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Jan 21, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you." Fred DeVito
Jan 16, 2020

Family's Birkie Fever Leads to Royal Position in Legendary Ski Race

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic lab tech Tasha Pinckney, along with her dad and husband, will participate in this year's American Birkebeiner as "Berkie Royalty" during the largest cross country ski race in North America. 

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Family's Birkie Fever Leads to Royal Position in Legendary Ski Race
Jan 16, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country." Steven Wright
Jan 14, 2020

Kristen Dahlgren Reported on Rare Cancer Symptoms -- Then Discovered Her Own

By In the Loop @intheloop
When NBC News correspondent Kristen Dahlgren came to Mayo Clinic to report on a new study, she thought it was just another routine assignment. Three years later, she credits it with saving her life.

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Kristen Dahlgren Reported on Rare Cancer Symptoms -- Then Discovered Her Own
Jan 14, 2020

'A Hospital, at 130 mph:' Magazine Profiles Mayo's Emergency Medical Helicopters

By In the Loop @intheloop
The crew inside Mayo One, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service's emergency medical helicopters, has everything it needs to handle emergencies and get patients safely to a Mayo hospital.

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'A Hospital, at 130 mph:' Magazine Profiles Mayo's Emergency Medical Helicopters
Jan 14, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars." Richard Paul Evans
Jan 9, 2020

Virtual Reality Gaming Helps Patients Step Out of Their Own Realities

By In the Loop @intheloop
Chuck and Nicole Marino's mobile gaming station, Hyperspace Starcade, provided a nice break from reality for kids at Mayo Eugenio Children's Center last month.

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Virtual Reality Gaming Helps Patients Step Out of Their Own Realities
Jan 9, 2020

That Time Mayovox Predicted Computers Were One Step Behind Microwave Ovens

By In the Loop @intheloop
A recently uncovered Mayovox article from 1982 explains how a handful of Mayo staff banded together to buy Apple computers and form a computer club, where they began exploring the new timesaving device.

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That Time Mayovox Predicted Computers Were One Step Behind Microwave Ovens
Jan 9, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Can you explain what the Internet is?" Katie Couric (1994)
Jan 7, 2020

Family Honors Son by Sharing Meals With Others

By In the Loop @intheloop
In the year since they lost their son Caleb to leukemia, Jeff and Tori Ulrichs and their son, Keegan, have begun honoring Caleb's memory by providing meals for families whose children receive care at Mayo.

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Family Honors Son by Sharing Meals With Others
Jan 7, 2020

'The Beamer Gang': Proton Therapy Patients Form Unique Friendship at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop @intheloop
An eclectic group of Mayo patients found themselves woven into a lasting friendship formed by the support they showed one another through treatments for prostate cancer.

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'The Beamer Gang': Proton Therapy Patients Form Unique Friendship at Mayo Clinic
Jan 7, 2020

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget." G. Randolf
Dec 31, 2019

Our Favorite Stories of 2019

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 clever packaging every year.)

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Our Favorite Stories of 2019
Dec 31, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"We are all storytellers. We live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling." Jimmy Neil Smith
Dec 24, 2019

Some Holiday Wishes and Perhaps a Song

By In the Loop @intheloop
What with it being a holiday week and all, we wanted share a holiday message from a couple of our favorite Mayo musicians, Drs. Elvis Francois and William Robinson, who recently posted a rendition of “Oh Holy Night” along with this:  To the patients who will be in and out of [...]
Some Holiday Wishes and Perhaps a Song
Dec 24, 2019

Mayo Staff Channel the Clauses to Bring Holidays to the Hospital

By In the Loop @intheloop
Ever wonder how Santa knows where to find all the good girls and boys who end up in the hospital at Christmastime? Turns out, he has an advance team: Mrs. Claus. The missus — also known as retired Child Life Specialist Jane Heser — stopped by Mayo Clinic Children's Center earlier this month and did her thing. "I tell the children, 'I'm here to find where you are so that Santa will know how to find you,'" Heser tells us.

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Mayo Staff Channel the Clauses to Bring Holidays to the Hospital
Dec 24, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"I bought my brother some gift wrap for Christmas. I took it to the gift wrap department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping." Steven Wright
Dec 19, 2019

Snowflake Station Turns Playroom Into Toy Store for Parents of Hospitalized Kids

By In the Loop @intheloop
Spending the holidays in the hospital isn't on anyone's wish list, which is why Mayo Clinic and the Rochester community team up to bring extra cheer to families during December.

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Snowflake Station Turns Playroom Into Toy Store for Parents of Hospitalized Kids
Dec 19, 2019

Forty Years of Patient Care End on a High Note for Gary Campbell

By In the Loop @intheloop
After more than 40 years at Mayo Clinic and 60 years overall in health care, Gary Campbell, a nurse in Psychiatry and Psychology, is calling it a career.

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Forty Years of Patient Care End on a High Note for Gary Campbell
Dec 19, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"When you like your work every day is a holiday." Frank Tyger
Dec 17, 2019

Ethan's Angels Keep Boy's Memory Alive by Giving to Others

By In the Loop @intheloop
Ashley and Jeremy Scheffert, whose son Ethan passed away in 2015, join friends and family to collect and donate toys and gift cards to Mayo Clinic each Christmas in honor of Ethan.

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Ethan's Angels Keep Boy's Memory Alive by Giving to Others
Dec 17, 2019

Thanks to Generous Businesses, Hospice Holiday Baking Tradition Continues

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic Hospice volunteers once again rolled up their sleeves and pulled out their rolling pins to bake dozens of cookies, bars and other holiday delights for hospice patients.

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Thanks to Generous Businesses, Hospice Holiday Baking Tradition Continues
Dec 17, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Cookies are made of butter and love." Norwegian proverb
Dec 12, 2019

Jessy's Toy Box Brings Cheer to Hospitalized Kids Every Day of the Year

By In the Loop @intheloop
Heather Haberman is on a mission to make sure every child receives a toy each time they're hospitalized. It's a mission that was inspired by her son, Jessy.

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Jessy's Toy Box Brings Cheer to Hospitalized Kids Every Day of the Year
Dec 12, 2019

'Happy Liver-versary!' Liver Transplant Patients Continue to Celebrate New Lives

By In the Loop @intheloop
Ginger Brewer and her son, Mike, didn't set out to help a total stranger navigate the process of having a liver transplant. But a chance meeting led to just that.

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'Happy Liver-versary!' Liver Transplant Patients Continue to Celebrate New Lives
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