Sharing Mayo Clinic

Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff

Participation Guidelines

If blogs and social networking sites like YouTube and Facebook are new to you, check out posts in the Social Media category for background and basics on how these tools work and how Mayo Clinic has chosen to be involved.

We encourage your comments on Mayo Clinic's various blogs, and hope you will join the discussions. We can't respond to every comment, particularly those that deal with individual medical cases and issues. We review comments before they're posted, and those that are off-topic or clearly promoting a commercial product generally won't make the cut. We also expect a basic level of civility; disagreements are fine, but mutual respect is a must, and profanity or abusive language are out-of-bounds. The more specific rules are found in our detailed comment policy.

Please remember that when you post a comment to a blog, it is published for the world to see. For your own privacy and that of your family, you should consider carefully how much detailed personal medical information linked to your name you want published on the Internet.