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March 19, 2012

From Wheelchair to Rock-Climbing in 3 weeks!

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Having gone to several doctors elsewhere without receiving answers, this previously athletic student, Nick, and his mom, Becky, arrived to Mayo Clinic. They were exhausted. Nick was bundled up in many layers and in a wheelchair. Five minutes into his first appointment, Dr. Phil Fischer diagnosed Nick with POTS and Autonomic Dysfunction. He started the three-week Pediatric Pain […]

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Tags: 5273, 5292, 5307, 5335, Autonomic Dysfunction, Becky, Dr. Barbara Bruce, Nick, Pain, pediatric, Phil Fischer, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome


November 22, 2010

Helping the Girls of the Congo: Part Fourteen

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Phil Fischer, M.D. is one of the Mayo Clinic physicians who recently went to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the video interview below, Dr. Fischer offers a personal reflection on the trip. He also explains the potential for future research and how those plans are already advancing. Also, many of you have inquired […]

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Tags: Congo, DRC, Mayo Clinic, Phil Fischer, Research


July 14, 2010

What Led Hayley Lairmore to Mayo Clinic

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

After her daughter Hayley had been vomiting an average of 10 times a day for nearly six months, her mother Christine happened upon what seemed to her a possible diagnosis: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), as described in the first post in this series. In part 2, Mrs. Lairmore recalls what led her to finally […]

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Tags: Christine Lairmore, Dizziness, Fatigue, Hayley Lairmore, Heart racing, Mayo Clinic, Phil Fischer, POTS, POTS Syndrome, Tachycardia, teenagers, Vomiting


July 13, 2010

Hayley Lairmore’s Mayo Clinic Journey

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

I first heard about Hayley Lairmore through a comment card her mom, Christine, sent to Mayo Clinic after their visit to Rochester last December. It was an amazing story of how Hayley had been throwing up an average of 10 times a day for several months, and how Christine and her husband Robert had been […]

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Tags: Blogs, Christine Lairmore, Hayley Lairmore, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories, Phil Fischer, Podcasts, POTS, POTS Syndrome, YouTube


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