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See You on the Other Side

March 31, 2020

See You on the Other Side

By In the Loop In the Loop

In the Loop is going to take a brief (we hope) hiatus as Mayo Clinic continues to focus its attention on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you’ll continue to support one another and find ways to share uplifting stories and thoughts in other venues. We’re going to miss this more than Taco Tuesdays […]

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'The Young People are Stepping Up:' Sisters Launch Babysitting, Shopping Services for Those on the Front Lines of COVID-19

March 19, 2020

‘The Young People are Stepping Up:’ Sisters Launch Babysitting, Shopping Services for Those on the Front Lines of COVID-19

By In the Loop In the Loop

Two sisters are helping to make sure health care workers and other essential staff don’t have to worry about finding childcare while on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.

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Tags: COVID-19, Dr. Sean Pittock, Dr. Siobhan Pittock, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Talking to Kids About COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Talking to Kids About COVID-19

By In the Loop In the Loop

COVID-19 has changed life for everyone, including kids. Jenn Rodemeyer, manager of Mayo Clinic’s Child Life Program, explains how to help young people cope with the changes they’re facing.

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Tags: Child LIfe Program, Dr. Gregory Poland, Infectious Diseases, Jenn Rodemeyer


Mayo Clinic Health System Nurses Become Mankato's Newest Dancing Stars

February 25, 2020

Mayo Clinic Health System Nurses Become Mankato’s Newest Dancing Stars

By In the Loop In the Loop

Twenty-one nurses made up the dance crew that took home Grand Champion honors and raised more than $10,000 for the American Red Cross during this year’s Dancing with the Mankato Stars event.

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Tags: Dancing with the Mankato Stars, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Nursing


'Downton Abbey' Exhibit Offers Peek at Past -- Including Mayo Clinic's Titanic Connection

February 20, 2020

‘Downton Abbey’ Exhibit Offers Peek at Past — Including Mayo Clinic’s Titanic Connection

By In the Loop In the Loop

A new exhibit, “Dressing the Abbey,” highlights Rochester and Mayo Clinic connections to the Titanic tragedy and provides an up-close look at costumes from the hit show “Downton Abbey.”

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Tags: Dressing the Abbey, History & Heritage, Matt Dacy, Renee Ziemer


Caring Hands Experience Turns Into Volunteer Opportunity for Paul Ray

February 20, 2020

Caring Hands Experience Turns Into Volunteer Opportunity for Paul Ray

By In the Loop In the Loop

Paul Ray was so inspired after staff helped calm his nerves just before surgery that he’s now a part of the Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services program called Caring Hands, which offers patients hand and arm massages.

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Tags: Caring Hands, Emergency Department, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services, Paul Ray, Saint Marys Campus


Couple Creates Easy Way to Give to the Homeless

February 11, 2020

Couple Creates Easy Way to Give to the Homeless

By In the Loop In the Loop

Charlotte Mack has looked for ways to give to her community since arriving in the U.S. as a young child. She and her husband launched a company that makes it easy for anyone to help the homeless.

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Tags: Charlotte Mack, Dr. Anwar Mack, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services


Rochester Restaurants Rally to Save Lives Through 'Fun and Friendly' Competition

January 30, 2020

Rochester Restaurants Rally to Save Lives Through ‘Fun and Friendly’ Competition

By In the Loop In the Loop

From Feb. 3 to April 30, seven Rochester restaurants will participate in a competition designed to serve up as much lifesaving blood as possible for the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program.

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Tags: Battle of the Badges, Lauren E. Brown, Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program


Zebrafish Help Rochester Middle Schoolers See Dangers of Vaping from the InSciEd Out

January 28, 2020

Zebrafish Help Rochester Middle Schoolers See Dangers of Vaping from the InSciEd Out

By In the Loop In the Loop

Rather than simply telling kids vaping is harmful to their health, one Rochester school took a different approach to prevention, letting students figure it out themselves through hands-on research.

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Pierret, InSciEd Out, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


'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


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