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April 1, 2020

Telemedicine Helps Provide the Right Care at the Right Time During Unexpected Delivery

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When Lizzie Stoltz went into labor more than two months early with her second child at Mayo Clinic Health System in Bloomer, Wisconsin, she and the baby needed specialized care. They got it, thanks to a connection with a Mayo Clinic neonatologist who guided the delivery from more than 100 miles away.

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Collura, Dr. Phillip Skaar, Jon Farm, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Bloomer, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Neonatology


March 20, 2020

Genetic Counseling Guides Informed Health Decisions

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Knowledge is power. That’s Rose Boettcher’s philosophy. Genetic counseling helped this three-time cancer survivor make decisions about her health care. Her test results also have inspired her to advocate for her family’s health and well-being.

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Tags: Dr. Eyad Sufian Al-Hattab, Genetic testing, Katie Plamann, Lynch Syndrome, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


February 24, 2020

Reinvigorated After Celiac Disease Diagnosis

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Michelle Swosinski was beginning to think she’d never be rid of her chronic abdominal pain. Years of fruitlessly searching for medical help had left the young woman feeling ignored and frustrated. That all changed when Michelle sought care at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where her medical team was committed to finding […]

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Tags: Celiac Disease, Dr. Christian Mendez, Dr. Donald Weber, Gluten-free diets, Jennifer Motto, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


February 19, 2020

Bariatric Surgery Opens the Door to New Adventures

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Difficulty with her weight and the medical problems that it caused kept Kathy Schmidt homebound and isolated. But now after bariatric surgery, Kathy is happily joining in on the fun again.

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Tags: bariatric surgery, Dr. Chris Hower, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass


February 17, 2020

Mayo Teamwork Puts Basketball Standout Back in the Game

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Katie Stone never had an injury in all her years as a competitive athlete. Then she tore her ACL during an alumni basketball game. But now, thanks to reconstructive surgery and physical therapy, Katie’s healthy and active once again.

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Tags: ACL injury, Dr. T. Andrew Israel, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic Square


February 12, 2020

Fresh Approach to Epilepsy Treatment Rekindles Zest for Life

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Janice Breien was anxious to find a better way to manage the seizures that regularly disrupted her daily life. Enter her Mayo care team — ready to listen and provide solutions. Now, with her seizures under control, Janice has a renewed sense of optimism.

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Tags: Dr. Scott Spritzer, Epilepsy, Holly McAbee, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


December 30, 2019

Quick Recovery From Kidney Cancer With Ablation Therapy

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A diagnosis of kidney cancer was not the news Carol Adams wanted to hear. But with the minimally invasive option offered by her Mayo care team, Carol’s cancer treatment turned out to be quick and painless. Now the diagnosis and the cancer are behind her.

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Tags: Dr. Jeremy McBride, Dr. Melissa Nissen, kidney cancer, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Microwave ablation


October 2, 2019

Overcoming Disability and Shyness While Finding Her Place

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When Taylor Sturtz first arrived at Mayo Clinic, it was as an intern in the Project Search program. Through that experience, she gained new skills and found new confidence. Today, Taylor is proud to be a Mayo Clinic employee, and she’s happy to have the opportunity to help others.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Project Search


September 16, 2019

Fighting a Rare Cancer and Using His Voice to Help Others

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Nick Saleum felt a painless lump in his left forearm. One doctor misdiagnosed the lump as a ganglion cyst or lipoma, but Nick noticed the lump growing and went to see another doctor. A biopsy revealed a rare, cancerous tumor: epithelioid sarcoma.

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Tags: Dr. Peter Rose, Dr. Sarah James, Dr. Scott Okuno, Epithelioid sarcoma, Kaye Holt, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Soft tissue sarcoma


August 28, 2019

Kindhearted Kid Perseveres Through Multiple Heart Surgeries

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Although 3-year-old Matthew Makela and his family have already been forced to deal with a host of serious medical concerns during the young boy’s life, they navigate it all with grace and gratitude.

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Tags: Congenital heart defects, Dr. Karen Myhre, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Tetralogy of Fallot


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