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Archive for July, 2012

July 30th, 2012


By MakalaArce MakalaArce

“Is your glass half-empty or half-full?” We’ve all heard the saying, and we all know that half-empty is the pessimistic view, while the half-full perspective is that of an optimist. The thing about cancer is that traditional rules don’t apply. I’ve given hand massages to world travelers, war veterans, wedding planners, teachers, truckers, and Spanish-speakers. […]

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Tags: Cancer, chemotherapy, glass, half-empty, half-full, Mayo Clinic, perspective, Rachel Cohrs

July 16th, 2012

From resident to fellow…in social media.

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Social media can be a scary, intimidating thing. The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media offers hands-on, rigorous training sessions to those who would like to apply social media to their work and make it a little less scary. Anyone can attend, including Mayo Clinic employees and volunteers, but also external professionals. I attended the […]

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Tags: Center for Social Media, Intern, Katie Streater, residency, Social Media

July 3rd, 2012

Military Man Celebrates Independence…from Stroke

By Cynthia Nelson Weiss cynthia nelson

At 23, Sean Bretz was the picture of health. As a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, you’d expect nothing less. But then last June 5, the machinery technician woke up with what he described as “an excruciating headache.” Attributing it to a  late night out with friends, Bretz didn’t think much of […]

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Tags: 2301. 5292, 3014, 4th, 5334, Aneurysm, Captain Andy Blomme, Coast Guard, Coastie, Florida, Fourth of July, headache, Independence Day

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