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October 1, 2010

MaryEllen’s Journey – A 5-part breast cancer video series (Episode 1)

By Julie Janovsky-Mason julie janovsky-mason

MaryEllen Sheppard knew something was wrong as soon as she felt a thickened patch of skin on her right breast.  She didn’t feel a lump, but knew the change was different enough to get it checked out.  A mammogram and subsequent biopsy caught her by surprise. She had breast cancer. Looking  to share her experience […]

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Tags: 1136, 2375, 3640, 3719, 5250, 5279, 5333, breast cancer, Cancer


March 25, 2010

Referred to Mayo Clinic by Twitter and YouTube

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

For five years, Erin Turner battled pain that ranged from nagging to excruciating in her right wrist. Turning a doorknob hurt. Opening a jar of spaghetti sauce was impossible. She repeatedly visited an orthopedic surgeon in Washington, D.C., where she works for a communications firm, and couldn’t get an answer for her pain. That is, […]

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Tags: Dr. Richard Berger, Erin Turner, Jayson Werth, Mayo Clinic, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies, Richard Berger, Twitter, USA Today, UT Ligament, UT Split Tear, wrist pain


November 25, 2009

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center team in Arizona completes whole human genome sequence on patient with blood cancer

By Julie Janovsky-Mason julie janovsky-mason

The concept of personalized medical treatment based on a patient’s DNA is one small step closer to becoming a reality. A Mayo Clinic Cancer Center team in Arizona recently completed its first whole human genome sequencing on a patient suffering from multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. In a matter of weeks, the […]

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Tags: CANCER RESEARCH, Genetics, GENOME SEQUENCING


October 29, 2009

TV Story on Mayo Clinic Social Media

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

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 in our ever evolving high […]

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Tags: Blogs, Facebook, KAAL, Mayo Clinic, Social Media, TV, Twitter, YouTube


June 27, 2009

Social Media Saturday: All the Top Mayo Clinic News

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

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 Acne, Nutrition, Prostate Cancer or […]

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Tags: Alltop, Health, Mayo Clinic, news, Social Media


April 18, 2009

From the Facebook page…

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

Micah from Peoria says… …can’t say enough about my treatment at mayo. to go to doctor and after doctor and then go to an endocrinologist with a possible diagnosis and have him flounder around for another couple months and finally sent me to Mayo where on the 1st visit, Dr. Hodgson said, you have cushing’s […]

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Tags: Cushing's Syndrome, Endocrinology


April 16, 2009

10 Ways You Can Use Mayo Clinic’s Social Media Tools

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

Mayo  Clinic’s use of social media was highlighted this morning in a story on ABC’s Good Morning America (see the story). The story’s focus was on medical organizations using Twitter, but that’s just one of several social media tools Mayo Clinic is using to share in-depth medical information and to gather communities of Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: ABC, Facebook, GMA, Good Morning America, Mayo Clinic, Twitter, YouTube


March 28, 2009

Mayo Clinic Twitter

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

Lee Aase (@LeeAase) is Mayo Clinic’s manager for syndication and social media.n nn nIn 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 to make connections […]

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Tags: health care, Healthcare, hospitals, Mayo Clinic, Social Media, Social networking, Twitter


February 21, 2009

Snowboarding Great Grandma Cancer Survivor on YouTube

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

In last week’s Social Media Saturday post we introduced Mayo Clinic’s YouTube channel and how you can view videos and pass them along to your family or friends who might find them interesting. But what if you want to share your story through video? One option is to contact our Mayo Clinic social media team when […]

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Tags: 1136, 3098, 4727, 5158, 5327, 5333, Bladder Cancer, Cancer, Grandma, Mayo Clinic, Robotic Surgery, Snowboard


February 14, 2009

Social Media Saturday: Mayo Clinic’s YouTube Channel

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

Many of our patients (and employees for that matter), are unfamiliar with social media sites and how to use them. We have previously discussed Facebook and how to become a Mayo Clinic “fan,” as well as how you can share Sharing Mayo Clinic. Today we start a weekly feature called “Social Media Saturdays” which will […]

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Tags: email, Facebook, Mayo Clinic, MySpace, Videos, YouTube


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