August 11, 2021
A pharmacist for a regional grocer, health and wellness was the foundation of Faye Baracats’ life. She advocated daily to her patients the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, eating well, and exercising. Faye, 42, and mom to two teenagers, also practiced what she preached. She followed a Mediterranean diet and exercised regularly. During her […]
May 30, 2021
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 […]
May 20, 2021
Lloyd Huebner of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, believes in giving back to the community. For 17 years, he has been involved with Little League Baseball, ranging from coaching to building fields at local schools. He also builds temporary wheelchair ramps for families in need as part of Interfaith Caregivers in Burnett County, Wisconsin. “Over my lifetime, […]
May 30, 2018
After a severe ischemic stroke, Bruce Schmoll has returned to life on his farm thanks to the multidisciplinary care he received at Mayo Clinic.
May 15, 2018
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.
February 22, 2018
At age 32, Doug Larsen didn’t look like someone who would have a stroke. But he did. Fortunately, prompt diagnosis and treatment curtailed the damage and helped speed Doug’s recovery.
September 22, 2017
After a stroke, Allen Witcher required complex surgery, followed by months of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Thanks to that comprehensive treatment, Allen now relishes each new day he has to enjoy.
February 10, 2017
In October 2016, Judith Johnson, Ph.D. — who is retired from the library at Florida State College at Jacksonville — was at home recovering from back surgery. While she was sitting in bed talking on the phone with a friend, something suddenly went wrong. Judith felt herself sliding in between the bed and the nightstand. […]
September 17, 2016
Shirley and Bob Gessner have weathered some tough times during their 56 years of marriage. But nothing could have prepared Shirley for the night of April 10, 2015, when she awoke at 3:30 a.m. to a thud — the sound of her husband falling out of bed. “I asked him what was the matter, but […]
September 9, 2016
Editor’s note: In this article, Alexandra Abreu-Figueroa, an intern in Public Affairs at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, shares her story and discusses why she participates in the First Coast Heart Walk, an annual event sponsored by Mayo Clinic. Growing up, I was always overweight. During my teenage years, in particular, I struggled — losing and gaining […]