As a five-year survivor of anaplastic pancreatic cancer, Jim Smith belongs to a small group of people to have reached the important milestone. In the [...]
Jerry Costello has spent a lifetime serving his community and country. After retiring, the southwestern Illinois native was looking forward to a new chapter. He [...]
Editor's note: The Mayo Clinic Connect volunteer mentor featured in this story has asked that her Connect handle — @LoriBMT — be used in [...]
Gail Raddatz likes a good road trip and embracing the journey. She and husband, Keith Raddatz, like to hit the open road with their motorcycle [...]
LA CROSSE, Wis. — Taylor Suhr thought he was dying.
"I was terrified," Taylor says. "I woke up, and there were a bunch of tubes coming out [...]
When the phone rang in the middle of a Sunday night news program, and the caller ID flashed Mayo Clinic, Dennis Pinkerton and his wife, [...]
A deep dive into Kenneth Hobby's DNA yielded a correct diagnosis and relief from disabling pain.
Kenneth Hobby assumed his fever, fatigue, and aching pains in [...]
Meckenzie Tinaglia knows her heart. She trusts her intuition, and when her body speaks to her, she pays attention.
So in early April 2021, when Meckenzie [...]
When he was in 5th grade, Dane Cripe’s buddies gave him a cool nickname: Tony. As in Tony Stark, Iron Man’s alter ego. Like the [...]
Jeff Helfrich, 41, began running in 5th grade. He competed from grade school through high school in Illinois and was good enough to walk onto [...]
Fiercely independent, Anya Magnuson has always been driven. Even now, after surviving multiple near-fatal medical events, her sights are set on returning to work, to [...]
Alex Kraatz is a creative, determined optimist who loves playing the guitar, taking photos, and spending time with his family. Softspoken with a gentle nature, [...]
Near the end of 2021, Lisa Hocking developed symptoms of head congestion, sinus pressure and headaches. After taking antibiotics for what was thought to be [...]
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