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Patient names prize Arabian filly in honor of staff member

Though Asiya Awad and Larry Jerome come from different worlds, they formed a friendship during Larry's hospital stay. And when an exceptional filly was born on his farm, Larry honored Asiya's care.

March 14, 2023

Swimming, biking, running through Graves' disease diagnosis

Concerning symptoms were slowing Lynn Rothmeier's triathlon training. After being diagnosed with Graves' disease, she got the reassurance and treatment needed to tackle another Ironman race.

March 3, 2023

COVID-19 care generates gratitude, new career

A life-threatening case of COVID-19 put April Alden-O'Connor in the hospital for more than two months. Learn how it also brought insights about caring for others and her future career path.

March 2, 2023

Heart procedure provides solution to worry

Julie Wesson's atrial fibrillation diagnosis was an unexpected component of her retirement plans. Her determination and research led to a procedure to address her elevated stroke risk.

February 9, 2023

From davenport to dance floor: New life for patient with heart condition

Lewey Christopherson's heart condition kept him from doing his favorite things. Learn how the care he received from his cardiologists has him doing the two-step again.

January 19, 2023

Mayo Clinic Store offers medical supplies, personalized care

Durable medical equipment helps people recover from injury or manage chronic conditions. Mayo Clinic Store offers personalized expertise that sets it apart from other vendors. Just ask Elna Johnson.

January 11, 2023

George Hite's journey through addictions, weight loss

George Hite is happy and engaged in life. But that wasn't always the case. He battled addictions to opiates and food. But thanks to lots of hard work and bariatric surgery, he is a changed man.

December 22, 2022

2-for-1 surgery: Hernia repair and prostate cancer removal

Bruce Simones is a busy person. So he was happy when he could get his prostate cancer removed robotically and a hernia fixed at the same time. Now he's back serving his community and feeling great.

December 14, 2022

Say cheeseburger: Patient smiling thanks to special treat

After Taylor Suhr had a stroke, he needed to relearn how to do many things, including eating. Speech pathology helped him regain those abilities and rewarded him with the cheeseburger he'd been craving.

November 16, 2022

Neighborly compassion in Sarah's time of need

Sarah Wittrock found care, kindness and professionalism in her local Emergency Department following a domestic assault. She urges others in similar situations to seek the help they need.

November 14, 2022

Wrap-around rehab reaps results

A life-threatening motorcycle accident landed Tom Lansing in post-acute care. The collaborative services of the rehab team and Tom's hard work helped restore him to his active life.

October 27, 2022

Short journey for quicker breast cancer care

Time is of the essence with breast cancer, and Gail Raddatz didn’t want to wait. This avid traveler had no issue with a journey across town to get the care she needed right away.

October 18, 2022