Items Tagged ‘Visiting Mayo Clinic’

March 13, 2017

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Did you know colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers? But only if you take the proper steps. National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month educates and motivates men and women to know the facts, get screened and spread the knowledge. To help prevent colon cancer, doctors recommend: Regular screenings between the ages of 50 […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer is preventable. Get screened today., Men's Health, Visiting Mayo Clinic, Women's Health


February 14, 2017

Being a donor is a selfless act

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Let’s thank all donors this National Donor Day – a day designated to raise awareness for organ, eye, tissue, marrow, platelet and blood donation. Today is about giving to those in need, so learn more about Mayo Clinic’s Living Donor Program. Also, consider other options such as checking the Organ Donor box or joining the […]

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Tags: Transplants, Visiting Mayo Clinic


December 28, 2016

Successful Brain Cancer Surgery Puts Sunshine Back in a Young Mom’s World

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

When Tyson Cluever learned she had an aggressive brain cancer, her first thought was her two young children. Doctors said she had between 12 to 18 months to live. But Tyson and her husband, Jon, were determined to fight the cancer with everything they had. Tyson’s team of Mayo Clinic specialists decided her best chance for a […]

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Tags: Brain and Nervous System, Brain Tumor, Cancer, Visiting Mayo Clinic


December 16, 2016

Sisters’ Heart Transplants Inspire Family to Organize Holiday Toy Drive

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

As a mother, Linsey Rippy’s holiday shopping list is usually full of toys, but surprisingly not always for her own children. Linsey’s daughters, 10-year-old Madi and 7-year-old Sydney, were diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy as toddlers, and each had a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic at age 3. Knowing first-hand how difficult it is to have […]

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Tags: About Kids & Teens, Heart & Blood Health, Transplants, Visiting Mayo Clinic


December 9, 2016

Couple Delivers ‘Blessing Bags’ to Show Patients They’re Not Alone

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Before Thanksgiving last year, Anthony found a bump on the roof of his mouth. When his dentist didn’t know what it was, Anthony visited Mayo Clinic for a biopsy and was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Anthony completed a 12 day radiation treatment that proved to be successful. After Anthony and his wife Kari experienced such a […]

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Tags: Cancer, Visiting Mayo Clinic


December 2, 2016

Changing Minds While Learning to Live With Epilepsy

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

When Tehya Mrotek had a seizure for the first time in class six years ago, she wasn’t the only one caught off guard by it. It wasn’t until Tehya’s seizure that her high school realized they weren’t familiar with epilepsy, nor were they equipped to administer seizure first-aid. With the help of Mayo Clinic, Tehya’s care team was able to […]

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Tags: Brain & Nervous System, Visiting Mayo Clinic


November 15, 2016

A Mother’s Frightening Fight Against Autoimmune Encephalitis

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Gloria Pena thought her earache was a bad cold, but within a few weeks, it escalated into confusion and sensory loss. Determined to find answers, Gloria visited Mayo Clinic. Her condition spiraled downward to the point where Gloria was in a coma, and doctors knew they needed to pinpoint her condition quickly as Gloria’s health […]

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Tags: Infectious Diseases, Visiting Mayo Clinic


November 4, 2016

Mother Gives Back to School in a Big Way With Kidney Donation

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

Many parents volunteer for the PTA at their child’s school, or lend a hand with school events, but for Kati Walker, her involvement went much further. Nancy Shaver, the principal of her children’s elementary school,had been struggling with polycystic kidney disease that was affecting her ability to work properly. After receiving an email from the […]

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Tags: Kidney & Bladder, Transplants, Visiting Mayo Clinic


October 27, 2016

Surgical-Assistant-Turned-Patient Sees Hospital With New Eyes

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

As a surgical assistant for Mayo Clinic, Shari Callaghan practiced providing the utmost care to her patients, but she didn’t fully grasp Mayo Clinic’s quality of care until she became a patient herself. Shari was involved in a devastating motorcycle crash and suffered a traumatic brain injury despite wearing a helmet. Other riders recalled Shari’s front wheel […]

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Tags: Brain & Nervous System, Visiting Mayo Clinic


October 7, 2016

Liver Transplant Allows Young Father to Be There for His Family

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

When you’re feeling fine and don’t have any pre-existing conditions, you probably think routine checkups are just that; routine. That’s how Bryan Duncan, a 29-year-old father of two, felt when he went in for checkup, but lab results showed otherwise. Bryan discovered he had a rare liver disorder known as primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC, […]

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Tags: Transplants, Visiting Mayo Clinic