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January 30, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


January 28, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


January 21, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


January 14, 2020 · Leave a Comment

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


January 9, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Virtual Reality Gaming Helps Patients Step Out of Their Own Realities

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


January 9, 2020 · Leave a Comment

That Time Mayovox Predicted Computers Were One Step Behind Microwave Ovens

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


December 31, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Our Favorite Stories of 2019

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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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December 19, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


December 17, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Thanks to Generous Businesses, Hospice Holiday Baking Tradition Continues

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

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


November 26, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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


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