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Arizona patient stories

Neurosurgery Frees Patient From 15 Years of Debilitating Pain

Gloria Hughes endured episodes of terrible pain for more than a decade before a chance meeting between her local physician and a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon finally paved the way for desperately needed relief. Fifteen years ago, Gloria Hughes was driving down the freeway in Shreveport, Louisiana, when she suddenly was hit by throbbing, stinging pain. [...]

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Florida patient stories

Cold Cap Therapy Preserves Kristin Ferguson's Hair ? and Her Positive Attitude

Diagnosed with breast cancer, Kristin Ferguson needed chemotherapy after a mastectomy. Uneasy about losing her hair, she was relieved to be offered a way to keep her long locks intact with cold cap therapy. It was during a March 2016 visit to the hair salon that Kristin Ferguson first heard about cold cap therapy. She [...]

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Minnesota patient stories

For Baby With Rare Heart Defect, Innovative Collaboration Offers Hope

When Ryals Sexton was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening heart defect, his parents turned to a new research consortium that offers groundbreaking treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Ryals Sexton, an infant from Alabama, was one of the first to benefit from the work of a new consortium that's helping babies across the U.S. with [...]

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Cancer patient stories

Quick Action Paves the Way for Healing and Recovery

In their quest for clear answers and an accurate diagnosis, an Illinois couple received prompt attention and compassionate care at Mayo Clinic. When Keith Kuzelka arrived at Mayo Clinic in August 2016, he was shocked to learn he had a form of throat cancer called HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Just days earlier, he and [...]

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Cardiovascular patient stories

For Baby With Rare Heart Defect, Innovative Collaboration Offers Hope

When Ryals Sexton was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening heart defect, his parents turned to a new research consortium that offers groundbreaking treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Ryals Sexton, an infant from Alabama, was one of the first to benefit from the work of a new consortium that's helping babies across the U.S. with [...]

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Transplant patient stories

Chronicling a Transplant Through the Eyes of a Caregiver

Throughout Bob Washnock's journey to a heart transplant, his wife, Pam, was dedicated to being his caregiver. Pam then turned that experience into a book about caregiving in hopes of encouraging and supporting others who find themselves in that role. In the early morning hours of Feb. 20, 2013, Bob Washnock announced to his wife, [...]

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Neurosciences patient stories

Neurosurgery Frees Patient From 15 Years of Debilitating Pain

Gloria Hughes endured episodes of terrible pain for more than a decade before a chance meeting between her local physician and a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon finally paved the way for desperately needed relief. Fifteen years ago, Gloria Hughes was driving down the freeway in Shreveport, Louisiana, when she suddenly was hit by throbbing, stinging pain. [...]

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Pediatric patient stories

For Baby With Rare Heart Defect, Innovative Collaboration Offers Hope

When Ryals Sexton was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening heart defect, his parents turned to a new research consortium that offers groundbreaking treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Ryals Sexton, an infant from Alabama, was one of the first to benefit from the work of a new consortium that's helping babies across the U.S. with [...]

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