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Oct 18, 2018

Mayo Resident to Combine Caring and Climbing in Nepal

By In the Loop @intheloop
Christopher Czaplicki, M.D., is passionate about his work as a physician and his favorite pastime: climbing mountains. He'll soon have a chance to do both in Nepal, thanks to a travel grant for Mayo residents and fellows. [...]
Mayo Resident to Combine Caring and Climbing in Nepal
Oct 18, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing." Barry Finlay
Oct 16, 2018

Mayo Gastroenterologist's Not-So-Secret Hollywood Life

By In the Loop @intheloop
If you pay close attention, you may get a glimpse of Mayo Clinic's David Fleischer, M.D., in the blockbuster movie "Venom," thanks to his close relationship with the director: his son Ruben. [...]
Mayo Gastroenterologist's Not-So-Secret Hollywood Life
Oct 16, 2018

Young, Healthy Woman Says Heart Attack 'Saved My Life'

By In the Loop @intheloop
Beth Shelburne chalked up her symptoms to a panic attack after a particularly stressful day at work as a news anchor and reporter. Her eventual diagnosis led her to Mayo Clinic. [...]
Young, Healthy Woman Says Heart Attack 'Saved My Life'
Oct 16, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"I tell people, 'It's just like a cliché, but it's true: In Hollywood, dreams can come true.'" Michael Clarke Duncan  
Oct 11, 2018

Amid Cancer Battle, Husband and Wife Embark on the Hike of a Lifetime

By In the Loop @intheloop
Connie Robinson was diagnosed with a slow-growing form of cancer in 2009 and sought treatment at Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus, where her passion for hiking only grew. [...]
Amid Cancer Battle, Husband and Wife Embark on the Hike of a Lifetime
Oct 11, 2018

Doctors Dance, Paint and Create Their Way to Better Care

By In the Loop @intheloop
It's not unusual for doctors at Mayo Clinic to get together and discuss shared interests. For one group of residents who gather monthly, the goal is improved mental health through art therapy. [...]
Doctors Dance, Paint and Create Their Way to Better Care
Oct 11, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." John Muir
Oct 9, 2018

Celebrating Carol With 80 (Plus) Cards for 80 Years

By In the Loop @intheloop
Carol Morales hadn't planned to celebrate her 80th birthday at work. But her colleagues couldn't let the milestone pass without a proper celebration for the woman they call an "inspiration." [...]
Celebrating Carol With 80 (Plus) Cards for 80 Years
Oct 9, 2018

Meet Luke Hanifen, Mayo's Powerlifting Pharmacy Tech

By In the Loop @intheloop
To be competitive in the world of powerlifting, it takes consistency and focus — traits that Luke Hanifen says also are essential in his job as a pharmacy tech at Mayo Clinic. [...]
Meet Luke Hanifen, Mayo's Powerlifting Pharmacy Tech
Oct 9, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"If you see someone without a smile give them one of yours." Dolly Parton
Oct 4, 2018

Son's Rare Genetic Disease Brings out the Best in Marlis O'Brien

By In the Loop @intheloop
Marlis O'Brien relied on numerous organizations for guidance after her young son was diagnosed with a rare disease. That experience inspired her to volunteer and be there for others who need help. [...]
Son's Rare Genetic Disease Brings out the Best in Marlis O'Brien
Oct 4, 2018

103-year-old Methodist-Kahler Nursing Graduate Shares Mayo Memories, and Advice

By In the Loop @intheloop
Eighty years ago, Rose Bayuk earned a nursing diploma, signed and presented to her by the Mayo brothers. She recently shared a lifetime of memories during a visit to Rochester. [...]
103-year-old Methodist-Kahler Nursing Graduate Shares Mayo Memories, and Advice
Oct 4, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves." Helen Keller
Oct 2, 2018

Paired Kidney Exchange Gives Mayo Staffer New Appreciation for Her Work

By In the Loop @intheloop
Surgical assistant Linda Altermatt was used to being in the operating room, but being the patient was another experience entirely. It's an experience she says will guide her work in the future. [...]
Paired Kidney Exchange Gives Mayo Staffer New Appreciation for Her Work
Oct 2, 2018

Patient Revolution Project Aims for Care That is Careful and Kind

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic endocrinologist and researcher Victor Montori, M.D., is leading a charge that he says can improve how patients everywhere are cared for. [...]
Patient Revolution Project Aims for Care That is Careful and Kind
Oct 2, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value." Jim Rohn
Sep 27, 2018

Young Cancer Patient Finds Answers (and "Rainbows") at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop @intheloop
Alley Downing has had a difficult journey since being diagnosed with and treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma. But there have also been "bright spots" along the way. [...]
Young Cancer Patient Finds Answers (and
Sep 27, 2018

Breast Cancer Survivor Continues to (Up) Lift Her Way Through Life

By In the Loop @intheloop
Marianne Huebner was relatively new to weightlifting when a biopsy revealed she had breast cancer. But with the help of her care team, she was competing internationally just five months after treatment. [...]
Breast Cancer Survivor Continues to (Up) Lift Her Way Through Life
Sep 27, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us — in the dreariest and most dreaded moments — can see a possibility of hope." Maya Angelou
Sep 25, 2018

Another Transplant Games, More Medals for Curtis Higgons

By In the Loop @intheloop
In just five years since a double lung transplant at Mayo Clinic, Curtis Higgons has gone from not knowing "what having good lungs felt like" to winning medals in two swimming events. [...]
Another Transplant Games, More Medals for Curtis Higgons
Sep 25, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"That breath that you just took … that’s a gift." Rob Bell
Sep 20, 2018

Radiation Therapy Staff Take on the KeKe Challenge for Special Patient

By In the Loop @intheloop
It's not uncommon to hear stories about Mayo Clinic staff going above and beyond for their patients. A good example? Colleagues getting out of their comfort zone to fulfill a patient's special request. [...]
Radiation Therapy Staff Take on the KeKe Challenge for Special Patient
Sep 20, 2018

Photojournalist Becomes the Story While Searching for Kidney

By In the Loop @intheloop
As a photojournalist, Chad Corey spends much of his time telling others' stories. He recently shared his own personal story as a patient in need of a lifesaving kidney.  [...]
Photojournalist Becomes the Story While Searching for Kidney
Sep 20, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity." Simone Weil
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