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A tale of cancer worth hearing

Carole Reisinger tells people not to put off colonoscopy screening and to pay attention to symptoms. After being diagnosed with two types of cancer, she knows the importance of cancer screenings.

March 29, 2024

To sip a cola: Patsy Weber's goal for rehab from rare disease

Patsy Weber was told she might spend the rest of her life in a care facility, unable to walk, speak or swallow. Read how she and her rehab team were determined to defy that prognosis.

November 6, 2023

Remarkable recovery after minimally invasive heart surgery

An unexpected cardiac diagnosis led Steve Bernstein, M.D., to research minimally invasive surgery for aortic valve replacement. He found an expert team in Eau Claire.

October 24, 2023

Hunter gives next-generation hearing protection two thumbs up

An avid hunter, Gregory Jones, M.D., found traditional hearing protection unsatisfactory. Then his audiologist recommended next-generation devices. Learn about this option.

October 9, 2023

Unforeseen danger of a child's fall: Livia's remarkable recovery

A seemingly innocent fall led to a race against time, an emergency craniotomy and an incredible road to recovery for young Livia. Here's how the care team came together in her moment of need.

October 4, 2023

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