General guidelines for linking:

  • URLs for individual pages may change as we update content. Please check your links often to ensure they remain active. If you're not linking to a specific article, we recommend that you link to the disease page that is most relevant to your topic.
  • Re-posting content or images on other websites or framing of pages within another website is prohibited. Instead of framing, we encourage you to open in a new window. Users have found that approach easy to navigate, and they remain on your site.

To point users to and open the results in a new window, the code is:

<a href="" target="mayoclinicwindow"></a>

  • It is not's standard policy to exchange reciprocal links. Requests for reciprocal links are reviewed based on our external links policy. Additional information regarding external links is provided within our product development policy.
  • Links to should not appear (through highlighting, for instance) as though the linking site has an overarching relationship with Mayo Clinic.
  • If you wish to link to drug information content on, the link must go to the Drug Information home page at Links to individual drug pages are not permitted.
  • Paraphrasing or excerpting content is not permitted.

Use of RSS feeds

We welcome the use of RSS feeds for personal use in a news reader or as part of a noncommercial website or blog. If you post our RSS content links on your website, we ask that you provide proper attribution to "" and that you also provide a link to our home page at as described above under "Links to the home page."

Licensing content from has a content licensing program, if you are interested in hosting content for your site.

If you are interested in licensing our content, please contact:

Jack Schmidt
Marketing Coordinator

July 26, 2014