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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


Jack's Basket Celebrates Babies With Down Syndrome

October 29, 2019

Jack’s Basket Celebrates Babies With Down Syndrome

By In the Loop In the Loop

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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Tags: Down syndrome, Nicole Kunkel


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

October 29, 2019

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

By In the Loop In the Loop

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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Tags: Amy Stelpflug, Mayo Clinic Hospice Program, Rochester Civic Theatre


'Pints for Preemies' Challenge Returns to Deliver More Life-Saving Blood Donations

October 3, 2019

‘Pints for Preemies’ Challenge Returns to Deliver More Life-Saving Blood Donations

By In the Loop In the Loop

The goal of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program’s upcoming campaign, Pints for Preemies, is to adequately supply Mayo Clinic with enough blood for its newest and tiniest patients.

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Tags: blood transfusion, Dr Justin Kreuter, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service, Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center, Mayo Clinic Connect


Young Mayo Patient Joins Rochester Police Department

September 10, 2019

Young Mayo Patient Joins Rochester Police Department

By In the Loop In the Loop

Stephanie Kenning’s 8-year-old son, Coltin, was given the star treatment by the Rochester Police Department after his mom contacted them hoping to take his mind off of his health issues.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayor Kim Norton, pediatrics, Rochester Police Department, surgery


Alternative Transportation Balancing Act: Mayo Surgeons Give Onewheels a Spin

September 5, 2019

Alternative Transportation Balancing Act: Mayo Surgeons Give Onewheels a Spin

By In the Loop In the Loop

If you’ve seen a man riding what looks to be an electric skateboard around downtown Rochester lately, it may be Bradley Leibovich, M.D., a Mayo Clinic urologist and now Onewheel aficionado.

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Tags: Dr Bradley Leibovich, Dr. Candace Granberg, Onewheel


Seen on the Streets: Zombie Knitpocalypse

July 30, 2019

Seen on the Streets: Zombie Knitpocalypse

By In the Loop In the Loop

Megan Williams, an information technology manager at Mayo Clinic, co-hosts a knitting retreat that’s as good for relieving stress as it is for socializing.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Megan Williams, Stress management


Remembering Ed Pompeian -- A Gift of Life to Many

July 16, 2019

Remembering Ed Pompeian — A Gift of Life to Many

By In the Loop In the Loop

Edward Pompeian first came to Rochester, Minnesota, for care at Mayo Clinic. He never forgot his experience as a transplant patient, nor of the concerns shared with him by other patients about the financial and emotional strain of transplantation.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Dr. Thomas Schwab, Gabriel House of Care, Gift of Life Transplant House, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, The Village at Mayo Clinic Transplant House


Chris Norton Keeps on Turning Pain Into Purpose

June 25, 2019

Chris Norton Keeps on Turning Pain Into Purpose

By In the Loop In the Loop

Five years after a spinal cord injury, Chris Norton continues to inspire others, most recently by launching a camp for kids in wheelchairs and their families.

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Tags: Chris Norton, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program


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