Just what the doctor ordered: Mayo Clinic offers free health care site

Something else to put on my to-do list. Consider signing up and joining the Mayo Clinic Health Manager.

It's a new web site, launched today -- and it's free to the public. And no, you don't have to be going to the famed Mayo Clinic to use it.

I've taken the web-based tour, but I haven't yet signed up, so I can't actually prescribe the health site to the hypochondriac or health-savvy individual, but it does look like a potentially useful tool for managing your health on the Internet.

Basically, from what I understand, you plug in a lot of your personal health care information, and the web site will use that to provide "guidance and recommendations," according to the Mayo Clinic press release that I was sent.