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June 30th, 2016

Going the Extra 2,027 Miles for Her Patient

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It’s not uncommon for Mayo Clinic staff to go the extra mile for their patients. Michele Maharaj, however, went an extra 2,027 miles last month when she traveled from Mayo’s Florida campus to the Grand Canyon for an “adventure hike” to raise money and awareness for multiple myeloma research. At her patient’s request. Bob McKenna […]

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June 30th, 2016

Camp Oz Lets Grieving Kids Feel Understood, Not Alone

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Around the time Eunhye Choi graduated from high school, a close family member was diagnosed with cancer. Eunhye held out hope that she would survive the diagnosis. “I believed miracles would happen,” says Eunhye, who cared for her family member throughout the illness. When no miracle was forthcoming, Eunhye says she “didn’t know how to […]

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May 17th, 2016

Tips for Dealing With the ‘Weird Things Children Swallow’

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If you’re a parent, this will sound familiar. You take your eyes off of your child for a moment, and when you look back, they have something in their mouth that’s not exactly edible. Yet they swallow it anyway. This, of course, is nothing new. In fact, a recent story in STAT magazine notes that […]

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Tags: Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan, pediatrics


March 3rd, 2016

Teen Whose Arm Was Reattached After Accident Amazed With Care, Recovery

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If you’re looking for someone who can stay calm under pressure, Jerry Verhagen just might be your guy. This past November, while cutting wood at his father’s house, Jerry’s sleeve got caught in the saw blade. The saw severed his arm between the elbow and wrist. Jerry recently told WEAU 13 News that it took […]

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Tags: Dr. Brian Carlsen, Mayo One


March 1st, 2016

New Book, Exhibit Highlight Women Who Helped Shape Mayo Clinic

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What started as a search for historical tidbits for a “Jeopardy-style game” about the role of women in Mayo Clinic’s history turned into something much more once Virginia Wright-Peterson, Ph.D., began looking through Mayo’s archives. “I started reading some of the stories, and I couldn’t believe it that as a local person and someone who […]

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Tags: Dr. Gertrude Granger, Dr. Harriet Preston, Eleanor Fry, History, Matt Dacy, Maud Mellish, Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall, Virginia Wright-Peterson, Women's History Month


January 5th, 2016

New Year’s Resolutions for the Easily Discouraged

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January. The month that for many of us brings distressing post-holiday news from weight scales, guilt-inspired resolutions, new gym memberships, and, by month’s end, a sinking feeling that we’re losing more inertia than pounds. Even though workout plans tell you to start slowly, and diet plans (at least the legitimate ones) tell you not to […]

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Tags: Dr Edward Laskowski, Dr James Levine, Dr. Amit Sood, Kay Yost


November 17th, 2015

The Gift of Life Strengthens Sisters’ Bond

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Lori McMillan Depauw and her sister, Mary McMillan Rivera, see themselves as “complete opposites,” Lori tells WTVO-TV in Rockford, Illinois. But as of last month, they have a little more in common: Lori has one of Mary’s kidneys. According to the station, the two sisters enjoy a “smile over the fact that it was Mary who […]

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Tags: Dr Timucin Taner, Dr. Mikel Prieto, Kidney transplant


November 12th, 2015

Recording Anthony Cook’s Name in the Book of Golden Deeds

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Anthony Cook thought he was providing the entertainment at the Rochester Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds award ceremony on Nov. 4. It’s the type of thing the gifted vocalist often does, volunteering his talents throughout the community. But as he listened to the description of the evening’s honoree, he began to suspect that might not […]

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Tags: Anthony Cook


October 22nd, 2015

Persistence in Finding an Answer Pays Off for Firefighter With Failing Heart

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It started last year around the holidays with a cough, for which 38-year-old Phoenix firefighter David Wipprecht figured he could just take some over-the-counter medicine. But as the New Year approached, his cough was joined by shortness of breath. “It got to the point where I couldn’t really breathe much,” he tells Arizona’s ABC 15-TV. […]

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Tags: Dr Evan Kransdorf, heart transplant


August 4th, 2015

Quote of the day

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“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” Anthony D’Angelo

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