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April 16, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Oncology nurse gives patient entering hospice one last adventure

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Aggie Morgan was about to go into hospice care regretting that she’d never been on a hot air balloon ride. One of her nurses had other plans. Aggie Morgan has always been adventurous. She’s been skydiving, scuba diving and enjoyed vacations with her husband, John Morgan, in the jungles of Central America. Entering her 70s, […]

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Tags: Andreas Cancer Center, Kerry Olson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato


March 26, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Pediatric cardiovascular surgeon adds extra touch of care with artwork on her patients’ bandages

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Pediatric patients under the care of Elizabeth Stephens, M.D., Ph.D., may wake up from surgery with art on their chest. It all started when she spontaneously surprised Dalton Hinman with a drawing of a bulldog on his bandage when he awoke from surgery. There’s a story behind that. Creating a connection with a child undergoing […]

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Tags: Dr. Elizabeth Stephens, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery


March 1, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Wall of Heroes honors organ donors, has special connection to family of retired nurse

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A new Wall of Heroes on the Saint Marys Campus recognizes blood, organ, eye, tissue and whole-body donations. The wall is also an extra-special honor for the family of Chris Kopp, a former Mayo Clinic nurse. Chris Kopp has fond memories of her sister, Gail Paulson. “She was a remarkable person. Her smile and contagious […]

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Tags: transplant, Wall of Heroes


March 12, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Childhood Diagnosis Inspires Twin Sisters to Become Nurses and Bonds Family Through Generations

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Michelle and Angie Dowd were introduced to Mayo Clinic as young children, when Michelle received treatment for Hirschsprung’s disease. The experience made a lasting impression on both women.

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Moir, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato


March 10, 2020 · Leave a Comment

After Loss, Bereavement Keepsakes Wrap NICU Families in Love and Support

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Since 2013, Mayo Clinic NICU colleagues have sewn bereavement blankets and bags to help comfort families through some of the hardest times of their lives.

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Tags: Amie Benson, Laura Coons, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, NICU, Nuring


March 5, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Grateful Patient Becomes Part of the Mayo Clinic Experience

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Joe Rath’s worries before radiation therapy treatment were short lived, thanks to reassurance from his care team and what he calls the Mayo Experience.

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Tags: Dr. Bradley Stish, Marshall Klein, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, prostate cancer, Radiation Therapy


March 5, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Transplant Patient Travels to South Korea to Help Spread the Magic of Organ Donation

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Many countries outside the U.S. don’t allow organ recipients and donor families to meet, but a Mayo patient’s trip to South Korea may help change that country’s views on such meetings.

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Tags: Bev Hansen, dialysis, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Pancreas transplant, Type 1 diabetes


March 3, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Living Donor Kidney Donations Connect Three Women

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Abby Rossow was just 21 when she learned she would need a kidney transplant. A friend was willing to donate but wasn’t a perfect match for Abby, so the two were placed on Mayo’s paired donation list.

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Andrew Bentall, Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Paired Kidney Donation Program


February 27, 2020 · Leave a Comment

After Heart Transplant, Surgeon Returns to Operating Room

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After a heart transplant in 2018, Dr. Robert Montgomery, a surgeon at NYU, turned to an experimental protocol at Mayo Clinic. The new drug eliminated his tremors and allowed him to return to surgery.

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Tags: Cardiac Arrest, dilated cardiomyopathy, Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, heart arrhythmia, heart transplant, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator


February 25, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Heart Disease Hasn’t Slowed Record-Setting Swimmer

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Clay “Trip” Hedrick is a world-record-setting swimmer who hasn’t let heart disease — including bypass surgery — slow him down.

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Tags: Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Bypass Surgery, Dr. John Stulak, Heart Disease, Mayo Clinic News Network, Mayo Clinic Radio, Stent procedure


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