Mayo Clinic Q & A

Mayo Clinic Q & A

From complex issues like cancer and heart disease to the latest news on research and wellness, Dr. Tom Shives and Tracy McCray ask the questions and get easy to understand answers from Mayo Clinic experts.... Show More

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“Sperm counts have dropped over 40% over the last 60 years”, according to Dr. Sevann Helo, a Mayo Clinic urologist. What’s behind the dramatic decrease? Smoking, stress and environmental exposures as well as a man’s biological clock affect fertility.

What can a man do to increase and maintain fertility? The answer on this episode of Mayo Clinic Q&A.

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In honor of National Donor Day on Feb 14th, the latest episode Mayo Clinic Q&A takes a look at living donor kidney transplant. While 6,000 people chose living kidney donation in 2018, experts say the pool of potential donors is still untapped. Educating would-be donors and recipients about the advantages of living donation is key.

Dr. Mikel Prieto, a Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon, discusses the living kidney donation... Read more

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Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. Chest pain is a common symptom, but it's often not the only one, and understanding the wide-ranging symptoms of heart disease becomes more important as a woman ages. What is a woman's best defense against heart disease?

Dr. Rekha Mankad, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, discusses women’s heart health — this week on Mayo Clinic Q&A.

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The latest episode of the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, features a milestone in the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF).

Tim Myer has lived with cystic fibrosis his whole life. He was awaiting a lung transplant, when a new medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration changed everything.

"There are about 30,000 patients in the U.S. with cystic fibrosis. This drug will expand treatment to 27,000, or 90% o... Read more

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More than 6,000 people had died from flu complications, including 39 children, as of mid-January. The flu vaccine is still the best defense against the illness. And if you get the shot but still end up with the flu, there are anti-viral treatments that can help.

What can you do today to prevent or treat this year's flu?  Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, shares advice on this we... Read more

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