Items Tagged ‘First Coast News’

April 26, 2019

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

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

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 KarlWOestreich

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 KarlWOestreich

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 KarlWOestreich

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


December 20, 2018

Teen with new heart hopes to head home for Christmas

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News by Alexander Osiadacz A terrifying situation for a teenage athlete and his family as he collapsed, unresponsive at a basketball game. Jaylen Clausell has stacks of college letters and invitations from schools across the country. His first sport is football, but in March 2018 he was on the court for a school […]

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Tags: Dr. Parag Patel, First Coast News, heart transplant, Jaylen Clausell


November 9, 2018

‘They’ve given me the greatest gift’: Revolutionary cancer treatment comes to Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News by Juliette Dryer Tanis Milicevik and her family love to travel, but for so many years they were unable to plan ahead. Would she be well enough? Would she be getting cancer treatment? Milicevik was first diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 10 years ago when the younger of her two sons was just […]

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Tags: Cancer, CAR-T cell therapy, Dr. Mohamed Kharfan Dabaja, First Coast News, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Tanis Milicevik


November 2, 2018

New technology connects doctors with stroke patients while in ambulance

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News by Juliette Dryer Every minute matters when someone has a stroke, new technology in Northeast Florida is cutting down response time by connecting doctors with patients before the ambulance ever arrives at the hospital. “Stroke is extremely common,” Dr. David Freeman, professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic said. Freeman said […]

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Tags: Dr. David Freeman, Dr. David Siegel, First Coast News, stroke, telestroke


October 18, 2018

Breast cancer vaccine that could save generations now in clinical trials at Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News by Lana Harris Tens of thousands of women die annually from breast cancer, but soon, the number could decrease. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville is working on a vaccine for triple negative breast cancer that could someday save millions. While the vaccine is still in clinical trials, doctors say they are very excited […]

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Tags: breast cancer vaccine, Dr. Saranya Chumsri, First Coast News, Stacy Hanson


August 23, 2018

Sinusitis is a condition which can be aggravated by hot and humid climates

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News What can seem like just a cold, can turn out to be much more serious. Mayo Clinic doctor Angela Donaldson tells us more about this condition. 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. Context:  Angela Donaldson, […]

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Tags: Dr. Angela Donaldson, First Coast News, sinusitis


August 6, 2018

Man takes cross-country bike trip to raise money and awareness for rare cancer

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

First Coast News by Lindsey Boetsch Chances are, you never heard of the cancer, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia. It’s a non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. It’s very rare and only 1,000 to 1,500 people are diagnosed each year. There’s not a lot of research and funding for it, but, Christopher Edgerton is trying to change that.  “There sort of isn’t […]

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Tags: Christopher Edgerton, Dr. Sikander Ailawadhi, First Coast News, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma


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