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Sep 20, 2018

Radiation Therapy Staff Take on the KeKe Challenge for Special Patient

By In the Loop @intheloop
It's not uncommon to hear stories about Mayo Clinic staff going above and beyond for their patients. A good example? Colleagues getting out of their comfort zone to fulfill a patient's special request. [...]
Radiation Therapy Staff Take on the KeKe Challenge for Special Patient
Sep 20, 2018

Photojournalist Becomes the Story While Searching for Kidney

By In the Loop @intheloop
As a photojournalist, Chad Corey spends much of his time telling others' stories. He recently shared his own personal story as a patient in need of a lifesaving kidney.  [...]
Photojournalist Becomes the Story While Searching for Kidney
Sep 20, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity." Simone Weil
Sep 18, 2018

Lab Director Dad Will Run to Raise Funds for Diabetes Research

By In the Loop @intheloop
When Mayo Clinic scientists Jonathan and Paula Hoyne learned their 7-year-old son had type 1 diabetes, they began learning anything they could about the disease, including how they could help others. [...]
Lab Director Dad Will Run to Raise Funds for Diabetes Research
Sep 18, 2018

Steve Eckdahl: Apple Orchard Owner by Day, Lab Specialist by Night

By In the Loop @intheloop
For almost three decades, Steve Eckdahl has worked the evening shift in Mayo Clinic's Toxic Metals lab in order to pursue another passion of his during the day: his 2,000-plus-tree apple orchard. [...]
Steve Eckdahl: Apple Orchard Owner by Day, Lab Specialist by Night
Sep 18, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." Martin Luther
Sep 13, 2018

Handoff Redux -- Memorable Moment Magnified for Young Patient

By In the Loop @intheloop
Seth Bayles was overwhelmed when new acquaintance and fellow Steelers fan Dr. John Stulak gifted him with a football signed by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. But that was just the beginning of their story. [...]
Handoff Redux -- Memorable Moment Magnified for Young Patient
Sep 13, 2018

Take Mayo Out to the Ball Game

By In the Loop @intheloop
It was all things Mayo Clinic at a recent Minnesota Twins game when Dr. John Noseworthy threw out the first pitch, Mayo surgeons shared their musical talents, and fans went home with Mayo-approved swag. [...]
Take Mayo Out to the Ball Game
Sep 13, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too." Yogi Berra
Sep 11, 2018

Glads to Go - Hope and Healing Bloom in the Fields of John and Barb Meyer

By In the Loop @intheloop
In just over 10 years, John and Barb Meyer have gone from a few gladiola bulbs to a few acres of gladiolas, which they gladly give away to patients and nursing home residents each week. [...]
Glads to Go - Hope and Healing Bloom in the Fields of John and Barb Meyer
Sep 11, 2018

Volunteer Gig Becomes Labor of Love for Former Teacher

By In the Loop @intheloop
Pete Ingvarsson's role in Mayo's Caring Hands program is more than just giving hand massages to patients and visitors. It's also being a listening ear during some of their darkest moments. [...]
Volunteer Gig Becomes Labor of Love for Former Teacher
Sep 11, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Where flowers bloom, so does hope." Lady Bird Johnson
Sep 6, 2018

Two Years After Double Lung Transplant, Steve Shank Is Grateful for Every Breath

By In the Loop @intheloop
Steve Shank and his wife will never forget the moment they learned Steve would be getting the transplant he needed to save his life. They’ll also never forget meeting the family of the donor who saved him. [...]
Two Years After Double Lung Transplant, Steve Shank Is Grateful for Every Breath
Sep 6, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The only gift is a portion of thyself." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Aug 30, 2018

Care Team, Minnesota Vikings Team Up to Make Young Patient's Dreams Come True

By In the Loop @intheloop
Jaren Berg had seizures for three years before he was diagnosed with Long QT syndrome. Thanks to a recommendation by his care team, the young Vikings fan was granted a wish that got him up close and personal with his favorite team. [...]
Care Team, Minnesota Vikings Team Up to Make Young Patient's Dreams Come True
Aug 30, 2018

Pharmacy Tech and Young Cancer Patient Bond Over Bad Jokes

By In the Loop @intheloop
Nine-year-old Gabe Carranza and Mayo pharmacy tech Adam Savage don't quite remember how it all began, but swapping one-liners when they see one another now never gets old. [...]
Pharmacy Tech and Young Cancer Patient Bond Over Bad Jokes
Aug 30, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." Mark Twain
Aug 28, 2018

Concert Honors Lives Lost in Tornado That Gave Birth to Saint Marys Hospital

By In the Loop @intheloop
The story of Mayo Clinic's beginning is well-known to many, but until recently Doug Hansen had no idea that his great-grandfather was among those killed in the storm. [...]
Concert Honors Lives Lost in Tornado That Gave Birth to Saint Marys Hospital
Aug 28, 2018

Back-to-School Readiness Means More Than Pencils and Paper

By In the Loop @intheloop
Family Medicine specialist Elizabeth Cozine, M.D., recently stopped by the Mayo Clinic Radio set to share how parents can set their kids up for success this school year. [...]
Back-to-School Readiness Means More Than Pencils and Paper
Aug 28, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
Aug 23, 2018

Documentary on Children's Heart Project Highlights Healing and Hope

By In the Loop @intheloop
A new documentary shows how Rochester welcomes children from other countries who have heart defects, and how a lifesaving surgery at Mayo Clinic gives new hope to their families. [...]
Documentary on Children's Heart Project Highlights Healing and Hope
Aug 23, 2018

Fifty Years Later, 'Dr. Chuck' Mayo's Legacy Lives On

By In the Loop @intheloop
Dr. Charles W. Mayo's story isn't as well-known as some of his family members', but his life of serving others and showing compassion to his patients made a lasting impression on those who knew him. [...]
Fifty Years Later, 'Dr. Chuck' Mayo's Legacy Lives On
Aug 23, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity." Hippocrates
Aug 21, 2018

Three-Year-Old Patient Takes Break From Proton Therapy to Talk Trash

By In the Loop @intheloop
At just 3 years old, Reid Gleeson's passion is quite unique. He loves all things garbage. Mayo staff recently pulled some strings so Reid could get an insider's look at the world of garbage. [...]
Three-Year-Old Patient Takes Break From Proton Therapy to Talk Trash
Aug 21, 2018

Leukemia Survivor (and Her Daughter) Use Patient Experience to Help Others

By In the Loop @intheloop
Angie Wilson has a story to tell, and it's one her Mayo doctors hopes will help medical students and trainees understand both the "power and risk" of immune therapies as a cancer treatment. [...]
Leukemia Survivor (and Her Daughter) Use Patient Experience to Help Others
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