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After Diabetes Diagnosis, Patient and Dietitian Team Up for Transformation

January 22, 2019

After Diabetes Diagnosis, Patient and Dietitian Team Up for Transformation

By In the Loop In the Loop

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes made Dale Sanchez realize he needed to make some changes. Two years later, with the help of his Mayo dietitian, he’s half the man he used to be.

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Tags: Emily Schmidt, Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Type 2 diabetes


Paired Kidney Exchange Gives Mayo Staffer New Appreciation for Her Work

October 2, 2018

Paired Kidney Exchange Gives Mayo Staffer New Appreciation for Her Work

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Surgical assistant Linda Altermatt was used to being in the operating room, but being the patient was another experience entirely. It’s an experience she says will guide her work in the future.

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Tags: Dr. Julie Heimbach, Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Paired Kidney Donation Program


November 1, 2016

Hope That She Will No Longer Have to Hide From the Sun

By In the Loop In the Loop

Monica Fleegel was an infant when her parents realized she was “allergic” to the sun. At least that’s what they were told was causing the severe reactions she had after being in the sun for even a few minutes. Doctors diagnosed “sun allergies,” and Monica spent most of her time indoors. At home, that meant […]

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Tags: Dermatology, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Monica Fleegel


October 6, 2016

Cuddle Cot Gives Grieving Parents the Gift of Time

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Delivery rooms are usually noisy places, filled with the cries of newborns and the happy sounds of families welcoming a new arrival. But for the more than 23,000 families who experience stillbirth each year, there are no first cries or celebrations. Only silence. “It’s heart-wrenching for everyone,” says Amanda Forman, nurse manager for The Baby […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea


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