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July 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Nurses Use Design Skills to Take Care-Giving to New Level

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Chemotherapy nurses designed infusion bags for Steve Hofstede. He's not Tom Hanks. And he's certainly not stranded on a deserted island. But like Hanks’ character in the movie, “Cast Away,” Steve Hofstede does have his own trusted companion named "Wilson." And it's all thanks to his chemotherapy nurses at Mayo Clinic Health System -- Northland in Barron, Wisconsin.

According to the Barron News-Shield (subscription required, sorry), as part of his chemotherapy treatments, Hofstede had been given a chemotherapy infusion bag that he told his nurses he was going to call "Wilson" after the famed volleyball in the movie. Hofstede added that in addition to the name, he was considering doing a full Tom Hanks [...]

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Tags: Cancer, Mayo Clinic Health System

July 30th, 2015 · 1 Comment

We Honor Veterans Program Recognizes Hospice Patients With One Final Salute

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We Honor Veterans Program recognized hospice patient, Ed Schuck, with one final saluteIn 1956, Ed Schuck was deployed to Panama with the United States Army, working in communications. “We got the messages in from the While House” and other places, Schuck recently told KAAL-TV. He shared that story, along with other memories from his time in the service, during a pinning ceremony organized by We Honor Veterans, a national organization that partners with local hospice programs to “accompany and guide” veterans “through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.” Since partnering with the organization in 2011, Mayo Clinic Hospice volunteers have provided “compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment” to 170 veterans. The program’s [...]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Hospice Program

July 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Quote of the day

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"What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?"

George Eliot

July 28th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Reunited and It Feels Pretty Good

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Nancy McClain was in Rochester with her sister, Bonnie Engesmoe, to visit Robert Kyle, M.D.It was a quiet reunion over lunch. Well, then there was the photo shoot, and a couple interviews, and some media attention. Nancy McLain was in Rochester on Monday, July 27, with her sister, Bonnie Engesmoe, to visit Robert Kyle, M.D., Division of Hematology Research and member of Mayo's emeritus staff. It had been 52 years since events brought the trio together at Mayo Clinic — a hematologist and two twin sisters, then just 10 years old, one of them destined to be the first bone marrow transplant recipient at Mayo Clinic.

Nancy also has the distinction of being the [...]

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Tags: Aplastic Anemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Dr Robert Kyle

July 28th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

From Uganda With Love … for mayoclinic.org

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Uganda visitor finds that MayoClinic.org is one of the most reliable resources online.If you're like us, you may have days when you wonder if what you're doing is making a difference. If you're having one of those days, and you happen to have anything to do with what gets published on mayoclinic.org, well, this story might just put a little extra spring in your step. (And your keystrokes.)

Earlier this month, Barbara McCarthy, privacy officer for Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, was hosting three visitors touring the United States as part of a missionary trip with Psalm Project Africa. One of her guests, a nurse from Uganda named Martha, was very excited to learn McCarthy worked [...]

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July 28th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Quote of the day

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"The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow."

Bill Gates

July 23rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Young African Leaders Tour Mayo Campus Seeking Ideas and Inspiration

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Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders visit to learn more about Mayo’s tradition of sharing education and knowledge.The atrium of the Gonda Building is a gathering place, waypoint and launching pad for patients and visitors on Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus. It can alternately be bustling with activity and a place of quiet reflection. It plays host to city and country folk, those from local communities and those from halfway around the world. They come seeking hope and healing, answers and understanding, care and comfort.

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July 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

'Road Scholar' Offers View of 'Learning Vacation' at Mayo Clinic

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The Road Scholar program bills itself as a national adult continuing education program that partners with local communities to provide educational travel experiences.As co-owner of a travel business in scenic Ventura County, California, for more than 20 years, David Loe knows travel. And we're guessing of travel, he's had his share (man). So it might seem surprising that he says the six days he recently spent at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus as part of Rochester Community and Technical College's Road Scholar program are ones he won't soon forget. In fact, in his travel column in the Ventura County Star, Loe called it "the most unique travel experience I’ve ever encountered."

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