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Mayo Clinic

Medical Information and Research

Published 09/24/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

The Mayo Clinic is one of the most well known organizations existing today. This non profit group focuses on almost every complex illness in the world. The Mayo Clinic is dedicated to finding treatment and improving diagnosis while sharing information to help others combat these often devastating illnesses. The Mayo Clinic even goes so far as to supply hospital services in specified areas of the United States. Among its resources, the Mayo Clinic also has a website that offers information and assistance for anyone that needs it.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

A website was really the next logical step for the Mayo Clinic. With so many organizations and businesses online today, websites have proven to be a valuable tool in furthering a cause. The current Mayo Clinic website features three main pages. The first provides up to date medical information on over 35 illnesses as well as lifestyle categories. The second educates readers on medical services available through the Mayo Clinic. The third sites shares details on education and research that include clinical trials and laboratory results. Today, the Mayo Clinic website still serves the same purpose: to educate and assist those that are suffering from a devastating illness as well as others that might be at risk.

What are the differences to other apps?

The Mayo Clinic’s website is unique for one main reason: it is the clinic’s online location. The Mayo Clinic is very well known, and has assisted many families coping with a tragic illness. The website carries that mission online to make it easier for anyone to gather information or learn about programs that could help them survive and live better.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

It is obvious a lot of time and effort went into the Mayo Clinic’s website. The overall design is very professional and embodies what is to be expected from this well known non-profit organization. Each page contains a wealth of information as well as colorful images that highlight important tips and navigational tools.

How does the registration process work?

The Mayo Clinic website is primarily intended as an information resource for anyone interested in learning more about this non-profit organization. That being said, there is no official registration process to create an account on the site. Users can access all features and articles as soon as they arrive on the Mayo Clinic homepage. There are free e-newsletters that visitors can sign up for. These only require an email address and a check beside the newsletter the user would like to receive. Topics include Alzheimer’s care giving, house calls, and living with cancer.

What does it cost to use the application?

The Mayo Clinic is a non-profit organization, so it offers information to anyone for free. The site acts as a virtual arm that reaches out to people who need to learn about Mayo Clinic programs, research and other important topics. There are no premium paid accounts and no fees required to visit the website. The only payment a user may pay is in the form of a donation, although most donations are paid in blood, organs, or marrow.

Who would you recommend the application to?

The Mayo Clinic supports a cause that anyone can get behind. Anyone can appreciate the information found on the Mayo Clinic website. Visitors that are currently suffering from a disease or condition as well as their loved ones may find a little more value as they learn about the Mayo Clinic’s various programs and research efforts.

  • Learn about services and programs provided by the Mayo Clinic
  • Educate themselves on important health topics and myths
  • Find out how to go about making a donation to the Mayo Clinic
  • Sign up for Mayo Clinic newsletters
  • Review slide shows, videos, and other media on related topics

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