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Nov 19, 2019

Steve Grinnell: Staying Ahead of Parkinson's Disease One Ping Pong Game at a Time

By In the Loop @intheloop
Since being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Steve Grinnell has worked hard to stay active, stepping up his table tennis game and, thanks to co-workers, testing his skills outside his home.

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Steve Grinnell: Staying Ahead of Parkinson's Disease One Ping Pong Game at a Time
Nov 19, 2019

Dog Days Bring Joy to Staff in Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

By In the Loop @intheloop
Tammy Schmit was looking for a way to lift the spirits of her team when she had an idea: invite Mayo Clinic's Caring Canines to bring their unique brand of cheer to the staff.

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Dog Days Bring Joy to Staff in Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Nov 19, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Every ball counts." Sir Matt
Nov 14, 2019

Surprise Party for 85-Year-Old Nurse Who Shows No Signs of Slowing Down (or Retiring)

By In the Loop @intheloop
Donna Alger has been a nurse for more than 60 years, the last 14 in Mayo Clinic's Pre-Operative Evaluation Clinic. Her colleagues recently helped her celebrate her 85th birthday.

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Surprise Party for 85-Year-Old Nurse Who Shows No Signs of Slowing Down (or Retiring)
Nov 14, 2019

Tips for Turning Your Home Into a "Wellness Refuge" This Winter

By In the Loop @intheloop
As the days turn darker, Kyja Stygar, M.D., a family practice physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, offers tips on making it a happy, healthy winter.

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Tips for Turning Your Home Into a
Nov 14, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home." Betty Bender
Nov 12, 2019

All Hands on Deck: Larry Oelkers Suffers Heart Attack, Community Rushes To Help

By In the Loop @intheloop
Larry Oelkers was just about to leave a high school football game when he went into cardiac arrest. His community jumped in to help save his life.

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All Hands on Deck: Larry Oelkers Suffers Heart Attack, Community Rushes To Help
Nov 12, 2019

Pediatric Advisory Board Gives Kids a Voice in Research That Affects Them

By In the Loop @intheloop
A group of young people make up Mayo Clinic’s unique Pediatric Advisory Board, offering ideas about recruiting and communicating with research participants.

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Pediatric Advisory Board Gives Kids a Voice in Research That Affects Them
Nov 12, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing." Miles Davis
Nov 7, 2019

Ambulance From Mayo Clinic Finds New Life in Haiti

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service's recent donation will arrive in Carrefour, Haiti, next month after Chris Hedlund, an emergency medical technician, went the extra mile to make it happen.

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Ambulance From Mayo Clinic Finds New Life in Haiti
Nov 7, 2019

Ensuring the Franciscan Values Survive

By In the Loop @intheloop
The Sisters of Saint Francis, who cared for patients alongside the Mayos and helped establish the values that guide Mayo Clinic, still influence how health care is provided today.

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Ensuring the Franciscan Values Survive
Nov 7, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?" George Eliot
Nov 5, 2019

Halloween Comes to Kids in Hospital With Trick-or-Treating, Costumes and More

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic's Child Life Program brought Halloween to kids spending their favorite candy-gathering holiday at Mayo Clinic Children's Center. There were costumes, face painting and reverse trick-or-treating, so the kids in their care didn't feel left out.

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Halloween Comes to Kids in Hospital With Trick-or-Treating, Costumes and More
Nov 5, 2019

'Medical Games for Doctors' Helping Clinicians Fine-Tune Their Craft

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic developed a Virtual Reality lab to teach real-world medical procedures and let doctors learn where unique structures are situated before performing a procedure.

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'Medical Games for Doctors' Helping Clinicians Fine-Tune Their Craft
Nov 5, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius
Oct 31, 2019

Nurse Brings Hogwarts to Mayo Clinic To Cast a Fall Prevention Spell

By In the Loop @intheloop
Megan VanDeVoorde, a nurse a Mayo Clinic, used her knowledge of all things Harry Potter as a way to inspire her organ transplant colleagues during the recent Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

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Nurse Brings Hogwarts to Mayo Clinic To Cast a Fall Prevention Spell
Oct 31, 2019

Why Scary Movies Make Your Heart Pound and Muscles Clench

By In the Loop @intheloop
Dr. Regis Fernandes, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, breaks down what is happening in your body — and the reasons why — when you watch a scary movie.

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Why Scary Movies Make Your Heart Pound and Muscles Clench
Oct 31, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Nothing on earth is so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night." Steve Almond
Oct 29, 2019

Jack's Basket Celebrates Babies With Down Syndrome

By In the Loop @intheloop
Nicole Kunkel delivers more than just gift baskets to families who have a child with Down syndrome. Her goal is to also give them a sense of hope and community.

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Jack's Basket Celebrates Babies With Down Syndrome
Oct 29, 2019

Theater of Public Policy's 'End of Life, Live and Unscripted' Coming to Rochester

By In the Loop @intheloop
A Twin Cities-based theater group that takes a comedic approach to usually heavy, heady issues will perform two free shows in Rochester, sponsored by Mayo Clinic Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Theater of Public Policy's 'End of Life, Live and Unscripted' Coming to Rochester
Oct 29, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"We cannot change the outcome, but we can affect the journey." Ann Richardson
Oct 24, 2019

This Halloween, Be Sure To Eat Your Pumpkins, Kids

By In the Loop @intheloop
Before the season comes to a close, pick up a pumpkin that's grown for the purpose of being nutritious rather than nightmarish, and reap the nutritional benefits of a fall favorite.

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This Halloween, Be Sure To Eat Your Pumpkins, Kids
Oct 24, 2019

Could Your Next Prescription Be Filled in the Produce Aisle Instead of the Pharmacy?

By In the Loop @intheloop
If you've recently been diagnosed with high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, the prescription for what ails you may lie in the grocery store rather than the pharmacy.

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Could Your Next Prescription Be Filled in the Produce Aisle Instead of the Pharmacy?
Oct 24, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon." Doug Larson
Oct 22, 2019

Florida Women Get By With a Little Help From Their Friendship (and Mayo Clinic)

By In the Loop @intheloop
Lisa Kosak and Jan Chnupa met by chance on Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, but the two became fast friends and now offer each other support as they face chronic health conditions.

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Florida Women Get By With a Little Help From Their Friendship (and Mayo Clinic)
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