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June 27, 2020
A bone marrow transplant is a procedure that infuses healthy blood-forming stem cells into your body to replace your damaged or diseased bone marrow. Bone marrow transplants may use cells from your own body (autologous transplant) or from a donor (allogeneic transplant). Bone marrow transplants can benefit people with a variety of both cancerous (malignant) and noncancerous (benign) diseases. On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. William Hogan, director of the Mayo Clinic Bone Marrow Transplant program, discusses bone marrow transplant. Also on the program, Dr. Lauren Dalvin, a Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist, and Dr. Waleed Brinjikji, a Mayo Clinic radiologist, explain treatment for retinoblastoma, the most common form of eye cancer in children. And Adam Shultz, a Mayo Clinic cardio-oncology rehabilitation specialist, explains how cardio-oncology rehab can help cancer patients recover and deal with treatment side effects.
June 20, 2020
On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Shakila Khan, a Mayo Clinic pediatric hematologist/oncologist, discusses childhood leukemia. Also on the program, Dr. Kaiser Lim, a Mayo Clinic pulmonary and critical care physician, explains chronic cough and how it can be treated. And Jeri Lensing and Angela Young discuss the important role of patient navigators at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.
June 13, 2020
On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Andrea Huebner, a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist, discusses autism spectrum disorder. Also on the program Erin Mason, a Mayo Clinic physician assistant, and Dr. Christopher Russi, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, explain how tele-medicine is used is emergency departments. And Dr. Victoria Zambito, a Mayo Clinic pharmacist, shares the many roles a pharmacist can play in heath care.
June 10, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Across the world, one of the biggest changes forced by the COVID-19 pandemic is in the field of education. Programs from kindergarten through postsecondary have rapidly moved to a distance learning model. Online and remote instruction has its own unique challenges, and has required students and educators to be creative to stay connected. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Alexandra Wolanskyj-Spinner, senior associate dean for student affairs at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Minnesota, discusses medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 6, 2020
On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Grant Hamilton, division chair of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Mayo Clinic, discusses common cosmetic surgical procedures including rhinoplasty to change the shape of the nose, face-lift (rhytidectomy), and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Also on the program, Dr. Kejal Kantarci, a Mayo Clinic neuroradiologist, will discuss menopause, hormones and dementia. And Ava Weitl, a first grader who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and Dr. Timothy Nelson, director of the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome at Mayo Clinic, will share Ava's story.
June 3, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. During to the COVID-19 pandemic, teleworking and distance learning has become a necessity. The new normal means many people needed technology to do their jobs, and that is certainly true at Mayo Clinic. Information technology (IT) has aided Mayo Clinic during the pandemic in two significant ways. One, thousands of employees moved out of their offices and into their homes to work. And two, patients now more than ever are being seen by their health care providers using video visits and tele-health. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Mark Henderson, division chair of IT at Mayo Clinic, discusses how IT has aided in the COVID-19 response.
June 2, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. During the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing that hasn’t stopped is the need for cancer treatment. While patients might be hesitant to leave their homes for weeks at a time for treatment, there is a fast-track treatment option at Mayo Clinic for some breast cancer patients. Certain low-risk breast cancer patients can now complete their surgery and radiation in less than 10 days. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Tina Hieken, a Mayo Clinic surgeon, explains how the expedited treatment program combines a pathologist's mid-surgery confirmation that the cancer has not spread, with a type of partial breast radiation called brachytherapy.
May 30, 2020
The Mayo Clinic Radio program shares the latest information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Bobbi Pritt, chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, explains testing options for COVID-19. Also on the program, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, reviews the latest literature on COVID-19, discusses vaccine trials and explains some unique symptoms of COVID-19. Then in an encore presentation of Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Matthew Robertson III, chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Florida, explains hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, which uses heated chemotherapy during surgery to treat ovarian cancer. And Dr. Christopher Boes, chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Neurology Education, and Dr. Bruce Pollock, a Mayo Clinic neurologic surgeon, discuss diagnosing and treating the chronic pain condition known as trigeminal neuralgia.
May 28, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a unique situation that has required work across federal and state agencies to support communities and frontline workers during this challenging time. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has played a key role by providing effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health and social services during the COVID-19 crisis. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Eric Hargan, HHS deputy secretary, discusses the ways the department is supporting Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 27, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through close contact from person to person. While it is possible that someone can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, this isn’t thought to be the main way the virus spreads. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, discusses virus transmission and steps to take to keep yourself safe.
May 26, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. While many nonessential businesses closed or suspended operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals continued to operate and take care of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients. How have Mayo Clinic hospitals navigated the pandemic and kept patients and staff safe? On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Robert Cima, chair of hospital practice at Mayo Clinic, explains Mayo Clinic's efforts to maintain safety and how staff has risen to the challenge of practicing medicine during a pandemic.
