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Aug 21, 2018

Quote of the day

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"When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts." Dalai Lama
Aug 16, 2018

'It Belongs With Him' -- Mayo Surgeon Gives Patient Signed Football

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It's not every day that Steelers fans Patrick Quandt and Dr. John Stulak meet an even bigger fan in the middle of Vikings country. So when they met young Seth Bayles, the connection was immediate. [...]
'It Belongs With Him' -- Mayo Surgeon Gives Patient Signed Football
Aug 16, 2018

Mourning Young Cancer Patients Both a Heartbreak and a Privilege

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Mayo Clinic child life specialist Randy Mc Keeman was moved to find out he was recently acknowledged in the obituary of 5-year-old cancer patient Garrett Matthias. [...]
Mourning Young Cancer Patients Both a Heartbreak and a Privilege
Aug 16, 2018

Quote of the day

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"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." William James
Aug 14, 2018

Search for Hope has a Happy Ending at Mayo Clinic

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Mikail Mamedov had lived with a large mass on his back since birth. He was told having it removed would be too risky — until he met a surgeon at Mayo who found an answer. [...]
Search for Hope has a Happy Ending at Mayo Clinic
Aug 14, 2018

Quote of the day

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"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others." Marcus Tullius Cicero
Aug 9, 2018

Stroke 'Can Happen to Anyone' -- A Young Mom's Story

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When Kevin Duane learned his wife, Alyssa, didn't show up for work, he knew something was wrong. What he didn't know was that someone so young and healthy could have a stroke. [...]
Stroke 'Can Happen to Anyone' -- A Young Mom's Story
Aug 9, 2018

Quote of the day

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"Awareness is the greatest agent for change." Eckhart Tolle
Aug 7, 2018

Volunteer Program Staff Rally Together for Family Facing Loss

By In the Loop @intheloop
Volunteer Program staff recently participated in a Values Review to help deepen their understanding of Mayo's core values. During the event, one exercise brought back a poignant moment for the team. [...]
Volunteer Program Staff Rally Together for Family Facing Loss
Aug 7, 2018

How to Set Down Your Device and Start Paying Attention

By In the Loop @intheloop
A recent study found that teens spend an average of nine hours each day looking at a screen. Adults who are determined to not let that be true for their kid will first need to look in the mirror. [...]
How to Set Down Your Device and Start Paying Attention
Aug 7, 2018

Quote of the day

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"Disconnect from technology and reconnect with each other." Rosemary Wixom
Aug 2, 2018

Transplant Patients With Similar Journeys Meet at Mayo

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Stefani Pentiuk Thompson and Alyssa Sandeen have been Mayo patients since childhood, each needing a heart transplant and then a kidney transplant. Until this summer, their paths had never crossed. [...]
Transplant Patients With Similar Journeys Meet at Mayo
Aug 2, 2018

Quote of the day

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"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche
Jul 31, 2018

Ringing in 97: Plummer Carillon Plays Happy Tune to Ring in Restoration

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A birthday concert in honor of Sister Lauren Weinandt's 97th birthday was a special coda ahead of a major restoration and refurbishing of the carillon in Rochester. [...]
Ringing in 97: Plummer Carillon Plays Happy Tune to Ring in Restoration
Jul 31, 2018

Volunteers Create Distraction Pads to Help Keep Patients Busy and Safe

By In the Loop @intheloop
Since 2016, volunteers in the Mayo handicrafters group have been creating distraction pads and other items that help reduce anxiety and agitation in patients. [...]
Volunteers Create Distraction Pads to Help Keep Patients Busy and Safe
Jul 31, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician." Kurt Vonnegut
Jul 26, 2018

Surprise Graduation Party for Patient Transitioning to New Life

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Instead of walking the stage to receive her college degree, Alisha Valles was recovering in the hospital. But her nurses weren't going to let the milestone pass without a proper celebration. [...]
Surprise Graduation Party for Patient Transitioning to New Life
Jul 26, 2018

Choir Gives Resounding Voices to Those Affected by Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease

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Homes and communities can feel foreign and lonely for those living with dementia. Mayo’s Angela Lunde is part of a group working to change that through music.  [...]
Choir Gives Resounding Voices to Those Affected by Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease
Jul 26, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Where words fail, music speaks." Hans Christian Andersen  
Jul 24, 2018

Housekeeping Staff Provide Patients With More Than a Clean Room

By In the Loop @intheloop
Patients often share stories about the great care they receive while they're at Mayo Clinic, including from the staff tasked with providing a clean and safe environment. [...]
Housekeeping Staff Provide Patients With More Than a Clean Room
Jul 24, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do." Steve Jobs
Jul 19, 2018

After Diagnosis, Patient Cycles Across the Country and Raises Money for Research

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Although he had just been diagnosed with a rare blood cancer, Chris Edgerton was not about to slow down. Instead, the diagnosis pushed him to work toward a lofty goal. [...]
After Diagnosis, Patient Cycles Across the Country and Raises Money for Research
Jul 19, 2018

Bioethics at the Cinema Program Shows Reel Life Can Influence Real Life

By In the Loop @intheloop
A new program in Rochester mixes movies and medicine in order to "create community dialogues" around complex biomedical ethics issues. [...]
Bioethics at the Cinema Program Shows Reel Life Can Influence Real Life
Jul 19, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." T.S. Eliot
Jul 17, 2018

Living His Best Life After Bidding Farewell to World's Largest Kidneys

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"Owner of the world's largest kidneys" was never a title Gene Okun wanted to have. And today, thanks to a living donor and Mayo Clinic transplant surgeons, he no longer does. [...]
Living His Best Life After Bidding Farewell to World's Largest Kidneys
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