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May 9, 2019

Special Delivery: Florida EMT Helps Transport New Heart for Uncle

By In the Loop @intheloop
Charles McCain Teddy Ross, an emergency medical technician, had just driven a heart by ambulance to Mayo Clinic when he realized that the heart was for his uncle, who was there awaiting a transplant. [...]
Special Delivery: Florida EMT Helps Transport New Heart for Uncle
May 9, 2019

Quote of the day

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"The family is one of nature’s masterpieces." George Santayana
May 7, 2019

Patient Shares Story of Lung Cancer and His 'Miracle for Now'

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A lung cancer diagnosis was unexpected for pastor (and nonsmoker) Kurt Jacobson. But so were the blessings: a medication he was eligible for due to a genetic mutation, and a chance to share his story. [...]
Patient Shares Story of Lung Cancer and His 'Miracle for Now'
May 7, 2019

Hospice Volunteers Bring Sunshine Through Service to Patients

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Tom and Pat Purcell Tom and Pat Purcell felt they had been given a gift when a family member survived a cancer diagnosis. The couple decided to give back by caring for others when they need it most. [...]
Hospice Volunteers Bring Sunshine Through Service to Patients
May 7, 2019

Quote of the day

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"The patients don’t leave us, they leave us with incredible gifts." Tony Diana, hospice volunteer
May 2, 2019

Child Life Specialist and Her Family Care for Patients in Papua New Guinea

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A six-month overseas mission trip with her family was life changing in many ways for Jenn Rodemeyer, including how she views her work as a child life specialist at Mayo Clinic. [...]
Child Life Specialist and Her Family Care for Patients in Papua New Guinea
May 2, 2019

Dr. Robert Kyle: Living a Full Life of Medical (and Stamp Collecting) Achievements

By In the Loop @intheloop
From a one-room country school in North Dakota to worldwide recognition as a pioneer in multiple myeloma, Mayo Clinic hematologist Robert Kyle, M.D., shares his extraordinary, full life. [...]
Dr. Robert Kyle: Living a Full Life of Medical (and Stamp Collecting) Achievements
May 2, 2019

Quote of the day

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"When you better the lives of others, you better your own life." I.M. Sulzbacher
Apr 30, 2019

Cy's Place: After Tragedy, Couple Opens Home to Families of Pediatric Patients

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Randy and Ree Erickson lost their son Silas to cancer in 2007, but his memory lives on in the way they live their lives: supporting families of children facing significant medical challenges. [...]
Cy's Place: After Tragedy, Couple Opens Home to Families of Pediatric Patients
Apr 30, 2019

Stay Out of the Sun Run Organized by Patient Wanting to Give Back

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Tim Burriss and his wife Susan know how serious a melanoma diagnosis can be. So each year they organize a running event to raise funds for Mayo Clinic research aimed at defeating the disease. [...]
Stay Out of the Sun Run Organized by Patient Wanting to Give Back
Apr 30, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"If I can make a difference in someone’s life by sharing my journey, then these scars will be given purpose." Tracy Callahan
Apr 25, 2019

Walk of Remembrance Honors Organ Donors

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Caren Shank was her late husband Steve's caregiver, supporter, and partner in raising awareness about causes he cared about, including organ donation. Even after his death, her dedication continues. [...]
Walk of Remembrance Honors Organ Donors
Apr 25, 2019

Make No Bones About It: Despite Medical Advances, Osteoporosis on the Rise

By In the Loop @intheloop
If you think osteoporosis can't happen to you, think again. It's becoming more common in women and men of all ages. Take steps now to protect and strengthen your bones before it's too late. [...]
Make No Bones About It: Despite Medical Advances, Osteoporosis on the Rise
Apr 25, 2019

Quote of the day

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"To thrive in life you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone." Reba McEntire
Apr 23, 2019

'I Saw a Need, So I Helped Fill It:' Volunteer Donates Kidney So Another May Live

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Left to right are Mikel Prieto, M.D., Carroll Sharp, Tim Schroeder and Carrie Schinstock, M.D. As a new retiree, Carroll Sharp took patients to and from kidney dialysis and saw how their condition affected them. So when he learned about being a living kidney donor, he stepped up in a big way. [...]
'I Saw a Need, So I Helped Fill It:' Volunteer Donates Kidney So Another May Live
Apr 23, 2019

Doctor Becomes Dancer to Raise Funds for Patients

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Harini Chakkera, M.D., with Damir Karaman By day, Dr. Harini Chakkera is a transplant nephrologist and chair of the Division of Nephrology at Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus. But by night — for one night and a good cause, at least — she was a dancer. [...]
Doctor Becomes Dancer to Raise Funds for Patients
Apr 23, 2019

Quote of the day

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"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." Pablo Picasso
Apr 18, 2019

Mayo Clinic Offers New Hope to Patients With COPD

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Wayne Peterson came to Mayo knowing it may be his last chance to find relief from COPD. What he didn't know was that he'd be the first in Minnesota to undergo a new, life changing lung procedure. [...]
Mayo Clinic Offers New Hope to Patients With COPD
Apr 18, 2019

New Study is Using AI to Forecast and Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Dogs

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic and Medtronic have developed a device that uses electrodes implanted in the brain to detect oncoming seizures. The first to try out the new system? None other than man's best friend. [...]
New Study is Using AI to Forecast and Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Dogs
Apr 18, 2019

Quote of the day

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"Sometimes it’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe." Yumi Sakugawa
Apr 16, 2019

For Dr. Joy Wolfram and Team, the Future of Cancer Treatment Is in the (Nanoparticle) Details

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic's Joy Wolfram, Ph.D., is recognized by Forbes in the magazine's "30 under 30" list for her and her team's innovative research aimed at revolutionizing targeted cancer treatments. Being named to a Forbes Magazine list probably isn't on the radar of many researchers, especially those just starting their careers. [...]
For Dr. Joy Wolfram and Team, the Future of Cancer Treatment Is in the (Nanoparticle) Details
Apr 16, 2019

Unique Hospice Volunteer Team Comforts With Presence -- and Fur

By In the Loop @intheloop
Jayne Boeding hadn't planned on becoming a volunteer until life slowed down. But then golden retriever Brady joined her family, and Jayne immediately saw Brady's pet therapy potential. Jayne Boeding and her golden retriever, Brady, walked to the door of the patient's room and peered inside. The woman was sleeping. [...]
Unique Hospice Volunteer Team Comforts With Presence -- and Fur
Apr 16, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Dogs have a way of finding people who need them, filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have." Thom Jones
Apr 11, 2019

Volunteering at Mayo Clinic a Family Affair for Lynn and Siri Olson

By In the Loop @intheloop
Lynn Olson and her granddaughter Siri have more in common than just a last name. Both are passionate about helping others, and volunteering at Mayo gives them the opportunity to do that. [...]
Volunteering at Mayo Clinic a Family Affair for Lynn and Siri Olson
Apr 11, 2019

Practice Makes Perfect Inside Mayo Clinic's Simulation Centers

By In the Loop @intheloop
From the realistic looking wounds to the high-tech manikins, everything in Mayo's Simulation Centers is geared toward teaching providers how to help their future patients. [...]
Practice Makes Perfect Inside Mayo Clinic's Simulation Centers
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