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March 28, 2012

Never Give Up On Your Health – Sniffing out a Discovery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

My name is Katie Little and I am 28 years old.   I have experienced many nasal problems throughout my life, including two nose fractures and, over the last 10 years, have experienced significant difficulty breathing at night.  I tried a variety of methods to alleviate my problem, such as nasal sprays, acupuncture, fans, Neti Pots, […]

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Tags: 5267, 5335, bone growth, Dr. Grant Hamilton III, ENT, Katie Little, Mayo Clinic, nasal, nose, otorhinolaryngology, spur, Surgery


March 12, 2012

Nurse finds out what being “hip” is all about

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

My story begins in 1998. At the age of 32 I was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia. Because I was a breech baby at birth the doctors at home had told me that this was probably the reason why I was having problems. I was having the most pain in my left hip. I first […]

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Tags: 2117, 3832, 5299, 5335, bilateral hip dysplasia, cortisone shot, Iowa, Julie Olson, Mason City, Mayo Clinic, nurse, Robert Trousdale


February 24, 2012

Breast Cancer? Me? My Story

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Having never been touched by any kind of cancer in any generation of my family, it came as a shock to learn of my breast cancer diagnosis confirmed at Mayo Clinic January 2012. I felt I was going through seven stages of grief in trying to reconcile this new phenomenon happening within my body. Emotionally […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 5250, 5279, 5335, breast cancer, James Jakub, Katie Jones, lumpectomy, Marilyn Morton, Nicole Sandhu, Paula Schomberg


December 22, 2011

Mayo Graduate Student – Trip to Ecuador

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Amy Saleh, M.D. went to Ecuador as part of the Mayo International Heath Program within the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. She recounts this surgical trip experience, where they focused on children with cleft lip and cleft palate.

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Tags: Amy Saleh, cleft lip, cleft palate, Ecuador, Education, Graduate, health program, international, Mayo, student, Surgery


November 7, 2011

Heart Valve Replacement Surgery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

I went to Mayo Clinic for heart valve replacement surgery on October 13th, was released on the 18th, and can only say excellent things about the: Surgeon Dr. Hartzell Schaff and his staff. The surgery and recovery went smoothly, I believe, due to Dr. Schaff’s experience and expertise in the type of valve replacement surgery […]

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Tags: 4173, 5141, 5252, 5334, cardiovascular, cv, Hartzell Schaff, heart valve, Mayo Clinic, replacement, Surgery


November 2, 2011

Epilepsy, Brain Surgery and then, Seizure-Free

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

We scurried like mice across the street under the cover of darkness, hugging the side of the St. Mary building when we reached it to block the wind as it gusted at 22 below zero. The light from the entrance door called like a beacon, and when we reached it all I could do was […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5335, Brain surgery, EEG, Epilepsy, Erica Egge, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Surgery


October 25, 2011

Epilepsy Surgery Allows Patient to Live Life to the Fullest

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GszNst4xBc Carla Huelsmann was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 2 years old. Throughout her childhood and early adult years, she experienced mainly petit mal seizures. She continued through life, adjusting to her disease as needed. Once Huelsmann welcomed her daughter, the hormone levels in her body changed, making controlling her seizures much more difficult.

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Tags: 2859, 5292, brain, Carla Huelsmann, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, petit mal, scar tissue, Seizure, Surgery


April 11, 2011

Young girl with complicated health problems grows up seeing Mayo as second home

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Hello: I am Carolyn of Missouri.  I have long been a patient of Mayo Clinic since about 1942 and am still a patient visiting about every 3 months. Sometime after I was born, we moved to Glendale…that is where we lived when I took sick at the age of about 20 months.  The Dr. there treated me […]

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Tags: 5267, 5314, 5335, cake decorator, Cake Lady, Carolyn, Eric Edell, Jan Kasperbauer, Kahler Hospital, larnyx, Mayo Clinic, pappilloma


February 24, 2011

A first of its kind surgery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Three years ago, when Janis Ollson, now 32, was pregnant with her second child, she experienced agonizing back pain. But, unlike the back pain she had during her first pregnancy with daughter Braxtyn, this time the pain would not subside. “I was desperate for relief,” says Ollson. Five months into the pregnancy she could no […]

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Tags: 1136, 5218, 5279, 5299, 5335, 5336, bone cancer, Canada, Cancer, Janis Ollson, Mayo Clinic, Michael Yaszemski


February 18, 2011

A Miracle for Daniela

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Photo: Daniela, pictured top left, enjoys time with her brothers and sister at our home in Ecuador after her procedure at Mayo Clinic. Written by her parents, Juan and Victoria (Ecuador): My wife Victoria has always believed in miracles. I also believe in miracles, but I thought they only happened to somebody else, not us.  […]

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Tags: 2709, 5252, 5306, 5335, 5336, Allison Cabalka, Cardiology, Clínica Mayo, Daniela, Dr. Jack, Ecuador, Harold Burkhart


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