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[TIP] How to Use Connect: Step-by-step Instructions

Posted by @colleenyoung, Oct 25, 2017

We’ve updated how to Get Started on Connect.

These step-by-step instructions with illustrations will help you get the most out of Connect. Find tips on how to:

  • Follow a Group(s)
  • Take Part in a Discussion
  • Start a New Discussion
  • Mention Members
  • Send a Private Message
  • Add and Edit My Profile
  • Set Notification Preferences
  • Subscribe or Unsubscribe from a Discussion
  • Stop or Restart all Notifications

Connect FooterThe Get Started on Connect instructions can be found any time on any page on Connect. Simply scroll down to the footer on any page. In the footer you can also read:

  • About Connect
  • About our Moderators and Mentors
  • Community Guidelines
  • Disclaimer
    and more…

Let us know what instructions you would like to have added to the Get Started page.

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I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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Hi Lisa,
Good question. You can follow and participate in as many groups as relevant to you. Here’s a list of all the groups on Connect: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/groups/

We rarely “fit” into one group. For example, one person may wish to follow Women’s Health, Caregivers, and Heart Health. Another person may follow only Lung Cancer. Everyone can tailor what groups they follow to their specific interests or health issues. Following specific groups, will tailor the information you get in your Daily Digest — a daily email summary of the activity happening groups and pages you are following.

Learn more about How to Follow Groups https://connect.mayoclinic.org/get-started-on-connect/#follow-a-group

@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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Is there a way to start a new group, not a new discussion but a new group?

@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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Colleen, is there a group for Sciatica?

Let me know if you find one please.

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@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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Thank you colleen l just wasn’t sure if you had to stay with one group.

@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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I have suffered from this since August. Had a steroid shot in Sept. and anti inflammatory meds. It flares up with the least amount of housework. Icing helps but would really like some answers!
Jan/ Ga

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@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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Colleen, I have IPF and am thinking about stem cell therapy. What do you know about that? I notice that Mayo makes no mention of this treatment. Lung Institute is really high on this for a much improved quality of life.

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@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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I have lung problems from a collapsed lung and multiple pneumonia in 1995

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@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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@kibwezi, you can submit a request for a new group here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/contact-a-community-moderator/

Groups are usually born out of demonstrated activity within in an existing group. For example, the Cancer group created several sub groups (Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Lung Cancer, etc.) once the number of members, discussions and regular postings warranted the opening of a new group.

@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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@liz223 members talk about sciatica in both the Brain & Nervous System group and the Chronic Pain group, and even in the Scoloisis discussion in Bones, Joints & Muscles. @10nsmom and @janovr were you also looking for a group for sciatica?

See this discussion in the Chronic Pain group: Sciatica pain – https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/sciatica-pain/

@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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Hi @robinson,
I see that you are following the Lung Health group. That is where discussions about IPF are taking place. You mention that the posts are from 2016, but in fact this thread about IPF started in 2012 and continues to be active today with posts as recent as this week.
Pulmonary Fibrosis https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/pulmonary-fibrosis/

Please also see this discussion specifically about stem cell therapy and lung conditions:
– Stem cells for Pulmonary Fibrosis https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stem-cells-for-pulmonary-fibrosis/
– COPD and stem cell treatment https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/cop-and-stem-cell-treatment/

@techi

I just want to know if you have another diagnoses or had those symptoms but there in another group can you respond. Because so many of us have more than one Illness and either want to know more or want to give experiences you went through

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Hi Charlie,
I encourage you to follow the Lung Health group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/lung-conditions/ and introduce yourself to members there.

Is there a group for liver hemangioma or liver resection. That is why I’m coming to Mayo in a couple weeks and would like to connect with people who have had the surgery.

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Colleen is there a group on liver disease because l was going under digestive disease but l am seeing you have so many different groups so l didn’t know where that fit?

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