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December 7th, 2017

Swift Action Saves Skier After Heart Attack on the Water

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Quick thinking and high-quality care helped Brian Kanable recover after what could have been a deadly medical emergency. 

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Tags: Cardiac Arrest, Coronary Disease, Defibrillation, Dr. Charles Cagin, heart attack, Mayo Clinic Health System


November 10th, 2017

Gaining Fresh Perspective Via Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

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Diagnosed with breast cancer at 27, Sara Martinek persevered through treatment with the support of her family, friends and care team, and she came out on the other side with a new appreciation for what matters in life.

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Tags: breast cancer, Cancer care, Mayo Clinic Health System


May 4th, 2017

Bariatric Surgery Generates Far-Reaching Benefits for Scott Decker

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Extra weight was ruining Scott Decker’s health and draining his bank account. Bariatric surgery helped Scott lose the weight and set the course to a healthier, happier life.  

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Tags: bariatric surgery, Dr. David Ciresi, Mayo Clinic Health System, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Weight-loss surgery


April 28th, 2017

Prompt Treatment for Saydee Prevents Permanent Eye Damage

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Today, 8-year-old Saydee is happy she can see well and ride in a car without feeling dizzy. At a visit with pediatric ophthalmologist Naomie Warner, D.O., in the Eye Care Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, last year, Saydee was diagnosed with lazy eye.

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Tags: Dr. Naomie Warner, Eye Care Center, Lazy eye, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


April 18th, 2017

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal a Veteran’s Wounds

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Fritz Kruger of Hayward, Wisconsin, wondered how breathing pure oxygen while enclosed in a pressurized tube could heal his body. Fritz, 56, suffered from side effects of radiation therapy for prostate cancer when he was referred for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in fall 2016. 

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Tags: Cystitis, Dr. James Banich, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Mayo Clinic Health System, Wound care


August 2nd, 2016

Tree Farmer’s Passion for the Outdoors Thrives Thanks to Palliative Care Team

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Roger Conklin has a passion for being outdoors. A tree farmer for more than 50 years, Roger looks forward to the changing seasons and experiencing the cycle of planting, growing and harvesting. Over the last two decades, however, health concerns have made his outdoor activities more challenging. During that time, Roger has undergone hip and […]

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Tags: Hip replacement, Knee Replacement, Mayo Clinic Health System, Palliative care, Prostate Cancer


February 16th, 2016

Wisconsin Man’s Lung Cancer Found at Early, Treatable Stage Thanks to New Screening Program

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Bill McWhite was vacationing along the Texas Gulf Coast — normally, a time to relax — when his body refused to let him unwind. Instead, the 69-year-old Hayward, Wisconsin, man experienced a flare up of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, and found himself in the local hospital. “I had congestion in […]

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Tags: COPD, Dr. Adel Zurob, Dr. Thomas Carmody, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Screening, Mayo Clinic Health System, Pulmonary Disease


January 15th, 2016

Stroke at 36 Comes as Shock, Reveals Deeper Issues

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Scott Gunderson is a typical working father of three young children. His days typically are full of meetings, play dates, golf games and helping manage his busy family’s calendar. You likely wouldn’t guess that the 38-year-old from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, is a stroke survivor and heart valve patient.

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Tags: Eau Claire, Endocarditis, Mayo Clinic Health System, stroke


July 2nd, 2015

Cardiac Rehabilitation Helps Ardis Kyker Improve Her Health, Lose Weight and Avoid Surgery

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Back in 2014, Ardis Kyker was at home going about her daily routine when she experienced tightening in her chest. The pain went away as soon as she sat down to rest, so she proceeded with her day. Later, while pushing a cart at a grocery store, the pain returned with more intensity. So Ardis checked […]

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Tags: Cardiac Rehabilitation, Coronary Artery Disease, Mayo Clinic Health System, Red Wing


June 24th, 2015

West Nile Put Gloria Johnson on a Ventilator. Rehab Brings Her Back

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Gloria Johnson’s life changed in the blink of an eye. Gloria and her husband, Floyd, were camping in South Dakota in August 2013, when her body’s temperature skyrocketed to 104.6 degrees, and her body went limp. She went from enjoying her time at a campground to being paralyzed from the neck down. She was diagnosed […]

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Tags: Lake City, Mayo Clinic Health System, Respiratory Therapy, Ventilator Program, West Nile Virus


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