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Feb 15, 2018

8-Year-Old Survivor's Message: 'Cancer Is No Match for You'

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Lily Wilson was diagnosed with cancer when she was 15 months old. In the years since, she's heard stories about the friends, family and even strangers who supported her. Now 8 and cancer-free, Lily is giving back to other "brave kids" facing cancer. [...]
8-Year-Old Survivor's Message: 'Cancer Is No Match for You'
Feb 15, 2018

Patient 'Blown Away' by Surprise Wedding Shower

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Murphy Stidham thought she was simply walking into her regular weekly appointment at Mayo Clinic’s Ambulatory Infusion Center in Florida. Instead, she walked into a surprise wedding shower put together by her care team. [...]
Patient 'Blown Away' by Surprise Wedding Shower
Feb 15, 2018

Quote of the day

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"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." Mother Teresa
Feb 13, 2018

Still Making Music Thanks to Double Lung Transplant

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Over a decade ago, Shirley Brill was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive lung disease that was taking her breath away. An organ donor’s generous gift of life gave it back, and now Shirley is once again making music. [...]
Still Making Music Thanks to Double Lung Transplant
Feb 13, 2018

New Approach to Heart Condition Helps Young Hoopster Stay on the Court

By In the Loop @intheloop
The genetic heart condition that Kaci Arjes was born with was threatening to end her high school basketball playing career … until she and her family came to see Dr. Michael Ackerman at Mayo Clinic. [...]
New Approach to Heart Condition Helps Young Hoopster Stay on the Court
Feb 13, 2018

Quote of the day

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"You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you." John Wooden
Feb 8, 2018

Gift of Life Forever Entwines Two Families

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Logan Luft was just 15 when he died in an ATV accident. His family donated his organs, and by chance (with a little help from social media) they were able to meet one of the grateful recipients. [...]
Gift of Life Forever Entwines Two Families
Feb 8, 2018

Want to Lose that Last 5 Pounds? Just Stand There

By In the Loop @intheloop
We’ve gotten the message that too much sitting is bad for our health and that standing is good medicine. And now, new Mayo Clinic research shows standing is good for our waistline, too. [...]
Want to Lose that Last 5 Pounds? Just Stand There
Feb 8, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"I shall be compelled to buy a standing-desk, which will cost me from two to three dollars, as the older students advise me to have one as necessary to my health." James Stokes Dickerson, in letter to brother, Oct. 13, 1842  
Feb 6, 2018

Swimming With the Sharks on the Way to Utopia

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Nicole Ver Kuilen spent last fall biking, swimming and running 1,500 miles to raise awareness about the unmet needs of amputees, and says she was changed by those she encountered along the way. [...]
Swimming With the Sharks on the Way to Utopia
Feb 6, 2018

'Mighty Docs' Save Fellow Puckster After His Collapse

By In the Loop @intheloop
It was shaping up to be just another hockey game for two Mayo Clinic Health System physicians … until one of their "Mighty Docs" teammates suffered a heart attack. [...]
'Mighty Docs' Save Fellow Puckster After His Collapse
Feb 6, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it." Woodrow Wilson
Feb 1, 2018

Young Cancer Patient Heading to Super Bowl Thanks To Mayo, Hyundai Hope on Wheels

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When 12-year-old Sullivan McGuire came to Mayo Clinic in January for a four-month checkup, he wasn’t expecting to leave with two tickets to this year’s Super Bowl. [...]
Young Cancer Patient Heading to Super Bowl Thanks To Mayo, Hyundai Hope on Wheels
Feb 1, 2018

Longtime Philadelphia TV Reporter and Anchor Covers Her Own Story

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A medical condition forced longtime Philadelphia newscaster Lisa Thomas-Laury to leave the job she loved. A trip to Mayo Clinic led to a diagnosis and treatment plan. Now, she’s written a memoir about her experiences. [...]
Longtime Philadelphia TV Reporter and Anchor Covers Her Own Story
Feb 1, 2018

Quote of the day

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"It's ridiculous for a country to get all worked up about a game — except the Super Bowl, of course. Now that's important." Andy Rooney
Jan 30, 2018

Twin Sisters Share a Diagnosis — Tay-Sachs Disease — and a Desire to Make a Difference

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Katie and Allie Buryk lived with strange symptoms for years before learning they had Tay-Sachs disease. Now, the young women are devoted to raising awareness of the disease, and finding a cure. [...]
Twin Sisters Share a Diagnosis — Tay-Sachs Disease — and a Desire to Make a Difference
Jan 30, 2018

After Open-Heart Surgery, Enjoying Life as a 'Normal' College Kid

By In the Loop @intheloop
Jack Long was 14 when he came to Mayo Clinic for surgery to repair his heart. Today, thanks to the work of his care team, Jack is living the life of a normal, healthy college student. [...]
After Open-Heart Surgery, Enjoying Life as a 'Normal' College Kid
Jan 30, 2018

Quote of the day

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"No one has ever become poor by giving." Anne Frank
Jan 25, 2018

Daughter's Diagnosis Gives Mom a Life-Changing Mission

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When their daughter was born with congenital heart defects, Megan and Brent Ustby were comforted by families going through the same thing. Now, Megan is using her experiences to help others. [...]
Daughter's Diagnosis Gives Mom a Life-Changing Mission
Jan 25, 2018

Mayo Psychologist Writes About Life as Athlete, Cancer Patient

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Dr. Dave Asp, an Ironman and longtime cross country skiing competitor, recently took on a new role as author, writing about his "athletic adventures" and "personal uncertainties" while undergoing cancer treatments. [...]
Mayo Psychologist Writes About Life as Athlete, Cancer Patient
Jan 25, 2018

Quote of the day

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"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere." Frank A. Clark
Jan 23, 2018

Man Receives Kidney From Acquaintance, Both Have Message to Share

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Last year, Jimmy Warren was surprised to learn he would need a kidney transplant. His wife shared the news on Facebook, and before long an acquaintance offered to give Jimmy the gift of life. [...]
Man Receives Kidney From Acquaintance, Both Have Message to Share
Jan 23, 2018

Twins Caravan Brings Players, Coaches, iPads to Mayo Clinic Children's Center

By In the Loop @intheloop
The Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan stop at Mayo Clinic Children's Center brought more than just players, coaches, and TC Bear. The nonprofit "Pads for Peds" tagged along with a generous donation. [...]
Twins Caravan Brings Players, Coaches, iPads to Mayo Clinic Children's Center
Jan 23, 2018

Quote of the day

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"We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life." Edwin Markham
Jan 18, 2018

Accidental Reunion Is Like 'Finding a Missing Piece to a Puzzle'

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Ten years ago, Teresa Fort lost a child before he was even born. She recently reconnected with the nurse who held her hand and cried with her when she learned her son Brody had passed away. [...]
Accidental Reunion Is Like 'Finding a Missing Piece to a Puzzle'
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