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Dec 14, 2017

Reunion at Mayowood Offers Glimpse Into Mayo History

By In the Loop @intheloop
Lyle Lieder's first visit to Mayowood was in the 1940s, as a guest of Dr. Charlie's grandsons. His love of cars brought him back to the historic home earlier this year. [...]
Reunion at Mayowood Offers Glimpse Into Mayo History
Dec 14, 2017

Mayo Hospice Volunteer Cookie Baking Tradition Continues

By In the Loop @intheloop
Last week, as in years past, volunteers with Mayo Clinic Hospice came together to bake Christmas cookies for hospice patients who are no longer able to. [...]
Mayo Hospice Volunteer Cookie Baking Tradition Continues
Dec 14, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Cookies are made with butter and love." Norwegian proverb
Dec 12, 2017

Staff "Flock" to Help Colleague's Grandson in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant

By In the Loop @intheloop
When Sharalyn Gordon’s colleagues learned her grandson needed a bone marrow transplant, they wanted to show their support. The result: a series of fundraisers, including one involving pink plastic birds. [...]
Staff
Dec 12, 2017

Troubling Medical Mystery Solved After Years of Painful Symptoms

By In the Loop @intheloop
Before coming to Mayo Clinic, Colin McEwen spent years living with intense pain, and without a diagnosis. That began to change with the help of neurologist Sarah Berini, M.D. [...]
Troubling Medical Mystery Solved After Years of Painful Symptoms
Dec 12, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Meade  
Dec 7, 2017

After Title Victory, High School Football Team Surprises Young Cancer Patient

By In the Loop @intheloop
Seven-year-old Josiah Schroeder would have loved to watch his school's football team win the state championship in person, but since cancer had prevented that, the team (and the game football) came to him. [...]
After Title Victory, High School Football Team Surprises Young Cancer Patient
Dec 7, 2017

Illustrating the Art and Science of Sleep and Dreams

By In the Loop @intheloop
The first Mayo Clinic Sleep and Stroke Conference included a unique element: an art exhibit designed to encourage new ways of thinking. [...]
Illustrating the Art and Science of Sleep and Dreams
Dec 7, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer." Terri Guillemets
Dec 5, 2017

Physician Couple Saves Fellow Passenger's Life on Flight to Phoenix

By In the Loop @intheloop
Drs. Chetna Mangat and Gagandeep Singh were flying to a conference when a passenger experienced cardiac arrest. The married couple put their training to use, performing CPR in the narrow aisle of the plane. [...]
Physician Couple Saves Fellow Passenger's Life on Flight to Phoenix
Dec 5, 2017

Gold Cross Staffer Bringing Mayo Clinic Values to Humanitarian Work

By In the Loop @intheloop
For the past four years, Gold Cross Ambulance supervisor Chad Schmitz has donated his time and medical expertise as a member of the Minnesota Disaster Medical Assistance Team. [...]
Gold Cross Staffer Bringing Mayo Clinic Values to Humanitarian Work
Dec 5, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." Elizabeth Andrew
Nov 30, 2017

Young, Healthy and a Stroke Survivor

By In the Loop @intheloop
Sherry Pinkstaff was young, healthy and completely blindsided by a stroke. She credits her recovery to quick thinking by her husband and expert care at Mayo Clinic’s Comprehensive Stroke Center.  [...]
Young, Healthy and a Stroke Survivor
Nov 30, 2017

Candlelit, Baseball-Themed Meal Breaks Up Patient's Long Hospital Stay

By In the Loop @intheloop
The patient was growing more frustrated by the day. Complications kept him confined to a hospital room. His care team stepped up to the plate in a big way.   [...]
Candlelit, Baseball-Themed Meal Breaks Up Patient's Long Hospital Stay
Nov 30, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food." Hippocrates
Nov 28, 2017

Now Seizure-Free, Mayo Staffer Shares His Epilepsy Story

By In the Loop @intheloop
Matt Derechin was diagnosed with epilepsy at 19. The seizures that accompany the disorder have often disrupted his life, but a new treatment plan has kept him seizure-free for five years. [...]
Now Seizure-Free, Mayo Staffer Shares His Epilepsy Story
Nov 28, 2017

'A Serenade to What Human Beings Can Accomplish'

By In the Loop @intheloop
Joanne Jackson Yelenik first came to Mayo Clinic in 1995. She’s returned again and again from her home in Israel, and tells us it’s the caring as much as the care that brings her back. [...]
'A Serenade to What Human Beings Can Accomplish'
Nov 28, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." Leo Buscaglia
Nov 21, 2017

Transplant Family's Holiday Toy Drive a Gift From the Heart

By In the Loop @intheloop
Linsey Rippy has seen firsthand how a new toy can give a hurting child a moment of happiness — and give a hurting parent hope. So each year, she organizes a holiday toy drive to bring both to Mayo Clinic. [...]
Transplant Family's Holiday Toy Drive a Gift From the Heart
Nov 21, 2017

'Stay With Me Awhile:' Retired Chaplain Pens Play About Keeping Vigil With Patients

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mary Johnson spent more than 30 years as a hospital chaplain. The experience inspired a creative endeavor in her retirement: writing a play about what it's like to keep vigil. [...]
'Stay With Me Awhile:' Retired Chaplain Pens Play About Keeping Vigil With Patients
Nov 21, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action." W.J. Cameron
Nov 16, 2017

Her Fight Over, Pam Roe Wants to Give Back to Other Breast Cancer Patients

By In the Loop @intheloop
One year ago, Pam Roe had life right where she wanted it. But after being diagnosed with breast cancer and enduring months of treatment, she's now on a new mission — to give back. [...]
Her Fight Over, Pam Roe Wants to Give Back to Other Breast Cancer Patients
Nov 16, 2017

At 90, Mayo Consultant Still Going Strong

By In the Loop @intheloop
Peter Dyck, M.D., has made significant contributions to the field of peripheral nerve disease over the course of his 50-plus years at Mayo Clinic. And at 90, he sees no reason to stop now. [...]
At 90, Mayo Consultant Still Going Strong
Nov 16, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it." Bernard Baruch
Nov 14, 2017

In the Wake of Hurricane Maria, Mayo Clinic Clinical Trials Carry On in Puerto Rico

By In the Loop @intheloop
When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Dr. Paul Limburg and others at Mayo expected the medical research being done there to take a backseat to recovery efforts. But that hasn’t been the case. [...]
In the Wake of Hurricane Maria, Mayo Clinic Clinical Trials Carry On in Puerto Rico
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