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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 31, 2019

Working His Way Back After a Stroke

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On a summer evening in July 2018, Dan Boswell was hit by a stroke. His wife’s quick action to summon emergency help likely saved his life. Today, with the help of his Mayo Clinic team, Dan is doing all he can to recover from the stroke and meet his goal of returning to work.

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Tags: Elisabeth Wech, Elizabeth Wargelin, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Sarah Krenik-Hoffmann, Stroke care


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


January 28, 2019

Heart Care Gives Pat Rozeske New Rhythm

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Heart problems were wearing down Pat Rozeske and sapping her strength. But cardiac surgery and rehabilitation have renewed her energy and put her on the path to better health.

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Dr. Andrew Calvin, Dr. Robert Wiechmann, Gloria Krueger, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mitral Valve Prolapse


January 16, 2019

Treatment Advances Keep Lung Cancer in Check, Care Close to Home

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Diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, Kurt Jacobson has received state-of-the-art care from Mayo Clinic without needing to travel far from his home in northern Wisconsin.

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Tags: Albert J. and Judith A. Dunlap Cancer Center, Dr. Eyad Al-Hattab, lung cancer, Mayo Clinic Health System


November 14, 2018

Finding Breast Cancer Sooner

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Jan Jenswold wasn’t concerned when she went in for her annual mammogram. Then the test picked up something suspicious, and a follow-up found that Jan had breast cancer. But the early diagnosis brought with it an optimistic prognosis. Today, with her cancer in the past, Jan now encourages others to make mammograms a priority.

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Tags: 3D Mammograms, breast cancer, Dr. Megan Meyers, HERS Breast Center, Mayo Clinic Health System


October 31, 2018

The Match of a Lifetime

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When Ed Waters needed a kidney transplant, his wife, Darlene, stepped up to be his donor. The couple was delighted to find that, just as in the rest of their married life, they were perfectly compatible.

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Tags: Dr. Mark Deyo-Svendsen, Dr. Patrick Dean, Dr. Shuhail Shuja, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


August 15, 2018

New Knee Works Like Magic

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After suffering with debilitating knee pain for years, knee replacement surgery turned back the clock for Linda Bure, who went from walking with a cane to dancing with preschoolers.

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Tags: Dr. Aparna Kaur, Dr. Michael Eckstrom, Knee Replacement, Mayo Clinic Health System, Orthopedic Surgery


July 27, 2018

Improving Lives With Creativity and Kindness

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As a child, when Jim Rogotzke wanted a toy or device that didn’t exist, he’d make it. Today the master electrician has turned that talent toward designing and developing devices to help patients.

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Tags: Jim Rogotzke, Mayo Clinic Health System, Melissa Wegscheid, Occupational therapy, Physical Therapy


June 9, 2018

Looking Toward the Future After a Long Road to Epilepsy Diagnosis

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Undiagnosed epilepsy disrupted Jake Weiss’ life for years. But a comprehensive evaluation finally revealed the true nature of his medical condition and gave him a new way forward.

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Tags: Dr. Scott Spritzer, Eau Claire, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic Health System, Seizure


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