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Sep 26, 2017

'Do You Think That Could Happen – A Wedding in the Hospital?'

By In the Loop @intheloop
Alison Shaw and her mother, Amy Cierzan-Shaw, held hands and locked eyes as they walked toward Alison's fiancé and her future. It was a day they had dreamed of and planned for. They'd imagined the white dress and the flowers, the music and the vows. [...]
'Do You Think That Could Happen – A Wedding in the Hospital?'
Sep 26, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone." Mitch Albom
Sep 21, 2017

Support and Hope For Families Facing Cancer

By In the Loop @intheloop
Receiving news that your child has cancer can be an isolating experience. That’s why the nonprofit Brighter Tomorrows, an organization that connects families affected by childhood cancer, can be an invaluable resource. [...]
Support and Hope For Families Facing Cancer
Sep 21, 2017

Jury Duty Turns Into Lifesaving Opportunity for Mayo Clinic Resident

By In the Loop @intheloop
An ordinary afternoon of jury duty turned anything but for internal medicine resident Adam Kase, M.D., when a fellow juror went into sudden cardiac arrest. [...]
Jury Duty Turns Into Lifesaving Opportunity for Mayo Clinic Resident
Sep 21, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The deed is everything, the glory naught." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Sep 19, 2017

Pneumonia Foils Patient's Ironman Dreams (for Now)

By In the Loop @intheloop
Kari Turkowski’s bid to compete in her first Ironman competition since being diagnosed with stage 2 heart failure was cut short, but her determination remains. [...]
Pneumonia Foils Patient's Ironman Dreams (for Now)
Sep 19, 2017

3-D Anatomical Models Help Surgeons Plan for Complex Procedures

By In the Loop @intheloop
It sounds like science fiction, but instead it's just plain science: Creating 3-D models of a patient's anatomy is becoming more common when planning for complex surgeries. [...]
3-D Anatomical Models Help Surgeons Plan for Complex Procedures
Sep 19, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." Edmund Hillary
Sep 14, 2017

Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors and Supporters Go for the Gold

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo pediatric neurologist Gesina Keating, M.D., knows that a brain tumor is a "daunting diagnosis" for kids. She also knows how resilient those kids are, and started a running team to highlight their determination. [...]
Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors and Supporters Go for the Gold
Sep 14, 2017

Break Room Choking Incident Brings Mayo Colleagues Closer

By In the Loop @intheloop
Amber Swaagman's lunch break one day last month was far from relaxing after she began choking on her food. Thankfully, friend and colleague Kaylianna Ott immediately stepped in to help. [...]
Break Room Choking Incident Brings Mayo Colleagues Closer
Sep 14, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear." Ambrose Redmoon
Sep 12, 2017

Young Mom Pens Thank-You to Doctor Who Saved Her Life — and Helped Give It Direction

By In the Loop @intheloop
Jessica Eickstaedt was just 11 when she was diagnosed with an ovarian tumor. She credits her care team at Mayo with saving her life and giving it meaning. [...]
Young Mom Pens Thank-You to Doctor Who Saved Her Life — and Helped Give It Direction
Sep 12, 2017

The Creative Life of Jim Hansel, Acclaimed Painter Who Is Legally Blind

By In the Loop @intheloop
Jim Hansel is famous for his beautiful paintings of nature, landscape and wildlife. He also happens to be legally blind. A new documentary chronicles how he continues to put paint to canvas. [...]
The Creative Life of Jim Hansel, Acclaimed Painter Who Is Legally Blind
Sep 12, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"All art requires courage." Anne Tucker
Sep 7, 2017

Unexpected Reunion: Transplant Patient Records Heartbeat as Gift to Donor Family

By In the Loop @intheloop
When Mayo Clinic heart transplant patient Alyssa Sandeen met her donor’s mother for the first time, she brought the perfect gift: a teddy bear with a recording of her donor’s heartbeat.  [...]
Unexpected Reunion: Transplant Patient Records Heartbeat as Gift to Donor Family
Sep 7, 2017

Physical Therapist By Day, Musician By Night (and Weekend and Lunch Hour)

By In the Loop @intheloop
Physical therapist Ray Lunasin's day job is to help people recover from injuries or illnesses. But it's how he spends his time outside of work that often brings patients comfort. [...]
Physical Therapist By Day, Musician By Night (and Weekend and Lunch Hour)
Sep 7, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart." Henry Ward Beecher
Aug 31, 2017

Helping Texas Rangers Reliever Jake Diekman Strike Out Ulcerative Colitis

By In the Loop @intheloop
Left-handed relief pitcher Jake Diekman's expected return to the majors will be an emotional one. Since childhood, he's dealt with the effects of ulcerative colitis. But recent treatments at Mayo Clinic helped him get back in the game. [...]
Helping Texas Rangers Reliever Jake Diekman Strike Out Ulcerative Colitis
Aug 31, 2017

Two La Crosse Rowers Heading to China With Dragon Boat Team USA

By In the Loop @intheloop
Co-workers Lori Freit-Hammes and Sue Karpinski haven't always been rowing enthusiasts. But since taking up dragon boat racing, the two haven't looked back. Both will participate in the sport's world championships in September. [...]
Two La Crosse Rowers Heading to China With Dragon Boat Team USA
Aug 31, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Why does everybody stand up and sing 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' when they're already there?" Larry Anderson
Aug 29, 2017

A Dance to Celebrate Beating the Odds

By In the Loop @intheloop
Sometimes a patient's story is so moving that it's impossible not to be affected. Dr. Jonathan Morris explains why a moment he witnessed at a fundraising event is one he'll never forget. [...]
A Dance to Celebrate Beating the Odds
Aug 29, 2017

5-Year-Old ‘Superhero’ Receives Medal for His Fight Against Neurofibromatosis

By In the Loop @intheloop
Gus Erickson is just 5 years old, but he’s already earned superhero status for his courage and strength. The Neurofibromatosis Network recently named Gus its 2017 NF Champion for the way he’s battled the disorder.  [...]
5-Year-Old ‘Superhero’ Receives Medal for His Fight Against Neurofibromatosis
Aug 29, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them." Vicki Baum
Aug 24, 2017

Identical Triplets Thrice as Nice for Mayo Nurse and Her Family

By In the Loop @intheloop
Joleen Deutschmann and Bill Heilman didn't know if they'd ever be able to have children together. So when they found out they were expecting triplets, the surprise was a welcome one. [...]
Identical Triplets Thrice as Nice for Mayo Nurse and Her Family
Aug 24, 2017

Fathers, Sons and a New Take on Old Research

By In the Loop @intheloop
Forty years ago, Dr. Ivan Frantz spearheaded research looking into the connection between diet and heart health. Scientists recently took a new look at the research, thanks to data uncovered in Dr. Frantz’s basement. [...]
Fathers, Sons and a New Take on Old Research
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