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Mayo Hospice Volunteer Cookie Baking Tradition Continues

December 14th, 2017

Mayo Hospice Volunteer Cookie Baking Tradition Continues

By In the Loop intheloop

Last week, as in years past, volunteers with Mayo Clinic Hospice came together to bake Christmas cookies for hospice patients who are no longer able to.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Hospice Program, volunteers


Staff "Flock" to Help Colleague's Grandson in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant

December 12th, 2017

Staff “Flock” to Help Colleague’s Grandson in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant

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When Sharalyn Gordon’s colleagues learned her grandson needed a bone marrow transplant, they wanted to show their support. The result: a series of fundraisers, including one involving pink plastic birds.

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Tags: Aplastic Anemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Physician Couple Saves Fellow Passenger's Life on Flight to Phoenix

December 5th, 2017

Physician Couple Saves Fellow Passenger’s Life on Flight to Phoenix

By In the Loop intheloop

Drs. Chetna Mangat and Gagandeep Singh were flying to a conference when a passenger experienced cardiac arrest. The married couple put their training to use, performing CPR in the narrow aisle of the plane.

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Tags: cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Dr. Chetna Mangat, Dr. Gagandeep Singh, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


Gold Cross Staffer Bringing Mayo Clinic Values to Humanitarian Work

December 5th, 2017

Gold Cross Staffer Bringing Mayo Clinic Values to Humanitarian Work

By In the Loop intheloop

For the past four years, Gold Cross Ambulance supervisor Chad Schmitz has donated his time and medical expertise as a member of the Minnesota Disaster Medical Assistance Team.

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Tags: Gold Cross, Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna


Young, Healthy and a Stroke Survivor

November 30th, 2017

Young, Healthy and a Stroke Survivor

By In the Loop intheloop

Sherry Pinkstaff was young, healthy and completely blindsided by a stroke. She credits her recovery to quick thinking by her husband and expert care at Mayo Clinic’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. 

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Benjamin Brown, Mayo Clinic in Florida, stroke


Now Seizure-Free, Mayo Staffer Shares His Epilepsy Story

November 28th, 2017

Now Seizure-Free, Mayo Staffer Shares His Epilepsy Story

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Matt Derechin was diagnosed with epilepsy at 19. The seizures that accompany the disorder have often disrupted his life, but a new treatment plan has kept him seizure-free for five years.

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Tags: Dr. William Tatum, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Neurology


'Stay With Me Awhile:' Retired Chaplain Pens Play About Keeping Vigil With Patients

November 21st, 2017

‘Stay With Me Awhile:’ Retired Chaplain Pens Play About Keeping Vigil With Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Mary Johnson spent more than 30 years as a hospital chaplain. The experience inspired a creative endeavor in her retirement: writing a play about what it’s like to keep vigil.

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Tags: Chaplain Services, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


At 90, Mayo Consultant Still Going Strong

November 16th, 2017

At 90, Mayo Consultant Still Going Strong

By In the Loop intheloop

Peter Dyck, M.D., has made significant contributions to the field of peripheral nerve disease over the course of his 50-plus years at Mayo Clinic. And at 90, he sees no reason to stop now.

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Tags: Dr. Peter Dyck, Neurology, research


Angel Gowns Turn Bridal Gowns Into Priceless Gifts for Infants and Their Families

November 9th, 2017

Angel Gowns Turn Bridal Gowns Into Priceless Gifts for Infants and Their Families

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo nurses put their hearts into making beautiful dresses they hope no one will ever wear.

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Tags: Kelsey Chesney, Lynn Gaber, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, neonatal intensive care unit, volunteers


Weekend Getaway Takes Detour as Nurse Stops to Help Save a Stranger

October 24th, 2017

Weekend Getaway Takes Detour as Nurse Stops to Help Save a Stranger

By In the Loop intheloop

Angela Tukuafu was driving when her heart started racing and she became short of breath. The last thing she remembers is pulling over. Thankfully a couple noticed the parked car and stopped to help.

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Tags: cardiology, Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome


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