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Reunion at Mayowood Offers Glimpse Into Mayo History

December 14th, 2017

Reunion at Mayowood Offers Glimpse Into Mayo History

By In the Loop intheloop

The story begins, like so many stories from Lyle Lieder, with a car. It was 1943 and Lyle, then a senior at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, was standing on the side of the road, thumbing a ride to see his fiancée, Betty, in nearby Waseca. He visited her each Wednesday, and “hitchhiked every […]

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Tags: Heritage Days, Mayowood


Illustrating the Art and Science of Sleep and Dreams

December 7th, 2017

Illustrating the Art and Science of Sleep and Dreams

By In the Loop intheloop

The first Mayo Clinic Sleep and Stroke Conference included a unique element: an art exhibit designed to encourage new ways of thinking.

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Tags: Center for Sleep Medicine, Dr. Melissa Lipford, Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler


In the Wake of Hurricane Maria, Mayo Clinic Clinical Trials Carry On in Puerto Rico

November 14th, 2017

In the Wake of Hurricane Maria, Mayo Clinic Clinical Trials Carry On in Puerto Rico

By In the Loop intheloop

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Dr. Paul Limburg and others at Mayo expected the medical research being done there to take a backseat to recovery efforts. But that hasn’t been the case.

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Tags: Dr. Paul Limburg, Mayo Clinic's Cancer Prevention Network


January 26th, 2017

Exercise Tips for Those With Little Time and Energy to Work Out

By In the Loop intheloop

Exercise procrastinators take heart. A new study suggests “people who cram all their exercise into one or two sessions at the weekend benefit nearly as much as those who work out more frequently,” according to The Guardian. The findings from said study, conducted by researchers at England’s Loughborough University, “will reassure people who find it […]

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Tags: Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle


January 17th, 2017

On the Road Again: Historic Ambulance Heads South to Arizona

By In the Loop intheloop

Even in its early days, Mayo Clinic leaders sought the latest and greatest technology and tools to help patients. That includes the most up-to-date medical transportation. In the late 1800s, the fastest way to transport patients was, as you can imagine, quite a bit different than it is today. But at Bellevue Hospital in New […]

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Tags: Dr. William Worrall Mayo, Matt Dacy, Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall, Sharon Erdman, Todd Brown


December 27th, 2016

Sixteen Favorite Stories of 2016

By In the Loop intheloop

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 real work. (Especially when we use the same clever packaging year after […]

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Tags: 2016, Patient Stories, Staff Stories, Top Stories


December 22nd, 2016

Mayo Clinic Medical Transport Adds Specialized Plane to Its Fleet

By In the Loop intheloop

While a certain red sled usually owns the flight-related headlines this month, Santa’s sleigh isn’t the only one getting press this December. Several news outlets, it seems, are reporting on another vehicle taking flight. But instead of delivering toys to good girls and boys, the new Mayo One airplane delivers patients in need of immediate, […]

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Tags: Dr. Scott Zietlow, Lisa Jelinek, Mayo Clinic Medical Transport, Mayo One, Thomas Grandouiller


November 10th, 2016

‘Side Effects’ Play Examines What it Means to Be a Doctor in America

By In the Loop intheloop

As he crisscrossed the country for four years to promote and perform his one-man play, Mercy Killers, for health care advocacy groups, playwright Michael Milligan often found himself spending quality time with health care providers — but not because he was ill. “To keep costs low, local organizers would house me and drive me around,” he […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine, Michael Milligan, Theater


October 13th, 2016

A Wing and a Prayer: Sister Generose and Mayo Medical Transport

By In the Loop intheloop

As many Minnesota readers know, Mayo Clinic recently lost a beloved member of the family. Sister Generose Gervais, long-time administrator of Saint Marys Hospital, passed away peacefully at the hospital where she lived, worked and served for many of her 97 years. She’ll be remembered for her leadership and dedication, for perpetuating the Franciscan legacy, […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Farnell, Glenn Lyden, Mayo Medical Transport, Mayo One, Sister Generose Gervais


September 13th, 2016

Parents of Heart Transplant Recipient Send Donor ‘Gift of Love and Light’

By In the Loop intheloop

In May, Aria Grams turned 2. But today, Sept. 13, her family is celebrating a second birthday of sorts. That’s because it’s the one-year anniversary of Aria’s life-saving heart transplant, thanks to a generous gift from another 2-year-old. And tonight, the Grams family will host an event they’re calling Lanterns to Heaven “to show our […]

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, ECMO, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, pediatrics


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