Sharing Mayo Clinic

Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff


Items tagged as "social media"

Near-death experience brings second chance, new calling

On May 14, 2011, Nancy Capelle, a wife and mother of two young daughters, clinically died at the age of 40. She suffered spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a condition that blocks blood flow to the heart causing a heart attack, abnormalities in heart rhythm and sudden death. But thanks to the quick actions [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

From resident to fellow...in social media.

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 [...]

Created by Makala Johnson

Kidney Donor Found Via Social Media

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., [...]

Created by Makala Johnson

TV Story on Mayo Clinic Social Media

Regular readers of Sharing Mayo Clinic -- or Facebook "fans" or Twitter followers or YouTube subscribers -- won't be surprised at what KAAL-TV reported yesterday about Mayo's involvement in social media: Social Networking is usually a no-no at work and more young people use it as a means of communicating [...]

Created by Lee Aase

Social Media Saturday: All the Top Mayo Clinic News

Alltop.com is a Web site that enables its users to browse news headlines and lead paragraphs of stories on topics (or from news sources) that interest them. So, for instance, you can go to the Alltop page on topics ranging from Accounting to Zoology, or on health topics such as [...]

Created by Lee Aase

Mayo Clinic Twitter

Lee Aase (@Lee Aase) is Mayo Clinic's manager for syndication and social media.nnnnIn previous "Social Media Saturday" posts I've introduced Mayo Clinic's Facebook page and YouTube channel. Those are Mayo Clinic's longer-established social networking platforms, and like the Sharing Mayo Clinic blog they have significant potential for sharing information, enabling patients and staff [...]

Created by Lee Aase

CarePages: Staying Connected with Family and Friends

Mayo Clinic knows that support from families, friends, co-workers, neighbors or others is an important aspect of the healing process. Because of this, we offer our patients access to CarePages. CarePages is a free, easy-to-use, blog-like website to help patients share updates about their care before, during and after hospitalization. [...]

Created by Barbara Sorensen