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October 31, 2014

Patient Story: Scott Hennen on Ulcerative Colitis and Mayo Clinic

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Story originally posted on Sharing Mayo Clinic. Scott Hennen, a radio talk show host from Fargo, ND, had surgery at Mayo Clinic to remove his colon, which had developed several sites with precancerous cells related to his ulcerative colitis, which was first diagnosed in 1997. Scott had previously described his reasons for being public about […]

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Tags: patient story, Sharing Mayo Clinic, ulcerative colitis


September 25, 2014

Patient Story: Crohn’s Disease and Pregnancy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

When I walked into Dr. Sunanda Kane’s office at Mayo Clinic, I was crying. I had been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease not long before, and I was devastated by the news. I know some people who have Crohn’s, and they were not doing well. I had one baby and knew I wanted to have another, and I thought the […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, patient story, pregnancy, Sharing Mayo Clinic, Sunanda Kane


April 9, 2014

The Kirsteins’ Story

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Previously posted on Sharing Mayo Clinic. Sam and Laura Kirstein first met in college where they both were runners on the school’s athletic teams. They had one other thing in common: both had been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Sam had ulcerative colitis; Laura had Crohn’s disease. And for both, IBD soon halted their […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, IBD, ileoanal anastomosis, patient story, Sharing Mayo Clinic, ulcerative colitis


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