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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


July 24, 2019

Cancer Survivor Encourages Others to Heed the Signs

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Steve Larson was stunned when he received a diagnosis of testicular cancer in his mid-30s. Prompt treatment cured his disease, and now he’s urging other men to get checked if they have symptoms of this highly treatable form of cancer.

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Tags: Albert J. and Judith A. Dunlap Cancer Center, Dr. Sandeep Basu, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Testicular Cancer


June 12, 2019

Careful Evaluation, Compassionate Care Solve Distressing Digestive Problems

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Severe digestive issues had disrupted Lynda Rassbach’s daily life and forced her to miss out on meaningful events with her family. After a series of confusing diagnoses, she turned to Mayo Clinic, where she received answers and treatment that restored her freedom.

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Tags: Digestive health, Dr. Jorge Machicado, Judy Nichols, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, ulcerative colitis


May 15, 2019

Thankful for the Gift of Motherhood After a Long and Trying Journey

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At times, Jess Pederson thought she might never become a mother. She struggled through infertility treatments and faced the risk of preterm labor. But now, as Jess watches her healthy baby boy thrive, she’s grateful for the compassionate care she received along the way.

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Tags: Dr. Suzette Peltier, Infertility Care, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Preterm labor


April 12, 2019

Back on Track After Heart Bypass Surgery

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A suspicious finding during a routine physical led to a diagnosis of coronary artery disease for Mark Guthrie. Heart surgery quickly followed, and now the longtime track and field coach is back to work and feeling great.

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Tags: Coronary bypass surgery, Dr. Jacob Erickson, Dr. Robert Wiechmann, Dr. Tahir Tak, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare in Onalaska, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


March 25, 2019

Goodbye to Pain After Long-Delayed Hip Surgery

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The thought of hip replacement surgery made Blake Robinson extremely anxious, and for years, he put off the procedure. But when the pain became too much to bear, his medical team helped Blake overcome his fear. Now with the surgery behind him, and his hip pain gone, he’s grateful for the high-quality care he received.

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Tags: Dr. Edgar Hicks, Dr. Rusty Brand, Hip replacement, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


February 20, 2019

Teamwork, Tenacity at the Heart of Mat Walker’s Recovery

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When Mat Walker had a device implanted to aid his failing heart, it was just the beginning of a long road to better health. But a host of Mayo Clinic care providers assembled to assist Mat as he worked toward his recovery goals.

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Tags: Amy S. Anderson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Mayo Post Acute Care, ventricular assist device


February 15, 2019

Puzzling Symptoms Explained by Hydrocephalus Diagnosis

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It took some time to discover the source of the troubling symptoms that plagued Dorothy Sorlie. But once she was diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus, neurosurgery fixed the problem and allowed Dorothy to return to the activities she loves.

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Tags: Dr. Catherine Schmidt, Dr. Jonathan Bledsoe, Dr. Kevin Wergeland, Hydrocephalus, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


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