Mayo Clinic Champions

Mayo Clinic Champions share their knowledge and experience to help other patients make the best choices for their care. Champions are committed to making a difference in the lives of others facing complex health issues and always advocate for patients.

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Sep 26, 2017

#MonthlyMission: Your Hope & Healing

By Tony Hart, Champions Specialist @TonyHart87
Last month, we launched a new campaign that brings to life the Mayo Clinic mission of inspiring hope. The campaign features real Mayo Clinic patients' stories of hope and healing, including: Grace, a 6-year-old epilepsy patient who had multiple brain surgeries and is now thriving and just being a kid [...]
#MonthlyMission: Your Hope & Healing
Jul 25, 2017

Tell a Friend - Mayo Clinic App Video

By Tony Hart, Champions Specialist @TonyHart87
The Mayo Clinic app makes it simple to help others in need. Using the app’s Tell a Friend feature sends contact information directly to your friend via text message, email, or social media, so they can easily request an appointment when it’s convenient for them. You can find step-by-step instructions [...]
Tell a Friend - Mayo Clinic App Video
Jul 10, 2017

What clinical studies mean for patients

By Tony Hart, Champions Specialist @TonyHart87
At Mayo Clinic, medical research is driven by the needs of the patients. Clinical studies are an important part of medical research, because they help bridge research and patient care through the evaluation of therapies, drugs and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into clinical practice. In clinical studies, people with [...]
What clinical studies mean for patients
Jun 26, 2017

Tell us what you think

By Melissa Bear, Champions Director @mbear
The Mayo Clinic Champion team is looking for feedback on the information and resources available for Mayo Clinic Champions. The following are some questions to prompt you: Are there any missing any FAQs? Is there something you find yourself always having to look up? Do you have additional training topic [...]
Tell us what you think
Jun 2, 2017

Cancer survivors: Tips for taking care of yourself

By Melissa Bear, Champions Director @mbear
As a cancer survivor, you can take care of your emotional well-being as well as your long-term health. Find out what you can do. Managing your emotions after treatment When you began your cancer treatment, you couldn't wait for the day you'd finish. But now that you've completed your treatment, [...]
Cancer survivors: Tips for taking care of yourself
May 24, 2017

Know your options when dealing with heart issues

By Melissa Bear, Champions Director @mbear
Bob was diagnosed with congestive heart failure due to a leaky mitral valve. He went from being an active fisherman to barely being able to walk to the mailbox. His local physician referred him to Mayo Clinic and Peter Pollak, M.D., a cardiologist, to consider a minimally invasive procedure for [...]
Know your options when dealing with heart issues
May 22, 2017

Champion Spotlight: Lung cancer advocate - Linda Wortman

By Tony Hart, Champions Specialist @TonyHart87
Linda Wortman says her life passion is to save lungs and lives. As a lung cancer survivor, she was compelled to start her own foundation to raise awareness and remove the stigma that lung cancer is only a smoker’s disease. The Wortman Lung Cancer Foundation organizes Running Lung races and [...]
Champion Spotlight: Lung cancer advocate - Linda Wortman
Apr 28, 2017

Concierge services: Navigating your Mayo Clinic visit

By Tony Hart, Champions Specialist @TonyHart87
Being away from home for medical care can be an uncertain time filled with questions. Mayo Clinic offers free concierge services to all patients visiting Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The Concierge Service team provides: Guidance with travel and lodging Tourism information Community resources Personalized service Chelsea Lockrem is a [...]
Concierge services: Navigating your Mayo Clinic visit
Apr 26, 2017

Treating sports concussions with telemedicine

By Melissa Bear, Champions Director @mbear
An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries occur every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 75 percent of the injuries are sports-related mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions. While this issue is being recognized at the professional and elite levels, many youth [...]
Treating sports concussions with telemedicine
Apr 4, 2017

April #MonthlyMission: Share the message of organ donation

By Tony Hart, Champions Specialist @TonyHart87
Every 10 minutes, someone is added to the transplant waiting list. Organ donors are needed. With April being National Donate Life Month, it’s a great time to learn more about the organ donation process and raise awareness of the need. Donate Life Month challenge Learn more about organ donation myths. Share [...]
April #MonthlyMission: Share the message of organ donation
Mar 23, 2017

March #MonthlyMission: Download the Mayo Clinic app - Tell a Friend

By Tony Hart, Champions Specialist @TonyHart87
Did you know that you can help those who are looking for care from Mayo Clinic? The Mayo Clinic app has a new Tell a Friend feature that allows you to quickly share Mayo Clinic’s appointment information with others. Follow these four steps: Download the Mayo Clinic app from the [...]
March #MonthlyMission: Download the Mayo Clinic app - Tell a Friend
Feb 20, 2017

Facial transplantation: Hope for healing

By Tony Hart, Champions Specialist @TonyHart87
Andy Sandness’ struggle began as a battle with depression and a regrettable attempt to take his own life with a high-powered rifle in 2006. The 32-year-old oil field worker from Wyoming had severe injuries that required more than conventional plastic surgery and reconstruction. Once his condition stabilized, his parents brought [...]
Facial transplantation: Hope for healing
Jan 30, 2017

February #MonthlyMission: Heart health is for everyone

By Melissa Bear, Champions Director @mbear
February is American Heart Month, and your #MonthlyMission is to help spread the word about the importance of heart health. Mayo Clinic is dedicated to quality heart care and an advocate for helping you keep your heart healthy. Join Mayo’s social media campaign to spread heart health facts, nutrition tips [...]
February #MonthlyMission: Heart health is for everyone
Jan 30, 2017

Mentors: A critical ingredient for Mayo Clinic Connect

By Colleen Young, Connect Director @colleenyoung
It’s National Mentoring Month and time to celebrate our volunteer Mentors. While traditionally National Mentoring Month focuses the mentorship of young people, we want to thank our volunteer Mentors, who help all Mayo Clinic Connect members. Mentors offer a helping hand at a time when people might be feeling scared, [...]
Mentors: A critical ingredient for Mayo Clinic Connect
Jan 13, 2017

Regenerative medicine: Hope for healing

By Tony Hart, Champions Specialist @TonyHart87
“Imagine a world where incurable diseases can in fact be cured. Where failing hearts can be strengthened without surgical transplant or organ donors. … Science has long known that the human body responds to injury and disease by attempting to heal itself. Regenerative medicine accelerates this natural healing process by [...]
Regenerative medicine: Hope for healing