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June 22, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Back from the brink and looking forward: Karen Detweiler overcomes rare neurologic disorder

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

In February 2020, as COVID-19 began its spread across the world, Karen Detweiler of DeLand, Florida, and her two adult children, Jonathan Detweiler and Susan Reeve, were facing their own crisis: Karen Detweiler’s pending passing from an incurable neurologic disorder. A retired community college professor and English teacher, Karen started having seizures in the summer […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Dr. Gregory Day, Karen Detweiler, LGI 1-antibody encephalitis, MayoClinicFL, neuroimmunology lab


May 30, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Speaking out for stroke awareness

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Ilah Breen was visiting her daughter in early April this year when she realized something was amiss. “I was knitting, and everything was fine. The next thing I knew, my knitting made no sense. The needles didn’t completely disappear, but they got blurry. And I couldn’t figure out what the yarn was,” recalls the 72-year-old […]

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Tags: cerebrovascular disease, Ilah Breen, MayoClinicFL, stroke, Thrombectomy


April 4, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Now seizure free, epilepsy patient shares her music as a blessing to others

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Destiny Rhodes finds solace in music. Diagnosed with temporal-lobe epilepsy when she was 17 months old, Destiny says when she started playing guitar as a teenager, it became a constant source of comfort during her uncertain health. Despite medication, Destiny’s seizures continued for more than 20 years, often occurring several times a week. The medication […]

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Tags: Destiny Rhodes, Dr. Anteneh Feyissa, Epilepsy, MayoClinicFL, responsive neurostimulation, RNS, seizures


August 31, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Colon Cancer Treatment Provides More Time to Celebrate the Everyday

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Diagnosed with advanced colon cancer, Amy Figgs was told there was little that could be done. Unwilling to accept that, Amy sought a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. There her care team crafted a treatment plan that has renewed her hope for the future.

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Amit Merchea, Dr. Justin Burns, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL


August 24, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Envisioning a Future Without Breast Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

With coordinated care from a multidisciplinary team and participation in a research clinical trial, Stacy Hanson is successfully combating a daunting breast cancer diagnosis.

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Tags: breast cancer, clinical trials, Dr. Gerardo Colon-Otero, Dr. Laura Vallow, Dr. Sarah McLaughlin, Dr. Sarvam TerKonda, Dr. Tri Dinh, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL, Robert and Monica Jacoby Center for Breast Health


June 29, 2018 · Leave a Comment

A Personalized Approach to Heart Health

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Heather Lister knew she had an abnormal heart valve. What she didn’t know was that this defect put her at risk for a much more serious problem. But her Mayo Clinic care team gave her the information she needed to make a decision on the best way forward.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Disease, Dr. Alberto Pochettino, Dr. Carolyn Landolfo, Dr. Naser Ammash, Heart valve disease, MayoClinicFL, Medical Genetics


June 27, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Full-Spectrum Care for a Complex Heart Condition

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Mark Gill came to Mayo Clinic, he was in severe pain and his medical condition was grim. But thanks to a thorough evaluation and comprehensive care, Mark was able to regain his health.

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Dr. Christopher McLeod, Dr. Crystal Bonnichesen, Dr. Joseph Dearani, MayoClinicFL, Tetralogy of Fallot


May 18, 2018 · Leave a Comment

A Healthier Heart and Renewed Zest for Life After Bariatric Surgery

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

A host of serious medical concerns were making daily life a challenge for Robert Watts. Comprehensive care at Mayo Clinic helped him tackle each of them and successfully restored his health.

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Tags: bariatric surgery, congestive heart failure, Dr. Jorge Pascual, Dr. Mohamad Yamani, Dr. Steven Bowers, Elaine McComb, MayoClinicFL


May 15, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Timely Stroke Care Allows Frankie Weekley to Keep Celebrating, Look Forward to Daughter’s Wedding

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Frankie Weekley suffered a stroke that could have left her severely debilitated. But prompt access to stroke telemedicine saved Frankie’s life and minimized the effect the stroke had on her health.

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Josephine Huang, Dr. Rabih Tawk, Mayo Clinic Care Network, MayoClinicFL, stroke, Telestroke


May 11, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Public Speaker Beats Tenacious Tongue Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When faced with an alarming diagnosis of tongue cancer that threatened not only her health but also her livelihood, Paulette Walz looked to Mayo Clinic and found the expert care she needed.

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Tags: Dr. Casler, ENT, MayoClinicFL, otorhinolaryngology, tongue, tongue cancer


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