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August 4th, 2014

In a moment … a poem, and a vision of hope

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Sometimes the only way to respond to a thing of beauty is to pour your thoughts out onto the page. And that’s what Mayo Clinic patient Jerry O’Donnell, of Waterloo, Iowa, did after being moved, perhaps even changed, by experiencing the beauty of music in the atrium of the Gonda Building on Mayo’s Rochester campus. […]

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Tags: Cancer, Gonda Building, Piano


August 7th, 2013

Florida Double Lung Transplant Recipients ‘Pay it Forward’

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When Richard Oppelt of Melbourne, Fla., became the first lung-transplant program patient at Mayo Clinic in Florida in June 2001, he never thought that 12 years later he’d be helping someone else with the same situation deal with his recovery. But that’s exactly what Oppelt did in Dec. 2012 when he heard John McGill, a friend of […]

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Tags: 3790, 5314, 5324, 5334, Florida, Gabriel House of Care, lung transplant, MayoClinicFL, pulmonary, Transplant


October 11th, 2012

Blood Donations Help Keep Young Man Alive

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

“I am a brain tumor survivor who spent 10 weeks at the wonderful Mayo Clinic. During this time, I had many bleeding complications. The doctors had to give me blood products on multiple occasions. Simply put, without those blood donations, I would not be alive today. Since my return home (Kansas), the Red Cross has […]

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Tags: 1234, 5335, Blood, Blood Donation, Blood Donor Center, brain tumor, Doug Frye, Red Cross


April 9th, 2012

Empathize Like A Doctor, Design Like An Entrepreneur

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

WRITTEN BY: James Oliver Senior and Adam Dole “The health care industry is a slow-moving dinosaur, but health-related apps often fail to take into account any understanding of medicine. How can we bridge that gap?… …At Mayo Clinic, we work on inter-disciplinary product teams that include designers, strategists, health care professionals, technology partners, and most importantly […]

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Tags: Adam Dole, design, doctor, empathize, enterpreneur, James Oliver Senior


July 25th, 2011

If you play sports, do you get regular screenings done?

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

We need your help to find out how Mayo Clinic can best meet your health care needs at Mall of America®. We want to hear from you: If you play sports, do you get regular screenings done? Please add your response as a comment. We appreciate your ideas, and we look forward to seeing you […]

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July 19th, 2011

What would help you to eat healthier?

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

We need your help to find out how Mayo Clinic can best meet your health care needs at Mall of America®. We want to hear from you: What would help you to eat healthier? Please add your response as a comment. We appreciate your ideas, and we look forward to seeing you at the Mall! Visit www.mayoclinic.org/moa […]

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July 13th, 2011

What kind of sports are you interested in?

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

We need your help to find out how Mayo Clinic can best meet your health care needs at Mall of America®. We want to hear from you: What kind of sports are you interested in? Please add your response as a comment. We appreciate your ideas, and we look forward to seeing you at the Mall! […]

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July 7th, 2011

In the heat of summer, what are your biggest concerns about skin health?

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

We need your help to find out how Mayo Clinic can best meet your health care needs at Mall of America®. We want to hear from you: In the heat of summer, what are your biggest concerns about skin health? Please add your response as a comment. We appreciate your ideas, and we look forward […]

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June 30th, 2011

If something “runs in your family”, what do you do?

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

We need your help to find out how Mayo Clinic can best meet your health care needs at Mall of America®. We want to hear from you: If something “runs in your family”, what do you do? Please add your response as a comment. We appreciate your ideas, and we look forward to seeing you at […]

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June 28th, 2011

What kinds of tools would you like to see to help you track your health/wellness?

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

We need your help to find out how Mayo Clinic can best meet your health care needs at Mall of America®. We want to hear from you: What kinds of tools would you like to see to help you track your health/wellness? Please add your response as a comment. We appreciate your ideas, and we look […]

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