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Diet, humor and a cancer journey

A cancer diagnosis is life-altering. Watch a symposium, made possible through a sponsorship from the Lloyd and Ardis Peterson Family Foundation, to learn how diet and humor can affect a cancer journey.

February 17, 2022

Dedicated to our communities: A 2020 reflection

Being healthy is much more than just physical health. It's determined by social, behavioral and environmental health, among other factors. Review how we're working to improve the health of the communities we serve.

June 9, 2021

Virtual health career exploration program for teens

High school students in Minnesota and Wisconsin can participate in virtual career exploration programs from Mayo Clinic. Here's one student's reflection on the Discover Mayo Clinic program.

February 3, 2021

Enjoy sewing? Handmade cloth mask donations needed

Fabric masks are needed to help keep patients, visitors and staff safe. If you enjoy sewing, consider making masks for your local Mayo Clinic Health System location.

May 7, 2020

Overcoming a genetic disorder, shyness and finding her place

Taylor Sturtz, a Project Search graduate, shares how she is handling a rare genetic disorder, overcoming shyness and finding her place.

October 17, 2019

Discover Wellness Camp: Parent Q&A

Sending your child to a summer camp for a week can be frightening for you and your child, especially if it’s their first time. You may have questions, and we can answer them for you.

February 16, 2018

Le Sueur area seventh-grader creates board game based on Women of Mayo Clinic book

Samantha “Sami” Pollack, a seventh-grader at Minnesota New Country School in Henderson, Minnesota, was so inspired by the book The Women of Mayo Clinic she created a board game based on the women for a school project.

December 19, 2017

Local physician couple saves passenger’s life: A mile-high medical tale

Most people who fly worry about leg room, layovers and lack of storage space for their carry-ons. Few have to worry about saving someone’s life at 30,000 feet. When married Eau Claire, Wisconsin, physicians boarded a flight, they didn’t know they would be putting their medical training to work before they reached their destination.

November 27, 2017