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Mayo Clinic Community And Additional Online Health Communities/Support Groups

Mayo Clinic currently uses social media tools as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
Blogs include Podcast Blog , News Blog, and Sharing Mayo Clinic blog for patients and employees to share their Mayo Clinic stories.

Connect with others who've been there. Welcome to Mayo Clinic's free online health community.

Mayo Clinic’s Center for Social Media has recently launched the Mayo Clinic Community  to connect people who have been through the Mayo Clinic experience with others facing a similar health concern.

The Mayo Clinic Community is free and open to all, whether or not one is or was a Mayo Clinic patient.

This online community includes content from various Mayo Clinic blogs,health and medical videos from Mayo’s YouTube channel and links to news articlesabout Mayo Clinic research and treatment advances. It also features a discussion forum where members can connect with others who have similar interests or concerns.


Additional Online Health Communities/Support Groups

  • Self-Help Group SourceBook Online
    A starting point for finding every type of national, international, model and online self-help support group that is available starting point for finding every type of national, international, model and online self-help support group that is available. (
  • MedlinePlus 
    Search with a phrase as “support groups” cancer or select a Health topic and select an organization.
  • Medpedia communities
    This site allows people with common health interests to share information and communicate. Anyone may create a community of interest and anyone may join.Medpedia is an open platform connecting people and information to advance medicine. Users include health care professionals, health care organizations, expert lay persons, students, and scientists.
  • MedHelp International
         This online health community which not only provides health information but helps patients actively manage their health through online personal health records andMedhelp trackers (iphone friendly options).
    The People option allows one to search by a disease or condition to find related information (including symptoms, treatments, resources). One can also view postings and blogs by other members and interact with them.
    Medical experts helps users by answering questions in Ask-an-Expert forums, participating in conversations with members in free live health chats, and sharing their knowledge and the latest news in blogs

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