In the Loop

News and views from across Mayo Clinic

Nov 15, 2018

"Heart Families" Organize Toy Drive for Hospitalized Kids

By In the Loop @intheloop
Young Teagan Waletzko was spending a lot of time in the hospital. Far more than she cared for. But it was the only way Teagan, then 3, could see her new baby brother, Isaac, who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare congenital heart defect. "Finding ways to keep our family together and keep some normalcy was challenging when we needed to spend lots of waking hours at the hospital," mom Michelle Waletzko tells us. "We brought her with us as much as we could, but she got bored easily." [...]
Nov 15, 2018

Phyllis Helgeson, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Extraordinaire

By In the Loop @intheloop
Throughout the course of their marriage, Phyllis Helgeson worked hand in hand with her husband on their farm near the Minnesota-Iowa border. "I milked and fed cows, fed chickens, fed horses, put up and mended fences, drove tractors, mowed the lawn and did just about anything else you can think of," Phyllis tells us. With one exception. "I've never driven a combine. That's the only thing I didn't do around the farm." [...]
Phyllis Helgeson, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Extraordinaire
Nov 15, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"For it is in giving that we receive." Saint Francis of Assisi
Nov 13, 2018

All in the Family: Iowa Man Donates Kidney to Mother-in-Law

By In the Loop @intheloop
  Jon Prebeck got a sobering look at his mother-in-law's life with kidney disease when she came to stay with Jon and his wife. That's when he decided to see if he could help. [...]
All in the Family: Iowa Man Donates Kidney to Mother-in-Law
Nov 13, 2018

Learning Mindfulness Helps Medical Students -- and Their Future Patients

By In the Loop @intheloop
Medical students from Mayo Clinic in Arizona attended a four-day course outside of their usual curriculum that was created to help them cope with the challenges of being a student and a care provider. [...]
Learning Mindfulness Helps Medical Students -- and Their Future Patients
Nov 13, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are." Mother Teresa
Nov 8, 2018

Transplant Patient Finds Hope, Compassion and Second Chance at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop @intheloop
Scott St. Michel was in need of a liver transplant, but extra weight and the severity of his situation kept him off of the wait list — until surgeon Julie Heimbach, M.D., offered another option. [...]
Transplant Patient Finds Hope, Compassion and Second Chance at Mayo Clinic
Nov 8, 2018

Mark Wentz Taps Himself to Answer the Call to Service

By In the Loop @intheloop
Hearing that there was a shortage of buglers to play taps at military funerals, Mark Wentz learned the instrument so he can honor vets with the traditional bugle call. [...]
Mark Wentz Taps Himself to Answer the Call to Service
Nov 8, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The moon gives you light, and the bugles and the drums give you music, and my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, my heart gives you love." Walt Whitman
Nov 6, 2018

'Almost Like You Won the Lottery': CAR-T Cell Therapy Gives Cancer Patients New Hope

By In the Loop @intheloop
Treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma had been successful for Tanis Milicevic, who was in remission for years. But when her cancer returned, she turned to Mayo and a new, individualized cell-based therapy. [...]
'Almost Like You Won the Lottery': CAR-T Cell Therapy Gives Cancer Patients New Hope
Nov 6, 2018

Corn Palace Goes Red for Kadie

By In the Loop @intheloop
Although Kadie Neuharth was 1,400 miles away, the Corn Palace in her hometown of Mitchell, South Dakota, glowed red as a sign of love for Kadie as she received a heart transplant. [...]
Corn Palace Goes Red for Kadie
Nov 6, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." George A. Moore
Nov 1, 2018

Retired Staff Member Gives 'Miracle' Donation to Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop @intheloop
Robert Fleming recently donated the Olympic gold medal and ring he'd received in 1980 as a member of the U.S. Olympic Hockey Committee. The items are now on display in Mayo's Heritage Hall. [...]
Retired Staff Member Gives 'Miracle' Donation to Mayo Clinic
Nov 1, 2018

A Vaccine to Prevent Breast Cancer? It's Worth a Shot

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo researcher Keith Knutson, Ph.D., is working with colleagues on several vaccines that could not only prevent cancer from recurring, but perhaps keep it from developing in the first place. [...]
A Vaccine to Prevent Breast Cancer? It's Worth a Shot
Nov 1, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Great moments are born from great opportunities." Herb Brooks
Oct 30, 2018

Mayo, Guthrie Theater Team Up for Frankensteinian Celebration, Re-examination

By In the Loop @intheloop
Despite its reputation, there is more to "Frankenstein” than meets the eye. Mayo staff and the Guthrie Theatre joined forces to examine how the 200-year-old tale is really a story about what it means to be human. [...]
Mayo, Guthrie Theater Team Up for Frankensteinian Celebration, Re-examination
Oct 30, 2018

Wax Models Combine the Art and Science of Medicine

By In the Loop @intheloop
In the early days of Mayo Clinic, before film and video were readily available, Mayo's art department created thousands of lifelike wax sculptures to use for medical education. [...]
Wax Models Combine the Art and Science of Medicine
Oct 30, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Wayne Dyer
Oct 25, 2018

Former Mayo Patient and Fellow is Living His Childhood Dream

By In the Loop @intheloop
Dr. Brandon Lane Phillips isn't just a pediatric cardiologist. He's also a congenital heart disease survivor whose patient experience at Mayo inspired him to return for a pediatric cardiology fellowship. [...]
Former Mayo Patient and Fellow is Living His Childhood Dream
Oct 25, 2018

Traveling the World Spreading Goodwill and Musical Cheer

By In the Loop @intheloop
For more than 40 years, hand surgeon Allen Bishop, M.D., has been making music with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra. He now also takes his talents all over the world to play benefit concerts with other physicians. [...]
Traveling the World Spreading Goodwill and Musical Cheer
Oct 25, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Unity is strength … when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." Mattie Stepanek
Oct 23, 2018

New Lungs Help Tim See Mayo Through New Eyes

By In the Loop @intheloop
Tim Fairclough's wait for a lung transplant meant months in the hospital, where he experienced caring and compassion from staff at all levels — and saw his employer through new eyes. [...]
New Lungs Help Tim See Mayo Through New Eyes
Oct 23, 2018

Research Program Lighting a SPARK for the Sciences in Florida High Schoolers

By In the Loop @intheloop
Science-minded high school students in Florida are getting real-world experience as researchers thanks to a new program offered by Mayo Clinic's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences [...]
Research Program Lighting a SPARK for the Sciences in Florida High Schoolers
Oct 23, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"There is nothing more wonderful than being a scientist, nowhere I would rather be than in my lab, staining up my clothes and getting paid to play." Marie Curie
Oct 18, 2018

They Won't be Derailed -- Mayo Team Bikes to Advance MS Research

By In the Loop @intheloop
For more than two decades, staff from Mayo Clinic's Florida campus have become Team Mayo at the annual two-day cycling event, Bike MS. The ride raises funds for people affected by multiple sclerosis. [...]
They Won't be Derailed -- Mayo Team Bikes to Advance MS Research
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