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March 12, 2015

Kicking It With Ty Wiberg – Teen Born With Spina Bifida Gets His Black Belt

By In the Loop intheloop

Getting your black belt in karate is a big milestone. For Ty Wiberg, age 13, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, reaching that goal with his mom by his side was an especially big deal. Born with spina bifida, he wasn’t expected to be able to walk, much less pull off a mawashi-geri. And while Ty might […]

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Tags: Dr. Jane Byrd, Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic Health System, Spina Bifida


February 26, 2015

Fit for the Fight Against Dementia

By In the Loop intheloop

The Birkebeiner cross-country ski race in Hayward, Wisconsin, is one that Kurt “Charlie” Steil has skied many times (24, in fact). He even finished in the top 20 in 1988, earning him recognition as his local newspaper’s Male Athlete of the Year. This year, however, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, resident pinned the phone numbers of […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Birkebeiner, Dr. David Knopman, Eau Claire, Mild Cognitive Impairment


December 23, 2014

The Sounds of a Thankful Heart

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Read time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds The past year has been a difficult one for young Olivia Craker. She was diagnosed at just 12 years of age with supraventricular tachycardia — a condition that caused her heart to unexpectedly race at speeds of more than 200 beats per minute. That meant she and her family […]

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Tags: ablation, Dr. Bryan Cannon, Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic Health System, Supraventricular tachycardia


December 11, 2014

A Priceless Gift to Parents Who Lose a Baby

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Read time: 2 minutes They say a photo is worth a thousand words. Jan Favret knows it can be worth much more. A cardiology nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Favret is also a professional photographer and a volunteer with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. The nonprofit organization provides […]

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Tags: Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic Health System


July 24, 2014

Behind the scenes with Gold Cross at Country Jam

By In the Loop intheloop

What happens when 90,000-some country music fans descend on Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to show their love and appreciation for country stars like Jake Owen, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry, and others? Why, Country Jam, of course — “Wisconsin’s premier country music festival.” Behind the scenes, lots of folks are working to ensure those […]

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Tags: Eau Claire, Glenn Lyden, Gold Cross, Tom Fennell


July 1, 2014

An (almost) complete guide to grilling and fireworks safety

By In the Loop intheloop

In three days, folks from sea to shining sea will celebrate the birth of our nation with equally glorious displays of fireworks and grilling. And while it may be tempting to go all out with both, doing so can pose some pretty serious risks — to both your personal safety and your digestive system. And […]

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Tags: Diane Dressel, Dietitian, Eau Claire, Jennifer K. Nelson, Katherine Zeratsky, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic News Network


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