In the Loop

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May 25, 2017

Superman Flies in to Brighten the Day for One Young Cancer Patient

By In the Loop @intheloop
Superman recently took a break from fighting crime — and washing windows on the Saint Marys Campus — to touch the life of one very special young cancer patient.  [...]
Superman Flies in to Brighten the Day for One Young Cancer Patient
May 25, 2017

Mayo Clinic's New Carillonneur Looks to the Future While Honoring the Past

By In the Loop @intheloop
As just the fourth person at Mayo Clinic to have the job title of carillonneur, 24-year-old Austin Ferguson is devoted to both the history and the future of his iconic instrument.  [...]
Mayo Clinic's New Carillonneur Looks to the Future While Honoring the Past
May 25, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"We all have powers within us that we don't know exist until we're tested." Christopher Reeve
May 23, 2017

For Perspective on Values, Journalist/Trustee Goes Straight to the Source

By In the Loop @intheloop
When longtime journalist and new Mayo trustee Cokie Roberts learned of the significant role the Sisters of Saint Francis had in shaping Mayo Clinic, she was eager to hear more. [...]
For Perspective on Values, Journalist/Trustee Goes Straight to the Source
May 23, 2017

Heart Failure Not Enough to Alter Young Athlete's Ironman Dreams

By In the Loop @intheloop
Because Kari Turkowski has been an athlete her entire life, the fact that she'll compete in an Ironman this fall isn't surprising — until you realize she'll do so despite a diagnosis of heart failure. [...]
Heart Failure Not Enough to Alter Young Athlete's Ironman Dreams
May 23, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"You will find you are made up of bits and pieces of all who ever touched your life and you are more because of it, and you would be less if they had not touched you." Sister Mary Brigh Cassidy
May 18, 2017

Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking With 'The Art of Laughter'

By In the Loop @intheloop
Nhien Chau used to be afraid of speaking in front of others. But after facing his fear, he's entering speech contests and inspiring others by sharing his story. And a few laughs.   [...]
Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking With 'The Art of Laughter'
May 18, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." Victor Borge
May 16, 2017

Spinal Cord Injury Research is Personal for One Mayo Researcher

By In the Loop @intheloop
  A spinal cord injury changed the direction of Peter Grahn's life. It also led him to his current role as part of a spinal cord injury team at Mayo Clinic. [...]
Spinal Cord Injury Research is Personal for One Mayo Researcher
May 16, 2017

Research Tech by Day, 'Jessicutioner' by Night

By In the Loop @intheloop
Jessica Dorschner spends her days working on lupus research. At night she transforms into the 'Jessicutioner' for local roller derby team. [...]
Research Tech by Day, 'Jessicutioner' by Night
May 16, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." John Wooden
May 11, 2017

Surgeon Operates on Stuffed Dog to Ease Young Patient's Fears

By In the Loop @intheloop
A Mayo Clinic care team recently performed a simulated surgery on a young patient’s stuffed dog to help ease the patient's fears about his own post-operative care. [...]
Surgeon Operates on Stuffed Dog to Ease Young Patient's Fears
May 11, 2017

Speed Up Your Workouts to Slow Down Aging

By In the Loop @intheloop
Doctors have been talking up the benefits of exercise for years. The return on investment is so great that some have even written prescriptions to encourage their patients to get moving. "There are over 50 benefits to exercise," Donald Hensrud, M.D., says in this Mayo Clinic Minute. "If we had a pill that could do that, we'd be prescribing it for everyone." [...]
Speed Up Your Workouts to Slow Down Aging
May 11, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Nothing you do for children is ever wasted." Garrison Keillor
May 9, 2017

Giving Manicures to Young Patients Makes Doctor Feel 'Closer to the Angels'

By In the Loop @intheloop
Most of the time, you'll find Tais de Jesus, M.D., in a cardiology laboratory at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus. Dr. de Jesus, a visiting scholar from Brazil, says the work keeps her busy. Even so, for two hours each weekend she leaves her research behind and heads over to Mayo Clinic Children's Center, where she volunteers as a manicurist, polishing the fingernails and toenails of some of Mayo's smallest patients. [...]
Giving Manicures to Young Patients Makes Doctor Feel 'Closer to the Angels'
May 9, 2017

Mayo Clinic Resident Turns De Facto Activist in the Name of Science

By In the Loop @intheloop
Growing up in rural Mississippi, Joy Hughes, M.D., never really saw herself diving into the world of political activism. What she did envision herself doing, however, was becoming a scientist, thanks in large part to her father. "My dad bought a telescope, and he would take us outside to look at the stars every night," Dr. Hughes tells us. "He'd talk to us about astronomy and the science behind it, and that helped spark an interest in science and technology for me." [...]
Mayo Clinic Resident Turns De Facto Activist in the Name of Science
May 9, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." Elizabeth Andrew
May 4, 2017

Back to Being a Kid Again After Transplant

By In the Loop @intheloop
In 2015, in the midst of her fight against Henoch-Schonlein purpura, then-10-year-old BilliJo Bowman was granted a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Instead of wishing for something that would provide a respite from her battle against a condition that causes "inflammation and bleeding in the small blood vessels in your [...]
Back to Being a Kid Again After Transplant
May 4, 2017

Stressing the Importance of De-stressing

By In the Loop @intheloop
Amit Sood, M.D., wrote the book on stress. Or more accurately, the book on avoiding it. Dr. Sood is the author of the Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living. He also leads the Mayo Clinic Mind-Body Initiative and is director of research and practice at the Mayo Clinic Complementary and [...]
Stressing the Importance of De-stressing
May 4, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"One of the most precious gifts you can give to others is to help them believe in themselves." Amit Sood, M.D.
May 2, 2017

Back on the Field and Winning at Game of Life

By In the Loop @intheloop
By the time he'd celebrated his 18th birthday, Logan Carmick had been through the medical wringer. Born with renal hypoplasia, he had his first kidney transplant when he was just 4 years old. Logan's father, Steve, was his donor, The Arizona Republic reports. "It was just a fluke," Steve tells the paper. "A blockage in his system before he was born … caused things to back up and damage the kidneys." [...]
Back on the Field and Winning at Game of Life
May 2, 2017

Taking the Fear out of the Hospital, With Furry Friends and Fun

By In the Loop @intheloop
It may look like Amy K. Olson's job is all fun and games. Her 9-to-5 routine includes activities like playing bingo, bandaging dolls and leading crazy "crafternoons." But for Olson, a child life specialist at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, all that play has a serious purpose. "Our job in child life is to provide education to kids and their families and to help kids cope with what's happening to them," Olson says. The goal, she tells us, is "for kids not to be scared of the hospital." [...]
Taking the Fear out of the Hospital, With Furry Friends and Fun
May 2, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too." Yogi Berra  
Apr 27, 2017

'Miracle Patient' Says She's Living Proof: Never (Ever) Give up Hope

By In the Loop @intheloop
A few months ago, Sharon Stroehl was coming up on a milestone birthday. And she wasn't too happy about it. "I was having a hard time with turning 50," she says. But not anymore. Now, Sharon sees each day as a gift. "Tomorrow's never promised," she tells us. [...]
'Miracle Patient' Says She's Living Proof: Never (Ever) Give up Hope
Apr 27, 2017

New 'Worm Mobile' Helping Mayo Clinic Improve Its Food Waste Management

By In the Loop @intheloop
The Vermicomposting Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse got a big boost recently when Honda Motorwerks donated a Worm Mobile to use for its composting program.  [...]
New 'Worm Mobile' Helping Mayo Clinic Improve Its Food Waste Management
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