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July 28, 2022

Digging into garden after robotic total knee replacement

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Forty-two years as a radiology technologist for Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse ā€” with countless hours on her feet and often wearing a 15-pound protective lead apron ā€” took its toll on Betty Hayden-Tauscher’s knees. So in 2014, she had a total knee replacement on the left. This knee replacement was performed with […]

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Tags: Betty Tauscher, Dr. Kariline Bringe, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, robotic knee replacement, Total knee replacement


June 2, 2022

Mother, daughter share cancer journey twists, survivors’ advice

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Some personality traits are inherited. A child may be introverted, agreeable or meticulous like a parent. Other traits are learned, such as mannerisms, speech patterns and resilience during adversity. Resilience and strength are traits that Rae Reekie and Amy White have in common. This mother and daughter duo also live on the same street in […]

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Tags: Amy White, breast cancer, Dr. M. Kathleen Christian, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Rae Reekie


July 16, 2021

Caring COVID-line Nurse changed everything!

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Written by Susan Fox Iā€™m a 68-year-old woman in Wisconsin and have been a patient with Mayo Clinic for many years. Despite extreme caution, my husband and I both contracted COVID-19 last November. We both recovered slowly, and when our opportunity to get the vaccine came up, we enthusiastically participated. I continued to have limited […]

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Tags: Carol Burgmeier, COVID-19, Kimberly Ewing, Lyme Disease, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Patient Stories, Susan Fox


July 5, 2021

‘Every day you don’t lose, you are winning’

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Jennifer Summers, 35, is an optimistic, articulate woman. She enjoys crafting, spending time with her close-knit family, and leading small groups and organizing volunteers at her church. And she is excited that she can carry a 32-ounce water bottle. This may not feel like an important feat to some people, but it’s momentous for Jennifer […]

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Anderson, Jennifer Summers, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Spinal muscular atrophy


November 3, 2020

Why James Benjamin is grateful for popcorn, video connections, robotic surgery and Dr. Pate

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James Benjamin has found a reason to be grateful in each step of his unexpected path to Mayo Clinic and a better option to recover from surgery for kidney cancer. After talking with James Benjamin, you learn that he is a very grateful man. First off, James, of Lino Lakes, Minnesota, is grateful for popcorn. […]

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Tags: Center for Connected Care, Dr. Scott Pate, Dr. Steve Ommen, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Robotic Surgery


January 3, 2020

A Welcome Dose of Furry Comfort

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With her warm brown eyes, big floppy ears and calming presence, Luna, a trained facility dog, spends her days bringing cheer to Mayo patients.

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Tags: Lisa Morgan, Luna, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Pet therapy


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