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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

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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

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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


Patient Becomes Advocate and Teaches Doctors About Heart Attacks

February 12, 2019

Patient Becomes Advocate and Teaches Doctors About Heart Attacks

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At 38, Katherine Leon wasn’t supposed to have a heart attack, which is why it was first overlooked. Sharing her story with doctors shed light on a type of heart attack that was once virtually unknown.

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Tags: Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic News Network, Spontaneous coronary artery dissection


Rochester International Airport: Mayo Clinic's High-Flying Partner in Caring for Patients

February 12, 2019

Rochester International Airport: Mayo Clinic’s High-Flying Partner in Caring for Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Every day, thousands of pounds of cargo are flown into Rochester International Airport, which plays a vital role in timely diagnoses and treatments for patients around the world.

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Tags: Dr. Andrew Paulsen, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Rochester International Airport


Piper, the Therapy Dog With Three Legs and a Nose for Healing

January 10, 2019

Piper, the Therapy Dog With Three Legs and a Nose for Healing

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Polly Spenle had been researching what it would take for her pup Piper to become a therapy dog when a car accident left Piper injured. But even an amputation couldn’t keep Piper from her purpose.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Polly Spenle, Therapy Dogs


Meet Luna: The Newest (Four-Legged) Member of the Mayo Team in La Crosse

December 18, 2018

Meet Luna: The Newest (Four-Legged) Member of the Mayo Team in La Crosse

By In the Loop intheloop

One of the newest members of the Rehab Services team at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Luna the facility dog, is already a big hit with her patients.

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Tags: Canine Companions for Independence, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Dashing Through the Snow: Vintage Sleigh Display Comes to Mayo Clinic

December 13, 2018

Dashing Through the Snow: Vintage Sleigh Display Comes to Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop intheloop

Years ago a one-horse open sleigh was the preferred method of transportation in winter. A new exhibit features, among other historical tidbits on frontier medicine, a story of a sleigh ride gone awry for Dr. W.W. Mayo.

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Tags: Heritage Days, Matt Dacy, Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Sleep Specialist Helps ID Clear Signs of Sleep Trouble

November 29, 2018

Sleep Specialist Helps ID Clear Signs of Sleep Trouble

By In the Loop intheloop

Most of us don’t get as much sleep as we should. But how do you know when a lack of sleep becomes a problem that needs medical intervention?

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Tags: Center for Sleep Medicine, Dr. Michael Silber, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, REM sleep behavior disorder, Restless Legs Syndrome


Real Life Superheroes Team up in Battle of the Badges

November 20, 2018

Real Life Superheroes Team up in Battle of the Badges

By In the Loop intheloop

A friendly competition among first responders that runs through December is all for a good cause: blood donation, which is especially important this time of year.

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Tags: Gold Cross, Kate Arms, Kevin Torgerson, Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, Rochester Police Department


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