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Jun 27, 2017

Going the Extra (26.2) Miles to Help Curb Suicide Among Vets

By In the Loop @intheloop
Travis Birr ran in Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, with a weightier goal than just crossing the finish line. He ran in military body armor to raise awareness about suicide among military vets and active-duty personnel.  [...]
Going the Extra (26.2) Miles to Help Curb Suicide Among Vets
Jun 27, 2017

Checking in With YouTube Stars Bernie and Mason Miller

By Hoyt Finnamore @HoytFinnamore
It's been three years since U.S. Army Sgt. Mason Miller shocked his dad, Bernie, at work with a surprise homecoming. But their reunion, captured on video, continues to inspire.  [...]
Checking in With YouTube Stars Bernie and Mason Miller
Jun 27, 2017

Quote of the Day

By Hoyt Finnamore @HoytFinnamore
"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry." William Shakespeare
Jun 22, 2017

'I Didn't Think I'd Walk Again'

By In the Loop @intheloop
A snowmobiling accident left Jered Chinnock paralyzed from the middle of his torso down. He didn’t think he’d ever walk again. But now, thanks to pioneering research, he is taking steps toward reaching that goal and others.  [...]
'I Didn't Think I'd Walk Again'
Jun 22, 2017

On a Record-Setting Night in the ER …

By In the Loop @intheloop
When a very sick woman entered the Emergency Department in Rochester on a night of record-setting patient volumes, staff went out of their way to make her feel like she was the only patient under their care.  [...]
On a Record-Setting Night in the ER …
Jun 22, 2017

Quote of the Day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary." Christopher Reeve
Jun 20, 2017

Born Too Soon, Baby Finleigh Now Thriving Thanks to Mayo NICU Team

By In the Loop @intheloop
Lisa Strike was 26 weeks pregnant when she started having contractions. Her care providers realized the baby would require specialty care and called Mayo's NICU transport team. Today, Finleigh is a happy and healthy 2-year-old. [...]
Born Too Soon, Baby Finleigh Now Thriving Thanks to Mayo NICU Team
Jun 20, 2017

Smartphone Thumb Is Nothing to Thumb Your Nose At

By In the Loop @intheloop
You’ve heard of tennis elbow and swimmer’s shoulder. But how about smartphone thumb? It’s something doctors are seeing more of as people spend more of their time texting. And it could lead to other issues down the road.  [...]
Smartphone Thumb Is Nothing to Thumb Your Nose At
Jun 20, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Life is what happens when your cell phone is charging." Unknown
Jun 15, 2017

Sampson Returns to Liberia After Remarkable Transformation

By In the Loop @intheloop
After several months and several surgical treatments at Mayo Clinic, Sampson returned with pride to the Liberian village where he had once been labeled an outcast due to facial deformities that marred his appearance and his vision.   [...]
Sampson Returns to Liberia After Remarkable Transformation
Jun 15, 2017

Mayo Now Has Two Ninjas in the House

By In the Loop @intheloop
Candace Granberg, M.D., has a lot of titles, including surgeon, wife, mom, volunteer and now, ninja warrior. The pediatric urologist is the second Mayo staff member chosen to participate on NBC's American Ninja Warrior.  [...]
Mayo Now Has Two Ninjas in the House
Jun 15, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." Michael Jordan
Jun 13, 2017

Andy Romaniuk Is a One-Man Walking Polka Party

By In the Loop @intheloop
More than 30 years ago, Andy Romaniuk took his doctor’s advice and started walking. He hasn’t stopped since, logging thousands of miles, and recently added polka music to the mix.  [...]
Andy Romaniuk Is a One-Man Walking Polka Party
Jun 13, 2017

Relative of Mother Alfred Moes Visits Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop @intheloop
Gerard Moes, a relative of Mother Alfred Moes, recently visited Rochester with his wife, Margit, to get a closer look at the medical institution his great aunt helped to create.  [...]
Relative of Mother Alfred Moes Visits Mayo Clinic
Jun 13, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"To dance is human, to polka is divine." K. D. Lang
Jun 8, 2017

Resident's Reminder About Why He Went Into Medicine

By In the Loop @intheloop
Hailon Wong, M.D., went into medicine to help underserved patients. Today, as a family medicine resident at Mayo Clinic, he’s already doing that and more. [...]
Resident's Reminder About Why He Went Into Medicine
Jun 8, 2017

Timely Tips for Fitting Fitness Into Your Workday

By In the Loop @intheloop
With all of the demands of modern life, it can be tough to fit in fitness. But with a bit of creative thinking, it’s possible — even at the office. And every little bit adds up. [...]
Timely Tips for Fitting Fitness Into Your Workday
Jun 8, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"I consider my refusal to go to the gym today as resistance training." Author Unknown
Jun 6, 2017

Retired Physician Puts Health in Hands of His Student — Four Decades Later

By In the Loop @intheloop
Don Scholz, M.D., supervised many resident physicians while he was on staff at Mayo Clinic. Nearly forty years later, Dr. Scholz needed treatment for a leaking heart valve and found himself in the care of a former student.   [...]
Retired Physician Puts Health in Hands of His Student — Four Decades Later
Jun 6, 2017

Mother's Career Move Inspires Daughter to Pursue Nursing

By In the Loop @intheloop
As a young girl, Taylar Olson watched her mother go through nursing school while raising five kids. Taylar soon found herself following in her mother’s footsteps.  [...]
Mother's Career Move Inspires Daughter to Pursue Nursing
Jun 6, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible." Judith Regan
Jun 1, 2017

Coasting Through Proton Beam Treatments

By In the Loop @intheloop
When 4-year-old Sam Davidson first came to Mayo Clinic for proton beam therapy treatments, he was understandably scared. But before long, Sam was happily peddling through the halls on the way to his appointments. [...]
Coasting Through Proton Beam Treatments
Jun 1, 2017

Olympic Gold Medalist's Search for Pain Relief Spans 3 Continents and 32 Years

By In the Loop @intheloop
Romanian gymnast Lavinia Agache won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics, but her gymnastics career was cut short by a devastating knee injury that would plague her for decades. This year, she finally found relief at Mayo Clinic [...]
Olympic Gold Medalist's Search for Pain Relief Spans 3 Continents and 32 Years
Jun 1, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling." James E. Starrs
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 — to touch the life of one very special young cancer patient.  [...]
Superman Flies in to Brighten the Day for One Young Cancer Patient
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