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From The Blog

Quick action saves women after accidental shooting

Rachel Hershman was only four blocks from the hospital when she was hit by a stray bullet. Months later, she is thankful for the quick, expert emergency care she received.

January 13, 2021

Breast reduction surgery leads to pain relief, new outlook

Karlie Schmidt's back, neck and shoulder pain is gone after breast reduction surgery. Read about her journey and the three pieces of advice she has for other women considering this procedure.

January 12, 2021

Connected care: Sometimes a person just needs a little help

You don't need to be tech savvy to be connected online to valuable care services, especially important during the pandemic. Learn how Kelly Timm got signed up for Patient Online Services with the help of a friend.

December 29, 2020

Embarrassed no more: Nerve stimulation helps overcome fecal incontinence

Fecal incontinence rarely is discussed among friends and family, but about 14% of adults experience symptoms. Patti Guerton shares her treatment story to encourage others to get help.

December 28, 2020

Monitoring COVID-19 using virtual technology

After being diagnosed with COVID-19, Carla Fast used an at-home monitoring program to send vital signs to providers, which alerted the team to send her to the hospital. Read about her journey and follow-up with video appointments after returning home.

December 22, 2020

Kidney stone derails Carollyn Gehrke's holiday break

Carollyn Gehrke got more than relief from kidney stone pain after driving hours to Mayo Clinic Health System for treatment. Find out what she left with.

December 17, 2020

Why Jim Benjamin is grateful for popcorn

Jim found a reason to be grateful in each step of his unexpected path to Mayo Clinic Health System and a better option to recover from kidney cancer surgery. And at the top of his list is popcorn.

December 10, 2020

Recovering from COVID-19 at home using virtual technology

John and Joanne Rohrscheib are recovering in the comfort of their home with advanced care at home, a virtual program that delivers comprehensive care to monitor patients 24/7.

November 24, 2020

Fisherman able to cast a few lines, make memories after advanced care at home

Frank Franc was excited to receive care at home after a brief hospital stay, which was made possible by a Mayo Clinic program that uses technology to virtually monitor patients 24/7. Learn how advanced care at home helped Frank and his family.

November 4, 2020

3D mammogram leads to early breast cancer detection

"Do it for yourself, your peace of mind and your family." Janice Maxfield encourages other women to get a mammogram after her routine 3D mammogram lead to quick breast cancer diagnosis and customized treatment.

October 21, 2020

Advice from breast cancer survivor: 'Listen to your body'

Kari Skaar knows the importance of asking the right questions and speaking up when something doesn't seem right. This breast cancer survivor wants to encourage other women to take charge of their health.

October 19, 2020

Miles ahead after complex spine surgery

Paul Halbur just wanted to enjoy a walk with his wife, but chronic back pain made this difficult. Read how his neurosurgery team performed a complex 8-hour surgery to eliminate pain and get him walking miles again.

October 16, 2020