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Janzen

A mother's heart: Teamwork saves new mom, son

Julie Janzen's uneventful pregnancy took a dramatic turn at 39 weeks when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening aortic dissection. Her care team quickly convened to develop a plan to save Julie and her baby.

September 22, 2021
Pat Druckenmiller

Surgery to correct scoliosis helps Pat Druckenmiller move again

After avoiding surgery for 24 years, pain from arthritis and scoliosis made it difficult for Pat to walk. Learn how neurosurgery stabilized her spine and eliminated the pain.

August 25, 2021
Susan Fox

Caring COVID-19 nurse changed everything

Help is just a phone call away. That's what Susan Fox discovered when she called the Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Nurse Line. Read about her journey to an unexpected diagnosis.

July 22, 2021
JoAnn Osterhus

Patient finds online scheduling 'easy peasy'

JoAnn Osterhus was happy to learn she could schedule her own blood test in Patient Online Services. Learn about this new option, which JoAnn describes as "easy peasy."

June 23, 2021
Lake surrounded by woods

Complex brain surgery gives woman more time with family

Julie Berg's life revolves around family, friends and faith. When her health was tested by an aggressive brain tumor and COVID-19 diagnosis, she leaned on these things for support and her health care team for expert surgical care.

June 21, 2021
Jennifer Summers

'Every day you don't lose, you are winning'

Jennifer Summers is thrilled she can carry a 32-ounce water bottle. This may not feel like an important feat to some, but it's momentous those with spinal muscular atrophy. Read how a specialized treatment close to home makes this possible.

June 7, 2021
Lloyd Huebner

Medication, surgery help Lloyd Heubner quickly recover after stroke

Thanks to clot-busting medication and surgery, Lloyd Huebner is back in the game after a stroke — just in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a local baseball team's "Strike Out Stroke" game.

May 19, 2021
Kael Jaeger family

Hyperbaric treatment speeds healing after cleft palate surgery

Before Kael Jaeger was born, an ultrasound revealed that he had a cleft lip and palate. Read how surgery and hyperbaric oxygen treatment repaired this common birth defect.

May 11, 2021
Aggie Morgan

One last adventure for patient entering hospice

Aggie Morgan has always been adventurous, but there was one adventure she looked forward to but hadn't taken. Enter her oncology nurse and virtual reality equipment.

May 6, 2021
Muntaha Mansour

Scheduling a mammogram through Patient Online Services

For some patients, it can sometimes be difficult to understand people over the phone. Learn why Muntaha Mansour chooses to schedule her appointments online, including a recent mammogram.

May 5, 2021
Kim Harter and family

Receiving care for COVID-19 while pregnant

Just a month before giving birth to her second child, Kim Harter and her family tested positive for COVID-19. Read about the recovery and how she made it through delivery with the help of her care team.

April 27, 2021
Ellen Teske

Brighter view thanks to eyelid lift

Ellen Teske felt like her eyelashes were in her way and blocking her vision. Thanks to an eyelid and brow lift, Ellen says that "living is much better and brighter."

April 23, 2021