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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
Nov 14, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"There are no traffic jams along the extra mile." Roger Staubach
Nov 9, 2017

Mayo Surgeon Performs Unique Procedure to Save Baby — Before She's Even Born

By In the Loop @intheloop
Haley Nolen knew something was wrong as she stared at the image of the baby growing inside of her. Call it an ultrasound technician's instinct. [...]
Mayo Surgeon Performs Unique Procedure to Save Baby — Before She's Even Born
Nov 9, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” Steve Maraboli
Nov 7, 2017

Veteran's Pinning Ceremony Brings Closure, Gratitude to Hospice Patient and His Family

By In the Loop @intheloop
Through the We Honor Veterans program, veterans in hospice care at Mayo Clinic are offered a pinning ceremony to honor their service to the country. [...]
Veteran's Pinning Ceremony Brings Closure, Gratitude to Hospice Patient and His Family
Nov 7, 2017

HABIT Program Helps People Experiencing Memory Loss

By In the Loop @intheloop
After John Avard was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, he and his wife, Ann, signed up for the HABIT program, where they learned techniques to help them cope with the disorder. [...]
HABIT Program Helps People Experiencing Memory Loss
Nov 7, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks." William Shakespeare
Nov 2, 2017

60-Some Years Later, Cancer Patient Still Holds Mayo (and Her Surgeon) Near Her Heart

By In the Loop @intheloop
Constance Furcolo hasn't been a patient at Mayo Clinic since the 1950s, but that experience changed her health and her life. She's been a Mayo Clinic fan and supporter ever since. [...]
60-Some Years Later, Cancer Patient Still Holds Mayo (and Her Surgeon) Near Her Heart
Nov 2, 2017

Linda Wortman Running Strong in the Fight Against Lung Cancer

By In the Loop @intheloop
Twenty percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked. Linda Wortman is one of them, and through a newfound passion, she's determined to raise awareness and help find a cure. [...]
Linda Wortman Running Strong in the Fight Against Lung Cancer
Nov 2, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it." William Arthur Ward
Oct 31, 2017

A New Double-Take: Second Opinion Points to Future of Hope

By In the Loop @intheloop
When Mackenzie Boedicker was diagnosed with amyloidosis, she knew nothing about the disease. That's changed, and she's using her new knowledge to raise awareness and funds to support research into treatments and a cure. [...]
A New Double-Take: Second Opinion Points to Future of Hope
Oct 31, 2017

After Cardiac Arrest, Nick Zahos Returns to the Football Field

By In the Loop @intheloop
Nick Zahos was just 17 when he suddenly went into cardiac arrest. Doctor's weren't sure why it occurred, but one thing was certain: Nick wasn't ready for his football playing days to be behind him. [...]
After Cardiac Arrest, Nick Zahos Returns to the Football Field
Oct 31, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"If you fell down yesterday, stand up today." H.G. Wells
Oct 26, 2017

'Miraculous' Procedure Offers Relief From Parkinson's Symptoms

By In the Loop @intheloop
For close to two decades, Art Rowbotham had kept Parkinson's symptoms in check with medication. When that changed, his team at Mayo Clinic offered Art another option. [...]
'Miraculous' Procedure Offers Relief From Parkinson's Symptoms
Oct 26, 2017

Giant Inflatable Lung Breathes New Life Into Cancer Education Efforts

By In the Loop @intheloop
The lung cancer awareness event "O₂ and You" on Nov. 2 in Rochester will feature a variety of speakers, displays and exhibits, including a giant, inflatable lung. [...]
Giant Inflatable Lung Breathes New Life Into Cancer Education Efforts
Oct 26, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Cures aren't going to fall from the sky. We have to climb up and get them." Michael J. Fox
Oct 24, 2017

Weekend Getaway Takes Detour as Nurse Stops to Help Save a Stranger

By In the Loop @intheloop
Angela Tukuafu was driving when her heart started racing and she became short of breath. The last thing she remembers is pulling over. Thankfully a couple noticed the parked car and stopped to help. [...]
Weekend Getaway Takes Detour as Nurse Stops to Help Save a Stranger
Oct 24, 2017

Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering Sister Generose

By In the Loop @intheloop
A year ago, Mayo Clinic lost a beloved member of its staff, Sister Generose Gervais. Mayo Clinic and other organizations recently marked the one-year anniversary of her passing.  [...]
Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering Sister Generose
Oct 24, 2017

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Miracles happen every day all around us. We just fail to notice." Sister Generose Gervais
Oct 19, 2017

Healthy Habits You Can Sing Along With

By In the Loop @intheloop
Lauren Iudiciani checks on her patient, making sure the girl and her mother have everything they need. She then brings in a four-legged visitor to say hello, leaves the room and starts singing. For Iudiciani, a nurse at Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus, it's just another day at the office. (Well, except for the singing part.)  [...]
Healthy Habits You Can Sing Along With
Oct 19, 2017

Researchers Explore the Use of Adult Stem Cells as Treatment of the Future

By In the Loop @intheloop
When it comes to medical treatments, what sounds like science fiction today could someday become the standard in life-changing medicine. If the research turns out as hoped, stem cells — the "master cells" inside our bodies from which all other cells are generated and formed — could potentially become the leading treatment option in the fight against pretty much everything that ails us.  [...]
Researchers Explore the Use of Adult Stem Cells as Treatment of the Future
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