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Nov 5, 2019

'Medical Games for Doctors' Helping Clinicians Fine-Tune Their Craft

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic developed a Virtual Reality lab to teach real-world medical procedures and let doctors learn where unique structures are situated before performing a procedure.

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'Medical Games for Doctors' Helping Clinicians Fine-Tune Their Craft
Nov 5, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius
Oct 31, 2019

Nurse Brings Hogwarts to Mayo Clinic To Cast a Fall Prevention Spell

By In the Loop @intheloop
Megan VanDeVoorde, a nurse a Mayo Clinic, used her knowledge of all things Harry Potter as a way to inspire her organ transplant colleagues during the recent Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

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Nurse Brings Hogwarts to Mayo Clinic To Cast a Fall Prevention Spell
Oct 31, 2019

Why Scary Movies Make Your Heart Pound and Muscles Clench

By In the Loop @intheloop
Dr. Regis Fernandes, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, breaks down what is happening in your body — and the reasons why — when you watch a scary movie.

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Why Scary Movies Make Your Heart Pound and Muscles Clench
Oct 31, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Nothing on earth is so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night." Steve Almond
Oct 29, 2019

Jack's Basket Celebrates Babies With Down Syndrome

By In the Loop @intheloop
Nicole Kunkel delivers more than just gift baskets to families who have a child with Down syndrome. Her goal is to also give them a sense of hope and community.

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Jack's Basket Celebrates Babies With Down Syndrome
Oct 29, 2019

Theater of Public Policy's 'End of Life, Live and Unscripted' Coming to Rochester

By In the Loop @intheloop
A Twin Cities-based theater group that takes a comedic approach to usually heavy, heady issues will perform two free shows in Rochester, sponsored by Mayo Clinic Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Theater of Public Policy's 'End of Life, Live and Unscripted' Coming to Rochester
Oct 29, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"We cannot change the outcome, but we can affect the journey." Ann Richardson
Oct 24, 2019

This Halloween, Be Sure To Eat Your Pumpkins, Kids

By In the Loop @intheloop
Before the season comes to a close, pick up a pumpkin that's grown for the purpose of being nutritious rather than nightmarish, and reap the nutritional benefits of a fall favorite.

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This Halloween, Be Sure To Eat Your Pumpkins, Kids
Oct 24, 2019

Could Your Next Prescription Be Filled in the Produce Aisle Instead of the Pharmacy?

By In the Loop @intheloop
If you've recently been diagnosed with high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, the prescription for what ails you may lie in the grocery store rather than the pharmacy.

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Could Your Next Prescription Be Filled in the Produce Aisle Instead of the Pharmacy?
Oct 24, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon." Doug Larson
Oct 22, 2019

Florida Women Get By With a Little Help From Their Friendship (and Mayo Clinic)

By In the Loop @intheloop
Lisa Kosak and Jan Chnupa met by chance on Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, but the two became fast friends and now offer each other support as they face chronic health conditions.

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Florida Women Get By With a Little Help From Their Friendship (and Mayo Clinic)
Oct 22, 2019

'Feel the Beat' Is About Hope, Healing and Camaraderie, and It's Easy to Dance To

By In the Loop @intheloop
Naomi Babcock took center stage at an event created to thank patients and their families for their contributions to HLHS research, showing others what someone living with the rare condition is capable of achieving.

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'Feel the Beat' Is About Hope, Healing and Camaraderie, and It's Easy to Dance To
Oct 22, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer." Ed Cunningham
Oct 17, 2019

After Close to 50 Visits, Physician Feels Like Family

By In the Loop @intheloop
One of the first physicians Carol and Scott Van Dyke met at Mayo Clinic was Dr. Conor Loftus, who was completing a fellowship. Seventeen years later, they continue to rely on him for care.

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After Close to 50 Visits, Physician Feels Like Family
Oct 17, 2019

How Much is Too Much? A New Twist in the Great Coffee Debate

By In the Loop @intheloop
New research suggests one's body may be able to handle up to 25 cups of coffee per day. But wait! There's definitely more you should know before you pour your next cup.

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How Much is Too Much? A New Twist in the Great Coffee Debate
Oct 17, 2019

Quote of the day

By Linda Binner @lsbinner
"I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee." Flash Rosenberg
Oct 15, 2019

After Bone Marrow Transplant, Christy Stubbe Takes Donor on Tour of Her Life

By In the Loop @intheloop
Four years after testing confirmed Georg Lochner was a perfect bone marrow match for Christy Stubbe, Georg flew from Germany to meet the woman who credits him with saving her life.

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After Bone Marrow Transplant, Christy Stubbe Takes Donor on Tour of Her Life
Oct 15, 2019

Sailing to Hope Survivorship Breakfast Provides Comfort and Connection

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic's Sailing to Hope Survivorship breakfast gives breast cancer patients and survivors the opportunity to connect, heal, and look to the future.

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Sailing to Hope Survivorship Breakfast Provides Comfort and Connection
Oct 15, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The miracle is this — the more we share, the more we have." Leonard Nimoy
Oct 10, 2019

Two Years After Stroke, Justin Lanners Wins Age Group in Half-Marathon Walk

By In the Loop @intheloop
Justin Lanners remembers the exact day of his stroke. "April 18, 2017," he says. "It was a Tuesday." That day, Justin awoke at 5 a.m. with what he describes as a "weird buzzing noise" in his right ear. Still half-awake, Justin tuned out the buzzing as he made his way to an upstairs bathroom. "I didn't have a lot of balance, which I thought was really weird," he tells us. "Then, as I was standing there in the bathroom, I fell against our linen closet."

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Two Years After Stroke, Justin Lanners Wins Age Group in Half-Marathon Walk
Oct 10, 2019

Exercise Is Just What the Doctor Ordered to Fight Age-Related Changes

By In the Loop @intheloop
The signs of aging are there, if you're paying attention. It's a little harder to climb the stairs, get out of bed, fit into the pants you bought last year. "As you age, your body stars to slow down, and tasks that used to be easy now require a bit more effort," Daniel Gaz of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program tells our friends at mayoclinic.org. That includes burning off that daily doughnut. While that may sound discouraging, Gaz says there is a way to fight the changes that come with more trips around the sun: "It's possible to slow down the aging process through regular exercise."

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Exercise Is Just What the Doctor Ordered to Fight Age-Related Changes
Oct 10, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
Oct 8, 2019

Twenty Years After Transplant, Heart is Beating Strong

By In the Loop @intheloop
Angie Mikkelson used to want to fly under the radar and not tell others she'd had a heart transplant. But then she realized the effect she could have by sharing her story and encouraging others to donate.

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Twenty Years After Transplant, Heart is Beating Strong
Oct 8, 2019

'Barb's Beanies' Help Cover Cancer Patients in Love and Support

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mother-daughter duo Dani and Aleia Johnson originally created their unique head scarves for their mom/grandma, Barb Fisher. The scarves now are part of a care kit for others battling ovarian cancer.

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'Barb's Beanies' Help Cover Cancer Patients in Love and Support
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