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Andy Romaniuk Is a One-Man Walking Polka Party

June 13th, 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. 

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Relative of Mother Alfred Moes Visits Mayo Clinic

June 13th, 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. 

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Tags: Mother Alfred Moes, Saint Marys Campus


Resident's Reminder About Why He Went Into Medicine

June 8th, 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.

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Tags: Dr. Cesar Gonzalez, Dr. Hailon Wong, Family Medicine, Mayo Family Clinic in Kasson


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

May 23rd, 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.

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Tags: Cokie Roberts, Poverello Fund, Sisters of Saint Francis


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

April 27th, 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. 

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Vermicomposting


April 11th, 2017

Handmade Rosaries Give Patients Comfort, Support in Times of Need

By In the Loop intheloop

Several years ago, Agnes Feidt was with a group of friends when one of them proudly displayed a new rosary. “We all commented on it and asked her where she got it,” Agnes tells us. “She said she’d taken some beads from a necklace and used those to make the rosary.” That inspired Agnes to […]

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Tags: Jennifer Larson LaRue, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mitzie Feidt


March 9th, 2017

House Call Makes a Comeback With Help From Community Paramedics

By In the Loop intheloop

Mike DiPasquale is grateful, to say the least, for the return of the house call in his neck of the woods. He recently underwent a “rare, risky operation in which doctors performed a complete reconstruction of his hip and part of his pelvis,” the Barron News-Shield reports. The procedure left Mike confined to a wheelchair […]

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Tags: Gold Cross, Justin Bowe, Marlene Dirkes, Mayo Clinic Health System


March 2nd, 2017

Pumpkin Pie and Doing Whatever It Takes for Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

The patient arrived just before Thanksgiving. Diagnosed with end-stage cancer by her local health care providers, she’d come to Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus with the hope that something — anything — could be done to change her fortunes. After exhaustive testing and examination, however, her care team at Mayo confirmed the prognosis. The heart-wrenching news […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. John Noseworthy


February 23rd, 2017

New Mystery Brings Sherlock Holmes to Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop intheloop

Fans of Sherlock Holmes know that the fictional detective never met a mystery he wasn’t able to solve, thanks to his astute observations, magnifying glass, tweed coat — and the help of his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson. But in author Larry Millett’s newest novel, “Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma,” Holmes encounters a situation that […]

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Tags: Dr. Henry Plummer


January 31st, 2017

Eating Your Way to a Healthy Brain

By In the Loop intheloop

When most of us think about our diets, we generally do so with only our waistlines in mind. But a recent story in Forbes Magazine by contributor Alice G. Walton got us thinking about something else that could succumb to age if we don’t take care of it: our brains. Walton writes that research is […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Diet


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