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With Help from Family, Friends and Mayo Clinic, Young Patient is Fighting Back Against ALS

November 20, 2018

With Help from Family, Friends and Mayo Clinic, Young Patient is Fighting Back Against ALS

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It’s been more than two years since Ryan Tofteland was diagnosed with ALS, but he and his wife continue to look forward in hopes of helping others with the disease.

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Tags: ALS, ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic, Dr. Nathan Staff, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Neurology


Rare Disease That Took the Lives of 12 Relatives Inspires Others to Find a Cure

May 31, 2018

Rare Disease That Took the Lives of 12 Relatives Inspires Others to Find a Cure

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Neurologists at Mayo Clinic were able to put a name to the mystery disease that had taken the lives of a dozen of Rachelle Dixon’s relatives, and now Rachelle can help others with the condition.

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Klein, Dr. Peter J. Dyck, hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 1E (HSAN1E), Neurology


After Devastating News, Marathon Runner Finds Hope, Comfort in Search for Diagnosis

March 8, 2018

After Devastating News, Marathon Runner Finds Hope, Comfort in Search for Diagnosis

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At 28, Macey Hoaglund was told her symptoms may be due to ALS. The uncertainty brought her to Mayo Clinic, where she’s still looking for answers but has already found hope.

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Tags: ALS, Dr. Nathan Staff, Neurology


Now Seizure-Free, Mayo Staffer Shares His Epilepsy Story

November 28, 2017

Now Seizure-Free, Mayo Staffer Shares His Epilepsy Story

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Matt Derechin was diagnosed with epilepsy at 19. The seizures that accompany the disorder have often disrupted his life, but a new treatment plan has kept him seizure-free for five years.

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Tags: Dr. William Tatum, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Neurology


At 90, Mayo Consultant Still Going Strong

November 16, 2017

At 90, Mayo Consultant Still Going Strong

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Peter Dyck, M.D., has made significant contributions to the field of peripheral nerve disease over the course of his 50-plus years at Mayo Clinic. And at 90, he sees no reason to stop now.

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Tags: Dr. Peter Dyck, Neurology, research


HABIT Program Helps People Experiencing Memory Loss

November 7, 2017

HABIT Program Helps People Experiencing Memory Loss

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After John Avard was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, he and his wife, Ann, signed up for the HABIT program, where they learned techniques to help them cope with the disorder.

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Tags: Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Dr. David Knopman, Dr. Dona Locke, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Neurology


'Miraculous' Procedure Offers Relief From Parkinson's Symptoms

October 26, 2017

‘Miraculous’ Procedure Offers Relief From Parkinson’s Symptoms

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For close to two decades, Art Rowbotham had kept Parkinson’s symptoms in check with medication. When that changed, his team at Mayo Clinic offered Art another option.

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Tags: deep brain stimulation, Dr. Robert Wharen Jr., Dr. Ryan Uitti, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Neurologic Surgery, Neurology, Parkinson's disease


First Down, Now 7 Yards to Go

October 17, 2017

First Down, Now 7 Yards to Go

By In the Loop In the Loop

At 18, a football play left Chris Norton with a spinal cord injury and a grim prognosis. In the years since, he’s worked tirelessly to overcome that prognosis – and discovered a calling along the way.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Neurology


June 9, 2016

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo (Clinic) and Not Getting Hit by a Gray Bus

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On May 5, 2016, Carlos Martin del Campo found himself in Rochester, Minnesota. Some might say that Rochester is an unlikely place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but it’s a good place, it turns out, for puns related to the observance. Carlos was, however, “celebrating life” and thinking about writing his story, as he says […]

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Tags: Brain Tumor, Cancer, Neurology


June 2, 2015

Never Quitting for Capt. Petroni

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Capt. Gerard Petroni was the picture of health — lean, muscular, and more active and athletic than some men half his age. He and his family enjoyed an active, outdoor, adventure-filled life. But on the inside, unchecked and undiagnosed, high blood pressure was wreaking havoc on his body. It came to a head on Thanksgiving […]

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Tags: Dr William Freeman, Neurology


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