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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
Andrew Holmquist

Warming comfort for young boy with head injury

A blanket is just a piece of cloth stitched together, but it can be so much more. Especially when it is given to provide comfort during a difficult time. That's something young Andrew knows well.

March 5, 2021
JP Nunez

COVID-19 patient recovering after hospitalization, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support

A busy, otherwise healthy young man, J.P. Nunez also happens to be the youngest patient requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support for COVID-19 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Here's his journey.

February 18, 2021
Lynda Bird

Blood platelet therapy relieves Lynda Bird's hip pain

Activity was limited by chronic hip pain until Lynda received a regenerative medicine treatment called platelet rich plasma therapy. Now she's setting goals for spring.

February 18, 2021
Laurie Bakkum

Joint effort makes Laurie Bakkum's knee surgery possible

Waiting for surgery rarely is fun. That's why the Orthopedics team across two cities came together to speed up Laurie Bakkum's knee surgery during the pandemic and get her moving pain free again quickly.

February 16, 2021

Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19

Bob and Joyce Wachsmuth were able to kick-start their immune systems and recover quickly at home thanks to this new treatment option for people at a higher risk of hospitalization due to COVID-19.

February 8, 2021