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June 11, 2015

Journalists Become the Story, Learn More About Precision Medicine

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When President Barack Obama announced a new Precision Medicine Initiative this past January, the National Press Foundation thought it would be a good idea for journalists to spend some quality time with the subject. And what better way to make that happen than a visit to Mayo Clinic, where precision medicine – or individualized medicine, […]

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Tags: Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Healthy Living Program, media relations, precision medicine, public affairs


May 28, 2015

Wondering What to Do Between Appointments? Ask Some Seventh-Graders, Or Try Their App

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

What can we do before that late-afternoon appointment? Where should we go for dinner? Does anything happen in Rochester, Minnesota, after 5 p.m.? These are questions often asked (we’re guessing) by folks who come to Mayo Clinic from out of town. Lucky for them, three seventh-graders from Kasson-Mantorville Middle School (west of Rochester) have a […]

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Tags: Apps, Community Spirit, Rochester Campus


March 12, 2015

Typhoid, Tuberculosis, Dengue, Oh My! – New App Targets Travel Health

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Mayo employees seem to be constantly dreaming up new and innovative ways to help improve the health care landscape for our patients and, really, the world. Fortunately, Mayo has programs like Mayo Clinic Ventures and Mayo’s Employee Entrepreneurship Program to help make it all happen. Two recent beneficiaries of those services are Mayo’s Rizwan Sohail, […]

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Tags: Apps, Dr. Rizwan Sohail, Rashid Fehmi, Travel Medicine


March 5, 2015

Because, Technology: What (and Who) Tomorrow’s Patients Will Be Wearing

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

We here at In the Loop are hip to the latest tech and innovative inventions. (Sliced bread. Light bulbs. Don’t even get us started on the four-slice bagel toaster.) Which is why, when a recent Fast Company article on wearable technology highlighted one of Mayo Clinic’s very own technological innovations, we took notice. Preventice BodyGuardian […]

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Tags: Innovation, Mayo Clinic Ventures, technology


January 29, 2015

Courtney Kidd’s Long Road to a Normal Life

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

If it’s true that “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger,” Courtney Kidd could give Wonder Woman a run for her money. There was the emergency surgery when she was born. And five other major heart surgeries. Surgery to implant a pacemaker. A hemorrhagic stroke that left her paralyzed on the right side of her […]

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Tags: Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, heart transplant, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


October 16, 2014

The Doctor Is In (the Kiosk)

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Although teleporting yourself to a doctor’s office far, far away may still be in the distant future (or a medically themed sci-fi movie), the next best thing is much closer to home than you might think. Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Minnesota, is piloting a program called Mayo Clinic Health Connection, where health care […]

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Tags: Albert Lea, Austin, Dr. Mark Ciota, Mayo Clinic Health System, Melissa Barr, Scot Ramsey, telemedicine


October 14, 2014

Giving Patients Plenty of ‘Alternatives’

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

The other day, as we were scouring the Interwebs, we came across a story in The Atlantic that caught our eye titled, “There is no alternative medicine.” It turns out the headline was a bit deceiving, as the piece primarily highlights the trials and tribulations of Gervasio Lamas, M.D., and his quest to convince the […]

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Tags: alternative medicine, chelation, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, Dr. Brent Bauer, Dr. Gervasio Lamas


October 9, 2014

Improvising Their Way to Becoming Better Colleagues and Caregivers

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Johanna Rian walked into the classroom at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Center with a plan in place for a course on narrative healing. But as she began laying out the course materials, that plan was blown out of the water. “I went in with a plan, which was to start with a piece of poetry,” […]

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Tags: Cancer Education Center, Center for Humanities in Medicine, Gene Dankbar, Johanna Rian


September 11, 2014

A Back-to-Basics Thought from the Transform Symposium

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

If you’ve been to Transform, you might associate it with inspiring speakers, impressive design, the latest technology, and transformative thinking. It’s pretty cool, as far as symposia go, and has seemingly all of the bells and whistles. But one participant has a message of caution for the folks at Transform and, really, health care in […]

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Tags: Center for Innovation, Patient-Centered Care, Transform


July 22, 2014

Adventures in Mayo Clinic Ventures

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

When you think about entrepreneurs and breakthrough inventions, you might imagine someone tinkering with a gadget (perhaps a doohickey or thingamajig) in a garage. You might not, however, picture a Mayo researcher tinkering with peptides to fight hypertension, creating a tracking system for viruses, or fashioning a tool to make medical information easier to read […]

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Tags: Dr. Horng Chen, Dr. John Burnett, Dr. Randall Walker, hypertension, Infectious Diseases, Kah Whye Peng, Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, Mayo Clinic Ventures, Oncology, technology


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