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Aug 17, 2017

Young Cancer Patient: 'I Have Never Once Been Afraid of My Diagnosis'

By In the Loop @intheloop
At just 21 years old, Kelly Leibold heads up the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, promoting businesses and events in her hometown. But Kelly's job is hardly the most impressive achievement of her young life. That, we think it's fair to say, would instead be the incredible way she has handled a diagnosis of medulloblastoma. [...]
Young Cancer Patient: 'I Have Never Once Been Afraid of My Diagnosis'
Aug 17, 2017

Last-Minute Tips for Safely Watching Monday's Solar Eclipse

By In the Loop @intheloop
For many of us, Mondays aren't exactly something we look forward to. One exception is this coming Monday, Aug. 21, when nearly everyone in the United States will be able to step outside and witness a total (or partial, depending on where you live) solar eclipse. But first, a word of caution. [...]
Last-Minute Tips for Safely Watching Monday's Solar Eclipse
Aug 17, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night." Steve Martin
Aug 15, 2017

Helping Pediatric Patients Round Third, Head for Home in Fight Against Cancer

By In the Loop @intheloop
Four-year-old Knox Olafson was recently given the opportunity to run the bases at Target Field, thanks to Brighter Tomorrows. His trek around the bases stole the hearts of those who got to witness it. [...]
Helping Pediatric Patients Round Third, Head for Home in Fight Against Cancer
Aug 15, 2017

For Glen Campbell and Other Alzheimer's Patients, Music Can Be Good Medicine

By In the Loop @intheloop
When legendary musician Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he decided to keep performing. And that likely helped Campbell and his family weather the disease.  [...]
For Glen Campbell and Other Alzheimer's Patients, Music Can Be Good Medicine
Aug 15, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"He who sings scares away his woes." Cervantes
Aug 10, 2017

Saying Goodbye to Gene's 'Big Dumb Kidneys'

By In the Loop @intheloop
Gene Okun has kidney disease, which is obviously no laughing matter. His journey to finding a living donor, however, is something he's been able to find humor in for the benefit of others. [...]
Saying Goodbye to Gene's 'Big Dumb Kidneys'
Aug 10, 2017

If Sitting Is the New Smoking, Here's How to Break the Habit

By In the Loop @intheloop
Research has shown that too much sitting is associated with a host of health problems. Fortunately, there are (ahem) steps you can take to combat those negative effects. [...]
If Sitting Is the New Smoking, Here's How to Break the Habit
Aug 10, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time." Steven Wright
Aug 8, 2017

1,000 Miles to Meet, Thank Her Donor

By In the Loop @intheloop
Two years ago, Peter Favilla donated bone marrow to help save the life of Michelle Hayes, whom he'd never met. This summer, Michelle and her husband drove from Texas to Minnesota to thank Peter in person. [...]
1,000 Miles to Meet, Thank Her Donor
Aug 8, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost." Arthur Ashe
Aug 3, 2017

96 Candles: In Honor of a Big Day, One of Our Favorite Stories Revisited

By In the Loop @intheloop
In honor of her 96th birthday, a favorite story and a few additional thoughts about Sister Lauren Weinandt. [...]
96 Candles: In Honor of a Big Day, One of Our Favorite Stories Revisited
Aug 3, 2017

From No-Hope to Relief From Long-Term Pain

By In the Loop @intheloop
For a decade, David Roberts lived with chronic pain and no options for relief. Then he enrolled in Mayo Clinic’s three-week pain management program. [...]
From No-Hope to Relief From Long-Term Pain
Aug 3, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Everyone is the age of their heart." Guatemalan Proverb
Aug 1, 2017

After Cancer Diagnosis, Twins Find a New Connection

By In the Loop @intheloop
At just 11 years old, Jack Vold needed a bone marrow transplant. Fortunately his twin sister, Kaylie, turned out to be a perfect match. And now the duo is closer than ever. [...]
After Cancer Diagnosis, Twins Find a New Connection
Aug 1, 2017

Mayo Astrobiologist Uses NASA Experience in the Fight Against Cancer

By In the Loop @intheloop
Dr. Marina Walther-Antonio arrived at Mayo Clinic with a NASA background, which she's using in her quest to find better prevention and treatment options for gynecological cancers. [...]
Mayo Astrobiologist Uses NASA Experience in the Fight Against Cancer
Aug 1, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind: Every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder." John Glenn
Jul 27, 2017

Daughter's Transplant Experience Inspires Mother to Work for Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop @intheloop
It was a Friday in late April when Lindsey Hale made a phone call that would change the course of her life — and her daughter Jesslynn's life — forever. [...]
Daughter's Transplant Experience Inspires Mother to Work for Mayo Clinic
Jul 27, 2017

Welcome Desks a Welcome Sight to Patients, Visitors and Staff at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Why is there no train if it's called a subway?" "Why don't they install moving walkways, like at airports?" "How do you get to Carroll's Corn?" [...]
Welcome Desks a Welcome Sight to Patients, Visitors and Staff at Mayo Clinic
Jul 27, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant." Robert Louis Stevenson
Jul 25, 2017

No. 1 Fan Scores Meet-and-Greet With Luke Bryan, Courtesy of Fan Club of Her Own

By In the Loop @intheloop
When Luke Bryan took the stage at Country Jam USA in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on Saturday night, the best seats in the house weren't in front of the stage. They were on it. Just ask Jennie Geurts, who watched the concert from there. "It was the best time of my life," Jennie tells us of seeing her favorite performer up close and personal. That's music to the ears of staff in the Urology Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, who helped Jennie get there. [...]
No. 1 Fan Scores Meet-and-Greet With Luke Bryan, Courtesy of Fan Club of Her Own
Jul 25, 2017

Mayo Neurosurgeon Writes Foreword for Patient's Autobiography

By In the Loop @intheloop
In 1996, 22-year-old Joe Oppold had the world by the tail. He'd just graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and was at home in Waterloo, Iowa, preparing to set off and make his mark. Two weeks later, however, Joe began experiencing an increasingly severe headache. "It was very, very painful," he tells us. [...]
Mayo Neurosurgeon Writes Foreword for Patient's Autobiography
Jul 25, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Life's up and down from the time you get here to the time you leave." Luke Bryan
Jul 20, 2017

Leukemia Diagnosis Changes Life, Career Path, for Mayo Physician

By In the Loop @intheloop
Allison Rosenthal, D.O., went to medical school for the sole purpose of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. All of that changed, however, when she was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia at the age of 24. [...]
Leukemia Diagnosis Changes Life, Career Path, for Mayo Physician
Jul 20, 2017

Symposium Gives Women With Heart Disease the Chance to Become Advocates

By In the Loop @intheloop
Dina Piersawl didn’t know she was at risk for heart disease. Having a stroke at age 41 changed that. Now she’s determined to help educate other women about heart health through her work with WomenHeart. [...]
Symposium Gives Women With Heart Disease the Chance to Become Advocates
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