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

August 17th, 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.

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Tags: Dr. Anna Kitzmann, Dr. William Brown, Ophthalmology


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

July 11th, 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.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Ronald McDonald House


Kristina Hesby Channeled Her Grief Into Something Good

July 6th, 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.

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Tags: Blood cancer, Cancer, Kristina Hesby


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

June 27th, 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. 

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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


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