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May 12, 2010 · Leave a Comment

The Health Benefits of Pets

By Barbara Sorensen Barbara Sorensen (@barb 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 · Leave a Comment

Dr. Jack the Helping Dog

By Barbara Sorensen Barbara Sorensen (@barb 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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