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Diabetes and your eyes

Everyone needs to take care of their eyes, but when you have diabetes, eye care is especially important. Learn how new AI technology can help detect a common eye issue in people with diabetes.

Wayne Wu MD By Wayne Wu August 8, 2023

Fertility considerations in cancer treatment: Preserving hope for the future

Cancer and its treatments can have long-term effects on fertility. Learn about the cancers with higher fertility risks and preservation options that can provide hope for future family-building.

Alicia Ogle, N.P. By Alicia Ogle July 18, 2023

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

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

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

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

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