May 23, 2020
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Robert D. Brown Jr., a Mayo Clinic neurologist and stroke expert, discusses stroke and stroke prevention. Also on the program, 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 being a good mental health consumer.
May 22, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Mayo Clinic has been a leader in developing and deploying testing for COVID-19, but understanding the different types of tests and what they measure can be confusing. Terms like viral, molecular, serology and antibodies aren’t clear for everyone. What are the different COVID-19 tests, and what do they do? On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Bobbi Pritt, chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, explains testing options for COVID-19.
May 21, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government is supporting a national Expanded Access Program to collect and provide convalescent plasma to patients in need across the country (uscovidplasma.org). Convalescent plasma refers to blood plasma collected from people who have recovered from COVID-19. That plasma, which contains antibodies against the virus, is then used to treat others with advanced illness. Working collaboratively with industry, academic and government partners, Mayo Clinic is serving as the lead institution for the program. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Philippe Bauer, site principal investigator for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, discusses the COVID-19 convalescent plasma program.
May 20, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, covers the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Poland reviews the latest literature on COVID-19, discusses vaccine trials and explains some unique symptoms of COVID-19.
May 19, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. As COVID-19 continues to take hundreds of lives each day in the U.S., public health officials say minorities are being affected disproportionately. Early data shows that African Americans and other U.S. ethnic minorities have contracted COVID-19 at a higher rate and experience greater sickness and a higher death rate than other Americans. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Irene Sia, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, and Dr. Mark Wieland, a Mayo Clinic community internal medicine physician, discuss ethnic disparities and COVID-19, including research being done with the Rochester Healthy Community Partnership.
May 16, 2020
The Mayo Clinic Radio program shares the latest information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Conor Loftus, chair of outpatient practice at Mayo Clinic, explains how Mayo Clinic is protecting patients and staff by using enhanced screening, testing, cleaning and masking protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Then in an encore presentation of Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, a Mayo Clinic neurologic surgeon, and Dr. Garret Choby, a Mayo Clinic otolaryngologist — head and neck surgeon, explain minimally invasive surgery for skull base tumors. And Dr. Reade Quinton, a Mayo Clinic pathologist, discusses the shortage of pathologists and his forensic work in anatomic pathology.
May 14, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. The COVID-19 pandemic forced elective surgeries to be delayed while hospitals prepared for the potential influx of COVID-19 patients. Thanks to effective efforts to flatten the curve and the lifting of executive stay-at-home orders, Mayo Clinic is again able to see patients for elective surgeries. What’s different for patients when having surgery during the coronavirus era? And what extra steps is Mayo Clinic taking to keep patients and staff safe? On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Michael Kendrick, chair of the Department of Surgery at Mayo Clinic, explains how surgical practice remains safe in the time of COVID-19.
May 13, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and clinics were forced to postpone nonessential appointments and surgeries in March and April. Thanks to social distancing and executive stay-at-home orders which helped flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak, Mayo Clinic is prepared now, not only to meet the projected needs of COVID-19 patients, but safely treat patients whose care was delayed, and to welcome new patients as well. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Conor Loftus, chair of outpatient practice at Mayo Clinic, explains how Mayo Clinic is protecting patients and staff by using enhanced screening, testing, cleaning and masking protocols.
May 12, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, covers the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Poland discusses how the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is changing, and how scientists and researchers are rapidly gaining new knowledge about the virus and the disease that it causes.
May 11, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Thanks to its combination of practice, education, and research, Mayo Clinic has a strong foundation to respond quickly to a medical crisis such as COVID-19. As the SARS-CoV-2 virus spread worldwide, a research task force was formed at Mayo Clinic to review and approve research proposals related to the virus and the disease it causes. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Andrew Badley, chair of Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 research task force, gives an update on COVID-19 research activities at Mayo Clinic.
May 10, 2020
The Mayo Clinic Radio program shares the latest information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Your best defense against the spread of coronavirus is hand-washing, but frequent hand-washing can deplete the skin of its natural moisture and oils, causing dry and cracked skin. Recommendations to wear face masks also are taking a toll on the skin. Face masks may rub across the nose and behind the ears, which can irritate the skin. What should you do if your skin is becoming dry or sensitive? On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Dawn Davis, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, shares tips to care for your skin affected by frequent hand-washing or face masks. Then in an encore presentation of Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Amanika Kumar, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon, explains how thorough assessment of a patient can help direct the treatment for ovarian cancer. And Dr. James Li, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, discusses adult asthma.
May 8, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Spring has sprung, and, for many, spring cleaning is a ritual. During the COVID-19 pandemic, cleaning and disinfecting homes is more important than ever. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new cleaning guidelines to help effectively fight COVID-19 as businesses, schools and public spaces reopen. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, discusses effective cleaning tactics to combat coronavirus.
