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Mar 19, 2019

Right Diagnosis Leads to Relief From Autoimmune Encephalitis

By In the Loop @intheloop
Staff in Mayo Clinic's Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology are researching how the immune system can target the nervous system, and more importantly for patients, how to treat it. [...]
Right Diagnosis Leads to Relief From Autoimmune Encephalitis
Mar 19, 2019

Stroke Sense: Tips for Keeping Your Body Safe From a Growing Health Concern

By In the Loop @intheloop
The death of actor Luke Perry serves as a reminder that strokes happen to people of all ages. Reversing the risk factors that may lead to stroke and knowing the signs and symptoms can be lifesaving. [...]
Stroke Sense: Tips for Keeping Your Body Safe From a Growing Health Concern
Mar 19, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." C.S. Lewis
Mar 14, 2019

Local Orthodontist Builds 'Johnny Cars' of Hope for Pediatric Heart Patients

By In the Loop @intheloop
A Facebook post gave John Lawson the idea to build toy cars for children, but his inspiration comes from his friend Dr. Joseph Dearani's pediatric patients at Mayo Clinic. [...]
Local Orthodontist Builds 'Johnny Cars' of Hope for Pediatric Heart Patients
Mar 14, 2019

Doctor Designs Garment to Keep You 'COVR'd' During Surgery

By In the Loop @intheloop
After years of watching his patients having to deal with awkward fitting garments to stay covered during a procedure, Dr. Bruce Levy and his wife, Heather, designed a better option. [...]
Doctor Designs Garment to Keep You 'COVR'd' During Surgery
Mar 14, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"There’s a way to do it better — find it." Thomas Edison
Mar 12, 2019

Final Cabin Fever Beanbag Tourney Could Be Biggest for Organizers (and Mayo Clinic)

By In the Loop @intheloop
Organizers of the final Cabin Fever Beanbag Tournament hope it will be the most memorable as they attempt to break the record for money raised in one day to support cancer research at Mayo. [...]
Final Cabin Fever Beanbag Tourney Could Be Biggest for Organizers (and Mayo Clinic)
Mar 12, 2019

Snow Problem: Staff Work Around the Clock to Keep Mayo Open During Blizzard

By In the Loop @intheloop
Minnesotans are quite familiar with the chore that is snow removal, but last month's blizzard put even the heartiest Minnesotans to the test — a test that Mayo grounds crews passed with flying colors. [...]
Snow Problem: Staff Work Around the Clock to Keep Mayo Open During Blizzard
Mar 12, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Life is more fun if you play games." Roald Dahl
Mar 7, 2019

From Patient to Researcher -- Kelsey Stuttgen's Road Leads Back To Mayo

By In the Loop @intheloop
Kelsey Stuttgen was in 7th grade when a broken leg landed her at Mayo Clinic. Years later, that experience would guide her decision to become a researcher. [...]
From Patient to Researcher -- Kelsey Stuttgen's Road Leads Back To Mayo
Mar 7, 2019

Restored Carillon Means the Sound of Music Returns to Downtown Rochester

By In the Loop @intheloop
The five-month restoration of the Plummer Building's carillon is now complete, which means Mayo Clinic carillonneur Austin Ferguson can get back to making music. [...]
Restored Carillon Means the Sound of Music Returns to Downtown Rochester
Mar 7, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Where words fail, music speaks." Hans Christian Andersen
Mar 5, 2019

From Viral Video to a Walk Down the Aisle on Reality TV

By In the Loop @intheloop
Jennifer Jones and her fiancé, Rob Ronnenberg, never could have imagined their wedding would be televised. But then a viral video caught the attention of reality show producers. [...]
From Viral Video to a Walk Down the Aisle on Reality TV
Mar 5, 2019

Pastor Vern Returns to Work After Traumatic Brain Injury

By In the Loop @intheloop
An offer to help a friend turned into a trip to the emergency department for Pastor Vern Christopherson, who has made a remarkable recovery thanks to prayer, community and a dedicated care team. [...]
Pastor Vern Returns to Work After Traumatic Brain Injury
Mar 5, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"That breath you just took…that’s a gift." Rob Bell
Feb 28, 2019

Stroll Through Race Expo Takes Marathon Runner Down Life-changing Path

By In the Loop @intheloop
Until last year, Robert Taylor hadn't considered being a living organ donor. But then a booth at a race expo caught his eye, leading to a new kidney for Lynn McCurdy and a new friendship for both. [...]
Stroll Through Race Expo Takes Marathon Runner Down Life-changing Path
Feb 28, 2019

Mayo Chef Finds Her Niche by Throwing Down for Health, and Charity

By In the Loop @intheloop
  As a hospital chef, Kristine Wolner works hard to make food healthy and flavorful for Mayo patients. Her culinary skills resulted in two top awards at a recent Foodie Throwdown competition. [...]
Mayo Chef Finds Her Niche by Throwing Down for Health, and Charity
Feb 28, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Nothing in this universe occurs by accident." Neale Donald Walsch
Feb 26, 2019

Long and Winding Road Leads to Mayo -- and a 'Miracle'

By In the Loop @intheloop
After months of searching for answers, Frank Lonabaugh had a diagnosis: autoimmune encephalitis. But even with treatment, little progress was made. That's when Frank's wife reached out to Mayo Clinic. [...]
Long and Winding Road Leads to Mayo -- and a 'Miracle'
Feb 26, 2019

Researchers Develop New Drugs to Target Age-Related Diseases, Anxiety

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo researchers say an arsenal of medications designed to kill senescent cells — which harm our bodies as we age — is changing the way they look at age-related diseases. [...]
Researchers Develop New Drugs to Target Age-Related Diseases, Anxiety
Feb 26, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old." George Burns
Feb 21, 2019

From Chief Information Officer to Cancer Patient and Back Again

By In the Loop @intheloop
After a cancer diagnosis, Mayo Clinic chief information officer Cris Ross got a firsthand look at the importance of continuously working toward improved health care IT.  [...]
From Chief Information Officer to Cancer Patient and Back Again
Feb 21, 2019

When It Comes to Sugar, There Really Is Too Much of a Good Thing

By In the Loop @intheloop
It’s no secret that curbing a sugar habit is good for your overall health. Whether you start slow or go cold turkey, before you know it your cravings for the sweet stuff will be in the rearview mirror. [...]
When It Comes to Sugar, There Really Is Too Much of a Good Thing
Feb 21, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"I went to the bank and asked to borrow a cup of money. They said, 'What for?' I said, 'I'm going to buy some sugar.'" Steven Wright
Feb 19, 2019

'Heart Sisters' Turn Tragedy Into Triumph at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop @intheloop
When transplant cardiologist Lisa LeMond, M.D., introduced two of her patients to each other, she knew they had a lot in common. What she couldn't have known is how meaningful their friendship would become. [...]
'Heart Sisters' Turn Tragedy Into Triumph at Mayo Clinic
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