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Volunteers Create Distraction Pads to Help Keep Patients Busy and Safe

July 31, 2018

Volunteers Create Distraction Pads to Help Keep Patients Busy and Safe

By In the Loop intheloop

Since 2016, volunteers in the Mayo handicrafters group have been creating distraction pads and other items that help reduce anxiety and agitation in patients.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Lorina Welper, Mary (Lisa) Brink, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services


Choir Gives Resounding Voices to Those Affected by Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease

July 26, 2018

Choir Gives Resounding Voices to Those Affected by Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease

By In the Loop intheloop

Homes and communities can feel foreign and lonely for those living with dementia. Mayo’s Angela Lunde is part of a group working to change that through music. 

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Angela Lunde, Dementia, Department of Neurology


Tori and Nick Foles: From Super Bowl to Passing POTS Awareness

July 10, 2018

Tori and Nick Foles: From Super Bowl to Passing POTS Awareness

By In the Loop intheloop

When Nick Foles isn’t winning Super Bowl MVP trophies, he’s helping his wife, Tori, raise awareness for POTS, a mysterious but increasingly common autonomic nervous system disorder.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr Brent Goodman, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome


New Treatment Helps Chris White Find New Life, Seizure-Free

June 19, 2018

New Treatment Helps Chris White Find New Life, Seizure-Free

By In the Loop intheloop

Chris White had dealt with epileptic seizures since birth and feared he would never experience the parts of life many of us take for granted. That changed after he came to Mayo Clinic.  

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Tags: deep brain stimulation, Department of Neurology, Dr. Gregory Worrell, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, Dr. Matt Stead, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, neurosurgery, pediatrics


Twin Sisters Share a Diagnosis — Tay-Sachs Disease — and a Desire to Make a Difference

January 30, 2018

Twin Sisters Share a Diagnosis — Tay-Sachs Disease — and a Desire to Make a Difference

By In the Loop intheloop

Katie and Allie Buryk lived with strange symptoms for years before learning they had Tay-Sachs disease. Now, the young women are devoted to raising awareness of the disease, and finding a cure.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Marc Patterson, Individualized Medicine, Tay-Sachs disease


Troubling Medical Mystery Solved After Years of Painful Symptoms

December 12, 2017

Troubling Medical Mystery Solved After Years of Painful Symptoms

By In the Loop intheloop

Before coming to Mayo Clinic, Colin McEwen spent years living with intense pain, and without a diagnosis. That began to change with the help of neurologist Sarah Berini, M.D.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Sarah Berini, porphyria


February 23, 2017

Back to Normal After Frightening Bout With Encephalitis

By In the Loop intheloop

Three years ago, Christa Thesing suddenly began hallucinating and found herself unable to sleep. Her frightening symptoms baffled doctors near her home in Andover, Minnesota. Doctors initially suspected bipolar disorder, but then Christa’s condition worsened. She became confused and began losing the ability to walk, talk and eat.

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Michel Toledano, Encephalitis


June 26, 2014

Building hope and healing

By In the Loop intheloop

The director of their residency program, Lyell Jones, M.D., challenged Mayo’s neurology residents to find ways (outside of the hospital) to make an impact in the community by doing things to “give back.” Narayan Kissoon, M.D., and his fellow neurology residents happily responded. They donated their time to projects like providing food to those in need […]

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Tags: Department of Neurology, Dr. Lyell Jones, Dr. Narayan Kissoon, Habitat for Humanity


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