Community Development

Living with a chronic illness often means confronting your denial. I lived for eight years with multiple sclerosis (MS), thinking that my brain was beyond having new lesions. This was because I was taking a powerful drug called Tysabri. All my MRIs showed no new lesions.  However, my disease did [...]
By Gil Greenman • March 2, 2018
You may have seen the online Social Media Basics for Healthcare Certificate training on the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. This course was developed by Mayo Clinic in collaboration with Hootsuite, a social media management platform. The training was developed for YOU– a busy professional looking [...]
By Taryn Offenbacher, Senior Communications Specialist • February 12, 2018
With age, most of us realize the value of a solid night’s sleep, good nutrition, and exercise. We come to understand that this self-care greatly impacts how we feel, function, and perceive events around us. This is exponentially true for family caregivers of a person facing a terminal illness. [...]
By Renata Louwers • February 2, 2018
The world is shaped by stories. As experts in our own lives, we all have something to share, and the pivotal role of shared experiences has been well-established in improving health outcomes. On February 2, Mayo Clinic, and health care social network Inspire will launch “Experts [...]
By Kanaaz Pereira • January 30, 2018
Editor's Note: This essay is part of our weekly #TimeLessWisdom series, in which we're highlighting one of the contributions from our 2012 book, Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health CareLearn more about the series. A Twitter chat, like many things, is relatively easy to start. However, building [...]
By Colleen Young, Connect Director • January 5, 2018
Editor's Note: This essay is part of our weekly #TimeLessWisdom series, in which we're highlighting one of the contributions from our 2012 book, Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health CareLearn more about the series. If you’ve read the title of this piece and scoffed, you’re in good [...]
By danamlewis • December 1, 2017
Editor's Note: This essay is part of our weekly #TimeLessWisdom series, in which we're highlighting one of the contributions from our 2012 book, Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health CareLearn more about the series. Our four most-viewed videos are not the compelling patient stories most likely to [...]
By Susanna H. French • November 17, 2017