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After Heart Surgery, Man Runs 50 Marathons in 50 States

January 21, 2020

After Heart Surgery, Man Runs 50 Marathons in 50 States

By In the Loop In the Loop

Jeff Jensen was training for his first marathon when his doctor discovered a heart murmur that led to surgery to replace a valve. A year later he was able to run the 26.2 mile race, and hasn’t stopped since.

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Tags: Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Mark Brumm, Jeff Jensen, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse


Patient and Provider Form Unique Bond in Fight Against MS

December 5, 2019

Patient and Provider Form Unique Bond in Fight Against MS

By In the Loop In the Loop

As a new physical therapist, Annie Stoecklein’s first patient with MS was Carl Hohman. Seven years later, the two continue to work together, supporting each other through life’s ups and downs.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, multiple sclerosis, Physical Therapy


Lost and Found: Helping a Patient's Spouse Return a Borrowed Wheelchair

November 26, 2019

Lost and Found: Helping a Patient’s Spouse Return a Borrowed Wheelchair

By In the Loop In the Loop

After listening to a patient’s husband explain how a wheelchair he had borrowed went missing, Paul Albrecht gave the man one of his business cards — and a promise to help.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Model of Care, Paul Albrecht, Shirley Spreeman


Nurse Makes Chicago-Style Hot Dog for Dying Patient

May 30, 2019

Nurse Makes Chicago-Style Hot Dog for Dying Patient

By In the Loop In the Loop

Brittany Burnham, a nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare, knew her patient didn’t have much time left, so she took it upon herself to create a meal he’d been craving.

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Tags: DAISY Award, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Nursing


Meet Luna: The Newest (Four-Legged) Member of the Mayo Team in La Crosse

December 18, 2018

Meet Luna: The Newest (Four-Legged) Member of the Mayo Team in La Crosse

By In the Loop In the Loop

One of the newest members of the Rehab Services team at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Luna the facility dog, is already a big hit with her patients.

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Tags: Canine Companions for Independence, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Son's Rare Genetic Disease Brings out the Best in Marlis O'Brien

October 4, 2018

Son’s Rare Genetic Disease Brings out the Best in Marlis O’Brien

By In the Loop In the Loop

Marlis O’Brien relied on numerous organizations for guidance after her young son was diagnosed with a rare disease. That experience inspired her to volunteer and be there for others who need help.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Pediatric Neurology, pediatric neurotransmitter deficiency


Sunshine and Screen Time: Managing Your Child's Media Use This Summer

June 14, 2018

Sunshine and Screen Time: Managing Your Child’s Media Use This Summer

By In the Loop In the Loop

Summer break has begun for most students, which means new (or no) routines. Unfortunately, many kids are spending a bit too much of their newfound free time staring at a screen.

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Tags: behavioral health, Dr Angela Mattke, Dr. Chelsea Ale, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, pediatrics


Breast Cancer Survivor Named Ambassador for Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival

April 19, 2018

Breast Cancer Survivor Named Ambassador for Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival

By In the Loop In the Loop

Debbie Koenig first tried dragon boating as part of a wellness overhaul, but it didn’t take long for her to become a regular. This year, she’s the ambassador for the sport’s Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival.

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Tags: Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival, Breast Cancer, Debbie Koenig, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse


Sister Steps Up to Save Brother's Life

March 15, 2018

Sister Steps Up to Save Brother’s Life

By In the Loop In the Loop

A baseball accident is what landed Jake Knutson in the emergency department. But then doctors discovered something else: Jake’s kidneys were failing, and he would need a transplant to survive.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Dr. Patrick Dean, kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Daughter's Diagnosis Gives Mom a Life-Changing Mission

January 25, 2018

Daughter’s Diagnosis Gives Mom a Life-Changing Mission

By In the Loop In the Loop

When their daughter was born with congenital heart defects, Megan and Brent Ustby were comforted by families going through the same thing. Now, Megan is using her experiences to help others.

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Tags: cardiothoracic surgery, Congenital Heart Defect, Dr. Jennifer Brumm, Dr. Sameh Said, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


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