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Nov 12, 2010 · Patient Education Wins National Awards

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 (MC6292), Merit
  • Your Child’s Heart Surgery, Middle School (MC6141-04), Merit
  • Teens + Depression: You Are Not Alone (MC6356), Merit

Video

  • Barrett’s Esophagus & Esophageal Cancer (MC6373), Gold
  • Your Discharge From the Psychiatric Hospital (MC6281-01), Bronze
  • How to Treat Your Feet (MC6345), Merit

The entries were judged and selected by a panel of health information experts. More than 1,000 entries were submitted.

Watch a clip from gold winning video Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgxNqeXpuv0&feature=PlayList&p=7559F6CAAE5BA0CD&index=10“>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgxNqeXpuv0&feature=PlayList&p=7559F6CAAE5BA0CD&index=10

Click here to learn more about the Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center.

This article was written by Amy Hahn, Communications Consultant in the Section of Patient Education, Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

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Sep 24, 2010 · Take advantage of Patient Education Classes

The Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center at Mayo Clinic offers a variety of classes for Mayo Clinic patients and employees.

Classes include:

  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong
  • Managing Your Weight
  • Preparing for Surgery
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Stress Management

New classes are added regularly. Obtain a class list from the Patient Education Center. To schedule a class, stop in or call 507-284-8140 or ask your health care provider for a referral. Provide your Mayo Clinic patient number when scheduling.

To learn more, visit the Center’s website.

This post was submitted by Amy J. Hahn Sattler, MMC
Communications Consultant, Section of Patient Education, Siebens Subway

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Sep 22, 2010 · Searching for health information? Help is available

Stop in at the Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center at Mayo Clinic for help find reliable health information.

Knowledgeable and helpful staff members listen to your needs, find relevant resources, and help you gather health information before and after health care visits.

The Patient Education Center’s library contains many medical and health-related resources, including:

  • Books and videos
  • Pamphlets on specific medical conditions and healthy living
  • Health-related magazines, newsletters and medical journals
  • Computers with Internet access to search for health information
  • Interactive computer programs
  • Medical models and exhibits

To learn more visit the Center’s website.

This post was submitted by Amy J. Hahn Sattler, MMC
Communications Consultant, Section of Patient Education, Siebens Subway

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Sep 20, 2010 · Visit the Transparent Man at Mayo Clinic

The life-size, see-through Transparent Man stands in the Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, educating visitors about the body’s anatomy any physiology.

The Transparent Man

Facts of interest about Mr. Transparent:

  • The 1933 Chicago World’s Fair Mayo Clinic Exhibit introduced him
  • The German Hygiene Museum of Dresden, Germany, created him
  • He spent five decades as the main attraction at the Mayo Clinic Museum
  • Push a button to learn about the circulatory system, skeleton and organs
  • He talks – well, not from his lips, but you hear a voice – and he lights up!
  • He’s an original and very few – if any – remain in existence
  • Why are his arms extended? Supposedly to embrace the sunlight

Stop in today to see the historic and unique Transparent Man. For more information about the Center, visit its website.

This post was submitted by Amy J. Hahn Sattler, MMC
Communications Consultant, Section of Patient Education, Siebens Subway

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Jun 17, 2010 · Teens + Mayo Health Education = new visual, colorful and engaging design

Mayo Clinic’s teen patient education print materials have a new look. The goal of this new design is to help teens engage and take responsibility for their health care and lifestyle choices.

The new design includes:

  • Colorful pages
  • Age-specific photos and other visuals
  • Peer quotes
  • Key health messages
  • Short chunks of education content

Patient education specialists, designers and health care providers conducted research and used teen feedback to create the new look and tone.

To learn more about the Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center click here

This post was submitted by Amy J. Hahn Sattler from the Section of Patient Education.

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