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Minor Accommodations Make Major Impact in Hard-of-Hearing Student's Success

June 19, 2018

Minor Accommodations Make Major Impact in Hard-of-Hearing Student’s Success

By In the Loop In the Loop

Before Lisa Yem began her clinical rotation in Central Services at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, staff were preparing to make sure her experience was a positive one. 

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Tags: Central Services, Language Services, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Scott Daughetee, Stephani Wolfe


Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program Gives Hope to Future Doctor

May 10, 2018

Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program Gives Hope to Future Doctor

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Laura Barron says Mayo pediatrician Phil Fischer, M.D., and the pain rehab program saved her life. They also gave her life direction, as the one-time patient is now a medical student at Mayo.

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Tags: Dr. Phil Fischer, Laura Barron, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Pain Rehabilitation Center, pediatrics, Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, POTS


Mayo Clinic Fellows Win Cardiology-Themed Jeopardy Competition

March 22, 2018

Mayo Clinic Fellows Win Cardiology-Themed Jeopardy Competition

By In the Loop In the Loop

Three Mayo Clinic fellows recently took home top honors in the American College of Cardiology’s latest Fellows-in-Training Jeopardy competition in Orlando, Florida.

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Sunil Mankad, Dr. Vaibhav Vaidya, Dr. William Miranda, Dr. Yogesh Reddy


April 25, 2017

From Refugee to M.D.: Ahmed Mohamed’s Road to Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop In the Loop

When Ahmed Mohamed’s family came to Rochester in 1996 seeking refuge from the civil war in Somalia, the 6-year-old knew only three words in English. But by the time he’d reached fourth grade, Ahmed had mastered English so well that he was able to graduate from Rochester Public Schools’ “English for Speakers of Other Languages” […]

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Tags: Dr. Ahmed Mohamed


February 16, 2017

Ice Fishing Safety With Gus the Mannequin and Dr. Thiels, the Resident Expert

By In the Loop In the Loop

The past four years haven’t exactly been kind to Gus the Mannequin. Since making his debut in 2013, the star of Mayo’s “Saving Lives with Gus” video series has gone above and beyond the call to “educate, entertain and deliver lifesaving tips” to the public. He’s suffered frost bite, was saved from choking, and injured […]

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Tags: Dr. Cornelius Thiels, frost bite, hypothermia, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center


February 9, 2017

Respiratory Therapy Games Bring Students, Instructors, Scouts Together

By In the Loop In the Loop

When you think of skills competition, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t respiratory therapists. And when you think of “fun” and “educational,” you’re probably not thinking job interview. But in March, a group of respiratory therapy students will experience an event that’s a bit of all of those things — part college bowl, […]

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Tags: Respiratory Care


November 3, 2016

Patient Gives Back to Mayo Clinic for 90 Years of ‘Excellent Care’

By In the Loop In the Loop

Dick Garbisch recently hit a milestone that not many do: his 100th birthday. (He celebrated, naturally, by buying himself a new car, which he drives, himself.) For 90 of those years, Mayo Clinic has been a part of his story. Mr. Garbisch first came to Mayo as a patient when he was 10 years old. […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine


October 6, 2016

Mayo Medical School Students Play the Aging Game

By In the Loop In the Loop

Last month, first-year students at Mayo Medical School took a break from the books to play a game with their classmates. (No, not Pokémon Go.) The Aging Game, as it’s known, is actually part of the school’s curriculum and has been for 18 years. It was developed as a way to give students a chance […]

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Tags: Dr. Darryl Chutka, Kekoa Taparra, Mayo Medical School


August 16, 2016

Are Burpees and Jumping Rope the Cure for What Ages You? Or, Perhaps It’s Crawling.

By In the Loop In the Loop

Here at In the Loop, we’ve had some fun recently featuring stories of folks who are living well, well into their 80s, 90s and beyond. They’re running, jumping on trampolines and setting goals for the future. Which has gotten us thinking: How can we be like them when we grow up? Michael Joyner, M.D., may […]

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Tags: Aging, Dr. Michael Joyner, Exercise, Healthy Living Program


June 7, 2016

Playwright Lets Audience See Behind the Curtain, Invites Her Physicians on Stage

By In the Loop In the Loop

In her 2014 book, “In the Body of the World,” author, playwright and activist Eve Ensler writes that the first time she spoke to Mayo Clinic’s Deborah Rhodes, M.D., she couldn’t believe she was an actual doctor. “She was a voice, a surprisingly emotional doctor voice,” Ensler writes. “At first, it was a bit disconcerting.” […]

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Tags: Dr. Deborah Rhodes, Dr. Eric Dozois, Dr. Sean Dowdy, Eve Ensler, Humanities in Medicine


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