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Mayo Now Has Two Ninjas in the House

June 15th, 2017

Mayo Now Has Two Ninjas in the House

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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. 

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Tags: Andrew Yori, Dr. Candace Granberg, Mayo Clinic Rochester


Resident's Reminder About Why He Went Into Medicine

June 8th, 2017

Resident’s Reminder About Why He Went Into Medicine

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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


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

June 6th, 2017

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

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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.  

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Don Scholz, Dr. John Bresnahan, Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, volunteer


Mother's Career Move Inspires Daughter to Pursue Nursing

June 6th, 2017

Mother’s Career Move Inspires Daughter to Pursue Nursing

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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. 

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Nursing, Patricia Olson, Taylar Olson


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

June 1st, 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

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Tags: Dr Edward Laskowski, Dr. Mark Pagnano, Lucia Dumitrascu, Orthopedics, sports medicine


Mayo Clinic's New Carillonneur Looks to the Future While Honoring the Past

May 25th, 2017

Mayo Clinic’s New Carillonneur Looks to the Future While Honoring the Past

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Just the fourth person at Mayo to have the title carillonneur, 24-year-old Austin Ferguson is devoted to the history and future of his iconic instrument. 

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Tags: Austin Ferguson, carillon


Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking With 'The Art of Laughter'

May 18th, 2017

Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking With ‘The Art of Laughter’

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Nhien Chau used to be afraid of speaking in front of others. But after facing his fear, he’s entering speech contests and inspiring others by sharing his story. And a few laughs.  

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Tags: Biochemical Genetics Lab, Nhien Chau


May 16th, 2017

Spinal Cord Injury Research is Personal for One Mayo Researcher

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  A spinal cord injury changed the direction of Peter Grahn’s life. It also led him to his current role as part of a spinal cord injury team at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Peter Grahn, Neural engineering laboratory, Neurobiology of disease, Spinal Cord Injury


May 16th, 2017

Research Tech by Day, ‘Jessicutioner’ by Night

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Jessica Dorschner spends her days working on lupus research. At night she transforms into the ‘Jessicutioner’ for local roller derby team.

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Tags: Jessica Dorschner, Lupus Research


May 11th, 2017

Surgeon Operates on Stuffed Dog to Ease Young Patient’s Fears

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A Mayo Clinic care team recently performed a simulated surgery on a young patient’s stuffed dog to help ease the patient’s fears about his own post-operative care.

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Tags: Child LIfe Program, Dr. Sameh Said, Jessica E. Miller, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mikaela Sullivan, Pediatric Cardiology


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