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Flamenco Dance Offers Unique Form of Healing

January 23, 2020

Flamenco Dance Offers Unique Form of Healing

By In the Loop In the Loop

Bonnie Crosby listens to the music, feels it deeply. She raises her left arm, twists her wrist, and is dancing.

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Tags: Carol Graziano, Center for Humanities in Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


'The Beamer Gang': Proton Therapy Patients Form Unique Friendship at Mayo Clinic

January 7, 2020

‘The Beamer Gang’: Proton Therapy Patients Form Unique Friendship at Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop In the Loop

An eclectic group of Mayo patients found themselves woven into a lasting friendship formed by the support they showed one another through treatments for prostate cancer.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Arizona, prostate cancer, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Rick Dunteman


Secret Service Agent With Stage 4 Lung Cancer Runs to Raise Awareness, End Stigma

December 10, 2019

Secret Service Agent With Stage 4 Lung Cancer Runs to Raise Awareness, End Stigma

By In the Loop In the Loop

Rod Wellman, a 46-year-old lifelong athlete and never-smoker, was blindsided by a diagnosis of lung cancer. Thanks to his efforts to raise awareness, others are learning about the disease.

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Tags: Dr. Helen Ross, Dr. Thomas Daniels, Lung Cancer, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


Surprise Party for 85-Year-Old Nurse Who Shows No Signs of Slowing Down (or Retiring)

November 14, 2019

Surprise Party for 85-Year-Old Nurse Who Shows No Signs of Slowing Down (or Retiring)

By In the Loop In the Loop

Donna Alger has been a nurse for more than 60 years, the last 14 in Mayo Clinic’s Pre-Operative Evaluation Clinic. Her colleagues recently helped her celebrate her 85th birthday.

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Tags: Donna Alger, Dr. Richard Gray, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Nursing


Hospital Wedding a Gift to Dying Mom

September 5, 2019

Hospital Wedding a Gift to Dying Mom

By In the Loop In the Loop

Roma Liani hadn’t planned on getting married in the hospital. But then she learned that her beloved mother, Martha, was unlikely to ever leave it.

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Kristina Butler, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Pam Glassley


Are You Healthy Enough to Be a Space Tourist?

July 23, 2019

Are You Healthy Enough to Be a Space Tourist?

By In the Loop In the Loop

As commercial spaceflight inches closer to becoming a reality, Jan Stepanek, M.D., explains the potential hazards and risks that may be associated with space travel.

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Tags: Aerospace Medicine, Dr. Jan Stepanek, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


Hey, Hey: Cardiac Rehab Program Helps Pat Brickhouse Turn Back the Clock on Her Health

July 11, 2019

Hey, Hey: Cardiac Rehab Program Helps Pat Brickhouse Turn Back the Clock on Her Health

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Pat Brickhouse’s upcoming book about her life with legendary Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Brickhouse includes stories of her Mayo Clinic experience.

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


Of Mice and Myeloma: Researchers Unlock Promising New Model in Fight Against Cancer

May 30, 2019

Of Mice and Myeloma: Researchers Unlock Promising New Model in Fight Against Cancer

By In the Loop In the Loop

Researchers can now more accurately predict which multiple myeloma treatments are likely to work in humans after a scientific breakthrough on Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus.

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Tags: Discovery's Edge, Dr. Leif Bergsagel, Dr. Marta Chesi, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, multiple myeloma


Former Mayo Patient 'Breaking Bread' From Coast to Coast In the Name of Helping Others

May 21, 2019

Former Mayo Patient ‘Breaking Bread’ From Coast to Coast In the Name of Helping Others

By In the Loop In the Loop

Despite having a leg amputated as a result of an injury in Afghanistan, Army Special Forces member Jarrid Collins is determined to live life on his own terms, which means connecting with and serving others.

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Tags: Amputation, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, surgery


Doctor Becomes Dancer to Raise Funds for Patients

April 23, 2019

Doctor Becomes Dancer to Raise Funds for Patients

By In the Loop In the Loop

By day, Dr. Harini Chakkera is a transplant nephrologist and chair of the Division of Nephrology at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus. But by night — for one night and a good cause, at least — she was a dancer.

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Tags: Dancing with the Stars Arizona, Division of Nephrology, Dr. Harini Chakkera, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


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