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October 17, 2018

Living to the Fullest With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

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A diagnosis of stage 4 ovarian cancer sent shock waves through Michelle Messer’s world. But prompt treatment and a comprehensive care plan have seen her through. Now five years after that initial diagnosis, Michelle is savoring each day.

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Tags: Albert J. and Judith A. Dunlap Cancer Center, Dr. Carrie Langstraat, Dr. Francis Nichols, Dr. Sandeep Basu, Dr. Suzette Peltier, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Ovarian Cancer


October 1, 2018

Taming Migraines With Botox

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Heather Klanderman tried a range of treatment to ease her migraines, but nothing worked. Then her neurologist recommended Botox injections. Now Heather’s migraines are a thing of the past.

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Tags: Dr. Donn Dexter, Dr. Scott Spritzer, Kerri Crank, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Migraine


July 24, 2018

Healthier and Happier After Bariatric Surgery

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For Candace Clark, bariatric surgery meant the difference between struggling with weight issues, including medical problems triggered by obesity, and enjoying renewed health and energy.

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Tags: bariatric surgery, Dr. Chris Hower, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


June 13, 2018

Routine Checkup Leads to Lifesaving Heart Surgery

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Brian Schilling was shocked to learn he had a dangerous condition that required surgery to repair one of his heart valves. But the procedure went off without a hitch, and Brian’s grateful for the thorough care he received through Mayo Clinic Health System.

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Tags: Dr. Andrew Calvin, Dr. Glenn Kauppila, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Minimally invasive mitral valve repair


May 29, 2018

Skier Back on Track After Knee Surgeries

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Multiple knee problems threatened Marva Sahs’ ability to take part in the outdoor recreation she loves. But Marva and her Mayo Clinic care team were determined that her injuries would not sideline her. Today she’s back to being active in the great outdoors.

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Tags: Craig Kann, Dr. Andrew Israel, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Sports Medicine Department


April 20, 2018

Going All Out to Ease a Young Patient’s Surgical Fears

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After 5-year-old Lauren Hoel underwent her third open-heart surgery in five years, she was, understandably, a little frightened of her postoperative care and recovery. Her care team at Mayo Clinic knew just what to do.

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Tags: atrial septal defect, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Allison Cabalka, Dr. Karen Myhre, Dr. Sameh Said, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Pediatric Cardiology, Transposition of the great arteries, Ventricular Septal Defect


April 2, 2018

Teamwork and Telemedicine Save a Newborn’s Life

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When Mary Beth Delong experienced a medical emergency just before her son was born, specialists at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus worked together to secure a happy ending for all involved.

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Tags: Dr. Jennifer Fang, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Placental abruption


March 12, 2018

Breast Cancer Survivor Wonders, ‘What If?’

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Diagnosed with breast cancer after putting off her annual mammogram for several years, Tammy Jackson shares her story to encourage others to make cancer screening exams a priority.

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Megan Meyers, HERS Breast Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


March 2, 2018

Helping New Moms Emerge From Postpartum Depression

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After her second child was born, Alethea Clark experienced a severe form of postpartum depression. With care from Mayo Clinic Health System, she eventually overcame the disorder. Now Alethea hopes her story will encourage others to seek help, too. 

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Tags: Emily Sisco, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Postpartum depression


January 19, 2018

Seeing Is Believing With Help From a Mayo Clinic Retinal Specialist

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When complications from diabetes threatened his vision, eye surgery and laser treatment at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire restored Brad Stevens’ sight.

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Tags: Diabetic retinopathy, Dr. Wayne Wu, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Ophthalmology, type 1 diabetes


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