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August 25, 2022

Patient resumes active life after knee surgeries

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Always active, Lisa Luskey-Lestrud of Kensett, Iowa, played volleyball and softball in high school and worked physical jobs requiring hours of standing and heavy lifting. By the time she was 47, her aching knees reminded her daily of the toll that wear, injuries and having rheumatoid arthritis were taking on her ability to remain active. […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Eckstrom, Lisa Luskey-Lestrud, Mayo Clinic Health System, Orthopedic Surgery, Total knee replacement


August 4, 2022

Beat goes on for drummer with calcific tendonitis

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

In his day job, John DiTulio is the go-to guy for clients needing high-level tech troubleshooting. But after-hours, he trades his computer for drumsticks, playing in rock and new country bands. In 2020, this avid musician battled the effects of COVID-19, eventually gaining 35 pounds. Determined to regain his health in 2021, John lost weight, […]

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Tags: Dr. Jacob Erickson, John DiTulio, Mayo Clinic Health System, shoulder calcification, ultrasonic tenotomy


June 2, 2022

Mother, daughter share cancer journey twists, survivors’ advice

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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


May 19, 2022

Complex spine surgery helps Belinda Purdy walk again

By Joel Streed Joel Streed (@jstreed)

Belinda Purdy isn’t the type of person who enjoys sitting on the sidelines. She and her family love to travel, swim, eat out and spend time outdoors. She’s used to being on her feet all day and loves to walk 3 or 4 miles per day. But in spring 2020, Belinda felt like she was […]

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Tags: Belinda Purdy, Dr. Michael Stark, Dr. Navid Khezri, L5/S1 spondylolisthesis., Mayo Clinic Health System, spine surgery


January 6, 2022

Sudden cardiac arrest sidelines coach during game

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

It was the first week of the football season at Waseca (Minnesota) High and Coach Brad Wendland was anticipating celebrating a 27–13 win against St. Peter with his team — not a near-death experience. As the clock ticked down the final minute, Brad felt lightheaded. Then he collapsed in a heap on the sidelines with […]

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Tags: Brad Wendland, Cardiovascular Medicine, Krystal Malis, Leah Rutz, Mayo Clinic Health System, sharing mayo clinic, Sudden cardiac arrest, Troy Hoehn


December 30, 2021

New lease on life starts with bilateral hip replacement

By Joel Streed Joel Streed (@jstreed)

What do you do after surviving an extraordinary health crisis? Steve Knutson celebrated his new lease on life with a bilateral hip replacement at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Steve’s medical journey started on a typical workday in early March 2020. He and seven other colleagues came down with flu-like symptoms and felt […]

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Tags: Dr. Jonathan Webb, joint replacment, Legionnaires' disease, Mayo Clinic Health System, Orthopedics


July 29, 2021

Complex brain surgery gives woman more time with family

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Julie Berg’s life revolves around three things: family, friends and faith. The 79-year-old has a large extended family that enjoys celebrating large and small milestones together, and she has a wide network of close-knit friends across two states. Through it all, her strong Catholic faith has been the foundation of her life. When Julie’s health […]

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Tags: brain tumor, COVID-19, Dr. Alla Byakova, Dr. Eric Gomez-Urena, Dr. Manish Sharma, Glioblastoma multiforme, Gwen Krogwold, Julie Berg, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Mayo Clinic Health system in New Prague, Neurosurgery


October 25, 2019

Seeing Teamwork at Its Brightest

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Linda Schweikert’s eyesight took a turn for the worse overnight. But thanks to an expert team working across organizations, Linda got the vital treatment she needed in time.

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Tags: Dr. Wayne Wu, Mayo Clinic Health System, Retinal detachment


June 12, 2019

Careful Evaluation, Compassionate Care Solve Distressing Digestive Problems

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

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


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