On July 26, 2020, Ryan and Jennifer Hegge were days away from a graduation party and college sendoff for their oldest son, Brody, and excitedly preparing their younger sons for a new school year. The next day, that joy stopped when they lost their second-born son, Aidan, to suicide. They've since launched the nonprofit Aidan's Light, which will host an event in Rochester on Jan. 9.

By In the Loop • January 9, 2024

Child Life staff make sure the holidays are special for Mayo's youngest patients through visits from Santa, a balloon brigade and gifts galore. But they couldn't do it alone. Find out how Mayo staff, community members, and former patients and their families come together to make holiday magic.

By In the Loop • December 28, 2023

When a patient experiencing homelessness revealed his favorite meal, Allison Ducharme-Smith, M.D., made a point to deliver it to him for lunch one day. Medical[...]

By In the Loop • December 1, 2023

A team from Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Rochester traveled to Mongolia to share their knowledge about treating people with spinal cord injuries. They recount[...]

By In the Loop • September 19, 2023

More than 250 people showed up for this year's peregrine falcon banding ceremony, which was held in person again for the first time in three[...]

By In the Loop • May 24, 2023

Johnny and Joey Hamann know what it's like for kids to be in the hospital at Christmas. Their family lived it. So last year, Johnny[...]

By In the Loop • February 24, 2023

When John Walker had his e-bike stolen from its usual spot outside of the Guggenheim Building in Rochester, news of the incident spread, and colleagues[...]

By In the Loop • February 9, 2023

When Rebecca Danhof, M.D., learned one of her patients was making trucks filled with school supplies to send to Ukrainian children for Christmas, she wanted[...]

By In the Loop • December 21, 2022

RISE for Youth, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Mayo Clinic and the Rochester branch of the NAACP, recently wrapped up its inaugural year of programming. The[...]

By In the Loop • August 19, 2022

Banding day for Mayo's peregrine falcons is a routine affair for Tom Behrens. But this year, he received a special honor he did not expect:[...]

By In the Loop • May 27, 2022