May 7, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. It’s being called the "Quarantine 15" online — people poking fun at gaining weight while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is it really a problem? Or does eating help cope with stress? And what about for kids? Public health researchers warn that COVID-19 related school closures will double out-of-school time this year, raising concerns about weight gain associated with summer recess for children. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Donald Hensrud, director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, discusses tips for healthy eating and exercising while staying at home.
May 5, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Originally identified as a respiratory disease, some COVID-19 patients exhibit neurologic symptoms including stroke, loss of consciousness, headache, and even the loss of taste and smell. What's unknown is whether these are direct effects of the virus entering the nervous system, or consequences of the disease's effect on the body. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Allen Aksamit Jr., a Mayo Clinic neurologist, discusses potential neurological effects of COVID-19.
May 4, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Because cancer treatments can weaken the immune system, cancer patients are at increased risk of complications from COVID-19. Despite these concerns, cancer patients often still need treatment, including going to the clinic or to the hospital, and many have questions about whether cancer should be treated differently during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Tanios Bekaii-Saab, a Mayo Clinic oncologist, explains how cancer patients can safely continue their cancer treatment during the pandemic.
May 3, 2020
The Mayo Clinic Radio program shares the latest information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, shares the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Also on the program, Dr. Donald Hensrud, director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, discusses the "Quarantine 15" - how to avoid weight gain, eat healthy, and stay active during stay at home orders. Then in an encore presentation of Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Todd Miller, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, explains how exercise affects the heart. And Dr. Beth Robertson, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, discusses headaches and treatment for migraines.
May 1, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the World Health Organization(WHO) says more than 117 million children in 37 countries may be missing out on the lifesaving measles vaccine. The WHO had issued some guidelines to help countries sustain immunization activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, discusses the importance of childhood vaccinations. Dr. Ardon also discusses masking guidelines for children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 30, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Each week, the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast shares the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic. On today's episode, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' coronavirus questions. Topics include: pets and COVID-19, ultraviolet light and viruses, and herd immunity.
April 29, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. COVID-19 was first identified late last year with a cluster of pneumonia cases caused by a new coronavirus. The COVID-19 disease process heavily affects the respiratory system, and patients often need oxygen support. The respiratory therapist plays a critical role in managing oxygen levels, placing breathing tubes, and managing the mechanical ventilator, when necessary. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Daniel Diedrich, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist and critical care physician, discusses the role of the respiratory therapist from the time a patient presents with COVID-19 all the way through that patient's discharge.
April 28, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Using tele-ICU capabilities, Mayo Clinic physicians in critical care medicine are volunteering to support staff at New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, which has been inundated with COVID-19 cases. At this unprecedented time, these two organizations are collaborating and innovating to help patients. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Sean Caples, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist and critical care physician, describes the real-time connectivity for Mayo physicians to provide assistance from anywhere directly to the New York-Presbyterian Lawrence ICU. At the same time, Mayo doctors are drawing on the experience gained by New York-Presbyterian Lawrence providers in caring for patients with COVID-19 and its complications.
April 27, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Your best defense against the spread of coronavirus is hand-washing, but frequent hand-washing can deplete the skin of its natural moisture and oils, causing dry and cracked skin. Recommendations to wear face masks also are taking a toll on the skin. Face masks may rub across the nose and behind the ears, which can irritate the skin. What should you do if your skin is becoming dry or sensitive? On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Dawn Davis, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, shares tips to care for your skin affected by frequent hand-washing or face masks.
April 26, 2020
The Mayo Clinic Radio program shares the latest information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. On Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, discusses the steps needed to reopen businesses, schools and other activities as the fight to control COVID-19 continues. Also on the program, Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic primary care physician, discusses routine vaccines and masking for children. Then in an encore presentation of Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Matthew Carlson, a Mayo Clinic ear, nose and throat surgeon, explains vestibular schwannomas, a benign brain tumor that forms on the nerve cells leading from your inner ear to your brain. And Dr. Dawn Davis, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, discusses genital skin diseases in men.
April 24, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. People around the world have been under stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of coronavirus. While this situation isn't ideal, it can be dangerous for some. For people in abusive situations, home may not be a safe environment. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Amanda Kubista Owen, a Mayo Clinic social worker, discusses services available to help support people affected by domestic violence and why having a safety plan is important.
April 22, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. As the SARS-CoV-2 virus spread worldwide, a race began to develop testing protocols and ramp up research. Mayo Clinic's COVID-19research task force is studying the virus, predicting hot spots, and working towards effective treatments and a vaccine. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Andrew Badley, chair of Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 research task force, gives an update on COVID-19 research activities at Mayo Clinic.
