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Jan 24, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"We rise by lifting others." Robert Ingersoll
Jan 22, 2019

After Diabetes Diagnosis, Patient and Dietitian Team Up for Transformation

By In the Loop @intheloop
A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes made Dale Sanchez realize he needed to make some changes. Two years later, with the help of his Mayo dietitian, he's half the man he used to be. [...]
After Diabetes Diagnosis, Patient and Dietitian Team Up for Transformation
Jan 22, 2019

Laughing at Work Is Good for You -- and That's No Joke

By In the Loop @intheloop
Researchers have found that taking time to laugh during the workday is not just good for relieving stress and boosting engagement. It's also good for business. [...]
Laughing at Work Is Good for You -- and That's No Joke
Jan 22, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." E.E. Cummings
Jan 17, 2019

Hospice Team Goes 'Above and Beyond' To Help Patient Attend Family Wedding

By In the Loop @intheloop
When Glenn Zell's Mayo hospice team learned that one of his goals was to attend his grandson's wedding, they went out of their way to make sure it happened. [...]
Hospice Team Goes 'Above and Beyond' To Help Patient Attend Family Wedding
Jan 17, 2019

Patient Care Assistant Makes Snow Angel for Hospitalized Patient

By In the Loop @intheloop
It had been more than 30 years since one Mayo patient had seen snow, and she wondered aloud what it would be like to see a snow angel. Patient care assistant Kirby Rosenberg was happy to oblige. [...]
Patient Care Assistant Makes Snow Angel for Hospitalized Patient
Jan 17, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"We cannot change the outcome, but we can affect the journey." Ann Richardson
Jan 15, 2019

Mayo Surgeon's Son Participates in Flyover for President George H.W. Bush

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Orthopedic surgeon William Shaughnessy, M.D., watched the 21-plane "Missing Man" flyover with pride knowing his son Mike was one of the Navy pilots honoring the late President George H.W. Bush. [...]
Mayo Surgeon's Son Participates in Flyover for President George H.W. Bush
Jan 15, 2019

Beyond 'In Sickness and Health,' Woman Donates Kidney to Ex-Husband

By In the Loop @intheloop
Although Bill Henrichs and Mary Ziegler divorced more than two decades ago, they've remained friends. So when Bill needed a kidney and Mary was a match, she didn't think twice. [...]
Beyond 'In Sickness and Health,' Woman Donates Kidney to Ex-Husband
Jan 15, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Only a life lived for others is worth living." Albert Einstein
Jan 10, 2019

Rose Parade Float and Riders Showcase the Gift of Life

By In the Loop @intheloop
This year's Rose Parade was especially meaningful to lung transplant recipient Steve Shank, who rode on the Donate Life float while holding a photo of his donor, Tommy, along the route. [...]
Rose Parade Float and Riders Showcase the Gift of Life
Jan 10, 2019

Piper, the Therapy Dog With Three Legs and a Nose for Healing

By In the Loop @intheloop
Polly Spenle had been researching what it would take for her pup Piper to become a therapy dog when a car accident left Piper injured. But even an amputation couldn't keep Piper from her purpose. [...]
Piper, the Therapy Dog With Three Legs and a Nose for Healing
Jan 10, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"A dog has one aim in life. To bestow his heart." J.R. Ackerley
Jan 8, 2019

Sister Gives Brother a Christmas Gift (of Life) To Remember 

By In the Loop @intheloop
Christmas came early for Kevin O'Connor, who has lived with polycystic kidney disease his entire life. He received a kidney from his sister on Christmas Eve. [...]
Sister Gives Brother a Christmas Gift (of Life) To Remember 
Jan 8, 2019

New Physical Activity Guidelines to Get You Moving and Pump You Up

By In the Loop @intheloop
If you're starting 2019 with fitness goals in mind, new national guidelines on physical activity should be encouraging, since research shows that every minute of movement matters. [...]
New Physical Activity Guidelines to Get You Moving and Pump You Up
Jan 8, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"We do not stop exercising because we grow old — we grow old because we stop exercising." Kenneth Cooper
Jan 3, 2019

After 'Shallow Water Blackout,' Therapeutic Hypothermia Brings Clay Meers Back

By In the Loop @intheloop
Clay Meers was in Florida for flight training when he passed out underwater. After exhausting nearly every treatment available, his Mayo care team tried therapeutic hypothermia — and saved Clay's life. [...]
After 'Shallow Water Blackout,' Therapeutic Hypothermia Brings Clay Meers Back
Jan 3, 2019

Beautiful Boxes for Courageous Kids with Cancer

By In the Loop @intheloop
Joe and Karen Davis come to Mayo Clinic regularly for medical appointments, but they also take time for another important task: delivering the wooden boxes Joe makes for pediatric cancer patients. [...]
Beautiful Boxes for Courageous Kids with Cancer
Jan 3, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen." G.K. Chesterton
Dec 27, 2018

Our Favorite Stories of 2018

By In the Loop @intheloop
Each year, In the Loop, like many of the world's great news organizations, looks back and shares some favorite stories of the year gone by. It's an edifying exercise, and it gives us a story to publish around the holidays that doesn't feel like work. (Especially when we use the same [...]
Our Favorite Stories of 2018
Dec 27, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Some moments are nice, some are nicer, some are even worth writing about." Charles Bukowski
Dec 20, 2018

Balloon Brigade Floats in to Spread Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients

By In the Loop @intheloop
Thousands of colorful helium balloons descended on Mayo Clinic Children's Center thanks to community members who donated the balloons to support pediatric patients. [...]
Balloon Brigade Floats in to Spread Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients
Dec 20, 2018

Blanket Drive is About More Than Keeping Patients Warm

By In the Loop @intheloop
Seth Bayles set out to collect 100 blankets to give to patients going through dialysis. But when the word spread, donations started rolling in, and Seth and his family were able to donate nearly 500 blankets. [...]
Blanket Drive is About More Than Keeping Patients Warm
Dec 20, 2018

Tree Lighting Event Honors the Memories of Loved Ones

By In the Loop @intheloop
Each year the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice Program hosts an annual tree lighting, giving people who have experienced the death of a loved one a chance to reflect and remember. [...]
Tree Lighting Event Honors the Memories of Loved Ones
Dec 20, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." Maya Angelou
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