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Hospice Volunteers Bring Sunshine Through Service to Patients

May 7, 2019

Hospice Volunteers Bring Sunshine Through Service to Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Tom and Pat Purcell felt they had been given a gift when a family member survived a cancer diagnosis. The couple decided to give back by caring for others when they need it most.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Mayo Clinic Hospice Program, volunteers


Mayo Clinic Offers New Hope to Patients With COPD

April 18, 2019

Mayo Clinic Offers New Hope to Patients With COPD

By In the Loop intheloop

Wayne Peterson came to Mayo knowing it may be his last chance to find relief from COPD. What he didn’t know was that he’d be the first in Minnesota to undergo a new, life changing lung procedure.

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Tags: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Care, Dr. Eric Edell, Dr. Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, Emphysema, Interventional Pulmonology, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


New Study is Using AI to Forecast and Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Dogs

April 18, 2019

New Study is Using AI to Forecast and Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Dogs

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo Clinic and Medtronic have developed a device that uses electrodes implanted in the brain to detect oncoming seizures. The first to try out the new system? None other than man’s best friend.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Benjamin Brinkmann, Dr. Gregory Worrell, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic Alumni Magazine


Unique Hospice Volunteer Team Comforts With Presence -- and Fur

April 16, 2019

Unique Hospice Volunteer Team Comforts With Presence — and Fur

By In the Loop intheloop

Jayne Boeding hadn’t planned on becoming a volunteer until life slowed down. But then golden retriever Brady joined her family, and Jayne immediately saw Brady’s pet therapy potential. Jayne Boeding and her golden retriever, Brady, walked to the door of the patient’s room and peered inside. The woman was sleeping. Or appeared to be. Then […]

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Tags: hospice, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, volunteer


Volunteering at Mayo Clinic a Family Affair for Lynn and Siri Olson

April 11, 2019

Volunteering at Mayo Clinic a Family Affair for Lynn and Siri Olson

By In the Loop intheloop

Lynn Olson and her granddaughter Siri have more in common than just a last name. Both are passionate about helping others, and volunteering at Mayo gives them the opportunity to do that.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services, Mayo Clinic Young Volunteers Program


Practice Makes Perfect Inside Mayo Clinic's Simulation Centers

April 11, 2019

Practice Makes Perfect Inside Mayo Clinic’s Simulation Centers

By In the Loop intheloop

From the realistic looking wounds to the high-tech manikins, everything in Mayo’s Simulation Centers is geared toward teaching providers how to help their future patients.

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Tags: Amy Lannen, Anatomage, Dr. Leslie Simon, Dr. Michael Maniaci, J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic News Network


Helping Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Live Longer is Personal For Mayo Clinic Doctor

April 4, 2019

Helping Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Live Longer is Personal For Mayo Clinic Doctor

By In the Loop intheloop

Mark Truty, M.D., knows firsthand how difficult a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is for patients and their families, which is why he’s made it his life’s work to offer hope to those who’ve been told there is none.

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Tags: Advancing the Science, Dr. Mark Truty, Pancreatic Cancer


Stroke Sense: Tips for Keeping Your Body Safe From a Growing Health Concern

March 19, 2019

Stroke Sense: Tips for Keeping Your Body Safe From a Growing Health Concern

By In the Loop intheloop

The death of actor Luke Perry serves as a reminder that strokes happen to people of all ages. Reversing the risk factors that may lead to stroke and knowing the signs and symptoms can be lifesaving.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Robert Brown Jr., stroke


Local Orthodontist Builds 'Johnny Cars' of Hope for Pediatric Heart Patients

March 14, 2019

Local Orthodontist Builds ‘Johnny Cars’ of Hope for Pediatric Heart Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

A Facebook post gave John Lawson the idea to build toy cars for children, but his inspiration comes from his friend Dr. Joseph Dearani’s pediatric patients at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Joseph Dearani, pediatrics


Doctor Designs Garment to Keep You 'COVR'd' During Surgery

March 14, 2019

Doctor Designs Garment to Keep You ‘COVR’d’ During Surgery

By In the Loop intheloop

After years of watching his patients having to deal with awkward fitting garments to stay covered during a procedure, Dr. Bruce Levy and his wife, Heather, designed a better option.

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Tags: COVR Medical, Dr. Bruce Levy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Ventures


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