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From Colleagues to Friends to Breast Cancer Survivors

March 21, 2019

From Colleagues to Friends to Breast Cancer Survivors

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When Lindsay Stromback and Melanie Peterson met several years ago in a medical secretary training program at Mayo Clinic, they quickly discovered they lived in the same town and had children the same age. But “what they could not have known,” says Mayo Clinic Radio host Jacob Strand, M.D., “is that they would share a […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Jacob Strand, Lindsay Stromback, Mayo Clinic Radio, Melanie Peterson, Tracy McCray


Right Diagnosis Leads to Relief From Autoimmune Encephalitis

March 19, 2019

Right Diagnosis Leads to Relief From Autoimmune Encephalitis

By In the Loop intheloop

Staff in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology are researching how the immune system can target the nervous system, and more importantly for patients, how to treat it.

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Tags: autoimmune encephalitis, Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology, Dr. Jason Siegel, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


From Viral Video to a Walk Down the Aisle on Reality TV

March 5, 2019

From Viral Video to a Walk Down the Aisle on Reality TV

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Jennifer Jones and her fiancé, Rob Ronnenberg, never could have imagined their wedding would be televised. But then a viral video caught the attention of reality show producers.

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Tags: Cystic Fibrosis, Dr. Mark Wylam, Lung Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Vicki Dean


Pastor Vern Returns to Work After Traumatic Brain Injury

March 5, 2019

Pastor Vern Returns to Work After Traumatic Brain Injury

By In the Loop intheloop

An offer to help a friend turned into a trip to the emergency department for Pastor Vern Christopherson, who has made a remarkable recovery thanks to prayer, community and a dedicated care team.

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Tags: Ann Leland, Emergency Department, Trauma Center, Traumatic brain injury


Stroll Through Race Expo Takes Marathon Runner Down Life-changing Path

February 28, 2019

Stroll Through Race Expo Takes Marathon Runner Down Life-changing Path

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Until last year, Robert Taylor hadn’t considered being a living organ donor. But then a booth at a race expo caught his eye, leading to a new kidney for Lynn McCurdy and a new friendship for both.

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Tags: 26.2 With Donna, Living Donor Transplant, organ-donation chain, Type 1 diabetes


Long and Winding Road Leads to Mayo -- and a 'Miracle'

February 26, 2019

Long and Winding Road Leads to Mayo — and a ‘Miracle’

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After months of searching for answers, Frank Lonabaugh had a diagnosis: autoimmune encephalitis. But even with treatment, little progress was made. That’s when Frank’s wife reached out to Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: autoimmune encephalitis, Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology, Dr. Andrew McKeon, Dr. Jeffrey Britton, faciobrachial dystonic seizures, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


From Chief Information Officer to Cancer Patient and Back Again

February 21, 2019

From Chief Information Officer to Cancer Patient and Back Again

By In the Loop intheloop

After a cancer diagnosis, Mayo Clinic chief information officer Cris Ross got a firsthand look at the importance of continuously working toward improved health care IT. 

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Tags: colorectal cancer, Cris Ross, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Information Technology


'Heart Sisters' Turn Tragedy Into Triumph at Mayo Clinic

February 19, 2019

‘Heart Sisters’ Turn Tragedy Into Triumph at Mayo Clinic

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When transplant cardiologist Lisa LeMond, M.D., introduced two of her patients to each other, she knew they had a lot in common. What she couldn’t have known is how meaningful their friendship would become.

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, Dr. Lisa LeMond, Heart Disease, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, restrictive cardiomyopathy


No Ambulance, No Problem: Polar Vortex No Match for Teleneonatology Program

February 14, 2019

No Ambulance, No Problem: Polar Vortex No Match for Teleneonatology Program

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Nevaeh Loth was ready to enter the world seven weeks before she was due, and on a winter day when travel was nearly impossible. But with technology, a neonatologist 40 miles away could remotely assist with the birth.

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Tags: cesarean delivery, Dr. Robert Johnson, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Teleneonatology program


Patient Becomes Advocate and Teaches Doctors About Heart Attacks

February 12, 2019

Patient Becomes Advocate and Teaches Doctors About Heart Attacks

By In the Loop intheloop

At 38, Katherine Leon wasn’t supposed to have a heart attack, which is why it was first overlooked. Sharing her story with doctors shed light on a type of heart attack that was once virtually unknown.

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Tags: Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic News Network, Spontaneous coronary artery dissection


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