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Items Tagged ‘Jack the Dog’

May 12, 2010

The Health Benefits of Pets

By Barbara Sorensen Barbara Sorensen

According to scientific research, being in the presence of a pet can have many benefits.  In fact, the simple act of petting an animal can lower a person’s blood pressure.  In the medical profession, there are many physicians who recognize the positive impact a pet can have for an owner who may be hospitalized or […]

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Tags: Jack the Dog, multidisciplinary team, pets, Service Dog, Teamwork, therapy dog

May 7, 2010

Dr. Jack the Helping Dog

By Barbara Sorensen Barbara Sorensen

When thinking of ways to share what makes Mayo special, Matt Dacy (a Mayo employee) along with a handful of colleagues decided on a children’s book. They didn’t have to look far for inspiration. They looked to Dr. Jack, a very special member of the Mayo Clinic care team. In mid-April, I had the opportunity […]

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Tags: Children's book, History of Mayo, Jack the Dog, Mayo Brothers, Mayo Model of Care, Service Dog, Teamwork

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