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Using Artificial Intelligence to Intelligently Determine Physiological Age

September 17, 2019

Using Artificial Intelligence to Intelligently Determine Physiological Age

By In the Loop intheloop

The use of artificial intelligence to make life easier is an ever-growing area of focus for many tech companies. Whether we realize it or not, many of us are already using this technology inside our homes, offices and vehicles every day. But what can this “machine-learning” technology that’s given us Siri, Alexa and Netflix, tell […]

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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

By In the Loop intheloop

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

By In the Loop intheloop

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


Driving Simulator Highlights Real-Life Dangers of Distracted Driving

August 8, 2019

Driving Simulator Highlights Real-Life Dangers of Distracted Driving

By In the Loop intheloop

Using a cell phone while driving is now illegal in Minnesota (and 18 other states), but if a ticket and fine aren’t enough to deter you, perhaps a distracted driving simulation will.

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Tags: distracted driving simulators, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Trauma Center


Seen on the Streets: Zombie Knitpocalypse

July 30, 2019

Seen on the Streets: Zombie Knitpocalypse

By In the Loop intheloop

Megan Williams, an information technology manager at Mayo Clinic, co-hosts a knitting retreat that’s as good for relieving stress as it is for socializing.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Megan Williams, Stress management


Beads of Courage Help Mark Milestones of Treatment

July 11, 2019

Beads of Courage Help Mark Milestones of Treatment

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Christy Collins, a cardiology nurse at Mayo Clinic, was inspired by a young patient, Colten, to start a Beads of Courage program at Mayo.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Defect, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program


Ridin' On: One Man's Mission to Spread Cancer Awareness from Coast to Coast

July 9, 2019

Ridin’ On: One Man’s Mission to Spread Cancer Awareness from Coast to Coast

By In the Loop intheloop

Last December, Pat Shannon announced to his wife and to his Mayo oncologist that he was going to take a 10,000-mile journey on his motorcycle, despite still battling a rare cancer he’s had since 2007.

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Katharine Price, Dr. Kerry Olsen, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Clinical Trials Key to Lung Cancer Patient's Survival

July 9, 2019

Clinical Trials Key to Lung Cancer Patient’s Survival

By In the Loop intheloop

In 2014, Katherine Bensen — a young, healthy non-smoker — learned her persistent cough was caused by stage IV lung cancer. She’s found one key to successfully fighting it: clinical trials.

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Tags: clinical trials, Dr. Julian Molina, Lung Cancer, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Chris Norton Keeps on Turning Pain Into Purpose

June 25, 2019

Chris Norton Keeps on Turning Pain Into Purpose

By In the Loop intheloop

Five years after a spinal cord injury, Chris Norton continues to inspire others, most recently by launching a camp for kids in wheelchairs and their families.

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Tags: Chris Norton, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program


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