Speakers highlighting the connection between communities and health care kicked off the final day of the Transform 2011 Symposium. Most of the speaker emphasized that improved health care will not come from getting more resources, but rather from making better...

As we age, we repel or adopt other values, which continue to morph us into ever changing individuals; values form a moral DNA. “It (the Mayo Clinic Brand) conveys our name, our position and our values as well as our unique...

After a six-month long research and design project around behavior change, my design partner, Marnie Meylor, and I decided to present our work through an exhibition rather than a traditional Power Point. Our exhibition entitled, “What If’s, Aha’s and Now...

The Transform Symposium has been called “life-changing” and “awe-inspiring,” with “a fantastic spectrum of speakers that inspire, motivate and spur you into action.” Attendees have said they “lived on Mayo Cloud Nine” for days afterward. Transform 2011, beginning at 1 p.m....

Is it possible to actually look forward to a trip to the dentist? I think so. First a confession: I am a big fat wimp when it comes to anything pain related. For many years, the dentist has been at the top of my list of people to do anything to avoid. In fact, my last trip was over three years ago. On that occasion, I fainted in the chair. (I will admit that was a bit dramatic.) This all changed when I finally built up the courage to visit a dentist in Rochester last week.