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Janice Brien was anxious to get answers about her regular seizures. Enter her care team — ready to listen and provide solutions. With seizures under control, her zest for life has returned.
Kathy Schmidt is trying new adventures and, most importantly, participating in life again after bariatric surgery. Read about her new outlook on life.
A new lease on life doesn’t always demand the impossible. Sometimes it just requires a set of simple decisions combined with a dose of consistency. Mark Clausen gets a new lease on life after his heart surgery and some dedication in cardiac rehab.
Carol Adams is only half joking when she says she’s had worse root canals than the treatment she underwent recently to kill a cancerous mass on her kidney.
David Lindner is back to a life rich in possibilities. Read about the whirlwind week in which he learned he had a brain tumor, underwent surgery to remove it and went home to recover.
Jennifer Van Berkum is enjoying retirement and feeling 100% better after her back surgeries. Read about this nurse's path to surgery and how the care team exceeded her high expectations.
Ali Rouse is relying on her family, faith and science during her battle with a brain tumor. Read about her diagnosis, unique treatment plan, and the collaborative care between her local health care team and experts at Mayo Clinic.
Linda Schweikert’s eyesight took a turn for the worse overnight. But thanks to an expert care team working across organizations, she got the vital treatment she needed in time.
Aside from being a nurse, veteran and hospice patient, Rosemary Zemlo had a special connection to hospice services at Mayo Clinic Health System.
Jake Weiss experienced what he thought were panic attack symptoms like none before: His head turned, his torso twisted abnormally, his limbs stiffened and he stopped breathing. He was having a major seizure, and his panic attacks were actually smaller seizures.
The graduation party for Susan Kohnke’s son was memorable, but not in the way she wanted. Instead of reflecting on day celebrating school successes, she remembers it being the day she developed symptoms of a severe condition that nearly claimed her life.
Matthew Makela is a 3-year-old who tucks in 20 stuffed animals nightly and gives his younger sister a kiss, hug and farewell at day care drop-off. He's also a kid who had his first cardiac surgery at 7 days old.