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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

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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

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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 intheloop

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

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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

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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

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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


Two La Crosse Rowers Heading to China With Dragon Boat Team USA

August 31, 2017

Two La Crosse Rowers Heading to China With Dragon Boat Team USA

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Co-workers Lori Freit-Hammes and Sue Karpinski haven’t always been rowing enthusiasts. But since taking up dragon boat racing, the two haven’t looked back. Both will participate in the sport’s world championships in September.

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Tags: Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival, Lori Freit-Hammes, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Sue Karpinski


Mother's Career Move Inspires Daughter to Pursue Nursing

June 6, 2017

Mother’s Career Move Inspires Daughter to Pursue Nursing

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As a young girl, Taylar Olson watched her mother go through nursing school while raising five kids. Taylar soon found herself following in her mother’s footsteps. 

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Nursing, Patricia Olson, Taylar Olson


New 'Worm Mobile' Helping Mayo Clinic Improve Its Food Waste Management

April 27, 2017

New ‘Worm Mobile’ Helping Mayo Clinic Improve Its Food Waste Management

By In the Loop intheloop

The Vermicomposting Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse got a big boost recently when Honda Motorwerks donated a Worm Mobile to use for its composting program. 

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Vermicomposting


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