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From Colleagues to Friends to Breast Cancer Survivors

March 21, 2019

From Colleagues to Friends to Breast Cancer Survivors

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When Lindsay Stromback and Melanie Peterson met several years ago in a medical secretary training program at Mayo Clinic, they quickly discovered they lived in the same town and had children the same age. But “what they could not have known,” says Mayo Clinic Radio host Jacob Strand, M.D., “is that they would share a […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Jacob Strand, Lindsay Stromback, Mayo Clinic Radio, Melanie Peterson, Tracy McCray


Doctor Designs Garment to Keep You 'COVR'd' During Surgery

March 14, 2019

Doctor Designs Garment to Keep You ‘COVR’d’ During Surgery

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After years of watching his patients having to deal with awkward fitting garments to stay covered during a procedure, Dr. Bruce Levy and his wife, Heather, designed a better option.

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Tags: COVR Medical, Dr. Bruce Levy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Ventures


Final Cabin Fever Beanbag Tourney Could Be Biggest for Organizers (and Mayo Clinic)

March 12, 2019

Final Cabin Fever Beanbag Tourney Could Be Biggest for Organizers (and Mayo Clinic)

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Organizers of the final Cabin Fever Beanbag Tournament hope it will be the most memorable as they attempt to break the record for money raised in one day to support cancer research at Mayo.

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Tags: cancer research, Eagles Cancer Telethon, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Steve Gage


Snow Problem: Staff Work Around the Clock to Keep Mayo Open During Blizzard

March 12, 2019

Snow Problem: Staff Work Around the Clock to Keep Mayo Open During Blizzard

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Minnesotans are quite familiar with the chore that is snow removal, but last month’s blizzard put even the heartiest Minnesotans to the test — a test that Mayo grounds crews passed with flying colors.

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Tags: Chuck Potter, Facility Operations and Ground Maintenance, Matt Anderson, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayowood, Nick Queensland


From Patient to Researcher -- Kelsey Stuttgen's Road Leads Back To Mayo

March 7, 2019

From Patient to Researcher — Kelsey Stuttgen’s Road Leads Back To Mayo

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Kelsey Stuttgen was in 7th grade when a broken leg landed her at Mayo Clinic. Years later, that experience would guide her decision to become a researcher.

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Tags: Dr. Edgar Hicks, Dr. Kelsey Stuttgen, Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


Restored Carillon Means the Sound of Music Returns to Downtown Rochester

March 7, 2019

Restored Carillon Means the Sound of Music Returns to Downtown Rochester

By In the Loop intheloop

The five-month restoration of the Plummer Building’s carillon is now complete, which means Mayo Clinic carillonneur Austin Ferguson can get back to making music.

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Tags: Austin Ferguson, carillon, History & Heritage, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Mayo Chef Finds Her Niche by Throwing Down for Health, and Charity

February 28, 2019

Mayo Chef Finds Her Niche by Throwing Down for Health, and Charity

By In the Loop intheloop

  As a hospital chef, Kristine Wolner works hard to make food healthy and flavorful for Mayo patients. Her culinary skills resulted in two top awards at a recent Foodie Throwdown competition.

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Tags: Food Services, Kristine Wolner, Mayo Clinic Health System, Morrison Healthcare


From Chief Information Officer to Cancer Patient and Back Again

February 21, 2019

From Chief Information Officer to Cancer Patient and Back Again

By In the Loop intheloop

After a cancer diagnosis, Mayo Clinic chief information officer Cris Ross got a firsthand look at the importance of continuously working toward improved health care IT. 

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Tags: colorectal cancer, Cris Ross, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Information Technology


Remember the Titans: Dr. Noseworthy, Other Leaders, Lauded in Harvard Business Pub

February 14, 2019

Remember the Titans: Dr. Noseworthy, Other Leaders, Lauded in Harvard Business Pub

By In the Loop intheloop

In an article about “titans who defined a new era in business during the last decade,” former Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D., looked back on his tenure with gratitude.

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Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic Values


Reaching the Peak After Month of Service in Nepal

February 5, 2019

Reaching the Peak After Month of Service in Nepal

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo Clinic resident Christopher Czaplicki, M.D., won’t soon forget his time in Nepal, a trip that combined two of his loves: service and climbing.

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Tags: Dr. Christopher Czaplicki, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Mayo International Health Program, Radiology


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