• By Jennifer O'Hara

Caring Canines: Receive Support from a Four-legged Friend

April 3, 2015

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Caring Canines Wheaten Terrier with owner at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Hanna, a Wheaten terrier, visits the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center with her owner, Evelyn McAdams, as part of the Caring Canines therapy dog program.


Caring canines: Receive support from a four-legged friend
With pet-assisted therapy, a furry friend can provide you with love and help ease loneliness and anxiety.

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Slide show: Melanoma
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This is going to very beautiful for patients visitors and employees to enjoy. It will definitely look a lot better than the prairie grass look they had. That just made the area look really unkept and uncared for. I also really like the idea of the vegetable garden for the children to learn from as well.


Please consider clear and frequent signage reminding visitors of our smoke-free campus, so that all may enjoy (and employees can come/go from work) without risking their health. Often people think that as long as they are outside, they are free to light-up. I find that because this space is so enclosed by buildings, the air exchange is not very fast when the wind is calm. Just proactive thoughts. Thanks.

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