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From The Blog

Genetic counseling helps woman, family make informed health decisions

Knowledge is power. That's Rose Boettcher's philosophy. Genetic counseling helped this three-time cancer survivor make decisions about her health care. Her test results also have inspired her to advocate for her family's health and well-being.

February 13, 2020

Special delivery: Teleneonatology helps deliver baby 10 weeks early

Lizzie Stoltz was only 30 weeks pregnant when her water broke. Things happened so quickly, there was no time to get to a hospital with labor and delivery or a neonatal ICU. Find out how a telemedicine call with Mayo Clinic eased delivery of her baby girl.

February 6, 2020

On the hunt to end pain, Bill Miller finds relief through surgery

Bill Miller doesn't like to spend his time just sitting around. That's why he sought care when pain started to interfere with the activities he loves to do. Now he is back at it and inspiring his care team.

January 31, 2020

Nurse-to-be becomes patient, learns lessons on caring

Sustaining an injury is bad enough, but stress increases if it's combined with a new career, moving and health insurance change. Allie Harmatys' care team gave her peace of mind by quickly scheduling the tests and surgery she needed.

January 30, 2020

Hip replacements mean Mara Olson can walk pain-free again

Mara Olson says she feels no pain and could walk all day after her hip replacement surgeries. That's the exact result her surgeon and her two dogs wanted for her.

January 29, 2020

Sidelined by injury, basketball standout returns to hometown for treatment

Katie Stone never had an injury in all her years as a competitive athlete. But that changed when she tore her ACL during an alumni basketball game.

January 28, 2020

Back surgery gets 'Santa' back on the job

Even Santa Claus can use a little help. After two years of problems, Santa aka Ben Nolt got answers and healing from his expert neurosurgery team. Now, Santa is back in action and bringing joy to thousands of children this holiday season.

December 20, 2019

Positive attitude affects physical therapy outcome

How a person feels mentally and emotionally can make or break their course of physical therapy. For Carl Hohman, the bond formed with his rehabilitation team helps keep his spirits high. Learn how a positive attitude can help you.

December 17, 2019

Bride walks down the aisle after brain surgery

Christina Anderson and her fiancé, Brandon Jensen, were on their way to happily ever after when a CT scan revealed a tumor on Christina's brainstem.

November 25, 2019

Breast cancer diagnosis leads to surprising discovery

Mary Klimp remembers the exact moment her life changed. It was when she received a call with the news that she had breast cancer. Then she made a surprising discovery.

November 22, 2019

New direction, talk therapy help woman with epilepsy regain zest for life

Janice Breien 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.

November 6, 2019

Enjoying new adventures thanks to bariatric surgery

Kathy Schmidt is trying new adventures and, most importantly, participating in life again after bariatric surgery. Read about her new outlook on life.

November 4, 2019