April 21, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, efforts are underway to find a new normal and begin to reopen the country and the economy. While people are eager for strict social distancing rules to end, public health measures, including testing and tracing for the virus, will be important tools needed to control the spread of the virus and prevent an uptick in new infections. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, discusses the steps needed to reopen businesses, schools and other activities as the fight to control COVID-19 continues.
April 20, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. A new serology test from Mayo Clinic Laboratories  is being used to identify the presence of immune response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The serology test is intended only to detect antibodies to the virus. It does not diagnose recent or active infection. Mayo Clinic Laboratories also offers a molecular test to diagnose very recent or active infection. Both tests are important tools in the pandemic response. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Elitza Theel, director of Mayo Clinic’s Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory, explains why serology testing is initially focused on identifying people in areas where potential immunity is key, including front-line health care workers.
April 19, 2020
The Mayo Clinic Radio program shares the latest information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The pandemic has forced changes to daily life, and disrupted normal routines at work, at school, and at home. Physical isolation can negatively affect on mental health, and constant news coverage can bring fear and anxiety about the disease. How can we best cope in these uncertain times? On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Craig Sawchuk, chair of the Division of Integrated Behavioral Health at Mayo Clinic, shares helpful tips and strategies on managing stress and anxiety during the pandemic. Then in an encore presentation of Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Bruce Pollock, a Mayo Clinic neurologic surgeon, will explain gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery — surgery without a scalpel. And Dr. Maisha Robinson will discuss palliative care.
April 17, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes to daily life, and disrupted normal routines at work, at school, and at home. Physical isolation can negatively affect mental health, and constant news coverage can bring fear and anxiety about the disease. How can you best cope in these uncertain times? On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Craig Sawchuk, chair of the Division of Integrated Behavioral Health at Mayo Clinic, shares helpful tips and strategies on managing stress and anxiety during the pandemic.
April 16, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Contact tracing is a used to slow community spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. Contact tracing is the process of finding and reaching out to the people who have been in contact with an infected person. Then close contacts of a person who might have COVID-19 can be isolated or quarantined to lessen further spread of the virus. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, explains contact tracing and discusses other current news related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 15, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. An intensive care unit (ICU) is a special unit in a hospital where patients who are very ill can be under constant supervision by their health care team. The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed ICU and critical care units in hot spots where the virus had spread widely. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Daniel Brown, director of critical care medicine at Mayo Clinic, discusses how critical care units have prepared for COVID-19.
April 14, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. There are two types of tests for COVID-19, and it is important to understand the difference. The first type, a diagnostic test, is used to find out if you are actively infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. This test typically is done as a nasal swab. The second type of test is a serologic test to determine if you had a recent infection of SARS-CoV-2 and now have antibodies against the virus. This test is done through a blood sample. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, explains the need for two different tests and how they will help move recovery from the pandemic forward.
April 13, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Emergency medicine is a specialty that prides itself on a mantra: anyone, anything, anytime. The COVID-19 pandemic has put emergency health care providers and first responders on the front lines, fighting the spread of the virus and caring for critically ill patients. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Annie Sadosty, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, discusses when patients should come to the emergency room, how to safely care for people with COVID-19, and how teams at Mayo Clinic are collaborating during the pandemic.
April 12, 2020
The Mayo Clinic Radio program shares the latest information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, gives a view from the front lines of the fight against the disease. And Dr. Jessica Lancaster, a Mayo Clinic immunology researcher, explains how aging affects the immune system. Then in an encore presentation of Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Dale Ekbom, a Mayo Clinic otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon, explains treatment options for vocal cord paralysis. And Dr. Abdallah El Sabbagh, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, discusses mitral valve regurgitation, a heart condition.
April 10, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Because SARS-CoV-2 is a novel coronavirus, researchers are still learning how the virus affects the body. And this raises questions for pregnant women. Can COVID-19 affect pregnancy? Is breastfeeding safe? How can a pregnant woman protect herself from the disease? On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist, will discuss COVID-19 and pregnancy.
April 9, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, covers the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Poland discusses why the U.S. has reached its deadliest week during the pandemic, and how clinical trials and vaccine research are underway to prevent future outbreaks.
April 8, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. A study published recently in Mayo Clinic Proceedings details information about potential cardiac side effects when using off-label drugs to treat COVID-19. Off-label means the drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat a different condition. Some of the off-label drugs being used to treat COVID-19 have a risk of sudden cardiac arrest and death. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Michael Ackerman, a Mayo Clinic genetic cardiologist and director of the  Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory, explains how heart monitoring is important to identify at-risk patients.
April 7, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that Americans wear wearing cloth masks in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. The CDC considers cloth masks an additional, voluntary public health measure. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic COVID-19 expert, explains the difference between medical masking and public masking, and discusses the proper way to put a mask on and off to prevent the spread of disease.
