In the Loop

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Jul 18, 2019

Leukemia Patient Becomes Advocate for Diversity on Bone Marrow Registry

By In the Loop @intheloop
Aja Fisher's dream of becoming a doctor was put on hold after a leukemia diagnosis. She's sharing her story to help raise awareness of the need for bone marrow donors among minority populations. [...]
Leukemia Patient Becomes Advocate for Diversity on Bone Marrow Registry
Jul 18, 2019

Cancer Battle Inspires Sara Segner to Become Something She Never Dreamed

By In the Loop @intheloop
Just three days into her schooling to become a nurse, Sara Segner switched gears and applied to medical school. Her chosen field is one she's already quite familiar with. [...]
Cancer Battle Inspires Sara Segner to Become Something She Never Dreamed
Jul 18, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The best way to forget your own problems is to help someone else solve theirs." Norman Vincent Peale
Jul 16, 2019

Remembering Ed Pompeian -- A Gift of Life to Many

By In the Loop @intheloop
Edward Pompeian first came to Rochester, Minnesota, for care at Mayo Clinic. He never forgot his experience as a transplant patient, nor of the concerns shared with him by other patients about the financial and emotional strain of transplantation. [...]
Remembering Ed Pompeian -- A Gift of Life to Many
Jul 16, 2019

Can Push Ups Predict Your Future?

By In the Loop @intheloop
Push-ups can reveal a lot about your overall health — perhaps even more than traditional measures. Michael Joyner, M.D., shares what makes the push-up so predictive. [...]
Can Push Ups Predict Your Future?
Jul 16, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"To know even one life breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jul 11, 2019

Beads of Courage Help Mark Milestones of Treatment

By In the Loop @intheloop
Colten Robertson Christy Collins, a cardiology nurse at Mayo Clinic, was inspired by a young patient, Colten, to start a Beads of Courage program at Mayo. [...]
Beads of Courage Help Mark Milestones of Treatment
Jul 11, 2019

Hey, Hey: Cardiac Rehab Program Helps Pat Brickhouse Turn Back the Clock on Her Health

By In the Loop @intheloop
Pat Brickhouse's upcoming book about her life with legendary Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Brickhouse includes stories of her Mayo Clinic experience. [...]
Hey, Hey: Cardiac Rehab Program Helps Pat Brickhouse Turn Back the Clock on Her Health
Jul 11, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"We are all beads strung together on the same thread of love." Mata Amritanandamayi
Jul 9, 2019

Ridin' On: One Man's Mission to Spread Cancer Awareness from Coast to Coast

By In the Loop @intheloop
Last December, Pat Shannon announced to his wife and to his Mayo oncologist that he was going to take a 10,000-mile journey on his motorcycle, despite still battling a rare cancer he's had since 2007. [...]
Ridin' On: One Man's Mission to Spread Cancer Awareness from Coast to Coast
Jul 9, 2019

Clinical Trials Key to Lung Cancer Patient's Survival

By In the Loop @intheloop
In 2014, Katherine Bensen — a young, healthy non-smoker — learned her persistent cough was caused by stage IV lung cancer. She's found one key to successfully fighting it: clinical trials. [...]
Clinical Trials Key to Lung Cancer Patient's Survival
Jul 9, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Cures are not going to fall from the sky. We have to climb up and get them." Michael J. Fox
Jul 2, 2019

An (Almost) Complete Guide to Grilling and Fireworks Safety

By In the Loop @intheloop
Later this week, folks from sea to shining sea will celebrate the birth of our nation with glorious displays of fireworks and grilling. And while it may be tempting to go all out with both, doing so can pose serious risks to your personal safety and your digestive system. And since we care too much about you to let that happen, we've put together our very own "(Almost) Complete Guide to Grilling and Fireworks Safety." [...]
An (Almost) Complete Guide to Grilling and Fireworks Safety
Jul 2, 2019

Dig In To a Garden To Get Healthier, Happier

By In the Loop @intheloop
After the dust settles on the red, white and blue celebrations later this week, consider turning your attention to another color: green. It's a familiar one to gardeners, who reap a host of physical and mental health benefits from time spent planting and pruning. [...]
Dig In To a Garden To Get Healthier, Happier
Jul 2, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Gardening is cheaper than therapy … and you get tomatoes." Unknown
Jun 27, 2019

Brain Surgery Helps Birth Couple's First Child

By In the Loop @intheloop
Newlyweds Derin and Sandra Gebhardt had tried everything in their power to have a child, but the reason for their conception troubles wasn't something they could control. [...]
Brain Surgery Helps Birth Couple's First Child
Jun 27, 2019

Cancer Patient Pens Book to Help Children Understand What Happens When People Get Sick

By In the Loop @intheloop
Cheryl Moore used her experience as a patient to create a book that explains to children what it's like for people with cancer or other serious illnesses. [...]
Cancer Patient Pens Book to Help Children Understand What Happens When People Get Sick
Jun 27, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"You just can’t beat the person who never gives up." Babe Ruth
Jun 25, 2019

Son Wins Father's Day With Life-Saving Gift

By In the Loop @intheloop
Robert and Ricky Sanden Robert Sanden's gift of a kidney from his son Ricky was a welcome surprise after more than a decade of living with polycystic kidney disease. [...]
Son Wins Father's Day With Life-Saving Gift
Jun 25, 2019

Chris Norton Keeps on Turning Pain Into Purpose

By In the Loop @intheloop
Five years after a spinal cord injury, Chris Norton continues to inspire others, most recently by launching a camp for kids in wheelchairs and their families. [...]
Chris Norton Keeps on Turning Pain Into Purpose
Jun 25, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world." John Muir
Jun 20, 2019

"Mayo Angels" Help Heal a Broken Heart

By In the Loop @intheloop
When Troy Salonen learned he would need a second surgery to repair his heart, he and his wife traveled from North Dakota to Mayo Clinic, where they found a home away from home. [...]
Jun 20, 2019

Reade Quinton, M.D. -- Mayo Clinic Physician-slash-Magician

By In the Loop @intheloop
Dr. Reade Quinton has found that the art of magic has much in common with the art of medicine, using his not-so-hidden talent as a way to connect with patients. [...]
Reade Quinton, M.D. -- Mayo Clinic Physician-slash-Magician
Jun 20, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Every experience has its element of magic." Hermann Hesse
Jun 18, 2019

Sophie's Blankets of Hope, Warmth and Comfort

By In the Loop @intheloop
Nine-year-old Sophie Neu knows that her mother's job as a nurse manager at Mayo Clinic is to help sick kids, so Sophie decided she wanted to do something to care for them as well. [...]
Sophie's Blankets of Hope, Warmth and Comfort
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