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Feb 27, 2020

After Heart Transplant, Surgeon Returns to Operating Room

By In the Loop @intheloop
After a heart transplant in 2018, Dr. Robert Montgomery, a surgeon at NYU, turned to an experimental protocol at Mayo Clinic. The new drug eliminated his tremors and allowed him to return to surgery.

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After Heart Transplant, Surgeon Returns to Operating Room
Feb 27, 2020

Dominican Sister: Serving Patients Is 'A Reminder That God Is Everywhere'

By In the Loop @intheloop
Sister Marie Anna Stelmach has been a Dominican Sister for 56 years, taking on roles of teacher, chaplain, nurse and missionary. Her current role is as a volunteer at Mayo Clinic.

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Dominican Sister: Serving Patients Is 'A Reminder That God Is Everywhere'
Feb 27, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"A volunteer is a little pencil in the hand of God who is writing a love letter to the world." Mother Teresa
Feb 25, 2020

Heart Disease Hasn't Slowed Record-Setting Swimmer

By In the Loop @intheloop
Clay "Trip" Hedrick is a world-record-setting swimmer who hasn't let heart disease — including bypass surgery — slow him down.

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Heart Disease Hasn't Slowed Record-Setting Swimmer
Feb 25, 2020

Mayo Clinic Health System Nurses Become Mankato's Newest Dancing Stars

By In the Loop @intheloop
Twenty-one nurses made up the dance crew that took home Grand Champion honors and raised more than $10,000 for the American Red Cross during this year's Dancing with the Mankato Stars event.

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Mayo Clinic Health System Nurses Become Mankato's Newest Dancing Stars
Feb 25, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"If you have a lane, you have a chance." Mark Spitz
Feb 20, 2020

'Downton Abbey' Exhibit Offers Peek at Past -- Including Mayo Clinic's Titanic Connection

By In the Loop @intheloop
A new exhibit, "Dressing the Abbey," highlights Rochester and Mayo Clinic connections to the Titanic tragedy and provides an up-close look at costumes from the hit show "Downton Abbey."

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'Downton Abbey' Exhibit Offers Peek at Past -- Including Mayo Clinic's Titanic Connection
Feb 20, 2020

Caring Hands Experience Turns Into Volunteer Opportunity for Paul Ray

By In the Loop @intheloop
Paul Ray was so inspired after staff helped calm his nerves just before surgery that he's now a part of the Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services program called Caring Hands, which offers patients hand and arm massages.

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Caring Hands Experience Turns Into Volunteer Opportunity for Paul Ray
Feb 20, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Fashion fades, only style remains the same." Coco Chanel
Feb 18, 2020

Hot Yoga. The Hot Fitness Trend You're Going to Want to Try

By In the Loop @intheloop
Hot yoga has become one of the hottest fitness trends of the past decade. Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of Mayo Clinic's Department of Sports Medicine, says the benefits are wide-ranging.

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Hot Yoga. The Hot Fitness Trend You're Going to Want to Try
Feb 18, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The pose begins when you want to get out of it." Baron Baptiste
Feb 13, 2020

The Art of Caring: Memorable Interaction Highlights Importance of Patient Experience

By In the Loop @intheloop
Years ago, Karee Munson had an interaction with a physician that was so memorable she uses the story as a teaching tool for new staff. In a twist of fate, the two recently met again, this time as colleagues.

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The Art of Caring: Memorable Interaction Highlights Importance of Patient Experience
Feb 13, 2020

Researcher Finds Meaning in Volunteering With Pediatric Patients: 'My Heart Feels Full'

By In the Loop @intheloop
Merrick Ducharme's Thursday mornings as a volunteer at Mayo Clinic Children's Center are never the same, but one thing is consistent: his appreciation for what he learns from the kids.

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Researcher Finds Meaning in Volunteering With Pediatric Patients: 'My Heart Feels Full'
Feb 13, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." Gordon B. Hinckley
Feb 11, 2020

Special Delivery Across the Miles With Some Help From Technology

By In the Loop @intheloop
Lizzie Stoltz was just 30 weeks pregnant when her water broke. She was rushed to a local hospital, where providers used technology to connect with a Mayo neonatologist for help with the high-risk delivery.

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Special Delivery Across the Miles With Some Help From Technology
Feb 11, 2020

Couple Creates Easy Way to Give to the Homeless

By In the Loop @intheloop
Charlotte Mack has looked for ways to give to her community since arriving in the U.S. as a young child. She and her husband launched a company that makes it easy for anyone to help the homeless.

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Couple Creates Easy Way to Give to the Homeless
Feb 11, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness." Seneca
Feb 6, 2020

Pediatric Cancer Survivor Plans to Become Nurse to Help Kids Like Her

By In the Loop @intheloop
As a child, Lydia Pankratz spent more than two years in and out of the hospital for cancer treatment. The care she received from staff at Mayo Clinic inspired the now 19-year-old to go into nursing.

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Pediatric Cancer Survivor Plans to Become Nurse to Help Kids Like Her
Feb 6, 2020

Mayo Dietitian Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials -- Five Months Postpartum

By In the Loop @intheloop
Just five months after having a baby, registered dietitian Mary Wirtz ran the race of her life and qualified to participate in this year's Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta.

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Mayo Dietitian Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials -- Five Months Postpartum
Feb 6, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Nursing is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said the finest of Fine Arts." Florence Nightingale
Feb 4, 2020

As Patient's Health Declines, Care Team Plans Double Wedding for His Family

By In the Loop @intheloop
It took just four hours (and a lot of last-minute help from colleagues) for nurse David Fogarty to pull together a double wedding and create a lasting memory for a patient's family.

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As Patient's Health Declines, Care Team Plans Double Wedding for His Family
Feb 4, 2020

Nurse Sews Pouches for Patients in Secret (Until Now)

By In the Loop @intheloop
For more than seven years, Mayo Clinic cardiac nurse Grace Miller has anonymously sewn and donated hundreds of the handmade pouches that are given to patients with temporary pacemakers.

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Nurse Sews Pouches for Patients in Secret (Until Now)
Feb 4, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"When somebody else’s happiness is your happiness, that is love." Lana Del Rey
Jan 30, 2020

7-Year-Old Fan of Mayo's Patient Portal Meets Team Behind the Technology

By In the Loop @intheloop
When Ava Weitl had trouble signing in to the patient portal, she took her problem to the source: the team responsible for the app. It was a meeting made possible by Ava's friends (and fans) at Mayo Clinic.

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7-Year-Old Fan of Mayo's Patient Portal Meets Team Behind the Technology
Jan 30, 2020

Rochester Restaurants Rally to Save Lives Through 'Fun and Friendly' Competition

By In the Loop @intheloop
From Feb. 3 to April 30, seven Rochester restaurants will participate in a competition designed to serve up as much lifesaving blood as possible for the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program.

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Rochester Restaurants Rally to Save Lives Through 'Fun and Friendly' Competition
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