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Daughter's Diagnosis Inspires Career Change for Mayo Clinic Auditor

January 4, 2018

Daughter’s Diagnosis Inspires Career Change for Mayo Clinic Auditor

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After her daughter was diagnosed with cancer, Dawn Hucke was inspired to change career paths to work with patients. The one-time auditor is now the director of Patient Experience at Mayo Clinic. 

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Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Rochester


Innovative Heart Surgery at Mayo Clinic Keeps Drummer's Beat Rolling

January 4, 2018

Innovative Heart Surgery at Mayo Clinic Keeps Drummer’s Beat Rolling

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Justin Vigile was living out his dream as the drummer of a heavy metal band when a genetic heart condition threatened his budding music career — and his life.

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Tags: Dr. Hartzell Schaff, Dr. Steve Ommen, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mayo Clinic Rochester


Break Room Choking Incident Brings Mayo Colleagues Closer

September 14, 2017

Break Room Choking Incident Brings Mayo Colleagues Closer

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Amber Swaagman’s lunch break one day last month was far from relaxing after she began choking on her food. Thankfully, friend and colleague Kaylianna Ott immediately stepped in to help.

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Tags: Choking, Heimlich maneuver, Mayo Clinic Rochester


Unexpected Reunion: Transplant Patient Records Heartbeat as Gift to Donor Family

September 7, 2017

Unexpected Reunion: Transplant Patient Records Heartbeat as Gift to Donor Family

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When Mayo Clinic heart transplant patient Alyssa Sandeen met her donor’s mother for the first time, she brought the perfect gift: a teddy bear with a recording of her donor’s heartbeat. 

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Tags: heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Mayo Clinic Rochester


Mayo Now Has Two Ninjas in the House

June 15, 2017

Mayo Now Has Two Ninjas in the House

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Candace Granberg, M.D., has a lot of titles, including surgeon, wife, mom, volunteer and now, ninja warrior. The pediatric urologist is the second Mayo staff member chosen to participate on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. 

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Tags: Andrew Yori, Dr. Candace Granberg, Mayo Clinic Rochester


Heart Failure Not Enough to Alter Young Athlete's Ironman Dreams

May 23, 2017

Heart Failure Not Enough to Alter Young Athlete’s Ironman Dreams

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Because Kari Turkowski has been an athlete her entire life, the fact that she’ll compete in an Ironman this fall isn’t surprising — until you realize she’ll do so despite a diagnosis of heart failure.

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Tags: cardiac ablation, heart failure, Mayo Clinic Rochester


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