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December 23, 2011

Christmas Miracle: Woman sings opera with new teeth and jaw

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

After this opera singer noticed something on her chin and asked her dentist to take an x-ray, they found an ossifying fibroma that had taken over all of her lower jaw. Susan Taborn needed to have her entire lower jaw and most of her bottom teeth removed. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons used her fibula […]

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Tags: "ossifying fibroma", "Susan Taborn", 5297, 5335, artery, dentist, fibula, jaw, leg, Mayo Clinic, opera, sing


August 31, 2011

“If I don’t crack in to tears on this one, it will be abnormal…”

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Richard is a patient from the Twin Cities in Minnesota. An articulate speaker with a keen eye for detail, he recounts a couple of happenings he has witnessed around the Mayo Clinic campus. These accounts certainly illustrate Mayo’s mission that the “needs of the patient come first”.

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Tags: blood clot, doctor, leg, Orthopedics, reschedule, Richard Carter, tears


January 19, 2011

“New Year, New Skin, New Leg”

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

When Brenda M. woke up with flu-like symptoms in August 2007, she had no idea just how grave her condition was. Later in the day she noticed discoloration and severe pain in her right leg. By that afternoon, Brenda entered the emergency room where her health continued to decline. Doctors at Mayo Clinic worked incessantly […]

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Tags: amputation, Amputee, Blood, Brenda, infection, leg, Mayo Clinic, new, recovery, skin, year


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