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June 21st, 2016

Mayo Researchers Use Stem Cells to Try and Heal Baby Lucas’ Heart

By In the Loop intheloop

Last July, Jennifer Gutman told Toledo, Ohio’s 13abc Action News that the day doctors diagnosed her unborn son, Lucas, with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, also known as HLHS, was “the worst day of her life.” The diagnosis came during what Jennifer and her husband, Brian, thought would be a routine 22-week ultrasound. The startling news […]

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Tags: Dr. Timothy Nelson, hypoplastic left heart syndrome

December 4th, 2014

An On-the-Field Heart to Heart

By In the Loop intheloop

To the casual onlooker, it probably looked like just another young fan getting a chance to meet a professional football player on the sidelines of TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this past Sunday before the Carolina Panthers took on the Minnesota Vikings. But what young Ryder Smith and Panther’s tight end Greg Olsen shared in […]

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January 28th, 2014

Not cutting this cord


We’ll cut to the chase: Although the phrase “cutting the cord” is used to symbolize freedom, it seems that researchers these days are coming back to the cord – in a search for cures for diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, cerebral palsy and more. A recent story in The Wall Street Journal, in fact, suggests […]

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Tags: Dr. Tim Nelson, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Mayo Clinic Children's Center

September 25th, 2012

Princess Ava of Des Moines

By In the Loop intheloop

  Ava with Nurse Mary, who nicknamed her “Princess Ava of Des Moines.” Earlier this month, Brad Weitl and Christina DeShaw of Clive, Iowa, brought their twins, Ava and Aidan, home for the first time. It’s a traditional rite of parenthood. But for this family, it was a long time coming. As a story by […]

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Tags: Dr. Ben Eidem, Dr. Harold Burkhart, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome

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