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November 10, 2016

Harmonica Lessons Just What the Doctor Ordered for Patients With Lung Conditions

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

It’s been called a harp, a Mississippi saxophone, and (Cory’s favorite) a tin sandwich. And lately, the harmonica has been getting called something else: good medicine. As The Wall Street Journal reports, harmonica classes are popping up in rehabilitation programs for patients with lung conditions or breathing difficulties. It turns out that playing the harmonica […]

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Tags: Dr. Cesar Keller, Harmonica, Lung Transplant, Pulmonary Rehabilitation


August 11, 2016

Transplant Patient Takes Home Gold (and Three Silvers) in the Transplant Games

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Although the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro continue, Mayo Clinic lung transplant patient Curtis Higgons is already back home in Jacksonville polishing his medals. Granted, he didn’t get them in Rio, but he did earn them during a competition that’s also a pretty big deal: The 2016 Transplant Games of America. “They’re […]

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Tags: Lung Transplant


October 15, 2015

Happy Birthday, From Your Friends in the ICU

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Austin Kemp got a new lease on life on Aug. 6, when he received a new set of lungs in a transplant surgery at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. It had been a long journey for the soon-to-be 22-year-old. And it looked like complications would make it a little longer, keeping him in the ICU and […]

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Tags: Kelly Johnson, Lung Transplant


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