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April 25th, 2017

From Refugee to M.D.: Ahmed Mohamed’s Road to Mayo Clinic

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When Ahmed Mohamed’s family came to Rochester in 1996 seeking refuge from the civil war in Somalia, the 6-year-old knew only three words in English. But by the time he’d reached fourth grade, Ahmed had mastered English so well that he was able to graduate from Rochester Public Schools’ “English for Speakers of Other Languages” […]

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Tags: Dr Ahmed Mohamed


April 18th, 2017

From Dancing on Cans to Well-Oiled Machine: The Surprising Origins of Mayo’s Recycling Program

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Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, is one day when most folks pay particularly close attention to protecting the environment. This year, we’re finding inspiration in a group that was working to maintain the planet before doing so became a thing.

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Tags: Amanda Holloway, Environmental Services, Glen Goodsell, John Murphy, Poverello Fund, Sisters of Saint Francis, Waste Management and Recycling


April 18th, 2017

Mayo’s Own American Ninja Warrior Returns to Competition

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Age seems to slow most people down. But Andrew Yori isn’t like most people. We introduced you to Andrew — a.k.a. the K9 Ninja — last year, when he was preparing to compete in an American Ninja Warrior regional qualifying event in Indianapolis. Back then, he was a 39-year-old rookie, just hoping to make it […]

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Tags: Andrew Yori, bone marrow transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine


April 13th, 2017

Childhood Fascination With Ambulances Leads to a Career Saving Lives

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Some people collect coins or stamps. Roger White, M.D., decided to collect something that required a bit more storage space: vintage ambulances. “I had a 1952 Pontiac, a 1972 Pontiac, 1974 Oldsmobile,” Dr. White, co-medical director of Mayo Clinic Medical Transport, tells The Huffington Post. “I bought the last Cadillac ambulance built in the United […]

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Tags: Dr Roger White, Mayo Clinic Medical Transport


April 11th, 2017

Young Cancer Patient Shows What It Means to Be ‘Hunter Strong’

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Lisa Gifford is a mother. She’s also a pediatric nurse. So she knew something wasn’t right with her youngest son, Hunter. “He was having trouble urinating,” Lisa tells us. Initially, she chalked it up to a urinary tract infection. But his primary care provider ruled that out after Hunter’s blood work came back fine. Later […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, Ewing's Sarcoma, Lisa Gifford, Proton Beam Therapy Program


April 6th, 2017

Best Friends Put Love in Every Stitch of Their Quilts — and Then Give Them Away

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Five years ago, best friends Julie Jackson and Mary Coleman caught the same bug. “We both suddenly got the urge to try quilting,” Julie, an administrative assistant at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus, tells us. Initially, they honed their craft by making lots (and lots) of quilted pillowcases. When someone asked what they planned to do […]

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Tags: giving, Julie Jackson


April 6th, 2017

Medical Student Learns About Life, Love, and Spirituality During ‘Year of Suffering’

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If you need proof of the old adage “to truly understand something you must experience it first-hand,” look no further than Maggie Cupit-Link. Diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma at the end of her freshman year of college, Maggie, now a third-year Mayo Clinic School of Medicine student, was uprooted from her life and began a year-long […]

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Tags: Cancer, chemotherapy, Ewing's Sarcoma, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine


April 4th, 2017

History Lessons Help Us Move Ahead

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As someone famous famously wrote, the course of true love never did run smooth. The same can be said of history, Chris Boes, M.D., tells us. “People see past as prologue to the future, and envision history as a straight line.” But that’s not the case, according to Dr. Boes, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic’s […]

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Tags: Dr Chris Boes, History of Medicine Society, Sister Lauren Weinandt


April 4th, 2017

New Start-up on the Front Lines of the Fight Against Inherited Eye Disease

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When Alan Marmorstein, Ph.D., arrived on Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus four years ago, he had a specific goal in mind: Find a way to counteract the vision loss that often comes with common and inherited eye diseases like macular degeneration.

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Tags: Dr Alan Marmorstein, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration


March 16th, 2017

Movie to Feature Doctor’s Story of Hope and the American Dream

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We here at In the Loop love a story with a happy ending. (We have a hunch you do, too.) And it’s hard to find a story with a happier ending than that of Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D. Dr. Q, as he’s affectionately known to his patients at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, is not only chair […]

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Tags: Dr Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Dr Q, neurologic surgery


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