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Sites in Minnesota and Wisconsin recognized by Chartis Center for Rural Health

Hospitals in Fairmont, Red Wing, St. James and Waseca, Minnesota, and Bloomer and Menomonie, Wisconsin, were named in the top recognitions.

February 27, 2023
Dr. Varkey recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's 'Top 25 Women Leaders'

This prestigious recognition program acknowledges and honors women executives from all sectors of the health care industry for their leadership.

February 20, 2023

Hometown Health Blog

From Check Symptoms to video visit in one step

Patients with rash symptoms now can request an on-demand video appointment using the patient portal. Here's how Matt Gauthier used it to quickly get care he needed without leaving home.

April 6, 2023

Check Symptoms offers evaluations, care recommendations

Minor health concerns can happen anytime. If you're unsure what to do or who to call, use a free online tool to evaluate your symptoms and receive a care recommendation.

March 10, 2023

Health disparities in preventive screenings for African Americans

African Americans have a greater risk of developing certain chronic health conditions. Learn about factors that disproportionately affect health outcomes, and get self-advocacy tips.

Samantha Somwaru MD By Samantha Somwaru February 2, 2023

Using robotic technology to diagnose, stage lung cancer

Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. A new procedure acts like a robotic GPS system to diagnose lung cancer in its earliest stages when it's easier to treat.

Adel Zurob, M.D. By Adel Zurob January 20, 2023
Ali Zaied, M.D. By Ali Zaied January 20, 2023

Check Symptoms evaluates RSV, upper respiratory illness symptoms

Concerned you or your child may have RSV, the flu or COVID-19? Learn how an online assessment tool can quickly evaluate symptoms, determine if testing is needed and recommend next steps for care.

December 6, 2022

Wagging tail, puppy eyes bring comfort

Here's a day in the life of this special therapy dog. Maisy is a great addition to a team. She is calm, empathetic and creates joy everywhere she goes. She also happens to be a golden retriever.

November 11, 2022

Virtual care for people with cancer

The COVID-19 pandemic and increased internet access changed how you shop, travel, work and access health care. Learn how telehealth options like virtual visits are used to help people with cancer.

Amye Tevaarwerk, M.D. By Amye Tevaarwerk November 1, 2022

Mobile Health Clinic drives care access

It's a bus, it's a bookmobile, it's the Mobile Health Clinic. Since summer 2021, this big, blue, fully equipped clinic on wheels has been bringing health care to patients in rural communities.

February 24, 2022

Back on the bandstand: Feeling better with Mayo Clinic Advanced Care at Home

When Robert Heintz was scheduled for hip revision surgery, he was happy to learn he could recover in the comfort of his own home.

February 21, 2022

Home again, leader finds fit in community, Mayo Clinic Health System

In the eight years that Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., was away from Mayo Clinic, a few things changed. But one thing remained a constant: Mayo Clinic's patient-focused mission. Read her vision for transforming rural health care while building on past successes.

February 21, 2022

Mayo Clinic App makes managing health care a breeze

College student Lucas Anderson found that using Patient Online Services on the Mayo Clinic App made it easy for him manage his health care.

January 17, 2022

Online scheduling saves time for busy grandmother

Ellen Mihm knows what brings her joy: travel and spending time with her grandkids — and not waiting on hold to schedule appointments. That's why she likes the easy online scheduling options with Patient Online Services.

November 4, 2021