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May 2, 2011

A Marathon of Another Kind: Kidney Dialysis for 13 Months

By Lynn Closway lynn closway

It was the summer of 2008, and Nichole Rushton was primed and ready to run 26.2 miles – a marathon – something she had accomplished with relative ease twice before. At age 28, she well could have invented the concept of “multitasking,” keeping physically active, raising two kids and being a devoted wife to her husband, […]

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Tags: 3786, 5291, 5324, 5333, acute kidney failure, Arizona, blood clot, Depression, dialysis, diary, Heart & Heart Surgery, Kidney Exchange Program


April 13, 2011

Man’s Throat Cancer is Gone

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

When 64-year-old Dennis Nigon struggled for two weeks with a sore throat, he never imagined he would be diagnosed with cancer a few weeks later. Nigon didn’t think anything serious of his sore throat. But as it continued to persist, he decided to go in for tests, and he’s grateful that he did.

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Tags: 1136, 3325, 5148, 5267, 5279, 5335, Cancer, carcinoma, Dennis Nigon, Eric Moore, Mayo Clinic, throat


February 4, 2011

Robotic Head and Neck Surgery

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Surgeons at Mayo Clinic have developed a new robotic procedure performed through the mouth (transorally) to treat cancers of the tongue base and tonsils. Mayo Clinic is one of the few medical centers in the United States offering this surgery, and Mayo physicians have extensive experience in the procedure. In this video, Doctors Kerry Olsen, […]

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Tags: 1136, 5267, 5279, 5335, Head, Kerry Olsen, Mayo Clinic, Neck, Robotic Surgery, Steven Olsen, throat, tongue


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