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July 23, 2013

For patient in Honolulu, Mayo Clinic is just one click away

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Living in Hawaii definitely has its benefits — the beautiful scenery, the tropical weather, the ocean. But, what if you are living with a chronic condition and there aren’t any specialists on the island? For Traci Downs, the answer was Mayo Clinic and Patient Online Services, a tool that enables patients to connect with Mayo […]

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Tags: 2961, Hawaii, Internet, Mayo Clinic, patient app, patient online services, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, Traci Downs


July 3, 2013

Make Good Things Come From Bad

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

During a hospitalization for pneumonia more than 20 years ago in her hometown of Barrington, IL, Ilse Hein received very frightening news: she had multiple myeloma. Initially she understood that she had a skin cancer (a melanoma), though she soon learned that multiple myeloma was actually very different: a complex cancer of the bone marrow. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2248, 2271, 2375, 5275, 5279, 5335, 5336, breast cancer, Cancer, Dr. Patrick Kamath, Dr. Philip Greipp


June 14, 2013

Finally! Relief for Unbearable Acid Reflux: The LINX Procedure

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

Who hasn’t experienced the occasional acid reflux from a particularily spicy dinner or an extra slice of pizza? Nothing that an over-the-counter pill wouldn’t relieve, right? Unfortunately, for seven long years, Shawnee Williams, suffered not a few but daily episodes of progressively worsening acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux, GERD. At only age 25, she experienced […]

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Tags: 2927, 3169, 4024, acid reflux, Arizona, GERD, Harold, Kristi Harold, LINXX LIN, Mayo Clinic, procedure, Shawnee Williams


May 22, 2013

Mayo Clinic Young Volunteers – W.E. C.A.R.E.

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Volunteering at Mayo Clinic is an awesome opportunity and our Mayo Clinic Young Volunteers here in Rochester, Minn., are proud to be part of this world-class institution. Team Leaders on our MCYV Council wanted to showcase some of the qualities of our volunteers, and W.E. C.A.R.E. is an acronym that represents these qualities. I completed […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic, MCYV, Rushil Patel, WE CARE, Young Volunteers


March 22, 2013

Surprise amyloidosis diagnosis leads to combined heart-liver transplant

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

At the end of a routine physical in 2006, Dan Carey’s doctor asked if there was anything else he wanted to discuss. Dan exercised regularly and felt good. Except for one thing. “I get out of breath when I walk up stairs,” he told his doctor. A chest X-ray revealed healthy lungs but an enlarged […]

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Tags: 2272, 5324, 5335, amyloidosis, Dan Carey, Dr. Roshini Abraham, Heart transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic


March 5, 2013

Seizure-free after new surgery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

One of Arden Berge’s most surprising discoveries while he was a graduate student in meteorology had nothing to do with the weather. “I’d been lying on the bed reading, and all of a sudden I looked up and there were paramedics standing over me,” says Berge. He’d soon learn why. He’d had a seizure, and […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5294, 5335, Arden Berge, complex partial seizures, Dr. Gregory Cascino, Dr. Richard Marsh, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, medication, Neurology & Neurosurgery


January 17, 2013

Thoroughness is credited by Canadian for early Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

John Henderson of British Columbia is a details man: a Chartered Accountant for whom accuracy and thoroughness are paramount. So while health care is excellent in Canada, about 15 years ago Mr. Henderson, now 62, decided his routine check-ups were not as thorough as they should be for a man approaching 50. “Every time I […]

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Tags: 1136, 2391, 5268, 5335, 5336, Canada, early diagnosis, Executive Health Program, John Henderson, Mayo Clinic, Prostate Cancer


December 30, 2012

Surgery to treat epilepsy leaves woman seizure-free

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

Carla Huelsmann felt seizures were taking over her life. Surgery at Mayo Clinic gave it back to her.

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Tags: 2589, 5294, 5335, Carla Huelsmann, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, Seizure


December 30, 2012

Multifocal motor neuropathy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

When Cecilia Van Gorp began losing movement and strength in her limbs, doctors thought she had Lou Gehrig’s disease. A trip to Mayo Clinic revealed multifocal motor neuropathy.

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Tags: 5292, 5297, 5335, Cecilia Van Gorp, Dr. Brian Crum, Mayo Clinic, Multifocal Motor Neuropathy


December 29, 2012

Scuba diving and fine dining are still on the menu for Miami man with neck cancer

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist

Radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery put Miami scuba diver back in the water.

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Tags: 1136, 5276, 5279, 5315, 5335, cancer treatment, John Saviano, Mayo Clinic, radiation therapy, tonsil tumor


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