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Orthopedic expertise powers Tom Brown's epic trek

A slippery stone brought Tom's epic trek of the Appalachian Trail to a halt. Read how repair of his ruptured Achilles tendon and a total knee replacement got him back on the trail.

September 19, 2023

The sound of success: How improved hearing aids career change

Charlie Pierce was ready to make a career change, but hearing loss was an obstacle to being accepted for the new position. Learn how his Audiology team gave him a fresh start with a small pair of hearing aids.

September 13, 2023

Personalized care gives Marie Hammes oxygen and answers

Breathing is an automatic function that most people don't think about until it becomes difficult. Read how the Mayo Clinic Store supports Marie's journey with COPD.

September 7, 2023

Goldilocks surgery: Finding the perfect balance in breast cancer reconstruction

Kathleen Stewart wasn't surprised at her breast cancer diagnosis, but she was surprised to learn about the Goldilocks reconstruction option. Here's how it can help women in similar situations.

September 1, 2023

Close-to-home care critical for heart attack survivor

Having a clinic close to home, quick response from the local team and effective care by a Cardiology team led to Karren Smith's good outcomes following a heart attack. Learn more from her story.

June 30, 2023

Unexpected vacation ending leads to rare tumor discovery

After a family vacation, Izzy Iverson started having significant pain. Her family soon learned she would need surgery to remove a rare tumor in her chest called a teratoma.

May 15, 2023

Team approach helps farmer beat lymphoma

After discovering an odd lump on his arm, Jerry Haines was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Now he's cancer-free thanks to the work of his hometown team.

May 12, 2023

A newborn's twist leads to emergency surgery

Parenting is full of twists and turns. Just ask Ellie Burkard's family. At 5 days old, she required emergency surgery to correct a twist in her intestine and restore blood supply.

April 24, 2023

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