

Florida Double Lung Transplant Recipients ‘Pay it Forward’

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When Richard Oppelt of Melbourne, Fla., became the first lung-transplant program patient at Mayo Clinic in Florida in June 2001, he never thought that 12 years later he’d be helping someone else with the same situation deal with his recovery. But that’s exactly what Oppelt did in Dec. 2012 when he heard John McGill, a friend of […]

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Tags: 3790, 5314, 5324, 5334, Florida, Gabriel House of Care, lung transplant, MayoClinicFL, pulmonary, Transplant


July 24, 2013

Why I’m Now Practicing ‘Safe Sun’

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Summer’s here and I’m ready to be outside. Whether it’s going to the beach, attending sporting events, or just strolling downtown, I’ve been looking forward to having fun in the sun. After all, having grown up in Florida, I love being outside. But after being on the job at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville – which […]

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Tags: 3037, 5263, 5279, 5334, 5426, Cancer, Dermatology, Florida, hematology, MayoClinicFL, melanoma, oncology


July 19, 2013

Harmonica Helps Pulmonary and Lung-Transplant Patients Breath Easier

By Lauren Venoy LaurenVenoy

After surviving two separate lung transplant procedures in 2005 and 2008, musician Larry Rawdon is sharing new ways of healing through music with other patients at Mayo Clinic in Florida. It was, after all, music that led him to Mayo Clinic and aided in his recovery after he was diagnosed in 2002 with idiopathic pulmonary […]

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Tags: 3790, 5254, 5314, 5324, 5334, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, Cesar Keller, Florida, Harmonica, Larry Rawdon, lung transplant


July 11, 2013

Anna’s Story: A Personal Approach to Cancer

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

At age 30, Anna Webster was a busy single mom juggling work and caring for her 11-year-old daughter. She didn’t have time to be sick. But after passing out one evening in the spring of 2009, she spent three days in a Jacksonville, Fla., emergency room while doctors tried to figure out what was wrong. […]

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May 31, 2013

Adventures of a 31-year-old Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

Dorylee Baez lives fearlessly. Whether flying down a zip line or organizing a pancreatic cancer patient group in Puerto Rico, she plunges into life with zest. The 31-year-old academic advisor at Universidad del Este in Carolina, Puerto Rico, is known as someone who is tenacious, overcoming whatever obstacles get in her way to achieve and […]

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May 29, 2013

Soccer Mom Strokes on the Field

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

The phrase “soccer mom” might be a cliché, but for Jessica Cook of Jacksonville, Fla., it was apropos. The mom of three boys (ages 6, 10 and 13) spent hours in the car each week driving her sons from one field to another for their weekly soccer practices and games. With a family history of […]

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Tags: 2301, 3014, 3636, 5177, 5252, 5292, 5294, 5334, Brain Aneurysm, cardiovascular disease, Carotid Artery Disease, Florida


May 17, 2013

To Test or Not to Test – Genetics, That Is

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

So I wonder if anyone else spent part of Tuesday, May 14, 2013, pondering what they would do. Would they take the test to learn if they were at increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer? What if it came back positive? What decision would they make – to keep their breasts and uterus or […]

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February 28, 2013

Fighting for the Fighters at #TheDonna

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

Words can’t begin to describe my feelings on that cold February morning as I watched thousands of people run through the start line at the sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. As an intern at Mayo Clinic in the Department of Public Affairs, I had assisted with preparations for this […]

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Tags: 5334, Florida, marathon, MayoClinicFL, TheDonna


February 19, 2013

An Unexpected Miracle from Down the Hallway

By Anonymous5943 Anonymous5943

Sometimes miracles happen when you least expect them. No one believes that more than Fleming Island, Florida resident Shirley Thompson, whose tale of how she received two new lungs while in a medically induced coma at Mayo Clinic hospital in Florida isn’t exactly the typical scenario. The 48-year old married, mother of two was first […]

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Tags: 3722, 3790, 4226, 5314, 5324, 5334, Cesar Keller, Florida, hysterectomy, lung transplant, MayoClinicFL, PAH


February 15, 2013

#TheDonna Series: 4 Divas and a Dude

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

The sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer is less than two days away and many of the 10,000-plus participants are anything but seasoned athletes. Take Karol Rajos, a Mayo Clinic employee, who wanted to find a way to honor her Aunt Esther, a breast cancer survivor, and her grandmother […]

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Tags: 5250, 5334, Events, Florida, marathon, MayoClinicFL, TheDonna, TheDonnaSeries


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