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Baby, Baby -- Sisters Give Birth the Same Day in the Same Hospital

April 2, 2019

Baby, Baby — Sisters Give Birth the Same Day in the Same Hospital

By In the Loop In the Loop

It’s not unusual for sisters to have a lot in common. Nadean Thoms and Jennifer Ignaszewski are no exception, though the most recent example isn’t something anyone could have predicted.

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Tags: Dr. Heidi Gaston, Mayo Clinic Health System


Mayo Chef Finds Her Niche by Throwing Down for Health, and Charity

February 28, 2019

Mayo Chef Finds Her Niche by Throwing Down for Health, and Charity

By In the Loop In the Loop

  As a hospital chef, Kristine Wolner works hard to make food healthy and flavorful for Mayo patients. Her culinary skills resulted in two top awards at a recent Foodie Throwdown competition.

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Tags: Food Services, Kristine Wolner, Mayo Clinic Health System, Morrison Healthcare


Mayo Psychologist Writes About Life as Athlete, Cancer Patient

January 25, 2018

Mayo Psychologist Writes About Life as Athlete, Cancer Patient

By In the Loop In the Loop

Dr. Dave Asp, an Ironman and longtime cross country skiing competitor, recently took on a new role as author, writing about his “athletic adventures” and “personal uncertainties” while undergoing cancer treatments.

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Tags: Dr. David Asp, Dr. Svetomir Markovic, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Melanoma Research Program, Melanoma


April 11, 2017

Handmade Rosaries Give Patients Comfort, Support in Times of Need

By In the Loop In the Loop

Several years ago, Agnes Feidt was with a group of friends when one of them proudly displayed a new rosary. “We all commented on it and asked her where she got it,” Agnes tells us. “She said she’d taken some beads from a necklace and used those to make the rosary.” That inspired Agnes to […]

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Tags: Jennifer Larson LaRue, Mayo Clinic Health System, Mitzie Feidt


March 30, 2017

Katharine’s Wish Gives Comforting Gift to Other Patients

By In the Loop In the Loop

Nine years ago, during a “dream family vacation” at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, 9-year-old Katharine Rhoten (or “Katie,” as she likes to be called) became so ill she had to be rushed to a local hospital. “She was in shock, and my husband and I were in shock,” Katie’s mom, Kristin Everett, tells […]

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Tags: diabetes, Kristin Everett, Mayo Clinic Health System, Stacy Hein


March 21, 2017

New Procedure Helps Keep Wisconsin Man Young at Heart

By In the Loop In the Loop

In just a few years, Charles Kaeding will celebrate his 90th birthday. But that doesn’t mean he’s ready to slow down. In fact, quite the opposite. The 87-year-old Augusta, Wisconsin, resident and lifelong farmer still shovels snow, picks up “heavy items,” and “enjoys helping his son on the farm,” he recently told the Eau Claire, […]

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Tags: Aortic stenosis, Dr. Robert Wiechmann, Dr. Vien Le, Mayo Clinic Health System, Transcatheter aortic valve replacement


March 9, 2017

House Call Makes a Comeback With Help From Community Paramedics

By In the Loop In the Loop

Mike DiPasquale is grateful, to say the least, for the return of the house call in his neck of the woods. He recently underwent a “rare, risky operation in which doctors performed a complete reconstruction of his hip and part of his pelvis,” the Barron News-Shield reports. The procedure left Mike confined to a wheelchair […]

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Tags: Gold Cross, Justin Bowe, Marlene Dirkes, Mayo Clinic Health System


January 31, 2017

After Transplant, a Gift From the Heart Honors Mother’s Lost Son

By In the Loop In the Loop

Nick Pollino never met a stranger. In his eyes, everyone was a friend. “Nick saw only the good,” Debbie Pollino says of her only child, who passed away in January 2014. “He was a free spirit. He loved the outdoors. He was a genuinely happy person.” He was also a registered organ donor, something he […]

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Tags: cardiology, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Health System


January 12, 2017

Family Helped by Pet Therapy Gives Back by Getting Some Fur in the Game

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Cindi Thurston’s first encounter with a therapy dog may have come under unfortunate circumstances, but the imprint it left would change her life for the better. In a column for Wisconsin’s Dunn County News, Cindi writes that first meeting took place while her then 10-year-old daughter was hospitalized with a serious medical condition. “We were […]

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Tags: Cindi Thurston, Mayo Clinic Health System, Therapy Dogs


January 12, 2017

Doctor’s Essays on Living (and Dying) Well Get New Life

By In the Loop In the Loop

Dave Eitrheim, M.D., wouldn’t let dying stop him from living. After Dr. Eitrheim, a longtime physician at Mayo Clinic Health System — Red Cedar in Menomonie, Wisconsin, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he continued to do what he’d always done. As we wrote previously, that included running marathons and ultramarathons, which had always been an […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. David Eitrheim, Mayo Clinic Health System


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