May 3, 2021
When drummer Patrick Bautz is performing, he’s in the zone. He says he doesn’t even think about what he’s doing, it’s just natural. It’s what he calls “the nothingness of drumming.” But not that long-ago, Pat started getting distracted. Physical symptoms were turning that nothingness into something. And it was something that worried him enough […]
April 13, 2018
With unexplained symptoms worsening daily, Elise Athas’ health was spiraling downward quickly until she came to Mayo Clinic and discovered a program that helped her cope, recover and heal.
December 20, 2017
Following cutting-edge brain scanning and precision surgery, Jo Weir is catching up on decades of sleep lost to nighttime seizures, and she’s relishing her renewed energy.
November 1, 2017
After years of dealing with nighttime seizures, an Illinois man found the relief he sought after Mayo Clinic surgeons precisely mapped the source of his seizures.
October 13, 2017
Mountain biker, hiker and skier Robert Berlin, M.D., was just 53 when he began experiencing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Today, thanks to health care tailored to his lifestyle, he remains active and optimistic.
December 15, 2016
It’s a condition with no outward symptoms. But for the hundreds of thousands of teens and adults in the U.S. living with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS, the medical disorder has a significant impact on their lives. Christine Esposito is one of those people. Christine was diagnosed with the condition in 2002 by Mayo […]
November 21, 2016
When Reilly Steidle came to Mayo Clinic in the summer of 2013 at the age of 20, she brought with her two rolling suitcases full of medical paperwork and a hope that the physicians could make sense of the recurring headaches, chronic fatigue and widespread pain she’d been dealing with for two years. Reilly had […]
October 31, 2016
It started with ear pain in the spring of 2014. Within a few weeks, Gloria Pena’s earache escalated into confusion and sensory loss. “I thought it was a bad cold with an earache,” Gloria recalls. “But one day I picked up my son from school and didn’t remember the way home.” From there, Gloria’s condition […]
October 17, 2016
Oct. 23, 2015, is a date that Nikole Prins will always remember. It’s the day she finally learned the reason for the bizarre symptoms she had been dealing with for more than half her life. Nikki precisely recalls the time she heard the news. It was 1:24 in the afternoon when her doctor called with […]
September 10, 2016
Travis McGinnis was just 30 years old when an insidious cancer was discovered in his brain. It had been growing there for some time, he says — his physicians estimated between five and 10 years. Had the stage-three oligoastrocytoma not been detected when it was, Travis would have likely lost his life. As it happened, […]