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May 18, 2012

New Device Helps Man Who ‘Forgets’ to Breathe

By Stacy Theobald stacytheobald

His whole life, David Vannausdle, 32, of Granger, Iowa, has been tethered to some type of breathing device for at least some part of the day or night.  Without external assistance, his body “forgets” to breathe. He was born with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome, also referred to as Ondine’s curse. Essentially, the brain fails to […]

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Tags: “forgets” to breathe, 5308, 5335, David Vannausdle, M.D., Ronald Reeves


November 15, 2011

Heart attack — not shark attack — almost brings surfer down

By Stacy Theobald stacytheobald

New imaging technology helps determine cause, treatment for heart symptoms Many surfers fear sharks. But not Mike Politowicz, 45, a seasoned surfer with 30 years of experience. “Surfing is a form of relaxation,” he says. Relaxation, that is, mixed with a little adrenalin and heart-pounding anticipation of a good ride. But on Aug. 7, 2010, […]

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Tags: 5252, 5335, Brian Shapiro, heart attack, M.D., Mike Politowicz


November 8, 2011

Mackenzie’s vision: Coordinated care, rapid treatment restore child’s eyesight

By Stacy Theobald stacytheobald

When Mackenzie Chicos, an active 8-year-old from Owatonna, Minn., woke up for school one morning seeing spots in her left eye, her family didn’t suspect that anything could be seriously wrong. It was — and her vision was at risk. On that day in September 2010, Mackenzie went to school as usual. She mentioned the […]

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Tags: 5296, 5335, M.D., Mackenzie Chicos, Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna, Miguel Mulet


October 27, 2011

Custom surgery creates normal hips for 30-year-old

By Stacy Theobald stacytheobald

This spring, Brooke Hayes traveled to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, taking in the music of Jimmy Buffett, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Lauryn Hill and Better Than Ezra. The trip was remarkable for this previously well-traveled young woman from Ormond Beach, Fla. Hayes’ suitcases had been empty and idle because of her severe […]

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Tags: 5299, 5334, Brooke Hayes, Hip Replacements, M.D., Mark Spangehl


July 13, 2010

Hayley Lairmore’s Mayo Clinic Journey

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

I first heard about Hayley Lairmore through a comment card her mom, Christine, sent to Mayo Clinic after their visit to Rochester last December. It was an amazing story of how Hayley had been throwing up an average of 10 times a day for several months, and how Christine and her husband Robert had been […]

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Tags: Blogs, Christine Lairmore, Hayley Lairmore, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories, Phil Fischer, Podcasts, POTS, POTS Syndrome, YouTube


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