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Oct 17, 2019

After Close to 50 Visits, Physician Feels Like Family

By In the Loop @intheloop
When Scott and Carol Van Dyke arrived in Ireland, they followed an itinerary created by an unusual travel agent: Carol's doctor, Conor Loftus, M.D. "Dr. Loftus kept telling us to go to Ireland," Scott says. "When we finally decided to go, he plotted every bed and breakfast, every pub — [...]
After Close to 50 Visits, Physician Feels Like Family
Oct 17, 2019

How Much is Too Much? A New Twist in the Great Coffee Debate

By In the Loop @intheloop
New research swirling around England has us feeling a bit better about what we thought was a bad daily habit. The research suggests one's body probably/maybe/possibly can handle up to 25 CUPS OF COFFEE PER DAY! (We'll take a double trenta, please. Just black.) Before you join us, there is, [...]
How Much is Too Much? A New Twist in the Great Coffee Debate
Oct 17, 2019

Quote of the day

By Linda Binner @lsbinner
"I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee." Flash Rosenberg
Oct 15, 2019

After Bone Marrow Transplant, Christy Stubbe Takes Donor on Tour of Her Life

By In the Loop @intheloop
Four years after testing confirmed Georg Lochner was a perfect bone marrow match for Christy Stubbe, Georg flew from Germany to meet the woman who credits him with saving her life.

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After Bone Marrow Transplant, Christy Stubbe Takes Donor on Tour of Her Life
Oct 15, 2019

Sailing to Hope Survivorship Breakfast Provides Comfort and Connection

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic's Sailing to Hope Survivorship breakfast gives breast cancer patients and survivors the opportunity to connect, heal, and look to the future.

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Sailing to Hope Survivorship Breakfast Provides Comfort and Connection
Oct 15, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The miracle is this — the more we share, the more we have." Leonard Nimoy
Oct 10, 2019

Two Years After Stroke, Justin Lanners Wins Age Group in Half-Marathon Walk

By In the Loop @intheloop
Justin Lanners remembers the exact day of his stroke. "April 18, 2017," he says. "It was a Tuesday." That day, Justin awoke at 5 a.m. with what he describes as a "weird buzzing noise" in his right ear. Still half-awake, Justin tuned out the buzzing as he made his way to an upstairs bathroom. "I didn't have a lot of balance, which I thought was really weird," he tells us. "Then, as I was standing there in the bathroom, I fell against our linen closet."

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Two Years After Stroke, Justin Lanners Wins Age Group in Half-Marathon Walk
Oct 10, 2019

Exercise Is Just What the Doctor Ordered to Fight Age-Related Changes

By In the Loop @intheloop
The signs of aging are there, if you're paying attention. It's a little harder to climb the stairs, get out of bed, fit into the pants you bought last year. "As you age, your body stars to slow down, and tasks that used to be easy now require a bit more effort," Daniel Gaz of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program tells our friends at mayoclinic.org. That includes burning off that daily doughnut. While that may sound discouraging, Gaz says there is a way to fight the changes that come with more trips around the sun: "It's possible to slow down the aging process through regular exercise."

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Exercise Is Just What the Doctor Ordered to Fight Age-Related Changes
Oct 10, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
Oct 8, 2019

Twenty Years After Transplant, Heart is Beating Strong

By In the Loop @intheloop
Angie Mikkelson used to want to fly under the radar and not tell others she'd had a heart transplant. But then she realized the effect she could have by sharing her story and encouraging others to donate.

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Twenty Years After Transplant, Heart is Beating Strong
Oct 8, 2019

'Barb's Beanies' Help Cover Cancer Patients in Love and Support

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mother-daughter duo Dani and Aleia Johnson originally created their unique head scarves for their mom/grandma, Barb Fisher. The scarves now are part of a care kit for others battling ovarian cancer.

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'Barb's Beanies' Help Cover Cancer Patients in Love and Support
Oct 8, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care." Mandy Hale
Oct 3, 2019

Alice Kalin Was Told She Had a Year to Live -- Then She Came to Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop @intheloop
More than 60 years ago, Alice Kalin was told the cancer in her leg would end her life. But a trip to Mayo Clinic and some advice from her surgeon would change everything.

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Alice Kalin Was Told She Had a Year to Live -- Then She Came to Mayo Clinic
Oct 3, 2019

'Pints for Preemies' Challenge Returns to Deliver More Life-Saving Blood Donations

By In the Loop @intheloop
The goal of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program's upcoming campaign, Pints for Preemies, is to adequately supply Mayo Clinic with enough blood for its newest and tiniest patients.

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'Pints for Preemies' Challenge Returns to Deliver More Life-Saving Blood Donations
Oct 3, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"It isn’t where you come from; it’s where you’re going that counts." Ella Fitzgerald
Oct 1, 2019

News Story Prompts Jan Germundson to Donate Kidney to Young Boy

By In the Loop @intheloop
A newspaper story about 12-year-old Ashton Hanson and his need for a kidney caught the eye of Jan Germundson, who then stepped in to give Ashton the gift of life.

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News Story Prompts Jan Germundson to Donate Kidney to Young Boy
Oct 1, 2019

Nurse Anesthetist Volunteers, Urges Others: Don't Forget the Bahamas

By In the Loop @intheloop
Michele Woodrum, a CRNA at Mayo Clinic, didn't hesitate when a friend invited her to Hope Town in the Bahamas to provide health care to islanders after last month's hurricane.

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Nurse Anesthetist Volunteers, Urges Others: Don't Forget the Bahamas
Oct 1, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men." Herman Melville
Sep 26, 2019

After Knee Replacement, David Knisely Records 10 Million Steps, 5,000 Miles on New Knee

By In the Loop @intheloop
Although it's been nearly three years since his knee replacement, David Knisely keeps in touch with his Mayo Clinic surgeon to report on where — and how far — that knee has taken him in retirement.

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After Knee Replacement, David Knisely Records 10 Million Steps, 5,000 Miles on New Knee
Sep 26, 2019

Parents of Premature Babies Find Special Support System: Each Other

By In the Loop @intheloop
The experience of having a child in the NICU often creates connections among families, who provide a unique source of support made possible through shared experience.

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Parents of Premature Babies Find Special Support System: Each Other
Sep 26, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’" C.S. Lewis
Sep 24, 2019

Get Me to the Church on Time: Transplant Patient Surprises Daughter on Wedding Day

By In the Loop @intheloop
Just three weeks after a combined liver and kidney transplant at Mayo Clinic in Florida, Chris Nutter was able to fly to New York to surprise his daughter and walk her down the aisle.

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Get Me to the Church on Time: Transplant Patient Surprises Daughter on Wedding Day
Sep 24, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us." Ashley Montagu
Sep 19, 2019

Gentle Wings Offers Families Photos That Comfort and Heal

By In the Loop @intheloop
Dana Brennan Duffney, a desk operations specialist at Mayo Clinic, launched the nonprofit Gentle Wings to provide free photography sessions for families who have lost infants and those receiving care in the neonatal ICU.

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Gentle Wings Offers Families Photos That Comfort and Heal
Sep 19, 2019

Patient Pens 'Prayer for Successful Surgery' for All at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop @intheloop
On the eve of surgery to fix a pinched nerve,  Father Eugene Doyle composed a prayer for all those at Mayo Clinic who would be caring for him the following morning.

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Patient Pens 'Prayer for Successful Surgery' for All at Mayo Clinic
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