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April 11th, 2017

Handmade Rosaries Give Patients Comfort, Support in Times of Need

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Several years ago, Agnes Feidt was with a group of friends when one of them proudly displayed a new rosary. “We all commented on it and asked her where she got it,” Agnes tells us. “She said she’d taken some beads from a necklace and used those to make the rosary.” That inspired Agnes to […]

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Tags: Jennifer Larson LaRue, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mitzie Feidt


March 30th, 2017

Katharine’s Wish Gives Comforting Gift to Other Patients

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Nine years ago, during a “dream family vacation” at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, 9-year-old Katharine Rhoten (or “Katie,” as she likes to be called) became so ill she had to be rushed to a local hospital. “She was in shock, and my husband and I were in shock,” Katie’s mom, Kristin Everett, tells […]

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Tags: diabetes, Kristin Everett, Mayo Clinic Health System, Stacy Hein


March 21st, 2017

New Procedure Helps Keep Wisconsin Man Young at Heart

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In just a few years, Charles Kaeding will celebrate his 90th birthday. But that doesn’t mean he’s ready to slow down. In fact, quite the opposite. The 87-year-old Augusta, Wisconsin, resident and lifelong farmer still shovels snow, picks up “heavy items,” and “enjoys helping his son on the farm,” he recently told the Eau Claire, […]

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Tags: Aortic stenosis, Dr. Robert Wiechmann, Dr. Vien Le, Mayo Clinic Health System, Transcatheter aortic valve replacement


March 9th, 2017

House Call Makes a Comeback With Help From Community Paramedics

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Mike DiPasquale is grateful, to say the least, for the return of the house call in his neck of the woods. He recently underwent a “rare, risky operation in which doctors performed a complete reconstruction of his hip and part of his pelvis,” the Barron News-Shield reports. The procedure left Mike confined to a wheelchair […]

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Tags: Gold Cross, Justin Bowe, Marlene Dirkes, Mayo Clinic Health System


January 31st, 2017

After Transplant, a Gift From the Heart Honors Mother’s Lost Son

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Nick Pollino never met a stranger. In his eyes, everyone was a friend. “Nick saw only the good,” Debbie Pollino says of her only child, who passed away in January 2014. “He was a free spirit. He loved the outdoors. He was a genuinely happy person.” He was also a registered organ donor, something he […]

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Tags: cardiology, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Health System


January 12th, 2017

Family Helped by Pet Therapy Gives Back by Getting Some Fur in the Game

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Cindi Thurston’s first encounter with a therapy dog may have come under unfortunate circumstances, but the imprint it left would change her life for the better. In a column for Wisconsin’s Dunn County News, Cindi writes that first meeting took place while her then 10-year-old daughter was hospitalized with a serious medical condition. “We were […]

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Tags: Cindi Thurston, Mayo Clinic Health System, Therapy Dogs


January 12th, 2017

Doctor’s Essays on Living (and Dying) Well Get New Life

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Dave Eitrheim, M.D., wouldn’t let dying stop him from living. After Dr. Eitrheim, a longtime physician at Mayo Clinic Health System — Red Cedar in Menomonie, Wisconsin, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he continued to do what he’d always done. As we wrote previously, that included running marathons and ultramarathons, which had always been an […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. David Eitrheim, Mayo Clinic Health System


December 15th, 2016

Flag Flown Over USS Arizona Memorial Comes to Mayo Clinic Health System Site

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When retired Master Sergeant Guy Rex decided to re-enlist in the U.S. Army in 1996, he was given his choice of where he’d like that re-enlistment to take place. His brother was serving in another branch of the U.S. military at the time, and after he and Guy were both stationed in Hawaii, they decided […]

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Tags: Guy Rex, Mayo Clinic Health System


November 22nd, 2016

La Crosse Area Quilt Guild Members Stitch a Little Love Into Their Work

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Pop into a meeting of the La Crosse Area Quilt Guild and you’ll see beautiful, intricate quilts and hear plenty of talk about tools and techniques. You’ll also hear talk about community needs. That’s because the guild is more than a sewing club. The members aren’t just quilting for themselves — they’re also quilting for […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System


November 8th, 2016

Project SEARCH Connects Young Adults With Disabilities to Job Opportunities

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Like many people who work in health care, Meredith Kieffer’s favorite part of the job is getting “to spend time with patients,” she recently told the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. According to the paper, working in a hospital was a lifelong goal for Meredith, a 19-year-old with a bright and ready smile. It’s a goal she […]

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Tags: Dawn Kirchner, Guy Finne, Jennifer Steffes, Mayo Clinic Health System, Project SEARCH


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