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Aug 15, 2019

Humboldt High Senior Hits Homer Between Cancer Treatments, Gains a Famous Fan

By In the Loop @intheloop
Ashlyn Clark's first home run in high school came at just the right time: her softball team's Senior Night. What made it even more special is that it came while Ashlyn is undergoing cancer treatment.

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Humboldt High Senior Hits Homer Between Cancer Treatments, Gains a Famous Fan
Aug 15, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too." Yogi Berra
Aug 13, 2019

Walking "The Way" to Raise Awareness and Funding for Molecular Breast Imaging

By In the Loop @intheloop
Leslie Yerger's 500-mile journey across Spain last fall was more than just a pilgrimage. She was also raising money and awareness for research at Mayo Clinic.

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Walking
Aug 13, 2019

Skip Sturtz is a Cheerful Giver, Donating a Kidney to a Stranger

By In the Loop @intheloop
Not long into his retirement, Skip Sturtz felt a stirring to do something life-changing for someone else. He reached out to Mayo Clinic and began the process of becoming an altruistic donor.

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Skip Sturtz is a Cheerful Giver, Donating a Kidney to a Stranger
Aug 13, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why." William Barclay
Aug 8, 2019

At NICU Family Reunion, the Bond Isn't Blood, but Shared Experience

By In the Loop @intheloop
Recent graduates of Mayo's Neonatal Intensive Care Units, along with their families, gathered for the annual NICU Family Reunion, where they reconnected with each other and the staff that cared for them.

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At NICU Family Reunion, the Bond Isn't Blood, but Shared Experience
Aug 8, 2019

Driving Simulator Highlights Real-Life Dangers of Distracted Driving

By In the Loop @intheloop
Using a cell phone while driving is now illegal in Minnesota (and 18 other states), but if a ticket and fine aren’t enough to deter you, perhaps a distracted driving simulation will.

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Driving Simulator Highlights Real-Life Dangers of Distracted Driving
Aug 8, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The best car safety device is a rearview mirror with a cop in it." Dudley Moore
Aug 6, 2019

Facilities and Child Life: Partners in Patient Care

By In the Loop @intheloop
Child Life specialists at Mayo Clinic rely on their friends in Facilities to help them create environments that allow kids to still be kids while in the hospital.

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Facilities and Child Life: Partners in Patient Care
Aug 6, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark." Robert A. Heinlein
Aug 1, 2019

Fireflies (and the Radiation Therapist Who Caught Them) Light Up Patient's Time at Mayo

By In the Loop @intheloop
After a patient mentioned to radiation therapist Jenn Deweese that she was excited to see fireflies for the first time while in Minnesota, Jenn (and her kids) made it happen.

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Fireflies (and the Radiation Therapist Who Caught Them) Light Up Patient's Time at Mayo
Aug 1, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." Maya Angelou
Jul 30, 2019

Josh Gates's Road to Packing on Pounds and Finding New Life

By In the Loop @intheloop
After 12 years of trying to get a handle on Crohn's disease, Josh Gates decided to seek help from Mayo Clinic. Ten days after surgery, he was on the road to a better life.

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Josh Gates's Road to Packing on Pounds and Finding New Life
Jul 30, 2019

Seen on the Streets: Zombie Knitpocalypse

By In the Loop @intheloop
Megan Williams, an information technology manager at Mayo Clinic, co-hosts a knitting retreat that's as good for relieving stress as it is for socializing.

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Seen on the Streets: Zombie Knitpocalypse
Jul 30, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling." Fabienne Fredrickson
Jul 25, 2019

Double Trouble: Patient Bounces Back From Consecutive Cardiac Events

By In the Loop @intheloop
Keith Glasshoff had just survived one cardiac event when the unexpected happened during his cardiac rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

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Double Trouble: Patient Bounces Back From Consecutive Cardiac Events
Jul 25, 2019

Mayo's Ninja Warriors Team With Child Life Staff to Give Kids the Gift of Play

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic child life specialists recently gave pediatric patients a day they won't soon forget: a special event that featured kid-sized obstacles and a chance to meet Mayo's American Ninja Warriors.

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Mayo's Ninja Warriors Team With Child Life Staff to Give Kids the Gift of Play
Jul 25, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity." Kay Redfield Jamison
Jul 23, 2019

Helping Families Talk to Kids About Cancer

By In the Loop @intheloop
A program that provides support for families of cancer patients was just what Sean Snyder and his son, Evan, had been looking for since his wife was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer.

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Helping Families Talk to Kids About Cancer
Jul 23, 2019

Are You Healthy Enough to Be a Space Tourist?

By In the Loop @intheloop
As commercial spaceflight inches closer to becoming a reality, Jan Stepanek, M.D., explains the potential hazards and risks that may be associated with space travel.

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Are You Healthy Enough to Be a Space Tourist?
Jul 23, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"It is a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract." Alan Shepard
Jul 18, 2019

Leukemia Patient Becomes Advocate for Diversity on Bone Marrow Registry

By In the Loop @intheloop
Aja Fisher's dream of becoming a doctor was put on hold after a leukemia diagnosis. She's sharing her story to help raise awareness of the need for bone marrow donors among minority populations.

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Leukemia Patient Becomes Advocate for Diversity on Bone Marrow Registry
Jul 18, 2019

Cancer Battle Inspires Sara Segner to Become Something She Never Dreamed

By In the Loop @intheloop
Just three days into her schooling to become a nurse, Sara Segner switched gears and applied to medical school. Her chosen field is one she's already quite familiar with.

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Cancer Battle Inspires Sara Segner to Become Something She Never Dreamed
Jul 18, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The best way to forget your own problems is to help someone else solve theirs." Norman Vincent Peale
Jul 16, 2019

Remembering Ed Pompeian -- A Gift of Life to Many

By In the Loop @intheloop
Edward Pompeian first came to Rochester, Minnesota, for care at Mayo Clinic. He never forgot his experience as a transplant patient, nor of the concerns shared with him by other patients about the financial and emotional strain of transplantation.

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Remembering Ed Pompeian -- A Gift of Life to Many
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