In the Loop

News and views from across Mayo Clinic

May 23, 2019

'I Have to Try:' Mayo Employee Donates Kidney to Friend in Need

By In the Loop @intheloop
Chad Corey with Chris Douglas Chris Douglas learned via Twitter one evening that long-time acquaintance Chad Corey needed a kidney transplant. The next day, Chris began taking steps that would ultimately change Chad's life. [...]
'I Have to Try:' Mayo Employee Donates Kidney to Friend in Need
May 23, 2019

ASU Wide Receiver Hopes to Go From the Football Field to the Medical Field

By In the Loop @intheloop
An injury during Kyle Williams' freshman year at Arizona State University turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the football standout, who discovered he also has a passion for medicine. [...]
ASU Wide Receiver Hopes to Go From the Football Field to the Medical Field
May 23, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." Charles Dickens
May 21, 2019

Third Grader 'Braves the Shave' to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

By In the Loop @intheloop
For the third straight year, young Sophie Vanderheiden shaved her head to raise awareness, and money, for childhood cancer research during the annual St. Baldrick’s head shaving event. [...]
Third Grader 'Braves the Shave' to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research
May 21, 2019

Former Mayo Patient 'Breaking Bread' From Coast to Coast In the Name of Helping Others

By In the Loop @intheloop
Despite having a leg amputated as a result of an injury in Afghanistan, Army Special Forces member Jarrid Collins is determined to live life on his own terms, which means connecting with and serving others. [...]
Former Mayo Patient 'Breaking Bread' From Coast to Coast In the Name of Helping Others
May 21, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good." Minor Myers
May 16, 2019

Patient's Workout Routine Inspires Those Around Her, Even in Hospital

By In the Loop @intheloop
Penny Pfeiffer has found a way to keep her spirits up while she receives chemotherapy treatment at Mayo: impromptu workout sessions with staff and other patients in the hospital. [...]
Patient's Workout Routine Inspires Those Around Her, Even in Hospital
May 16, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Walking is man's best medicine." Hippocrates
May 14, 2019

Years After Craniosynostosis Surgery, Mayo Clinic Patient Becomes Mayo Employee

By In the Loop @intheloop
Tricia Mueller's first experience at Mayo was as a 3-month-old who needed major surgery. Today she's on the other end of care, at times sharing her story with patients so they know they're not alone. [...]
Years After Craniosynostosis Surgery, Mayo Clinic Patient Becomes Mayo Employee
May 14, 2019

Mayo Clinic's Own Ninja Warriors Use Platform to Make a Difference

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo’s Andrew Yori and Dr. Candace Granberg will participate in another season of American Ninja Warrior this summer, both of them using their strength (and now celebrity) to fight for causes close their hearts. [...]
Mayo Clinic's Own Ninja Warriors Use Platform to Make a Difference
May 14, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself." Mohsin Hamid
May 9, 2019

Special Delivery: Florida EMT Helps Transport New Heart for Uncle

By In the Loop @intheloop
Charles McCain Teddy Ross, an emergency medical technician, had just driven a heart by ambulance to Mayo Clinic when he realized that the heart was for his uncle, who was there awaiting a transplant. [...]
Special Delivery: Florida EMT Helps Transport New Heart for Uncle
May 9, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The family is one of nature’s masterpieces." George Santayana
May 7, 2019

Patient Shares Story of Lung Cancer and His 'Miracle for Now'

By In the Loop @intheloop
A lung cancer diagnosis was unexpected for pastor (and nonsmoker) Kurt Jacobson. But so were the blessings: a medication he was eligible for due to a genetic mutation, and a chance to share his story. [...]
Patient Shares Story of Lung Cancer and His 'Miracle for Now'
May 7, 2019

Hospice Volunteers Bring Sunshine Through Service to Patients

By In the Loop @intheloop
Tom and Pat Purcell Tom and Pat Purcell felt they had been given a gift when a family member survived a cancer diagnosis. The couple decided to give back by caring for others when they need it most. [...]
Hospice Volunteers Bring Sunshine Through Service to Patients
May 7, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The patients don’t leave us, they leave us with incredible gifts." Tony Diana, hospice volunteer
May 2, 2019

Child Life Specialist and Her Family Care for Patients in Papua New Guinea

By In the Loop @intheloop
A six-month overseas mission trip with her family was life changing in many ways for Jenn Rodemeyer, including how she views her work as a child life specialist at Mayo Clinic. [...]
Child Life Specialist and Her Family Care for Patients in Papua New Guinea
May 2, 2019

Dr. Robert Kyle: Living a Full Life of Medical (and Stamp Collecting) Achievements

By In the Loop @intheloop
From a one-room country school in North Dakota to worldwide recognition as a pioneer in multiple myeloma, Mayo Clinic hematologist Robert Kyle, M.D., shares his extraordinary, full life. [...]
Dr. Robert Kyle: Living a Full Life of Medical (and Stamp Collecting) Achievements
May 2, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"When you better the lives of others, you better your own life." I.M. Sulzbacher
Apr 30, 2019

Cy's Place: After Tragedy, Couple Opens Home to Families of Pediatric Patients

By In the Loop @intheloop
Randy and Ree Erickson lost their son Silas to cancer in 2007, but his memory lives on in the way they live their lives: supporting families of children facing significant medical challenges. [...]
Cy's Place: After Tragedy, Couple Opens Home to Families of Pediatric Patients
Apr 30, 2019

Stay Out of the Sun Run Organized by Patient Wanting to Give Back

By In the Loop @intheloop
Tim Burriss and his wife Susan know how serious a melanoma diagnosis can be. So each year they organize a running event to raise funds for Mayo Clinic research aimed at defeating the disease. [...]
Stay Out of the Sun Run Organized by Patient Wanting to Give Back
Apr 30, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"If I can make a difference in someone’s life by sharing my journey, then these scars will be given purpose." Tracy Callahan
Apr 25, 2019

Walk of Remembrance Honors Organ Donors

By In the Loop @intheloop
Caren Shank was her late husband Steve's caregiver, supporter, and partner in raising awareness about causes he cared about, including organ donation. Even after his death, her dedication continues. [...]
Walk of Remembrance Honors Organ Donors
Apr 25, 2019

Make No Bones About It: Despite Medical Advances, Osteoporosis on the Rise

By In the Loop @intheloop
If you think osteoporosis can't happen to you, think again. It's becoming more common in women and men of all ages. Take steps now to protect and strengthen your bones before it's too late. [...]
Make No Bones About It: Despite Medical Advances, Osteoporosis on the Rise
Apr 25, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"To thrive in life you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone." Reba McEntire
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