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Researcher Finds Meaning in Volunteering With Pediatric Patients: 'My Heart Feels Full'

February 13, 2020

Researcher Finds Meaning in Volunteering With Pediatric Patients: ‘My Heart Feels Full’

By In the Loop In the Loop

Merrick Ducharme’s Thursday mornings as a volunteer at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center are never the same, but one thing is consistent: his appreciation for what he learns from the kids.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Merrick Ducharme, volunteer


Couple Creates Easy Way to Give to the Homeless

February 11, 2020

Couple Creates Easy Way to Give to the Homeless

By In the Loop In the Loop

Charlotte Mack has looked for ways to give to her community since arriving in the U.S. as a young child. She and her husband launched a company that makes it easy for anyone to help the homeless.

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Tags: Charlotte Mack, Dr. Anwar Mack, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services


Mayo Dietitian Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials -- Five Months Postpartum

February 6, 2020

Mayo Dietitian Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials — Five Months Postpartum

By In the Loop In the Loop

Just five months after having a baby, registered dietitian Mary Wirtz ran the race of her life and qualified to participate in this year’s Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta.

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Tags: Dietitian, Mary Wirtz, Olympic Marathon Trials


Nurse Sews Pouches for Patients in Secret (Until Now)

February 4, 2020

Nurse Sews Pouches for Patients in Secret (Until Now)

By In the Loop In the Loop

For more than seven years, Mayo Clinic cardiac nurse Grace Miller has anonymously sewn and donated hundreds of the handmade pouches that are given to patients with temporary pacemakers.

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Tags: Grace Miller, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Nursing, Pacemaker, volunteer


'We Just Acted:' Mayo Nurses Help Rescue Couple After Witnessing Car Accident

January 23, 2020

‘We Just Acted:’ Mayo Nurses Help Rescue Couple After Witnessing Car Accident

By In the Loop In the Loop

Three Mayo Clinic nurses were heading back to Rochester from a class in La Crosse when a car in front of them went off the road and rolled onto its side. The trio pulled over and jumped into action.

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Tags: Emily Radcliffe, Kasi Reed, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Nursing, Saralyn Squillace


Family's Birkie Fever Leads to Royal Position in Legendary Ski Race

January 16, 2020

Family’s Birkie Fever Leads to Royal Position in Legendary Ski Race

By In the Loop In the Loop

Mayo Clinic lab tech Tasha Pinckney, along with her dad and husband, will participate in this year’s American Birkebeiner as “Berkie Royalty” during the largest cross country ski race in North America. 

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Tags: American Birkebeiner, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Tasha Pinckney


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

January 14, 2020

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

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


Virtual Reality Gaming Helps Patients Step Out of Their Own Realities

January 9, 2020

Virtual Reality Gaming Helps Patients Step Out of Their Own Realities

By In the Loop In the Loop

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


Our Favorite Stories of 2019

December 31, 2019

Our Favorite Stories of 2019

By In the Loop In the Loop

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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Some Holiday Wishes and Perhaps a Song

December 24, 2019

Some Holiday Wishes and Perhaps a Song

By In the Loop In the Loop

What with it being a holiday week and all, we wanted share a holiday message from a couple of our favorite Mayo musicians, Drs. Elvis Francois and William Robinson, who recently posted a rendition of “Oh Holy Night” along with this:  To the patients who will be in and out of hospital for the holidays […]

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