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Feb 18, 2020

Hot Yoga. The Hot Fitness Trend You're Going to Want to Try

By In the Loop @intheloop
Vinyasa yoga. Restorative yoga. Yin Yoga. Astanga yoga. Prenatal yoga. Aerial yoga. Happy Hour yoga. Couples yoga. Goat yoga. Dog yoga. Even yoga raves. Take a quick look around the internets and it doesn't take long to see that the "system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and sometimes meditation" known as yoga has become as varied as those who practice it.

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Hot Yoga. The Hot Fitness Trend You're Going to Want to Try
Feb 18, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The pose begins when you want to get out of it." Baron Baptiste
Feb 13, 2020

The Art of Caring: Memorable Interaction Highlights Importance of Patient Experience

By In the Loop @intheloop
Years ago, Karee Munson had an interaction with a physician that was so memorable she uses the story as a teaching tool for new staff. In a twist of fate, the two recently met again, this time as colleagues.

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The Art of Caring: Memorable Interaction Highlights Importance of Patient Experience
Feb 13, 2020

Researcher Finds Meaning in Volunteering With Pediatric Patients: 'My Heart Feels Full'

By In the Loop @intheloop
Merrick Ducharme's Thursday mornings as a volunteer at Mayo Clinic Children's Center are never the same, but one thing is consistent: his appreciation for what he learns from the kids.

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Researcher Finds Meaning in Volunteering With Pediatric Patients: 'My Heart Feels Full'
Feb 13, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." Gordon B. Hinckley
Feb 11, 2020

Special Delivery Across the Miles With Some Help From Technology

By In the Loop @intheloop
Lizzie Stoltz was just 30 weeks pregnant when her water broke. She was rushed to a local hospital, where providers used technology to connect with a Mayo neonatologist for help with the high-risk delivery.

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Special Delivery Across the Miles With Some Help From Technology
Feb 11, 2020

Couple Creates Easy Way to Give to the Homeless

By In the Loop @intheloop
Charlotte Mack has looked for ways to give to her community since arriving in the U.S. as a young child. She and her husband launched a company that makes it easy for anyone to help the homeless.

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Couple Creates Easy Way to Give to the Homeless
Feb 11, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness." Seneca
Feb 6, 2020

Pediatric Cancer Survivor Plans to Become Nurse to Help Kids Like Her

By In the Loop @intheloop
As a child, Lydia Pankratz spent more than two years in and out of the hospital for cancer treatment. The care she received from staff at Mayo Clinic inspired the now 19-year-old to go into nursing.

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Pediatric Cancer Survivor Plans to Become Nurse to Help Kids Like Her
Feb 6, 2020

Mayo Dietitian Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials -- Five Months Postpartum

By In the Loop @intheloop
Just five months after having a baby, registered dietitian Mary Wirtz ran the race of her life and qualified to participate in this year's Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta.

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Mayo Dietitian Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials -- Five Months Postpartum
Feb 6, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Nursing is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said the finest of Fine Arts." Florence Nightingale
Feb 4, 2020

As Patient's Health Declines, Care Team Plans Double Wedding for His Family

By In the Loop @intheloop
It took just four hours (and a lot of last-minute help from colleagues) for nurse David Fogarty to pull together a double wedding and create a lasting memory for a patient's family.

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As Patient's Health Declines, Care Team Plans Double Wedding for His Family
Feb 4, 2020

Nurse Sews Pouches for Patients in Secret (Until Now)

By In the Loop @intheloop
For more than seven years, Mayo Clinic cardiac nurse Grace Miller has anonymously sewn and donated hundreds of the handmade pouches that are given to patients with temporary pacemakers.

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Nurse Sews Pouches for Patients in Secret (Until Now)
Feb 4, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"When somebody else’s happiness is your happiness, that is love." Lana Del Rey
Jan 30, 2020

7-Year-Old Fan of Mayo's Patient Portal Meets Team Behind the Technology

By In the Loop @intheloop
When Ava Weitl had trouble signing in to the patient portal, she took her problem to the source: the team responsible for the app. It was a meeting made possible by Ava's friends (and fans) at Mayo Clinic.

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7-Year-Old Fan of Mayo's Patient Portal Meets Team Behind the Technology
Jan 30, 2020

Rochester Restaurants Rally to Save Lives Through 'Fun and Friendly' Competition

By In the Loop @intheloop
From Feb. 3 to April 30, seven Rochester restaurants will participate in a competition designed to serve up as much lifesaving blood as possible for the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program.

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Rochester Restaurants Rally to Save Lives Through 'Fun and Friendly' Competition
Jan 30, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires." Paulo Coelho
Jan 28, 2020

Zebrafish Help Rochester Middle Schoolers See Dangers of Vaping from the InSciEd Out

By In the Loop @intheloop
Rather than simply telling kids vaping is harmful to their health, one Rochester school took a different approach to prevention, letting students figure it out themselves through hands-on research.

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Zebrafish Help Rochester Middle Schoolers See Dangers of Vaping from the InSciEd Out
Jan 28, 2020

Researchers Crack the Code on Sudden Death Mystery in Amish Community

By In the Loop @intheloop
Michael Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., and his colleagues at Mayo Clinic used new technology to determine the cause of multiple sudden deaths of children in the Amish community.

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Researchers Crack the Code on Sudden Death Mystery in Amish Community
Jan 28, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"We cannot understand all the traits we have inherited. Sometimes we can be strangers to ourselves." V.S. Naipaul
Jan 23, 2020

'We Just Acted:' Mayo Nurses Help Rescue Couple After Witnessing Car Accident

By In the Loop @intheloop
Three Mayo Clinic nurses were heading back to Rochester from a class in La Crosse when a car in front of them went off the road and rolled onto its side. The trio pulled over and jumped into action.

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'We Just Acted:' Mayo Nurses Help Rescue Couple After Witnessing Car Accident
Jan 23, 2020

Flamenco Dance Offers Unique Form of Healing

By In the Loop @intheloop
A pilot program offered through Mayo Clinic's Center for Humanities in Medicine in Arizona gives patients the opportunity to heal through the art of flamenco dance.

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Flamenco Dance Offers Unique Form of Healing
Jan 23, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word." Mata Hari
Jan 21, 2020

After Heart Surgery, Man Runs 50 Marathons in 50 States

By In the Loop @intheloop
Jeff Jensen was training for his first marathon when his doctor discovered a heart murmur that led to surgery to replace a valve. A year later he was able to run the 26.2 mile race, and hasn't stopped since.

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After Heart Surgery, Man Runs 50 Marathons in 50 States
Jan 21, 2020

'Bioethics at the Cinema' Event Features Double Lung Transplant Patient

By In the Loop @intheloop
Jennifer Ronnenberg, a double lung transplant patient, along with her husband, Rob, and Mayo experts will participate in a panel discussion following a showing of the movie "Five Feet Apart." 

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'Bioethics at the Cinema' Event Features Double Lung Transplant Patient
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