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Beautiful Boxes for Courageous Kids with Cancer

January 3, 2019

Beautiful Boxes for Courageous Kids with Cancer

By In the Loop intheloop

Joe and Karen Davis come to Mayo Clinic regularly for medical appointments, but they also take time for another important task: delivering the wooden boxes Joe makes for pediatric cancer patients.

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Tags: Amy Petersen, Cancer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia


Balloon Brigade Floats in to Spread Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients

December 20, 2018

Balloon Brigade Floats in to Spread Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Thousands of colorful helium balloons descended on Mayo Clinic Children’s Center thanks to community members who donated the balloons to support pediatric patients.

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Tags: Child Life Specialist, Marne Hoyer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics


Brittle Bone Disease Can't Dim Toddler's Unbreakable Spirit

December 6, 2018

Brittle Bone Disease Can’t Dim Toddler’s Unbreakable Spirit

By In the Loop intheloop

Ellie Butts was born with a disease that causes her bones to easily break. So easily that at just 2 years old, she’s had more than 100 broken bones. Yet despite the pain, she “radiates joy and love.”

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, osteogenesis imperfecta, pediatrics


'It Belongs With Him' -- Mayo Surgeon Gives Patient Signed Football

August 16, 2018

‘It Belongs With Him’ — Mayo Surgeon Gives Patient Signed Football

By In the Loop intheloop

It’s not every day that Steelers fans Patrick Quandt and Dr. John Stulak meet an even bigger fan in the middle of Vikings country. So when they met young Seth Bayles, the connection was immediate.

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Tags: Dr. John Stulak, Patrick Quandt, pediatrics


New Treatment Helps Chris White Find New Life, Seizure-Free

June 19, 2018

New Treatment Helps Chris White Find New Life, Seizure-Free

By In the Loop intheloop

Chris White had dealt with epileptic seizures since birth and feared he would never experience the parts of life many of us take for granted. That changed after he came to Mayo Clinic.  

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Tags: deep brain stimulation, Department of Neurology, Dr. Gregory Worrell, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, Dr. Matt Stead, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, neurosurgery, pediatrics


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


Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program Gives Hope to Future Doctor

May 10, 2018

Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program Gives Hope to Future Doctor

By In the Loop intheloop

Laura Barron says Mayo pediatrician Phil Fischer, M.D., and the pain rehab program saved her life. They also gave her life direction, as the one-time patient is now a medical student at Mayo.

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Tags: Dr. Phil Fischer, Laura Barron, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Pain Rehabilitation Center, pediatrics, Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, POTS


September 13, 2016

Parents of Heart Transplant Recipient Send Donor ‘Gift of Love and Light’

By In the Loop intheloop

In May, Aria Grams turned 2. But today, Sept. 13, her family is celebrating a second birthday of sorts. That’s because it’s the one-year anniversary of Aria’s life-saving heart transplant, thanks to a generous gift from another 2-year-old. And tonight, the Grams family will host an event they’re calling Lanterns to Heaven “to show our […]

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, ECMO, heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, pediatrics


May 17, 2016

Briggs’ Big Adventure: Third-Grader Documents His Journey to Mayo Clinic for Answers

By In the Loop intheloop

Like many people facing medical tests, 9-year-old Briggs Wilhoit was anxious about his upcoming trip to Mayo Clinic. “He’s usually very easy going,” says Briggs’ mom, Amy Wilhoit. “But he was really nervous … and was having trouble sleeping.” Then Briggs’ teacher suggested he document his experience for his third-grade classmates. “That was a game-changer,” […]

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Tags: Dr. Imad Absah, Dr. Jennifer Hand, Dr. Mounif El-Youssef, Gastroenterology, pediatrics


May 17, 2016

Tips for Dealing With the ‘Weird Things Children Swallow’

By In the Loop intheloop

If you’re a parent, this will sound familiar. You take your eyes off of your child for a moment, and when you look back, they have something in their mouth that’s not exactly edible. Yet they swallow it anyway. This, of course, is nothing new. In fact, a recent story in STAT magazine notes that […]

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Tags: Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan, pediatrics


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