April 6, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. On today's Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, shares the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Poland discusses antibody testing, immunity, and how the scientific and research communities are collaborating to fight this disease.
April 5, 2020
The Mayo Clinic Radio program shares the latest information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. On this week's program, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, discusses travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also on the program, Caroline Poland, a licensed mental health counselor and certified clinical trauma professional, discusses mental health and anxiety amid the pandemic. Also on the program, Dr. Michael Ackerman, a Mayo Clinic genetic cardiologist and director of the Windland Smith Rice Sudden Death Genomics Laboratory, explains the cardiac risks of using off-label drugs to treat COVID-19. And Dr. Joseph Sirven, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, shares important thoughts for patients with neurologic conditions like epilepsy, seizures and migraine headaches.
April 2, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. The ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has heavily burdened front-line health care providers. "Our nation and our medical community is facing an unprecedented challenge," says Dr. Elie Berbari, chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Berbari discusses how Mayo Clinic is minimizing exposure to staff, while providing safe and compassionate care to patients.
March 31, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. A novel coronavirus is a new strain that has not been seen before in humans. SARS-Co-V2 is a novel virus, causing the disease COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is a new disease, much is still being learned about how it spreads and the severity of illness it causes. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, infectious disease expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, explains the science behind how the virus makes people sick, and what the virus does to the body. Dr. Poland will also discuss the latest information on clinical trials and vaccine research to fight the disease outbreak.
March 30, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share daily COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. When it comes to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic is relying not only on clinicians, but also engineers. Supply chain management and manufacturing capabilities are being readied to help in the fight against COVID-19. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Jonathan Morris, co-director of tMayo Clinic's 3D Anatomic Modeling Lab, and Mark Wehde, chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Engineering, discuss personal protective equipment and mobilizing the manufacturing sector to help in the fight.
March 28, 2020
The Mayo Clinic Radio program shares the latest information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. On this week's program, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' coronavirus questions. Also on the program, Dr. Elizabeth Cozine, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, highlights the importance of eating well, exercising daily, and getting enough sleep to stay well during social distancing. Next, Dr. Joseph Sirven, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, shares important thoughts for patients with neurologic condition like epilepsy, seizures and migraine headaches. And Dr. William Hogan, director of the Mayo Clinic Bone Marrow Transplant program, explains how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting bone marrow transplant patients.
March 26, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share daily COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Each day, the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast shares the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic. On today's episode, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' coronavirus questions.
March 25, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share daily COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. As people follow recommendations to stay home and practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, questions arise as to how to pass the time. There may be things you can do to help get and stay healthy. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Elizabeth Cozine, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, highlights the importance of eating well, exercising daily, and getting enough sleep to stay well while being stuck at home.
March 24, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share daily COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. On today's Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, shares the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Poland discusses the importance of testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19; work being done on antiviral medications; and how long social distancing might need to last.
March 23, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share daily COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Continuous news coverage about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is creating worry and anxiety for people across the globe. How can you be better prepared to cope with the crisis? On today's Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Beth Rush, a Mayo Clinic neuropsychologist, shares ideas for taking care of your mental health and finding comfort amidst the uncertainty.
March 22, 2020
The Mayo Clinic Radio program shares the latest information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist, gives helpful tips to protect yourself from COVID-19. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast Dr. Clayton Cowl, chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, explains how isolation can stop a spike in the number of new coronavirus cases by "flattening the curve". Dr. Brandon Verdoorn, a Mayo Clinic geriatrician and medical director of Charter House, a continuing care retirement community affiliated with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, explains how staff are taking steps to keep residents safe and prevent spread of the coronavirus.  And Dr. Andre Terzic, director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine, explains how regenerative medicine is helping patients.
March 20, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share daily COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. The information about the COVID-19 pandemic changes rapidly, and it's hard to stay up to date with the latest information. On today's Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, answers COVID-19 questions. Dr. Poland discusses preventive measures to stop the spread of the virus, what to do if you do get sick, and the potential for effective treatments and a vaccine.
March 19, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share daily COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. In epidemiology, the idea of slowing a virus' spread so that fewer people need to seek treatment at any given time is known as "flattening the curve." It's a phrase you've likely heard in the news, and it is an important goal for governments and health care leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast Dr. Clayton Cowl, chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, explains how isolation can stop a spike in the number of new coronavirus cases.
