Items Tagged ‘First Coast News’

February 27, 2020

‘I just feel like she’s right here with us’: Family of Kentucky teen killed in crash meets recipient of her heart

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

First Coast Newsby David Jones A fateful day in September would change the lives of two families across the country forever, eventually bringing them together in a bittersweet reunion at the Mayo Clinic over the weekend. The family of Jill Hurst describes the 18-year-old as someone who cared deeply about everyone around her. “She would […]

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Tags: Christy Hurst, First Coast News, heart transplant, Jill Hurst, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


February 21, 2020

In sickness, in health: First Coast couple says ‘I do’ after defeating a medical battle

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

First Coast Newsby Josslyn Howard …An evening in the emergency room isn’t your typical first date “That was the first time I had to call her parents,” Long laughed. “I was like, ‘I’m in the ambulance with your daughter.’ And they’re like ‘Who is this?’” That was the start of Folio and Long’s difficult love […]

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Tags: Dr. Rohan Goswami, First Coast News, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


October 10, 2019

Clinical trials for new cancer vaccine at Mayo Clinic show promising results

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

Reach: First Coast News refers to three television stations in Jacksonville, Florida. WJXX, the ABC affiliate; WTLV, the NBC affiliate; and WCWJ, the CW affiliate. First Coast Newsby Lana Harris The Mayo Clinic is testing a new vaccine through clinical trials at Mayo Clinic that has already effectively helped remove cancer cells. Lee Mercker was the first […]

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Tags: cancer vaccine, clinical trials, Dr. Saranya Chumsri, First Coast News


October 3, 2019

Learn more about Epilepsy, new treatment options at Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

First Coast News It’s a condition that impacts both men and women, regardless of their race and age. Luckily, there are new treatments and tools available for those who are living with Epilepsy.  Dr. William Tatum, a Neurologist at Mayo Clinic, stopped by the FCL studio on Wednesday to tell us more about what Epilepsy […]

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Tags: Dr. William Tatum, epilepsy, First Coast News


August 9, 2019

Jacksonville father and son fight cancer together

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

First Coast Newsby Alexander Osiadacz Both father and son are former military, with thousands of hours flying. Byron served throughout the Pacific, including a stint in Vietnam. When he returned, he inspired his son to fly as well. Douglas also served in the Air Force, then turned to private and commercial aviation. At the time […]

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Tags: Byron Devan, Cancer, Douglas Devan, Dr. Roxana Dronca, First Coast News, Keytruda


July 25, 2019

Space medicine: Jacksonville researchers talk about cells sent to International Space Station

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

First Coast Newsby Alexander Osiadacz Researchers at Mayo Clinic are looking to the stars to help understand how cells grow and respond. “Looking up at the stars at night, you look up at the moon, it’s extremely humbling to see how small we are in the greater universe,” Mayo Clinic Neurologist Dr. William D. Freeman […]

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Tags: Dr. William Freeman, First Coast News, International Space Station, SpaceX


April 26, 2019

Life-saving surprise: Jacksonville EMT unknowingly delivers heart to uncle

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

First Coast Newsby Crystal Bailey …Teddy Ross works at Century Ambulance. On Thursday, he was paged to the airport to pick up an organ and transport it to the hospital. What he didn’t realize, was that he was transporting the organ that would save his uncle’s life. It started as an ordinary day for Ross. […]

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Tags: First Coast News, heart transplants, Teddy Ross


February 21, 2019

Jacksonville woman saves husband’s life with donated kidney

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

First Coast News by Lindsey Boetsch Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day but it’s also National Donor Day. So it’s only fitting to share a love story about one woman who saved her husband by giving him the gift of life. “You have my kidney,” joked Latasha Edwards. “You can’t go anywhere.”  Twenty years ago, she […]

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Tags: First Coast News, kidney transplant, Latasha Edwards, National Organ Donor Day, Steven Edwards


February 15, 2019

Physician diagnosed with breast cancer uses her personal experience to help find a cure

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

First Coast News by Lana Harris A local physician who was diagnosed with breast cancer has transformed her personal experience into a supportive group for others fighting a similar battle. Andi Sharp is used to taking care of other people. “I am an emergency care physician and a palliative care physician at Mayo Clinic,” Sharp […]

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Tags: 26.2 with Donna Marathon, Breast Cancer, Dr. Andi Sharp, Dr. Andrea Sharp, emergency medicine, First Coast News


December 20, 2018

Mayo Clinic uses 3D printer to prepare for surgeries

By Karl W Oestreich Karl W Oestreich

First Coast News by Juliette Dryer Surgeons and radiologists at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville are using 3D printing technology to plan out surgeries before ever entering the operating room. Dr. Si Pham, chair of cardiothoracic surgery at Mayo Clinic, recently used a 3D-printed model to prepare for a complicated heart surgery, during which he […]

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Tags: 3D printing, Dr. Robert Pooley, Dr. Si Pham, First Coast News, Radiology


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