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Staff "Flock" to Help Colleague's Grandson in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant

December 12th, 2017

Staff “Flock” to Help Colleague’s Grandson in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant

By In the Loop intheloop

Somewhere in the Baldwin Building on Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus, a flock of pink flamingos is on the move. Where they’ll end up next has become a hot topic among staff in Employee and Community Health. “Everyone wants to know who has been ‘flocked’ and who did the flocking,” says Sherri Just, a nurse on […]

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Tags: Aplastic Anemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Troubling Medical Mystery Solved After Years of Painful Symptoms

December 12th, 2017

Troubling Medical Mystery Solved After Years of Painful Symptoms

By In the Loop intheloop

Colin McEwen was living a medical nightmare. Just 30 years old, he was suffering with “debilitating spells of excruciating abdominal pain,” weakness, insomnia, seizures and mounting anxiety that sent him to the hospital several times each month, according to a recent article in Stat.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Sarah Berini, porphyria


After Title Victory, High School Football Team Surprises Young Cancer Patient

December 7th, 2017

After Title Victory, High School Football Team Surprises Young Cancer Patient

By In the Loop intheloop

Seven-year-old Josiah Schroeder would have loved to watch his school’s football team win the state championship in person, but since cancer had prevented that, the team (and the game football) came to him.

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Tags: Leukemia, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus


Young, Healthy and a Stroke Survivor

November 30th, 2017

Young, Healthy and a Stroke Survivor

By In the Loop intheloop

Sherry Pinkstaff was young, healthy and completely blindsided by a stroke. She credits her recovery to quick thinking by her husband and expert care at Mayo Clinic’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. 

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. Benjamin Brown, Mayo Clinic in Florida, stroke


Candlelit, Baseball-Themed Meal Breaks Up Patient's Long Hospital Stay

November 30th, 2017

Candlelit, Baseball-Themed Meal Breaks Up Patient’s Long Hospital Stay

By In the Loop intheloop

The patient was growing more frustrated by the day. Complications kept him confined to a hospital room. His care team stepped up to the plate in a big way.  

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Tags: Food Services, Nutrition


Now Seizure-Free, Mayo Staffer Shares His Epilepsy Story

November 28th, 2017

Now Seizure-Free, Mayo Staffer Shares His Epilepsy Story

By In the Loop intheloop

Matt Derechin was diagnosed with epilepsy at 19. The seizures that accompany the disorder have often disrupted his life, but a new treatment plan has kept him seizure-free for five years.

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Tags: Dr. William Tatum, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Neurology


'A Serenade to What Human Beings Can Accomplish'

November 28th, 2017

‘A Serenade to What Human Beings Can Accomplish’

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Joanne Jackson Yelenik first came to Mayo Clinic in 1995. She’s returned again and again from her home in Israel, and tells us it’s the caring as much as the care that brings her back.

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Tags: Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, volunteers


Transplant Family's Holiday Toy Drive a Gift From the Heart

November 21st, 2017

Transplant Family’s Holiday Toy Drive a Gift From the Heart

By In the Loop intheloop

Linsey Rippy has seen firsthand how a new toy can give a hurting child a moment of happiness — and give a hurting parent hope. So each year, she organizes a holiday toy drive to bring both to Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, Dr Jonathan Johnson, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program


Her Fight Over, Pam Roe Wants to Give Back to Other Breast Cancer Patients

November 16th, 2017

Her Fight Over, Pam Roe Wants to Give Back to Other Breast Cancer Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

One year ago, Pam Roe had life right where she wanted it. But after being diagnosed with breast cancer and enduring months of treatment, she’s now on a new mission — to give back.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, invasive lobular carcinoma, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Proton Beam Therapy


Angel Gowns Turn Bridal Gowns Into Priceless Gifts for Infants and Their Families

November 9th, 2017

Angel Gowns Turn Bridal Gowns Into Priceless Gifts for Infants and Their Families

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo nurses put their hearts into making beautiful dresses they hope no one will ever wear.

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Tags: Kelsey Chesney, Lynn Gaber, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, neonatal intensive care unit, volunteers


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