March 18, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share daily COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. Long-term care facilities are taking steps to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. With guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, long-term care facilities are restricting visitors in most cases. The Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast features Dr. Brandon Verdoorn, a Mayo Clinic geriatrician. Dr. Verdoorn is also medical director of Charter House, a continuing care retirement community in Rochester, Minnesota, that is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. Dr. Verdoorn explains how staff are taking steps to keep residents safe and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
March 17, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share daily COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform. With recommendations to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. now has a critical blood shortage. Blood donation collections have plummeted due to canceled blood drives and concerns about being out in the community. Almost half of U.S. blood collectors are reporting that they only have a two-day supply or less of blood products. On today's Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Justin Kreuter, transfusion medicine specialist with the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center, explains how new blood donors are needed to step up and fill the void.
March 16, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will continue to share daily Q&A episodes on COVID-19 (coronavirus) on this platform. On this edition of the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious disease specialist, gives helpful tips to protect yourself from COVID-19 (coronavirus). Handwashing, social distancing and respiratory etiquette all play a part in stopping the spread of coronavirus.
March 11, 2020
Mayo Clinic Radio listeners - today we share a special episode of our new weekly podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A. This week’s episode separates fact from fiction on COVID-19 (coronavirus). Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, discusses who is at risk, how to stay protected from the virus, and, if there will be a coronavirus vaccine in the future. Subscribe now to Mayo Clinic Q&A: https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/podcast/q-a/ (https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/podcast/q-a/)
March 9, 2020
On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. John Kisiel, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses colorectal cancer. and the importance of recommended screening tests. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Also on the program, Dr. Michelle Mauermann, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, explains peripheral neuropathy, a nerve condition that causes numbness and pain in the hands and feet. And Dr. Thomas Salinas, a Mayo Clinic prosthodontist, shares how oral health affects heart health.
March 2, 2020
On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician, offers tips for staying healthy during travel. Also on the program, Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, shares exercises that you can do without a gym membership. Next, Dr. Richard Daly, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon, explains robotic mitral valve repair surgery. And, finally, Dr. Sophie Bakri, a Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist and retina specialist, discusses macular degeneration, a common eye disorder with age.
February 24, 2020
On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Derek Lomas, a Mayo Clinic urologist, discusses prostate cancer, including a new biopsy method. Also on the program, Dr. Todd Miller, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, explains how exercise affects the heart. And Dr. Beth Robertson, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, discusses headaches and treatment for migraines.
February 17, 2020
On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. John M. Davis III, a Mayo Clinic rheumatologist, discusses arthritis, and the latest edition of the book, "Mayo Clinic on Arthritis — How to Manage Pain and Lead an Active Life". Also on the program, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, discusses how heart disease can be reversed. And Dr. Andre Terzic, director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine, explains how regenerative medicine is helping patients.
February 10, 2020
On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Donald Hensrud, director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, discusses the obesity epidemic and talks about popular diet trends, including intermittent fasting. Also on the program to recognize Feb. 14 is National Donor Day is Dr. Mikel Prieto, a Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon. Dr. Prieto explains living kidney donation. And Dr. Susan Cullinan, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, shares tips for avoiding winter safety hazards such as carbon monoxide poisoning, frostbite, and winter falls.
February 3, 2020
On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Rekha Mankad, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, discusses women’s heart health. Dr. Mankad also discusses the Mayo Clinic Cardio-Rheumatology Clinic, which brings together Mayo Clinic cardiologists and rheumatologists to address the connection between the heart and autoimmune diseases. Also on the program, Dr. Todd Miller, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, explains a recent study on whether medications and lifestyle changes are as effective as surgery in preventing heart attacks and death in patients with stable heart disease. And Dr. Bassam Sonbol, a Mayo Clinic hematologist and oncologist, explains the common health risks for breast cancer survivors.
January 27, 2020
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group discusses flu season, whooping cough and other vaccine topics. Also on the podcast, Dr. Bruce Pollock, a Mayo Clinic neurologic surgeon, explains gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery — surgery without a scalpel. And Dr. Maisha Robinson discusses palliative care.
January 20, 2020
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Sevann Helo, a Mayo Clinic urologist, will discuss vasectomy reversal surgery and male infertility. Also on the podcast, Dr. Dale Ekbom, a Mayo Clinic otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon, explains treatment options for vocal cord paralysis. And Dr. Abdallah El Sabbagh, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, discusses mitral valve regurgitation, a heart condition.
January 13, 2020
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Brandon Verdoorn, a Mayo Clinic geriatrician, discusses pain management for older adults. Also on the podcast, Dr. David Dodick, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, explains when it is safe to return to play after a concussion. Then, Dr. Miriam (Priya) Alexander, a Mayo Clinic pathologist, and statistician Dr. Byron Smith explain how Mayo Clinic researchers created a deep learning program to read kidney biopsies faster. And Dr. Anna Bartoo and Dr. Heidi Finnes, Mayo Clinic pharmacists, discuss the work done by research pharmacists to prepare medications for clinical trials.
