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Apr 23, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." Pablo Picasso
Apr 18, 2019

Mayo Clinic Offers New Hope to Patients With COPD

By In the Loop @intheloop
Wayne Peterson came to Mayo knowing it may be his last chance to find relief from COPD. What he didn't know was that he'd be the first in Minnesota to undergo a new, life changing lung procedure. [...]
Mayo Clinic Offers New Hope to Patients With COPD
Apr 18, 2019

New Study is Using AI to Forecast and Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Dogs

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic and Medtronic have developed a device that uses electrodes implanted in the brain to detect oncoming seizures. The first to try out the new system? None other than man's best friend. [...]
New Study is Using AI to Forecast and Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Dogs
Apr 18, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Sometimes it’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe." Yumi Sakugawa
Apr 16, 2019

For Dr. Joy Wolfram and Team, the Future of Cancer Treatment Is in the (Nanoparticle) Details

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic's Joy Wolfram, Ph.D., is recognized by Forbes in the magazine's "30 under 30" list for her and her team's innovative research aimed at revolutionizing targeted cancer treatments. Being named to a Forbes Magazine list probably isn't on the radar of many researchers, especially those just starting their careers. [...]
For Dr. Joy Wolfram and Team, the Future of Cancer Treatment Is in the (Nanoparticle) Details
Apr 16, 2019

Unique Hospice Volunteer Team Comforts With Presence -- and Fur

By In the Loop @intheloop
Jayne Boeding hadn't planned on becoming a volunteer until life slowed down. But then golden retriever Brady joined her family, and Jayne immediately saw Brady's pet therapy potential. Jayne Boeding and her golden retriever, Brady, walked to the door of the patient's room and peered inside. The woman was sleeping. [...]
Unique Hospice Volunteer Team Comforts With Presence -- and Fur
Apr 16, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Dogs have a way of finding people who need them, filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have." Thom Jones
Apr 11, 2019

Volunteering at Mayo Clinic a Family Affair for Lynn and Siri Olson

By In the Loop @intheloop
Lynn Olson and her granddaughter Siri have more in common than just a last name. Both are passionate about helping others, and volunteering at Mayo gives them the opportunity to do that. [...]
Volunteering at Mayo Clinic a Family Affair for Lynn and Siri Olson
Apr 11, 2019

Practice Makes Perfect Inside Mayo Clinic's Simulation Centers

By In the Loop @intheloop
From the realistic looking wounds to the high-tech manikins, everything in Mayo's Simulation Centers is geared toward teaching providers how to help their future patients. [...]
Practice Makes Perfect Inside Mayo Clinic's Simulation Centers
Apr 11, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Make a positive difference in someone’s life today. It’s good for your soul." Harvey Smith
Apr 9, 2019

Thirty Years Later, Liver Transplant Patient MaryEllen Lannon Still Going Strong

By In the Loop @intheloop
Before her transplant 30 years ago, MaryEllen Lannon was cautiously optimistic: there were so many unknowns at the time, yet she knew her Mayo care team would do everything they could to save her life. [...]
Thirty Years Later, Liver Transplant Patient MaryEllen Lannon Still Going Strong
Apr 9, 2019

Sugary Diorama Gives Colleagues a Peep into Lab Life

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic grad student Stephanie Anguiano-Zarate combined her love of science and crafting to create a clever (and extremely detailed) display for a science-themed Peeps diorama contest. [...]
Sugary Diorama Gives Colleagues a Peep into Lab Life
Apr 9, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist." Ananda Coomaraswamy
Apr 4, 2019

Final Four Winners Will Include Kidney Donor Ericka Downey

By In the Loop @intheloop
Kidney donor Ericka Downey will take home a well-deserved award this basketball weekend in Minneapolis for her role in saving coach Billy Gillispie's life. [...]
Final Four Winners Will Include Kidney Donor Ericka Downey
Apr 4, 2019

Helping Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Live Longer is Personal For Mayo Clinic Doctor

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mark Truty, M.D., knows firsthand how difficult a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is for patients and their families, which is why he’s made it his life’s work to offer hope to those who’ve been told there is none. [...]
Helping Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Live Longer is Personal For Mayo Clinic Doctor
Apr 4, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men." Herman Melville
Apr 2, 2019

Baby, Baby -- Sisters Give Birth the Same Day in the Same Hospital

By In the Loop @intheloop
It's not unusual for sisters to have a lot in common. Nadean Thoms and Jennifer Ignaszewski are no exception, though the most recent example isn't something anyone could have predicted. [...]
Baby, Baby -- Sisters Give Birth the Same Day in the Same Hospital
Apr 2, 2019

Sandra Murphy-Pak Helping Mayo Researchers Create a New Future of Living With ALS

By In the Loop @intheloop
Sandra Murphy-Pak knows she may never benefit from research aimed at helping ALS patients lead more independent lives, but her reason for participating in research studies has always been about others. [...]
Sandra Murphy-Pak Helping Mayo Researchers Create a New Future of Living With ALS
Apr 2, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Sisters are different flowers from the same garden." Unknown
Mar 28, 2019

Pediatric Cancer Patient Donates Bell to Help Mark End of Journey

By In the Loop @intheloop
More than three years after starting cancer treatment, 9-year-old Gabe Carranza proudly rang the bell that he and his family donated to Mayo Clinic. [...]
Pediatric Cancer Patient Donates Bell to Help Mark End of Journey
Mar 28, 2019

Mayo Nurse Practitioner Competes in Her 15th (and Perhaps) Final Iditarod

By In the Loop @intheloop
Cindy Gallea and her team of dogs may have been just shy of finishing this year's Iditarod race, but their trek across Alaska was still a successful one. [...]
Mayo Nurse Practitioner Competes in Her 15th (and Perhaps) Final Iditarod
Mar 28, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior." Carl von Clausewitz
Mar 26, 2019

Doctors Don Dancing Shoes to Raise Funds for Arts Education

By In the Loop @intheloop
Mayo Clinic physicians Stacey Rizza, M.D., and Mark Pagnano, M.D., will be stepping out of their comfort zones and onto the dance floor April 13 to raise money for youth arts education. [...]
Doctors Don Dancing Shoes to Raise Funds for Arts Education
Mar 26, 2019

'This is How You Do It' -- Internet Entrepreneur Jason Hirschhorn Writes About His Mayo Experience

By In the Loop @intheloop
Jason Hirschhorn was "intrigued" by what he had heard about Mayo Clinic from a friend, who happens to be a member of the Board of Trustees. So he decided to check it out for himself. [...]
'This is How You Do It' -- Internet Entrepreneur Jason Hirschhorn Writes About His Mayo Experience
Mar 26, 2019

Quote of the day

By In the Loop @intheloop
"Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way." Booker T. Washington
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