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May 17, 2019

Tackling Two Liver Diseases With One Transplant

By Linda Binner lsbinner

Collaboration among a multidisciplinary care team at Mayo Clinic helped Julianne Vasichek successfully navigate not one, but two, rare liver diseases.

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Tags: Dr. David W. Larson, Dr. John Poterucha, Dr. Scott Nyberg, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Liver Transplant, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis


January 18, 2019

Rabbi Returns to His Life’s Mission After Bile Duct Treatment

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When debilitating itching and fatigue prevented him from working, Rabbi Melvin Gruber turned to Mayo Clinic, where a series of specialized procedures allowed him to get back to teaching and sharing his knowledge with his community.

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Tags: Dr. John Martin, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Liver Disease


July 31, 2017

For Jim Heinl, Fighting Cancer is a Team Effort

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With his wife by his side and a team of experts at Mayo Clinic to help him through, Jim Heinl faced down a cancer recurrence and then went back to a life focused on family.

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Tags: Dr. Thomas Byrne, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, liver cancer, Liver Transplant


May 19, 2017

Beating Esophageal Cancer Odds to Become an Advocate

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Esophageal cancer can be deadly if it’s not caught early. Fortunately for Mary Helen Duggar, her Mayo Clinic doctors found her cancer when it could still be treated. Today she’s working to help others learn more about the disease.

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, Dr. Herbert Wolfsen, Dr. John Odell, Dr. Michael Wallace, esophageal cancer, Gastroenterology and Hepatology


March 27, 2017

Thanks to Mayo Clinic, Nashville ‘BBQ King’ is Able to Enjoy His Own Brisket and Secret Sauce

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Jack Cawthon unabashedly brags about the secret sauce that is a hallmark of his renowned barbeque restaurant in Nashville, Tennesse, Jack’s Bar-B-Que, where tourists and locals line up for Texas brisket and Tennessee pork shoulder. The iconic sauce remains a family secret and a vital part of the landmark restaurant located on the honkytonk strip […]

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Tags: Dr. David Fleischer, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Lori Goette, Robert Spratley, Tonsillar cancer


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