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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
Dec 12, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it." George Elliston
Dec 10, 2019

Secret Service Agent With Stage 4 Lung Cancer Runs to Raise Awareness, End Stigma

By In the Loop @intheloop
Rod Wellman, a 46-year-old lifelong athlete and never-smoker, was blindsided by a diagnosis of lung cancer. Thanks to his efforts to raise awareness, others are learning about the disease. Rod Wellman stood at the starting line of the Javelina Jundred, ready to tackle the 100 kilometer race. Like the runners [...]
Secret Service Agent With Stage 4 Lung Cancer Runs to Raise Awareness, End Stigma
Dec 10, 2019

Dave Thouin's Quest to Find a Living Kidney Donor Pays Off

By In the Loop @intheloop
Dave Thouin and his wife, Carol, worked hard to get the word out that Dave needed a kidney. Julie Mlinar saw one of the ads that eventually led her Mayo Clinic to see if she was a match. Last May, Julie Mlinar and her husband, Mark, showed up on the [...]
Dave Thouin's Quest to Find a Living Kidney Donor Pays Off
Dec 10, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The greatest good is what we do for one another." Mother Teresa
Dec 5, 2019

Patient and Provider Form Unique Bond in Fight Against MS

By In the Loop @intheloop
As a new physical therapist, Annie Stoecklein's first patient with MS was Carl Hohman. Seven years later, the two continue to work together, supporting each other through life's ups and downs.

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Patient and Provider Form Unique Bond in Fight Against MS
Dec 5, 2019

Resident Uses 3D Printer He Bought, Himself, to Improve Surgery

By In the Loop @intheloop
Neurosurgery resident William Clifton, M.D., believed so strongly that 3D-printed models would be helpful in training surgeons that he purchased his own 3D printer to get started.

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Resident Uses 3D Printer He Bought, Himself, to Improve Surgery
Dec 5, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." Robert Louis Stevenson
Dec 3, 2019

Patient's 10-Year-Old Son Uses Birthday Money to Help Kids at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop @intheloop
When Bobby Pignati acquired a stash of cash for his birthday, he knew just where he wanted his money to go after watching his dad go through cancer treatments.

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Patient's 10-Year-Old Son Uses Birthday Money to Help Kids at Mayo Clinic
Dec 3, 2019

Silent Heart Attacks Are a Real Thing -- But They Don't Have to Be

By In the Loop @intheloop
Heart attacks aren't one-size-fits-all and can sometimes happen even without knowing it. But rather than worry, it's possible to take steps to safeguard our hearts.

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Silent Heart Attacks Are a Real Thing -- But They Don't Have to Be
Dec 3, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Good habits formed at youth make all the difference." Aristotle
Nov 26, 2019

Lost and Found: Helping a Patient's Spouse Return a Borrowed Wheelchair

By In the Loop @intheloop
After listening to a patient's husband explain how a wheelchair he had borrowed went missing, Paul Albrecht gave the man one of his business cards — and a promise to help.

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Lost and Found: Helping a Patient's Spouse Return a Borrowed Wheelchair
Nov 26, 2019

Toy Drive a Holiday Tradition for Transplant Family

By In the Loop @intheloop
Each year, Linsey Rippy and her family organize a toy drive to stock the toy closets at Mayo Clinic and Ronald McDonald House. It's their way of paying forward the kindness they've been shown.

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Toy Drive a Holiday Tradition for Transplant Family
Nov 26, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Helping others in need is not only a responsibility of life; it is what gives meaning to life." Mollie Marti
Nov 21, 2019

Doctor and Patient Share Special Connection -- and Big Macs

By In the Loop @intheloop
Medical problems led to more than a year of living on liquid nutrition through a tube for D'Ann Mitchell. After her recovery, her doctor made good on a promise to treat her to lunch.

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Doctor and Patient Share Special Connection -- and Big Macs
Nov 21, 2019

Neurologists' Annual Trip to Ethiopia Honors Ongoing Commitment to Global Health Care

By In the Loop @intheloop
After reading about Ethiopia's lack of neurological care, James Bower, M.D., joined others in an effort to turn that around, including developing a neurology learning program for local physicians.

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Neurologists' Annual Trip to Ethiopia Honors Ongoing Commitment to Global Health Care
Nov 21, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world." Kahlil Gibran
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