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May 7, 2020

Honoring Nurse's 40 Years of Service With a Proper Send-off, Even During COVID-19

By In the Loop @intheloop
Carol Nash was retiring from Mayo Clinic after 40 years of service, and her co-workers made sure she had a proper send-off even during COVID-19.

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Honoring Nurse's 40 Years of Service With a Proper Send-off, Even During COVID-19
Mar 31, 2020

See You on the Other Side

By In the Loop @intheloop
In the Loop is going to take a brief (we hope) hiatus as Mayo Clinic continues to focus its attention on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you’ll continue to support one another and find ways to share uplifting stories and thoughts in other venues. We’re going to miss [...]
See You on the Other Side
Mar 31, 2020

Singing Surgeon: 'The Only Way to Overcome This Pandemic Is For Us to All Come Together As One'

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic's Elvis Francois, M.D. — a.k.a. "The Singing Surgeon" — and his piano playing colleague William Robinson, M.D., shared a new message of hope that has reached millions of people.

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Singing Surgeon: 'The Only Way to Overcome This Pandemic Is For Us to All Come Together As One'
Mar 31, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails." Elizabeth Edwards
Mar 26, 2020

'Our Purpose is to Inspire Hope:' Chaplain Services Finding New Ways to Connect amid COVID-19

By In the Loop @intheloop
In the face of COVID-19, Rev. Elizabeth (BJ) Larson says Chaplain Services staff in Rochester continue caring for patients, visitors and staff. It just looks different.

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'Our Purpose is to Inspire Hope:' Chaplain Services Finding New Ways to Connect amid COVID-19
Mar 26, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible." Tia Walker
Mar 24, 2020

Mayo Resident Provides Expertise to ABC -- and the Nation -- During COVID-19

By In the Loop @intheloop
Dr. Vinayak Kumar, an internal medicine resident at Mayo Clinic, has a history of pursuing unique opportunities, including his most recent role as an intern during a 4-week rotation at ABC News in New York.

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Mayo Resident Provides Expertise to ABC -- and the Nation -- During COVID-19
Mar 24, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." Confucius
Mar 19, 2020

'The Young People are Stepping Up:' Sisters Launch Babysitting, Shopping Services for Those on the Front Lines of COVID-19

By In the Loop @intheloop
Two sisters are helping to make sure health care workers and other essential staff don't have to worry about finding childcare while on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.

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'The Young People are Stepping Up:' Sisters Launch Babysitting, Shopping Services for Those on the Front Lines of COVID-19
Mar 19, 2020

Talking to Kids About COVID-19

By In the Loop @intheloop
COVID-19 has changed life for everyone, including kids. Jenn Rodemeyer, manager of Mayo Clinic's Child Life Program, explains how to help young people cope with the changes they're facing.

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Talking to Kids About COVID-19
Mar 19, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Hand hygiene is arguably our most important life skill. So teach it well, and teach it often." Michael J. Blackburn
Mar 17, 2020

Retired Physician Shares Wartime Memories in "From Mayo Clinic to Vietnam: Memoirs of a Physician Serving in the War"

By In the Loop @intheloop
Just a week after agreeing to join the staff at Mayo Clinic, Dr. James Donadio was drafted and sent to Vietnam, where he was a commissioned captain running a renal intensive care unit for wounded soldiers.

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Retired Physician Shares Wartime Memories in
Mar 17, 2020

Mayo Clinic Glass Shop Celebrates 100 Years

By In the Loop @intheloop
In the 100 years that Mayo Clinic has had its own glass shop in Rochester, Steve Anderson is just the third person to hold the title of scientific glassblower.

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Mayo Clinic Glass Shop Celebrates 100 Years
Mar 17, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Veterans are the light at the tip of the candle, illuminating the way for the whole nation." Thich Nhat Hanh
Mar 12, 2020

Childhood Diagnosis Inspires Twin Sisters to Become Nurses and Bonds Family Through Generations

By In the Loop @intheloop
Michelle and Angie Dowd were introduced to Mayo Clinic as young children, when Michelle received treatment for Hirschsprung's disease. The experience made a lasting impression on both women.

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Childhood Diagnosis Inspires Twin Sisters to Become Nurses and Bonds Family Through Generations
Mar 12, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they learn." Dorothy Nolte
Mar 10, 2020

After Loss, Bereavement Keepsakes Wrap NICU Families in Love and Support

By In the Loop @intheloop
Since 2013, Mayo Clinic NICU colleagues have sewn bereavement blankets and bags to help comfort families through some of the hardest times of their lives.

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After Loss, Bereavement Keepsakes Wrap NICU Families in Love and Support
Mar 10, 2020

Mayo Teleworkers Discover They're Neighbors and Have More in Common Than a Zip Code

By In the Loop @intheloop
Nearly 3,100 Mayo Clinic staff telework at least part time from their homes. By chance, three of them discovered they are neighbors in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

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Mayo Teleworkers Discover They're Neighbors and Have More in Common Than a Zip Code
Mar 10, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The simple act of caring is heroic." Edward Albert
Mar 5, 2020

Grateful Patient Becomes Part of the Mayo Clinic Experience

By In the Loop @intheloop
Joe Rath's worries before radiation therapy treatment were short lived, thanks to reassurance from his care team and what he calls the Mayo Experience.

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Grateful Patient Becomes Part of the Mayo Clinic Experience
Mar 5, 2020

Mayo Transplant Patient Travels to South Korea to Help Spread the Magic of Organ Donation

By In the Loop @intheloop
Many countries outside the U.S. don't allow organ recipients and donor families to meet, but a Mayo patient's trip to South Korea may help change that country's views on such meetings.

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Mayo Transplant Patient Travels to South Korea to Help Spread the Magic of Organ Donation
Mar 5, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Because I knew you, I have been changed for good." Stephen Schwartz, “Wicked”
Mar 3, 2020

Living Donor Kidney Donations Connect Three Women

By In the Loop @intheloop
Abby Rossow was just 21 when she learned she would need a kidney transplant. A friend was willing to donate but wasn't a perfect match for Abby, so the two were placed on Mayo's paired donation list.

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Living Donor Kidney Donations Connect Three Women
Mar 3, 2020

Mayo Researchers Develop Unique Tool, and Lab, to Study Vaping

By In the Loop @intheloop
Dr. Jon Ebbert and fellow researcher Alexandra Ward found a unique way to learn about the chemical makeup of vape solutions and determine if any are a safe alternative to smoking.

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Mayo Researchers Develop Unique Tool, and Lab, to Study Vaping
Mar 3, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." Maya Angelou
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