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Social Media

July 16th, 2012

From resident to fellow…in social media.

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Social media can be a scary, intimidating thing. The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media offers hands-on, rigorous training sessions to those who would like to apply social media to their work and make it a little less scary. Anyone can attend, including Mayo Clinic employees and volunteers, but also external professionals. I attended the […]

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Tags: Center for Social Media, Intern, Katie Streater, residency, Social Media


February 27th, 2012

Mayo Clinic Piano “Rock Star” Celebrates 93rd Birthday

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

When I first met Marlow and Frances Cowan nearly three years ago, I recall Mr. Cowan joking, “At our age, we don’t buy any green bananas.” So it was especially neat for our Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media staff to help him celebrate his 93rd birthday this month. You may remember the Cowans as […]

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Tags: Frances Cowan, Marlow Cowan, Piano duet


May 19th, 2011

“Quintessential Medical Experience of my Life”

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Rev. Walter and his daughter, Kimberly, express the profound impressions they have of Mayo Clinic after experiencing it for one week. Their genuine words are truly remarkable.

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Tags: 5335, experience, Kimberly, Mayo Clinic, medical, patient, Quintessential, Rev. Walter


April 20th, 2011

#KatieRide for Life with a Camera

By jasonpratt jasonpratt

“You’re going to love this ride! The scenery is so amazing, you’ll wish you had a camera.” So after hearing that response from two of my friends as I told them I was riding in The Katie Ride for Life…I thought to myself, “Well, why not?” Thinking it would be so cool to share the […]

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Tags: Bike, camera, David Caples, Florida, Jason Pratt, Katie Ride for Life, KatieRide, Mayo Clinic


April 6th, 2011

Kidney Donor Found Via Social Media

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Most people think of Facebook and Twitter as fun, engaging social media sites, used to make friends and connect with those sharing common interests. Kirti D. sheds a new light on the power of social media as she tells us an amazing story of how it led her mother, Anuradha D., to an incredible gift—a second […]

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Tags: 2211, 3786, 5291, 5324, 5335, donor, Facebook, kidney, Social Media, Transplant, Twitter


February 27th, 2011

Sharing with His Radio Family

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Scott Hennen is on the air three hours every weekday on his syndicated radio program based in Fargo, North Dakota. He has had ulcerative colitis since 1997, and on Monday morning is scheduled to have his colon removed at Mayo Clinic. Scott came to Rochester late last week for pre-surgery appointments, and broadcast his show […]

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Tags: 1136, 2254, 2643, 5275, 5279, 5335, Fargo, Scott Hennen, ulcerative colitis


January 24th, 2011

Mayo and the Telephone

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Mayo has been committed to using the latest communication technology in service to patients since the earliest days of practice. According to family tradition, young Charlie Mayo – 14 years old at the time – set up the first telephone link in Rochester in 1879. It connected his father’s downtown office with the Mayo family’s farm […]

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Tags: brothers, Charlie, family, Mayo Clinic, patient, technology, telephone, Tweet, Twitter, Will


November 24th, 2010

MaryEllen’s Journey: Searching For Genetic Clues (Episode 4)

By Julie Janovsky-Mason julie janovsky-mason

From the moment MaryEllen Sheppard was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, she wondered how she developed cancer. Her ancestors, she said, tended to live long, healthy lives. And other than a cousin, she wasn’t aware of anyone else in her family who had breast cancer. As her battle against the disease began, MaryEllen’s thoughts […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3640, 3719, 5250, 5279, 5333, breast cancer, genetic counseling, MaryEllen Sheppard, Mayo Clinic


November 24th, 2010

Surpassing Expectations

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Amber, a new Mayo Clinic patient, has been amazed with her experiences here. She expressed, “I have a lot of experience with different health systems across the United States, and this model is not seen anywhere else.” Listen to more of her observations below to see how Mayo Clinic has surpassed her expectations.

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Tags: 5335, Amber, Expectations, Mayo Clinic, Surpassing


November 12th, 2010

Patient Education Wins National Awards

By amy amy hahn sattler

Mayo Clinic’s Section of Patient Education won eight 2010 National Health Information Awards.  The educational material was created with team collaboration from various clinical areas and Media Support Services. Winners earned gold, bronze or merit awards. Booklets Pressure Relief Maneuvers (MC6479), Bronze Teens + Living Well:  Staying Healthy & Safe (MC5727-02), Bronze Pediatric Cohlear Implants […]

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Tags: Education


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