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Flamenco Dance Offers Unique Form of Healing

January 23, 2020

Flamenco Dance Offers Unique Form of Healing

By In the Loop In the Loop

Bonnie Crosby listens to the music, feels it deeply. She raises her left arm, twists her wrist, and is dancing.

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Tags: Carol Graziano, Center for Humanities in Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


After Heart Surgery, Man Runs 50 Marathons in 50 States

January 21, 2020

After Heart Surgery, Man Runs 50 Marathons in 50 States

By In the Loop In the Loop

Jeff Jensen was training for his first marathon when his doctor discovered a heart murmur that led to surgery to replace a valve. A year later he was able to run the 26.2 mile race, and hasn’t stopped since.

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Tags: Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Mark Brumm, Jeff Jensen, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse


'Bioethics at the Cinema' Event Features Double Lung Transplant Patient

January 21, 2020

‘Bioethics at the Cinema’ Event Features Double Lung Transplant Patient

By In the Loop In the Loop

Jennifer Ronnenberg, a double lung transplant patient, along with her husband, Rob, and Mayo experts will participate in a panel discussion following a showing of the movie “Five Feet Apart.” 

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Tags: Cystic Fibrosis, Dr. Karen Meagher, Jessica Balcom, Lung Transplant, Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Kristen Dahlgren Reported on Rare Cancer Symptoms -- Then Discovered Her Own

January 14, 2020

Kristen Dahlgren Reported on Rare Cancer Symptoms — Then Discovered Her Own

By In the Loop In the Loop

When NBC News correspondent Kristen Dahlgren came to Mayo Clinic to report on a new study, she thought it was just another routine assignment. Three years later, she credits it with saving her life.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Breast Clinic, Dr. Deborah Rhodes, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


'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


Family Honors Son by Sharing Meals With Others

January 7, 2020

Family Honors Son by Sharing Meals With Others

By In the Loop In the Loop

In the year since they lost their son Caleb to leukemia, Jeff and Tori Ulrichs and their son, Keegan, have begun honoring Caleb’s memory by providing meals for families whose children receive care at Mayo.

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Tags: Leukemia, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


'The Beamer Gang': Proton Therapy Patients Form Unique Friendship at Mayo Clinic

January 7, 2020

‘The Beamer Gang’: Proton Therapy Patients Form Unique Friendship at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop In the Loop

An eclectic group of Mayo patients found themselves woven into a lasting friendship formed by the support they showed one another through treatments for prostate cancer.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Arizona, prostate cancer, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Rick Dunteman


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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Mayo Staff Channel the Clauses to Bring Holidays to the Hospital

December 24, 2019

Mayo Staff Channel the Clauses to Bring Holidays to the Hospital

By In the Loop In the Loop

Ever wonder how Santa knows where to find all the good girls and boys who end up in the hospital at Christmastime? Turns out, he has an advance team: Mrs. Claus. The missus — also known as retired Child Life Specialist Jane Heser — stopped by Mayo Clinic Children’s Center earlier this month and did […]

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Tags: Bob Smith, Dave Cahill, Jane Heser, Mary McCoy, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Paula Wagner, Tara Lodermeier


Snowflake Station Turns Playroom Into Toy Store for Parents of Hospitalized Kids

December 19, 2019

Snowflake Station Turns Playroom Into Toy Store for Parents of Hospitalized Kids

By In the Loop In the Loop

Spending the holidays in the hospital isn’t on anyone’s wish list, which is why Mayo Clinic and the Rochester community team up to bring extra cheer to families during December.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Medulloblastoma


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