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'Bioethics at the Cinema' Event Features Double Lung Transplant Patient

January 21, 2020

‘Bioethics at the Cinema’ Event Features Double Lung Transplant Patient

By In the Loop In the Loop

Jennifer Ronnenberg, a double lung transplant patient, along with her husband, Rob, and Mayo experts will participate in a panel discussion following a showing of the movie “Five Feet Apart.” 

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Tags: Cystic Fibrosis, Dr. Karen Meagher, Jessica Balcom, Lung Transplant, Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


'A Hospital, at 130 mph:' Magazine Profiles Mayo's Emergency Medical Helicopters

January 14, 2020

‘A Hospital, at 130 mph:’ Magazine Profiles Mayo’s Emergency Medical Helicopters

By In the Loop In the Loop

The crew inside Mayo One, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service’s emergency medical helicopters, has everything it needs to handle emergencies and get patients safely to a Mayo hospital.

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Tags: Emergency Department, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service, Mayo One


Virtual Reality Gaming Helps Patients Step Out of Their Own Realities

January 9, 2020

Virtual Reality Gaming Helps Patients Step Out of Their Own Realities

By In the Loop In the Loop

Chuck and Nicole Marino’s mobile gaming station, Hyperspace Starcade, provided a nice break from reality for kids at Mayo Eugenio Children’s Center last month.

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Tags: Ben Irons, Child LIfe Program, Mary McCoy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital


That Time Mayovox Predicted Computers Were One Step Behind Microwave Ovens

January 9, 2020

That Time Mayovox Predicted Computers Were One Step Behind Microwave Ovens

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A recently uncovered Mayovox article from 1982 explains how a handful of Mayo staff banded together to buy Apple computers and form a computer club, where they began exploring the new timesaving device.

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Tags: Karen Koka, Mayo History, Mayovox, technology


Our Favorite Stories of 2019

December 31, 2019

Our Favorite Stories of 2019

By In the Loop In the Loop

Each year, In the Loop, like many of the world’s great news organizations, looks back and shares some favorite stories of the year gone by. It’s an edifying exercise, and it gives us a story to publish around the holidays that doesn’t feel like work. (Especially when we use the same clever packaging every year.)

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Snowflake Station Turns Playroom Into Toy Store for Parents of Hospitalized Kids

December 19, 2019

Snowflake Station Turns Playroom Into Toy Store for Parents of Hospitalized Kids

By In the Loop In the Loop

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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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Medulloblastoma


Thanks to Generous Businesses, Hospice Holiday Baking Tradition Continues

December 17, 2019

Thanks to Generous Businesses, Hospice Holiday Baking Tradition Continues

By In the Loop In the Loop

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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Tags: Mayo Clinic Hospice Program, Mayo Clinic Hospice Volunteer Program


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

November 26, 2019

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

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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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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Model of Care, Paul Albrecht, Shirley Spreeman


Pediatric Advisory Board Gives Kids a Voice in Research That Affects Them

November 12, 2019

Pediatric Advisory Board Gives Kids a Voice in Research That Affects Them

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A group of young people make up Mayo Clinic’s unique Pediatric Advisory Board, offering ideas about recruiting and communicating with research participants.

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Tags: Dr. Megan Allyse, Mayo Clinic Children's Research Center, Pediatric Advisory Board


Ambulance From Mayo Clinic Finds New Life in Haiti

November 7, 2019

Ambulance From Mayo Clinic Finds New Life in Haiti

By In the Loop In the Loop

Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service’s recent donation will arrive in Carrefour, Haiti, next month after Chris Hedlund, an emergency medical technician, went the extra mile to make it happen.

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Tags: Chris Hedlund, Matt Will, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


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