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September 1, 2013

Eluding the ‘Widow Maker’: The Checkup that Saved His Life

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

“You have to go to know.” George Roberts will tell you he’s a busy man — too busy to worry about a physical. As vice president of a Florida-based road construction and contracting company and chair of two industry groups, he’s got a lot to oversee. Taking time for a doctor’s visit wasn’t on his […]

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Tags: 2267, 3994, 5252, 5255, 5268, 5334, 5335, Dr. Rodriguez, Executive Health, executive physical, Florida, george roberts


June 13, 2013

Mickala the miracle: A survivor and an inspiration

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

“We knew if she made it to Mayo Clinic, she would make it,” says Judy Morinville of the September day Mayo MedAir airlifted her teenage daughter to Mayo Clinic. Mickala Morinville did make it, and her journey serves as a reminder of the miracles that can happen when you combine Mayo expertise with a higher […]

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Tags: 5235, 5247, 5261, 5335, anesthesiology, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Gregory Schears, Dr. Rakesh Suri, Dr. Roxanne Pike, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine, Heart


May 13, 2013

Girl Scout Dr. Sharonne Hayes Receives Award

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Dr. Sharonne Hayes, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, in April was named one of the Girl Scout River Valleys 2013 Women of Distinction. When Dr. Hayes began working at Mayo Clinic, she became keenly aware that women in medicine, and particularly in cardiology, were still a minority. As she began her career in cardiology, she also […]

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Tags: Cardiology, girl scout, Heart, Sharonne Hayes, Women


September 18, 2012

I am an Intern Improving My Heart Health

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Written by Jeff Schneider, Intern with Public Affairs in Florida Working as an intern in the Public Affairs department at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.,  I expected to learn about health care. Little did I realize I’d be learning so much about my own health and how to improve it. In the past two weeks, […]

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Tags: Florida, Heart, Heart Walk, Intern, MayoClinicFL


June 21, 2012

Mayo Clinic’s 185th Heart Transplant Patient and her “Chocolat”

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

I wish I knew more ways to say, “Thank you”. I was given not just a second chance at life, but also a life with possibilities never imagined. Being born with congenital heart defects, my first open-heart surgery was performed when I was five-days-old. Six more heart surgeries followed before being tremendously fortunate to have […]

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Tags: 1474, 185, 3782, 5252, 5324, 5335, chocolat, chocolate, Heart, Heidi Ash, Transplant


December 5, 2011

Before and After Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) Diagnosis

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Kari Ulrich, a patient with Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD), shares her story of struggles before and after being diagnosed with FMD in 2007.

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Tags: 5252, coronary artery dissection, Fibromuscular Dysplasia, Heart, Mayo Clinic, Patient Story, stroke


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