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Ambulance From Mayo Clinic Finds New Life in Haiti

November 7, 2019

Ambulance From Mayo Clinic Finds New Life in Haiti

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Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service’s recent donation will arrive in Carrefour, Haiti, next month after Chris Hedlund, an emergency medical technician, went the extra mile to make it happen.

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Tags: Chris Hedlund, Matt Will, Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Nurse Brings Hogwarts to Mayo Clinic To Cast a Fall Prevention Spell

October 31, 2019

Nurse Brings Hogwarts to Mayo Clinic To Cast a Fall Prevention Spell

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Megan VanDeVoorde, a nurse a Mayo Clinic, used her knowledge of all things Harry Potter as a way to inspire her organ transplant colleagues during the recent Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Megan VanDeVoorde, Safety


Two Years After Stroke, Justin Lanners Wins Age Group in Half-Marathon Walk

October 10, 2019

Two Years After Stroke, Justin Lanners Wins Age Group in Half-Marathon Walk

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Justin Lanners remembers the exact day of his stroke. “April 18, 2017,” he says. “It was a Tuesday.” That day, Justin awoke at 5 a.m. with what he describes as a “weird buzzing noise” in his right ear. Still half-awake, Justin tuned out the buzzing as he made his way to an upstairs bathroom. “I […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Saint Marys Hospital, stroke


'Barb's Beanies' Help Cover Cancer Patients in Love and Support

October 8, 2019

‘Barb’s Beanies’ Help Cover Cancer Patients in Love and Support

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Mother-daughter duo Dani and Aleia Johnson originally created their unique head scarves for their mom/grandma, Barb Fisher. The scarves now are part of a care kit for others battling ovarian cancer.

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Tags: Chemotherapy, CT scan, Dani Johnson, Healthy Living Program, Hope Lodge, Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Ovarian Cancer, Ronald McDonald House


October 1, 2019

News Story Prompts Jan Germundson to Donate Kidney to Young Boy

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A newspaper story about 12-year-old Ashton Hanson and his need for a kidney caught the eye of Jan Germundson, who then stepped in to give Ashton the gift of life.

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Kidney transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


Patient Pens 'Prayer for Successful Surgery' for All at Mayo Clinic

September 19, 2019

Patient Pens ‘Prayer for Successful Surgery’ for All at Mayo Clinic

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On the eve of surgery to fix a pinched nerve,  Father Eugene Doyle composed a prayer for all those at Mayo Clinic who would be caring for him the following morning.

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Tags: Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Using Artificial Intelligence to Intelligently Determine Physiological Age

September 17, 2019

Using Artificial Intelligence to Intelligently Determine Physiological Age

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A team of researchers at Mayo Clinic is investigating whether artificial intelligence-enabled EKGs can gauge a person’s “physiological” age, which may help providers identify those in need of care.

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Tags: artificial intelligence, atrial fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Paul Friedman, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Young Mayo Patient Joins Rochester Police Department

September 10, 2019

Young Mayo Patient Joins Rochester Police Department

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Stephanie Kenning’s 8-year-old son, Coltin, was given the star treatment by the Rochester Police Department after his mom contacted them hoping to take his mind off of his health issues.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayor Kim Norton, pediatrics, Rochester Police Department, surgery


Childhood Experience Inspires Career in Child Life

September 10, 2019

Childhood Experience Inspires Career in Child Life

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A friend’s cancer diagnosis inspired Carli Tourdot’s career path at Mayo, where she worked alongside her father, a urologist, to improve the surgical experience for Mayo’s youngest patients.

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Tags: Carli Tourdot, Child Life Specialist, Dr. Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Stephen Kramer, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Cancer Patient Flash-Mobs Her Way Out of Chemo

August 29, 2019

Cancer Patient Flash-Mobs Her Way Out of Chemo

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Jean Hastings had always wanted to be a part of a flash mob, and finishing chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic seemed like just the right time to make it happen.

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


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