January 6, 2020
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Justin Kreuter, a Mayo Clinic transfusion medicine physician, explains the importance of blood donation and how you can become a donor. Also on the podcast, Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, shares new exercise guidelines for cancer patients. Then Dr. Adela Taylor, a Mayo Clinic Health System allergy and immunology physician, explains how to manage upper respiratory illness. And Kristen Frie, a Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program registered dietitian, explains the new Nutrition Facts labels.
December 30, 2019
On an encore Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, a Mayo Clinic thoracic surgeon, explain how advances in surgical techniques are improving outcomes for patients. Also on the podcast, Dr. Eric Moore, a Mayo Clinic otolaryngologic head and neck surgeon, shares treatment options for head and neck cancers. And Dr. Jewel Kling, a women's health expert, share nonhormonal treatment options for menopause symptoms.
December 23, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Michelle Mielke, a Mayo Clinic epidemiologist and an author on the study, explains how memory testing is used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. Also on the podcast, Dr. Matthew Carlson, a Mayo Clinic otorhinolaryngologist, and Dr. Aniket Saoji, a Mayo Clinic audiologist, discuss cochlear implants for adults. Then Dr. Richa Sood, a Mayo Clinic general internal medicine physician, explains why optimism is good for your health. And Dr. Paul Friedman and Dr. Suraj Kapa — both Mayo Clinic cardiologists — explain how artificial intelligence (AI) and an EKG can predict your physiological age.
December 16, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, patient Clay "Trip" shares his story: from open heart surgery to chasing a world record. He'll be joined by Dr. John Stulak, the Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon who performed Trip's open-heart surgery. Also on podcast, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, a Mayo Clinic neurologic surgeon, and Dr. Garret Choby, a Mayo Clinic otolaryngologist — head and neck surgeon, explain minimally invasive surgery for skull base tumors. And Dr. Reade Quinton, a Mayo Clinic pathologist, discusses the shortage of pathologists and his forensic work in anatomic pathology.
December 9, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Joseph Murray, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses diagnosing and treating celiac disease. Also on the podcast, Dr. Amy Degnim, a Mayo Clinic breast cancer surgeon, explains ductal carcinoma in situ, which is considered to be the earliest form of breast cancer. And Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietician nutritionist, offers tips for eating smart during the holidays.
December 2, 2019
On an encore presentation of 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.
November 25, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Jeffrey Alexander, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses treatment and prevention of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Also on the podcast, Dr. Matthew Carlson, a Mayo Clinic ear, nose and throat surgeon, explains vestibular schwannomas, a benign brain tumor that forms on the nerve cells leading from your inner ear to your brain. And Dr. Dawn Davis, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, discusses genital skin diseases in men.
November 18, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Ericka Tung, a Mayo Clinic internist and geriatrician, discusses safety for older adults, both on the road and in their homes. Also on the podcast, you'll learn about Mayo Clinic Connect, an online patient community. Colleen Young, community director, and Rosemary Huckleberry, a volunteer mentor for Mayo Clinic Connect, share how patients use the platform. And Dr. Steve Ommen, director for Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care, explains how digital medicine is changing health care.
November 11, 2019
Artificial intelligence is being used at Mayo Clinic to detect heart disease, treat stroke patients faster and create algorithms for diagnostic radiology. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Bradley Erickson, a Mayo Clinic diagnostic radiologist, discusses AI in medicine and society. Also on the podcast, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, chair of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida, shares the latest in neurologic surgery for hard-to-treat brain tumors. And Dr. Matthew Ziegelmann, a Mayo Clinic urologist, discusses Peyronie’s disease.
November 4, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, talks about recommendations on getting a flu shot, the importance of good hand-washing techniques, and the potential for a universal flu vaccine. Also on the podcast, Dr. Matthew Robertson III, chair Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Florida, explains hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, which uses heated chemotherapy during surgery to treat ovarian cancer. And Dr. Christopher Boes, chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Neurology Education at Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Bruce Pollock, a Mayo Clinic neurologic surgeon, discuss diagnosing and treating the chronic pain condition known as trigeminal neuralgia.
October 28, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Purna Kashyap, co-director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Microbiome Program, discusses gut microbiome research. Also on the podcast, Dr. Robert Jacobson, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, shares what you need to know about bats and rabies. And Dr. Karen Swanson, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist, shares the latest information on the vaping crisis.
October 21, 2019
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and three breast cancer topics are featured on the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast. Dr. Sarvam TerKonda, a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon, discusses reconstruction surgery after breast cancer treatment. Also, Dr. Jordan Ray, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, explains the importance of heart care for breast cancer patients. And Dr. Kathryn Ruddy, a Mayo Clinic medical oncologist, discusses the rare and often overlooked disease of male breast cancer.
