Mayo Clinic 的体验与患者故事


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    Swimming, biking and running through Graves' disease diagnosis

    Lynn Rothmeier doesn't just work with athletes for a living as a certified athletic trainer at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Minnesota. She is an athlete herself and has been participating in triathlons since 2005. "I started with marathons and just running, but realized, because of the field I'm in, that's a lot of pounding on my body," says the 51-year-old. "So I started swimming and biking and doing triathlons. And when I…

  2. An emotional proposition for cancer survivor

    As a five-year survivor of anaplastic pancreatic cancer, Jim Smith belongs to a small group of people to have reached the important milestone. In the years since receiving the life-threatening diagnosis and ensuing lifesaving treatment at Mayo Clinic, the trauma has begun to fade into memory. Jim, a medical doctor and married father of two grown daughters, lives in Omaha, Nebraska, and works at Creighton University School of Medicine. He has finally begun to ponder…

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    Collaboration that changes lives

    Elyn Simmons was 31 years old and eager to start a family with her husband, Guy. But in 2016, she was diagnosed with a hormonal disorder — PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome — that causes fertility problems. Then Elyn began experiencing other symptoms, including unexplained weight gain, increased body hair, migraines, and severe fatigue. Teamwork by Mayo Clinic clinicians and specialists in Mayo’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology found the source of Elyn's problem. In 2018, she was…

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    Pancreas transplant to cure diabetes

    It was in 2017 when 48-year-old Lynn Guzik suffered a massive heart attack out of the blue. An insulin-dependent diabetic for more than 20 years, Lynn struggled to control her diabetes, but she hadn’t had any heart issues before. The damage to her heart was significant, however, and in 2017, Lynn underwent a heart transplant in her then-hometown of Houston, Texas. Despite her new heart, Lynn, a mother of two, says she could barely function…

Nov. 02, 2019