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September 1, 2013

Eluding the ‘Widow Maker’: The Checkup that Saved His Life

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

“You have to go to know.” George Roberts will tell you he’s a busy man — too busy to worry about a physical. As vice president of a Florida-based road construction and contracting company and chair of two industry groups, he’s got a lot to oversee. Taking time for a doctor’s visit wasn’t on his […]

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August 23, 2012

Rare Arthritis No Match for Woman Determined to Save Her Eyesight

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

(written by Raquel Rivas – Mayo Clinic in Florida) When most of us think about eye problems, we think about a trip to the eye doctor for a new eyeglass prescription. But for Sandy Blue, a rare eye condition posed a mystery that almost left her blind. Blue, then 44, first noticed red streaks in […]

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April 17, 2012

My Path to Becoming an Organ Donor

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Written by: Sara May, Public Affairs intern Do we ever consider the second chances we get? What if you’re given the opportunity to have a second chance at life? It wasn’t until recently, during my internship at Mayo Clinic in Florida, that I began to learn about organ donation and transplantation. I was tasked with […]

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Tags: Florida, Jacksonville, Katie Ride, Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoClinicFL, organ


November 11, 2011

Healing A WWII Veteran’s 66-Year-Old Injury

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Mayo Clinic began because of a military connection and our commitment to servicemen and women has never faltered. As we celebrate Veteran’s Day this year, we salute the many Mayo Clinic staff members and patients who are veterans, helping to protect our freedoms. It is in their honor that we share this story about a […]

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October 12, 2011

Time Capsule 25: A Three-Part Video Series, Celebrating the Voice of Florida

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

October 1986 marked a very important time in Mayo Clinic’s history. This was the year that Mayo Clinic opened its first campus outside of Rochester, Minn. The new campus, located in Jacksonville, Florida, opened its doors to patients on October 13, 1986. As the 25th anniversary of the Florida campus drew closer, patients, staff and […]

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October 11, 2011

Mayo Comes to Florida, Makes Headlines in the 80s

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Mayo Clinic broke grounds on the Florida campus in 1985, opening their doors to patients on October 13, 1986. Meanwhile this new “unadvertised clinic in a forest” was making headlines throughout the United States. (Click on the headline below to read its article) Keep up with the latest in Florida’s 25th celebrations: Blog posts tagged […]

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October 7, 2011

Twenty-Five Years Later: One Million Prescriptions in Florida

By CSMMayo csmmayo

When the Mayo Pharmacy opened on the Florida campus in November 1986, its lone pharmacist, Nan Sawyer, filled just 11 prescriptions that day. Little did she know, 25 years later, the pharmacy would fill its one-millionth prescription. “Reaching that number is a remarkable milestone,” says Sawyer, “But what really matters is what got us there […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoFL25


October 5, 2011

The Breast Clinic is Now on Facebook

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

It’s fitting that we launch our new Breast Clinic Facebook page during October, breast cancer awareness month. Visit the page at Facebook.com/BreastClinic to see some of the events Mayo Clinic is sponsoring, as well as to keep up with what’s new in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and research through our videos, stories and posts. The […]

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Tags: breast cancer marathon, Breast Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Florida


October 3, 2011

Florida’s 25th: The Land for the Campus

By Matt Derechin matt derechin

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Florida campus makes me think of the gift that started it all:  the land for the campus. The Davis family donated all 400 acres that we have today, and it’s just beautiful. More importantly, it contributes to our patient care. Everyone – patients, staff, and volunteers – enjoy the […]

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September 28, 2011

Prepping for Mayo’s 25th Anniversary in Florida

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

Mayo Clinic is nearing a big milestone in Florida. On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Florida campus turns 25. The medical center campus in Jacksonville was the first extension of Mayo Clinic beyond Rochester, Minn. In preparation for the anniversary celebration, we turned lose a “film crew” and “reporter” to quiz staff about Mayo’s history on […]

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Tags: Florida, Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoFL25, Video


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