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Jul 17, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." African proverb
Jul 12, 2018

Teen Inventor, Entrepreneur Gets National Award, Shares Spotlight With Mentor

By In the Loop @intheloop
Four years ago, middle schooler Austin McCoy took the science world by storm. He was recently awarded for his contributions to science, and named Mayo's Chris Pierret, Ph.D., as an inspiring educator. [...]
Teen Inventor, Entrepreneur Gets National Award, Shares Spotlight With Mentor
Jul 12, 2018

Answering the Call of the Wild to Create Videos for Hospitalized Kids

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic producer and director Rick Andresen says the hours he's spent filming wolves, owls, snakes and other wildlife serve an important purpose: distracting young patients and lowering their stress. [...]
Answering the Call of the Wild to Create Videos for Hospitalized Kids
Jul 12, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work." C.S. Lewis
Jul 10, 2018

Painted Masks Change the Outlook of Young Cancer Patients

By In the Loop @intheloop
Stop by the Proton Beam Therapy Program at Mayo Clinic and you might see a superhero, unicorn or mermaid, thanks to the artistic talents of staff who have begun painting masks for young patients receiving treatment. [...]
Painted Masks Change the Outlook of Young Cancer Patients
Jul 10, 2018

Tori and Nick Foles: From Super Bowl to Passing POTS Awareness

By In the Loop @intheloop
When Nick Foles isn't winning Super Bowl MVP trophies, he's helping his wife, Tori, raise awareness for POTS, a mysterious but increasingly common autonomic nervous system disorder. [...]
Tori and Nick Foles: From Super Bowl to Passing POTS Awareness
Jul 10, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Truly wonderful the mind of a child is." Yoda
Jul 3, 2018

Honoring Military Patients With a Final Salute

By In the Loop @intheloop
A new program within palliative care at Mayo Clinic is helping to formally honor and recognize military veteran patients for their service to their country in their last days of life. [...]
Honoring Military Patients With a Final Salute
Jul 3, 2018

3 Tips for a Safe and Festive Fourth

By In the Loop @intheloop
Don't let your Fourth of July celebration turn into a dangerous situation. These three timely tips will ensure you have a fun, safe and healthy holiday. [...]
3 Tips for a Safe and Festive Fourth
Jul 3, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"We don’t know them all but we owe them all." Unknown
Jun 28, 2018

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Standardized Patient Becomes Real Patient

By In the Loop @intheloop
Cat Thisius is used to simulating patient ailments and complaints. That art form, however, quickly turned to real life after Cat was diagnosed with breast cancer.  [...]
After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Standardized Patient Becomes Real Patient
Jun 28, 2018

Speedy Delivery Reunites Patient With His Belongings

By In the Loop @intheloop
When a patient's belongings didn't make it with him during a transfer from one Mayo Clinic Health System site to another, staff stepped in to track down the missing items. [...]
Speedy Delivery Reunites Patient With His Belongings
Jun 28, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." Mattie Stepanek
Jun 26, 2018

Dad Couldn't Make It to Graduation, so Mayo's IT Team Brought Graduation to Him

By In the Loop @intheloop
Dan Anderson had planned to make it to his son Knowlton's graduation ceremony despite a recent surgery. When complications arose, a Mayo staffer stepped in to give Dan the next best thing. [...]
Dad Couldn't Make It to Graduation, so Mayo's IT Team Brought Graduation to Him
Jun 26, 2018

New Microscope Allows Researchers to Watch Cancer Cells 'Explode in Real Time'

By In the Loop @intheloop
Researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of North Florida are getting a never-before-seen look at the behaviors of cancer cells thanks to new technology that one researcher says is a "game changer." [...]
New Microscope Allows Researchers to Watch Cancer Cells 'Explode in Real Time'
Jun 26, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Technology is best when it brings people together." Matt Mullenweg
Jun 21, 2018

'Be the Bridge' Builds Mentoring Relationships

By In the Loop @intheloop
A new mentorship website is working to connect mentors like Mayo Clinic Cancer Center statistician Travis Dockter with those youth who need them the most.   [...]
'Be the Bridge' Builds Mentoring Relationships
Jun 21, 2018

Ticks and the Art of Finding Beauty in Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites

By In the Loop @intheloop
Bobbi Pritt, M.D., spends her work hours identifying and diagnosing infectious diseases. In her free time she celebrates their beauty by creating bug-related artwork and blogging about parasites.   [...]
Ticks and the Art of Finding Beauty in Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites
Jun 21, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"If you light a lamp for someone it will also brighten your own path." Buddhist proverb
Jun 19, 2018

Minor Accommodations Make Major Impact in Hard-of-Hearing Student's Success

By In the Loop @intheloop
Before Lisa Yem began her clinical rotation in Central Services at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, staff were preparing to make sure her experience was a positive one.  [...]
Minor Accommodations Make Major Impact in Hard-of-Hearing Student's Success
Jun 19, 2018

New Treatment Helps Chris White Find New Life, Seizure-Free

By In the Loop @intheloop
Chris White had dealt with epileptic seizures since birth and feared he would never experience the parts of life many of us take for granted. That changed after he came to Mayo Clinic.   [...]
New Treatment Helps Chris White Find New Life, Seizure-Free
Jun 19, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Inclusion elevates all." Elaine Hall
Jun 14, 2018

Full-Time EMT, Part-Time Polka Practitioner

By In the Loop @intheloop
As a paramedic, Kris Keltgen knows that making people feel comfortable and building relationships is important for his work. He uses those same skills during his off hours as the lead in a local polka band. [...]
Full-Time EMT, Part-Time Polka Practitioner
Jun 14, 2018

Sunshine and Screen Time: Managing Your Child's Media Use This Summer

By In the Loop @intheloop
Summer break has begun for most students, which means new (or no) routines. Unfortunately, many kids are spending a bit too much of their newfound free time staring at a screen. [...]
Sunshine and Screen Time: Managing Your Child's Media Use This Summer
Jun 14, 2018

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"To dance is human, to polka is divine." K.D. Lang
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