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Gastric Bypass Surgery: One Patient’s Journey

The first bariatric surgery was performed 60 years ago. Mayo Clinic studies have shown it’s not only the most effective way to lose large amounts weight, but also one of the most effective solutions for obese people with type 2 diabetes. Beyond the operating room, however, it requires a total [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

External Drive: Charles' Artificial Heart

In the world of medicine, miracles happen every day. People overcome serious illnesses that not long ago were considered incurable and untreatable. Charles Okeke [oh-KAY’-kay] is a good example of this. After his own heart failed, he became one of the first patients to have an artificial heart implanted at [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Two of a Kind: Abby and Belle

Formerly conjoined twins, Abby and Belle were separated after a daylong operation in May 2006. All these years later the family reflects on that deep moment of trust in the Mayo Clinic team. [TRT 4:14] Journalists: The full package is available in the downloads. Click here for transcript. This is a [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Mayo Clinic's Zebrafish Program

There is a tiny unsung hero in the medical world, the zebrafish. Studying it has led to countless breakthroughs, from understanding how the body works, to treatments for conditions like cancer and heart disease. At Mayo Clinic, researchers often take their quest for answers to the "Fish Farm.” Journalists: The [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

"He's the Bravest Kid I've Ever Seen" - Boo's Kidney Transplant

This little boy you’re about to meet was hit so hard with influenza it damaged his lungs to the point he was put on life support. The ordeal ended up severely damaging his kidneys and doctors feared he was too sick for a transplant. Then he went to Mayo Clinic [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

More Than a Voice: Opera Star Seeks Help and Healing

This is a story about determination, perfection and treating the whole person. Tenor David Lomeli [Dah-veed Low-meh-lee] is considered one of the best up-and-coming opera voices in the world, and when medical issues threatened to destroy his career, he came to Mayo Clinic for help and healing.  [TRT 5:02] Journalists: The [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Tennis Coach Aces Cancer

A beloved tennis coach is diagnosed with metastatic kidney cancer and is given nine months to live. Six years later he continues to coach college tennis and participate in the Tennis and Life Camp he founded with his wife decades ago. His treatment at Mayo Clinic included chemotherapy, high dose [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Frozen in Time: Paulie's Story (pkg)

  It was a cold winter morning and two-year-old Paulie wasn't in his bed. He had wandered outside the family farmhouse during the night and was found frozen in the snow. His body temperature was 64 degrees. [TRT 7:48] Journalists: The full package is available in the downloads. To access the transcript, [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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