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March 4, 2011

Chicago woman grateful to see Mayo Clinic doctor

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald (@stacytheobald)

Treatment for neurological condition restores her vision Grace Jeffers was happy – really happy – to see her physician, Brian Weinshenker, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist. Jeffers has neuromyelitis optica (NMO), a rare neurological disorder that attacks cells in the optic nerve and spinal cord. The disease took her vision. At Mayo Clinic, it was […]

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Tags: 5292, 5335, 5389, Grace Jeffers, Neurology & Neurosurgery, neuromyelitis optica, NMO

September 2, 2010

From Mascara to Medicine: A Mom on a Mission

By Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice (@elizabeth rice)

When their daughter was diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) in June 2008, the world turned upside down for cosmetics entrepreneur Victoria Jackson and infomercial pioneer Bill Guthy. The diagnosing physician told them, “you know, if this were my child, I’d be going to Mayo Clinic.” And that’s exactly what they did. In the video below, […]

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Tags: 5292, 5335, 5389, Guthy Jackson, Mayo Clinic, neuromyelitis optica, NMO, Victoria Jackson, Weinshenker

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