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Cancer Battle Inspires Sara Segner to Become Something She Never Dreamed

July 18, 2019

Cancer Battle Inspires Sara Segner to Become Something She Never Dreamed

By In the Loop intheloop

Just three days into her schooling to become a nurse, Sara Segner switched gears and applied to medical school. Her chosen field is one she’s already quite familiar with.

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Dr. Susan Romanski, Lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, pediatrics, Sara Segner


Reade Quinton, M.D. -- Mayo Clinic Physician-slash-Magician

June 20, 2019

Reade Quinton, M.D. — Mayo Clinic Physician-slash-Magician

By In the Loop intheloop

Dr. Reade Quinton has found that the art of magic has much in common with the art of medicine, using his not-so-hidden talent as a way to connect with patients.

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Tags: Division of Anatomic Pathology, Dr. Reade Quinton, Joe Swicklik, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Sophie's Blankets of Hope, Warmth and Comfort

June 18, 2019

Sophie’s Blankets of Hope, Warmth and Comfort

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Nine-year-old Sophie Neu knows that her mother’s job as a nurse manager at Mayo Clinic is to help sick kids, so Sophie decided she wanted to do something to care for them as well.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


Transcriptionist Takes Note for 50 Years of Surgeries

June 6, 2019

Transcriptionist Takes Note for 50 Years of Surgeries

By In the Loop intheloop

During her 50-year career at Mayo, Shirley Hultz saw a lifetime’s worth of changes in the world of medical transcription and in the surgeries she was tasked with transcribing.

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Tags: Dr. Michael Farnell, Mayo Clinic Alumni Magazine, Shirley Hultz, Transcription


'Wow, another one!' Team Performs Six Transplants in Six Days

June 4, 2019

‘Wow, another one!’ Team Performs Six Transplants in Six Days

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo Clinic’s cardiothoracic team in Rochester was happy to take on the challenge of an unusually busy week last month, performing six transplants in six days.

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Tags: cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Chaim Leker Locker, Dr. John Stulak, Dr. Richard Daly, Dr. Vishal Khullar, Mike Timmons, Paul Henke, transplantation, ventricular assist device


Mayo Physician Leaves Legacy of Art on Bike Trails

June 4, 2019

Mayo Physician Leaves Legacy of Art on Bike Trails

By In the Loop intheloop

Dr. Richard Brubaker spent his career caring for patients and contributing to teaching and research at Mayo Clinic. In his retirement he continued to give to others, creating art that everyone can enjoy.

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Tags: Dr. Richard Brubaker, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Nurse Makes Chicago-Style Hot Dog for Dying Patient

May 30, 2019

Nurse Makes Chicago-Style Hot Dog for Dying Patient

By In the Loop intheloop

Brittany Burnham, a nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare, knew her patient didn’t have much time left, so she took it upon herself to create a meal he’d been craving.

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Tags: DAISY Award, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Nursing


Third Grader 'Braves the Shave' to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

May 21, 2019

Third Grader ‘Braves the Shave’ to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

By In the Loop intheloop

For the third straight year, young Sophie Vanderheiden shaved her head to raise awareness, and money, for childhood cancer research during the annual St. Baldrick’s head shaving event.

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Tags: Amanda Vanderheiden, Cancer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics


Years After Craniosynostosis Surgery, Mayo Clinic Patient Becomes Mayo Employee

May 14, 2019

Years After Craniosynostosis Surgery, Mayo Clinic Patient Becomes Mayo Employee

By In the Loop intheloop

Tricia Mueller’s first experience at Mayo was as a 3-month-old who needed major surgery. Today she’s on the other end of care, at times sharing her story with patients so they know they’re not alone.

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Tags: Craniosynostosis, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Saint Marys Campus, Sandy Burke, Tricia Mueller


Mayo Clinic's Own Ninja Warriors Use Platform to Make a Difference

May 14, 2019

Mayo Clinic’s Own Ninja Warriors Use Platform to Make a Difference

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo’s Andrew Yori and Dr. Candace Granberg will participate in another season of American Ninja Warrior this summer, both of them using their strength (and now celebrity) to fight for causes close their hearts.

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Tags: Andrew Yori, Dr. Candace Granberg, Pediatric Urology, Rhabdomyosarcoma


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