These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate the Mayo Clinic Pro-Science based on well-researched information from medical professionals.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1864, the Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit medical practice and medical research group currently based in three major locations: Rochester, Minnesota; Jacksonville, Florida; and Scottsdale, Arizona, focused on integrated patient care, education, and research. It employs over 4,500 physicians and scientists, along with another 58,400 administrative and allied health staff. Mayoclinic.org is the official website that publishes an A – Z of medical conditions and information.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. The Mayo Clinic is funded through donations and grants.
Analysis / Bias
In review, mayoclinic.org provides an alphabetized list of medical conditions, medications, diseases, and procedures that are geared toward a lay reader. Most articles contain a list of symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments. Although the mayoclinic.org is a credible source of medical information they have faced controversy. In 2018, they published misleading information regarding Preeclampsia which ProPublica covered in this article Trusted Health Sites Spread Myths About a Deadly Pregnancy Complication. Mayo Clinic immediately corrected this misinformation. In general, all information is pro-science and guided by medical experts.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate the Mayo Clinic Pro-Science based on well-researched information from medical professionals. (D. Van Zandt 8/21/2016) Updated (7/3/2020)