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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


December 7, 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 10, 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 4, 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 28, 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 18, 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


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