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Fri, May 3 12:56pm · Raise stroke awareness through social media - Monthly Mission in Mayo Clinic Champions

Mayo Clinic Stroke Word Cloud

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s also a leading cause of disability. But when treated soon after symptoms start, the effects of stroke often can be lessened or reversed. Prompt treatment is crucial because early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications. Then consider seeking specialty care to better understand the root cause of the stroke.

Monthly Mission

Help raise stroke awareness through sharing stroke facts, prevention tips and Mayo Clinic stroke expertise on your social media channels.

You can:

Tue, Apr 16 8:17am · Health information delivered to you in Mayo Clinic Champions

Woman reading a Mayo Clinic enewsletter on ipad

You can get the latest health information from experts at Mayo Clinic delivered right to your email inbox.  Mayo Clinic offers free e-newsletters on a variety of topics including heart health, cancer, diet, pain management, and more.

Signing up for the e-newsletters

Find an e-newsletter from the selection of topics below to subscribe and receive information that is most important to you.

  1. Select an e-newsletter from the list below.
  2. Enter your email address.
  3. Select the subscribe button.

You’re now subscribed. If you are interested in subscribing to more of the e-newsletters, select the Subscribe option for them on your subscription confirmation page and then select the Update Subscriptions button.


Tue, Apr 2 1:21pm · Donate Life Month - Monthly Mission in Mayo Clinic Champions

Help us reach our goal to register 600 organ donors

While 95% of Americans are in favor of being a donor, only 58% are registered.  Being an organ donor can be a lifesaver. During Donate Life Month, Mayo Clinic has set a goal to sign up 600 new organ donors. One donor can impact up to 85 lives and a difference can be made for thousands on the transplant waiting list with your help.

Monthly Mission

Make a difference for the more than 110,000 Americans that are waiting for an organ transplant. You can:

Thu, Mar 28 1:55pm · Common questions, powerful answers in Mayo Clinic Champions

Hey @mari, You'll probably get better luck asking about this within the Hearing Loss group. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/hearing-loss/

Mon, Mar 11 8:43am · Common questions, powerful answers in Mayo Clinic Champions

The new online Mayo Clinic Patient and Visitor Guide provides a single place for learning about seeking care at Mayo Clinic. It is an excellent resource for anyone considering Mayo Clinic for care. Find information on requesting appointments, planning for your trip, why to choose Mayo Clinic, insurance, billing, and financial support.

Common questions, powerful answers

Some common questions that potential patients may have are answered within the “Why choose Mayo Clinic?” section. This is a great place for Champions to reinforce what they already know about the care at Mayo Clinic and to learn more. This page answers these questions:

  • Is Mayo Clinic for me?
  • What makes care at Mayo Clinic different?
  • Does Mayo Clinic treat my condition?
  • Is Mayo Clinic doing research on my condition?

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Pick a fast fact

Tell us what your favorite fast fact is from these tidbits pulled from the “Why choose Mayo Clinic?” pages:

  • Mayo Clinic is consistently ranked in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of top hospitals.
  • More than 1 million patients from 140 counties come to Mayo Clinic every year.
  • Mayo Clinic finds answers others cannot. Uncommon conditions are simply common at Mayo.
  • Mayo Clinic patients are frequently among the first to benefit from breakthrough therapies, advanced technologies and clinical research trials.

Mon, Feb 25 9:46am · Raise awareness for colorectal cancer - Monthly Mission in Mayo Clinic Champions

Colon Polyp and colonoscope

Colorectal cancer is among the most preventable of cancers. Removing precancerous polyps stops them from ever becoming malignant. And yet in the U.S. more than 50,000 people die from colorectal cancer each year. Help raise awareness for colorectal cancer screening.

The goal is to have at least 80% of U.S. adults to be up-to-date with recommended colorectal cancer screening. The national 80% in Every Community campaign kicks off on March 7 with two social media events, and we hope you will participate and help spread the word.

Mayo Clinic will be in Atlanta – home of ACS, CDC and UPS – for two events:

  • In the morning, we’ll have a tailgating-themed event from the UPS suite at Mercedes-Benz stadium, with entertaining and informational interviews. This will be streamed on Facebook Live from our Mayo Clinic page beginning at 10 a.m. ET. It’s the pre-game to the afternoon’s main event.
  • At 2 p.m. we’ll broadcast the national signature event from the American Cancer Society auditorium in Atlanta. It will be on the ACS Facebook page, and you can sign up to host a watch party.

You also can help by sharing the live broadcasts on your personal social accounts. If you’d like to be added to the alerts list to get the direct links when the broadcasts start send us an email.

Help raise awareness for colorectal cancer. Will you join us?

Wed, Feb 6 1:38pm · How much will this cost? in Mayo Clinic Champions

Cost estimator tool view

Cost and insurance coverage can be deciding factors for where and when to receive medical care. To answer some of these questions, you can direct those seeking care at Mayo Clinic to contact the Patient Estimating Service or they can use the online cost estimator tool. It’s impossible to predict final charges, but an estimate can give a better idea of what to expect and prepare for that financially.

To use the cost estimator tool:

  1. Visit the cost estimator tool website.
  2. Type in the procedure or test you want to estimate.
  3. Select the closest search result.
  4. Follow prompts to provide more information, such as location and insurance information.
  5. Select “Continue” and review the estimate.

Does Mayo Clinic accept my insurance?

Providing your insurance company with Mayo Clinic’s tax ID can help determine if Mayo Clinic is in-network. Mayo Clinic has established arrangements with numerous health care insurers.

What if I can’t afford to come to Mayo Clinic?

Mayo Clinic offers financial assistance to those who have an established need to receive medically necessary services and meet criteria for assistance. If you’re experiencing financial hardship, contact Patient Account Services to discuss options such as a payment plan or financial assistance.

Mon, Jan 14 1:49pm · What's new at Mayo Clinic: January 2019 in Mayo Clinic Champions

The latest news from Mayo Clinic for January 2019.

Featured news

Rectal Cancer Robotic Surgery Treatment

5-year survival rates for rectal cancer have increased 40% thanks to innovative treatments. Innovations such as intraoperative radiation therapy, robotic surgery, and proton beam therapy continue to improve treatment.

View the infographic about the latest rectal cancer treatments.

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