Mayo Clinic Radio

Mayo Clinic Radio

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When one of the heart's natural pumps isn’t working well, a ventricular assist device (VAD) can be used to increase the amount of blood that flows through the body. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. John Stulak, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon, discusses VADs and heart transplant. Also on the podcast, Dr. Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy and Dr. Eric Edell, Mayo Clinic pulmonologists, explain endoscopic lung volume reduction, whi... Read more

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On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. William Young Jr., a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist, discusses pituitary gland tumors. Also on the podcast, Dr. Emanuel Trabuco, chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Urogynecology, explains treatment options for stress urinary incontinence in women. And Dr. Joy Wolfram, a Mayo Clinic researcher, shares how nanomedicine seeks to improve cancer care.

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A recent study suggests that severe alcohol-related liver disease is on the rise, especially in young adults. There appears to be an increase in those who are at greater risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and death, according to the study published in JAMA. And the potential cause is binge drinking. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Doug Simonetto, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and hepatologist, discusses diagnosis and treatmen... Read more

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On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Mitchell Humphreys, a Mayo Clinic urologist, highlights prostate health and treatment options for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Also on the program, Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, discusses sex after a heart attack. And Dr. Bruce Levy, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, shares how his patients' experiences with lack of privacy during surgery led him and his wife to foun... Read more

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On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Leonard Berry, a health care delivery expert and author of "Management Lessons From Mayo Clinic", shares his thoughts on the role of kindness in cancer care. Also on the podcast, Dr. Sanj Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Kenton Kaufman, director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, discuss their research on preventing wrist injuries in tennis players. And Vic Nole J... Read more

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On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Amy Degnim, a Mayo Clinic breast cancer surgeon, discusses breast cancer screening guidelines from the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Degnim also discusses advances in breast cancer surgery. Also on the podcast, Dr. Bradley Boeve, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, explains progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare brain disease. And Dr. Shanda Blackmon, a Mayo Clinic general thoracic surgeon, d... Read more

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On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Brent Bauer, director of research for the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine Program, shares how complementary medicine, also known as integrative medicine, is used in cancer care. Also on the podcast, Dr. Bret Petersen, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses treatment for bile duct cancer. And Dr. Randall DeMartino, a Mayo Clinic vascular surgeon, explains peripheral artery disease, a commo... Read more

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On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Angela Mattke, a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center and the editor of a new book, "Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child," offers tips for parenting during the preschool and elementary school years. Also on the podcast, Dr. Brett Freedman, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, will explain treatment options for the common cause of back pain, spondylolisthesis. And Dr. Virend Somer... Read more

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On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Paul Friedman, chair of the Department of Cardiology at Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Peter Noseworthy, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, share a new research study showing how artificial intelligence and the EKG can be used to detect early signs of heart failure. Then Mary Schoenbeck, a Mayo Clinic patient from Scottsdale, Arizona, shares how a smart watch alerted her to a potential heart problem. Also on th... Read more

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Each day, almost 40,000 specimens are flown in to Rochester, Minnesota, for delivery to Mayo Clinic Laboratories. Specimens come from more than 4,000 clients in more than 70 countries. The cargo sometimes includes packages labeled "donated human tissue for transplant." Or the packages may include radioactive material used to prepare medications for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, including targeted treatments for some forms of... Read more

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Robert D. Brown Jr., a Mayo Clinic neurologist and stroke expert, discusses stroke and stroke prevention. Also on the podcast, Dr. Paul McKie, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, explains when and why you might need a cardiac stress test. And Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a psychologist and co-chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Integrated Behavioral Health, has tips for bei... Read more

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On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Edward Loftus Jr., a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses diagnosing inflammatory bowel disease and treatment options. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. There are two common types: ulcerative colitis, which causes ulcers, or sores, in the lining of the large intestine and rectum, and Cro... Read more

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Vaccinations often are thought of as a childhood recommendation, but there are important vaccinations for adults, too. Between 50,000 and 100,000 Americans die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases, such as flu, pneumonia and hepatitis C, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic vaccine researcher, covers adult vaccinations, includin... Read more

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Each April, National Donate Life Month is celebrated to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Charles Rosen, director of the Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, discusses the importance of organ donation and what's being done to improve the number of organ donors. Also on the podcast, two Mayo Clinic transplant patient stories are featured. First, Chad Corey and his donor,... Read more

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On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Robert Kraichely, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. Also on the podcast, Dr. Jennifer Vande Voort, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist, discusses esketamine nasal spray — a fast-acting treatment for depression that recently was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. And Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, share wha... Read more

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March 30, 2019

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Bradford Currier, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, discusses treatment options for a common cause of back pain, spinal stenosis. Also on the podcast, Dr. Craig Sawchuk, co-chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Integrated Behavioral Health, explains the mental health benefits of the cleaning fad that's swept the country.  And Dr. J Taylor Hays, medical director for the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Depende... Read more

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March 23, 2019

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Christopher Aakre, an internal medicine specialist in Mayo Clinic's Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic, discusses diagnosing and managing fibromyalgia. Also on the podcast, Dr. Andrew Bentall, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, explains what can be done to help sensitized transplant patients who can be difficult to match with organ donors. And Dr. Victor Karpyak, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist, share... Read more

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March 16, 2019

There are more than 600 types of neurologic and neuromuscular diseases that can affect your nervous system. Two such diseases are muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis (MS). On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Jennifer Martinez-Thompson, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, discusses treatment options for muscular dystrophy and MS. Also on the podcast, Dr. Erica Loomis, a Mayo Clinic trauma and critical care surgeon, explains what caus... Read more

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March 9, 2019

March is National Kidney Month — an awareness effort to encourage people who are at risk of chronic kidney disease, often due to diabetes or high blood pressure, to get screened. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Ladan Zand, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, discusses chronic kidney disease and offers tips to keep your kidneys healthy. Also on the podcast, Dr. Valeria Cristiani, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, discusses fluoride varnish ... Read more

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. John Kisiel, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses screening and treatment options for colorectal cancer. Also on the podcast, Dr. Pritish Tosh, a Mayo Clinic infectious disease expert, gives an update on the measles outbreak and flu season. And two Mayo Clinic staff members and friends — Melanie Peterson and Lindsay Stromback — share their stor... Read more

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