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Social Media Champions Corner

Review, Select, Share

The Mayo Clinic Social Media Champion program is a chance for you to quickly share the latest inspiring stories, news, and discoveries with your friends and followers. Take part in #MonthlyMissions to give back, or simply reach those who are looking for answers in their healthcare journey.

Tetralogy of Fallot

When Jimmy Kimmel revealed his son Billy was born with a heart problem, it was the first time many of his viewers had heard the complicated medical terms used to describe it. Tetralogy of Fallot is a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart defects that are present at birth. These defects affect the structure of the heart and cause oxygen-poor blood to flow out of the heart and to the rest of the body. For an in-depth explanation of treatment of tetralogy of Fallot, watch this video with

Defeat Diabetes Month

One in three people in the U.S. either has diabetes or is at risk for developing the disease. April is Defeat Diabetes Month, so what do you need to know about educating yourself and reducing your risk? For people affected by Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, Mayo Clinic recommends making a commitment to manage the condition by choosing healthy foods, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly. 

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World Immunization Week

Immunizations protect millions of people and helps save lives. World Immunization Week educates people about the importance of vaccines and the protection they provide to people of all ages. Protect your child and ask your pediatrician about what vaccines they need today.

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Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air! And there’s no better time to think about allergy-proofing your home from mold and dust. Simple things such as vacuuming floors, wiping excessive moisture from the refrigerator and keeping the AC on during those hot, humid days can all make a difference.

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National Parkinson’s Awareness Month

It’s National Parkinson’s Awareness Month and we need your help in supporting those with Parkinson’s and finding a cure. Roughly 7 to 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, and there still isn’t a cure. Let’s #EndParkinsons today!Green arrows with text over them.

Stress Awareness Month

Stress. Who needs it? Managing stress can feel overwhelming, but there are simple relaxation techniques doctors recommend. Whether that’s a yoga class or a long walk after work, your body and mind need time to relax. What’s your best tip to relieve your stress?

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World Health Day

Today is World Health Day so #LetsTalk. Depression has become center stage in 2017 for a variety of reasons, and it affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. Mayo Clinic recommends several tips to cope with depression:

  • Simplify your life
  • Write in a journal
  • Read self-help books
  • Locate helpful groups

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World Autism Day

While the autism spectrum varies with each person, this condition now affects 1 in 68 children. World Autism Month supports all people affected by autism. Knowing the signs can help you communicate better with someone who has autism. Join Light It Up Blue to bring awareness to the condition that affects millions of people.

Multiple Sclerosis Education Month

More than 2.3 million people are affected by Multiple Sclerosis worldwide. MS impacts the brain and spinal cord, causing communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. While there is no cure for MS, there are many things people can do to raise awareness especially during Multiple Sclerosis Education Month. Mayo Clinic challenges you to participate in a walk or talk about MS with friends and family to help change the world for everyone affected by MS.

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Save Your Vision Month

With computers and tech devices in everyone’s reach, keeping your eyes healthy is more important than ever. Save Your Vision Month educates people about digital eye strain and the impact it has on your vision. Doctors recommend the 20/20/20 rule, which encourages people to take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look at something 20 feet away. Keep your eyes healthy. After all, they are the only pair you have.

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