Items Tagged ‘Facebook’

November 9, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich

    Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations USA Today […]

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Tags: Arizona Family, Camp Wabi, Cardiology, CBS News, Dr Bart Demaerschalk, Dr. Eric Olson, Dr. Farris Timimi, Dr. Jodi Ritsch, Dr. Steven Kopecky, Eau Claire, Facebook, Global Post

May 3, 2012

Facebook Organ Donor Button Leads To Spike In Registration


Medical experts said Wednesday that a new Facebook feature allowing users to declare they are organ donors could be a game changer, and could go far in reducing the number of those waiting for transplants. Kevin Lue, of Bartlett, was on the list. He was a triathlete who learned three years ago he needed a […]

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Tags: CBS Chicago, Facebook, organ donation

March 28, 2012

Women Turn to Social Media for Support After Pregnancy Loss


Ashley Webber and her husband Lee of Holly Springs, N.C., were thrilled when they learned she was pregnant with their second child. “Since I am a sharer, I posted the great news to my Facebook at four weeks — pretty much the minute we found out,” Webber says. Two weeks later, she miscarried. “Again, I […]

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Tags: Facebook, pregnancy loss, Roger Harms

February 29, 2012

Online chat room leads to Mayo Clinic studies


Good friends Laura and Katherine met online a few years ago — not because they had mutual Facebook friends — but because they both had a rare heart condition. The disease is called SCAD in which the inner layer of the heart artery tears away from the outer wall. Most cases are fatal. “I just […]

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Tags: Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Facebook, Katherine Leon, rare heart condition, SCAD

February 17, 2012

Situation critical — one patient’s story


Laurie Anderson is a 33-year-old mother of two young boys. Laurie’s been patiently waiting for years for the care she needs. And she’s fed up. She recently started a Facebook page titled: “This is what it is like to be a patient in Saskatchewan.”… Do you think the Mayo Clinic would have made her wait […]

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Tags: "This is what it is like to be a patient in Saskatchewan", Facebook, Laurie Andersen

April 16, 2010

Mayo Clinic stuck on the Web…


Twitter locally is all atwitter about Mayo Clinic being on the list of nominees under the category of health for a Webby award…   Mayo has in recent years formed a presence on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, and it looks like Mayo is stuck on the Web for good.  Social media guru Lee Aase has […]

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Tags: Facebook, Social Media, twitter, Youtube

February 19, 2010

The Facebook revolution

By Kelley Luckstein

Even if you’ve spent the last six years with no Internet access, and avoided media altogether, you’ve probably heard of Facebook. And if you’re one of the 400 million users of the social networking tool, you might already have an idea of how big a role Facebook plays in everyday life.     Online social […]

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Tags: Facebook, Social Media

October 29, 2009

Social Networking for Mayo Clinic

By Kelley Luckstein

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 tech world. But you might be surprised to know that Mayo Clinic is using all forms of social media to its benefit, as well as the benefit of its patients. Of […]

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Tags: Facebook, twitter, Youtube

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