In the Loop

News and views from across Mayo Clinic

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
Jul 20, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell
Jul 18, 2017

On Her Own Journey, Lucy Bernas Helps Others Heal

By In the Loop @intheloop
When surgery to treat sinus cancer left Lucy Bernas unable to eat or speak, she came to Mayo Clinic for healing. Along the way, she’s proven to be a healer herself. [...]
On Her Own Journey, Lucy Bernas Helps Others Heal
Jul 18, 2017

Working to Revive Interest in World War II History, One Jeep at a Time

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic cardiologist Gurpreet Sandhu, M.D., Ph.D., is on a one-man mission to restore interest in American and Indian history by bringing World War II Jeeps back to life.  [...]
Working to Revive Interest in World War II History, One Jeep at a Time
Jul 18, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The people who give you their food give you their heart." Cesar Chavez
Jul 13, 2017

From Osteoporosis to Working to Become America's Next Ninja Warrior

By In the Loop @intheloop
Ten years ago, Kim Welch feared for his life after unexplained pain began spreading through his joints. Today, he’s training to become an American Ninja Warrior, thanks to the help of his care team at Mayo Clinic. [...]
From Osteoporosis to Working to Become America's Next Ninja Warrior
Jul 13, 2017

What Happens to Your Body After a Lightning Strike?

By In the Loop @intheloop
A lightning strike can unleash a host of problems in your body. Just ask David Claypool, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Mayo Clinic. Or better yet, get the scoop from someone who knows about those problems firsthand. [...]
What Happens to Your Body After a Lightning Strike?
Jul 13, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Getting struck by lightning is like winning the lottery, except of course, not as lucky." Jarod Kintz
Jul 11, 2017

16-Year-Old Collects More Than 1 Million Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

By In the Loop @intheloop
Seth Bayles made a trip to Rochester on Monday, but it wasn't for treatment at Mayo Clinic. Instead, he was there to donate pop tabs he'd collected for the Ronald McDonald House, where he and his family often stay while in town for care. [...]
16-Year-Old Collects More Than 1 Million Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
Jul 11, 2017

'Round of a Lifetime' for Jackson Lindquist

By In the Loop @intheloop
Jackson Lindquist hasn’t let a congenital heart defect get in the way of living a life full of memorable experiences — like playing 18 holes of golf at the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links with his dad, Eric. [...]
'Round of a Lifetime' for Jackson Lindquist
Jul 11, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone's game: It's called an eraser." Arnold Palmer
Jul 6, 2017

30-Year Search for Answers Ends With Click of a Mouse

By In the Loop @intheloop
Karen Helfinstine's decades-long search for an accurate medical diagnosis for her daughter ended after she read a story from Mayo Clinic's Sharing Mayo Clinic blog. [...]
30-Year Search for Answers Ends With Click of a Mouse
Jul 6, 2017

Kristina Hesby Channeled Her Grief Into Something Good

By In the Loop @intheloop
Kristina Hesby was just 9 years old when her father passed away. But the example he set in the years they shared left a legacy worthy of a lifetime together. [...]
Kristina Hesby Channeled Her Grief Into Something Good
Jul 6, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." Desmond Tutu
Jun 29, 2017

Hunting Accident Leads to Memorable Mayo Experience

By In the Loop @intheloop
The year was 1939. Ed Chalberg and his brother-in-law had just finished up a day of pheasant hunting when Ed was accidentally shot. After driving for hours, Ed arrived at Mayo Clinic in search of care.  [...]
Hunting Accident Leads to Memorable Mayo Experience
Jun 29, 2017

'We Can Do Anything But Hear,' Marissa Larson Tells Colleagues

By In the Loop @intheloop
Clinical research coordinator Marissa Larson has been deaf most of her life. Although she says being deaf does present some challenges, she wants others to know it doesn't define her.  [...]
'We Can Do Anything But Hear,' Marissa Larson Tells Colleagues
Jun 29, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Every one of us is different in some way." Marlee Matlin
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'
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