8599
Rochester (Minnesota)
Mayo Clinic: On the Cutting Edge of Medicine
Discover a world of medicine at Mayo Clinic, where you’ll speak with renowned doctors, visit the bio-imaging lab and separate myth from fact as you learn to improve your own health.
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Program No. 8599XMJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
935
Getting There
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At a Glance

For more than a century, Rochester, Minnesota has led the world in state-of-the-art medical treatment. Here medicine has been transformed into a cooperative science, one in which patients get the benefit of many doctors, not just one. On this behind-the-scenes exploration, gain a privileged perspective on the clinic’s development into a world-class facility that cares for more than 1.3 million patients a year. Along the way, see where medicine has been and where it is going as experts (Western Medicine) and practitioners of integrative therapies (Eastern Medicine) take you inside the world of complementary medicine.
Activity Level
Easy
Walking up to six city blocks over flat terrain. Elevators available.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Get rare access to doctors and specialists in discussions about recent advances in preventative medicine and the effectiveness of integrative health care in treating injuries.
  • Enjoy field trips to the Mayowood House - the historic home of the Mayo family - as well as to the Center for Innovation and the clinic’s bio-imaging lab.
  • Discover facts and dispel myths about how your own health can be improved with diet and weight-management and try out tai chi, qui gong and other exercise strategies for keeping fit.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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