October 14, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Jean Fox, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discuss fecal incontinence, including treatment options and prevention. Also on the podcast, Dr. Ekta Kapoor, a Mayo Clinic internal medicine and women's health physician, explains the dangers of excess belly fat. And Dr. Michael Joyner, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist and human performance expert, discusses a recent study examining whether pushups can predict your future health.
October 7, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Todd Milbrandt, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, explains treatment options for scoliosis, including a new option, vertebral body tether implant. Also on the podcast, Dr. Leslie Sim, a Mayo Clinic psychologist, discusses eating disorders in adults, including gender and ethnic discrepancies in seeking treatment. And, Dr. C. Robert Stanhope, a retired Mayo Clinic OB-GYN, shares a career retrospective.
September 30, 2019
An estimated 20 million Americans have sleep apnea, and many don’t even know it. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, a Mayo Clinic sleep medicine specialist, discusses diagnosing and treating sleep apnea. Dr. Morgenthaler also serves as chief patient safety officer for Mayo Clinic. Also on the podcast, Dr. Brent Bauer, director of research for the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine Program, and Dr. Karen Mauck, a Mayo Clinic internal medicine specialist, discuss how to know which CBD products are safe to use. And Dr. Kaisorn Chaichana, a Mayo Clinic neurologic surgeon, explains new brain mapping techniques for hard-to-treat brain tumors.
September 23, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, discusses tuberculosis (TB), a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs. While TB is rare in the U.S., it’s a leading killer worldwide. Also on the podcast, Dr. Rozalina McCoy, a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist and primary care physician, explains why people with kidney disease should be cautious when taking supplements. And Dr. Jan Stepanek, a Mayo Clinic aerospace medicine specialist, explores health and safety concerns with commercial space flight.
September 16, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, shares an update on ongoing research and the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Also on the podcast, Dr. Waleed Brinjikji, a Mayo Clinic diagnostic radiologist, discusses interventional radiology, a specialty where radiologists not only read and interpret scans, but also take part in the actual treatment of certain conditions. And Dr. Reade Quinton, a Mayo Clinic pathologist, discusses the work he does in anatomic pathology and shares his love of magic.
September 9, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Joseph Dearani, the chair of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic, discusses minimally invasive and robotic heart surgery. Also on the podcast, Dr. Erin O'Brien, the division chair of Rhinology at Mayo Clinic, explains treatment for aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease, also known as Samter's triad. And Dr. Jewel Kling, a women's health expert at Mayo Clinic, discusses gender identity.
September 2, 2019
On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Robert Kyle, a Mayo Clinic hematologist and a pioneer in the field of myeloma, discusses how he has stayed grounded in his nearly six decade career. Also on the podcast, Dr. Mark Pagnano, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, explains why a partial knee replacement is sometimes an option for patients instead of a total knee replacement. And Jay Masters, a grateful radiation oncology patient, shares how his cancer treatment led him to change careers. He became a Mayo Clinic staff member, hoping to make a difference for patients just like him.
August 26, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Jennifer Vencill, a Mayo Clinic psychologist and licensed sex therapist, and Dr. Dagoberto Heredia Jr., a Mayo Clinic psychology resident, discuss teens and pornography and offer tips on how to talk to teens about sex. Also on the program, Dr. Amanika Kumar, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon, explains how thorough assessment of a patient can help direct the treatment for ovarian cancer. And Dr. James Li, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, discusses adult asthma.
August 19, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Summer Allen, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, will share helpful tips to get your kids ready to start the school year including immunizations, the importance of schedules and developing healthy eating and sleeping habits. Also on the podcast, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious disease specialist, covers the common cold, fighting the flu and when to keep your kids home sick from school. And Dr. David Soma, a Mayo Clinic pediatric sports medicine specialist, discusses the benefits and risks of kids and youth sports.
August 12, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases and vaccine expert, gives an update on infectious disease hot topics, including Lyme disease, the ongoing concern about measles, the hope for a universal flu vaccine and new age guidelines for the HPV vaccine. Also on the podcast, Dr. John Lieske explains how kidney stones form and how they are treated. Dr. Lieske also discusses a new kidney stone prevention study at Mayo Clinic. And Jessica Erickson, a Mayo Clinic patient, along with her Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon, Dr. Basel Sharaf, share her successful weight-loss journey, which included bariatric surgery.
August 5, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Jon Ebbert, associate director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, talks about smoking cessation, nicotine addiction and electronic cigarettes. Also on the podcast, John Konfala, a Mayo Clinic patient, shares his story. Konfala had an aortic valve replacement done by surgeon Dr. Juan Crestanello, at Ohio State University Hospital. When Konfala needed a second surgery, he followed Dr. Crestanello to his new location — Mayo Clinic. And Skip Sturtz, another Mayo Clinic patient, shares why he chose to become an altruistic kidney donor.
July 29, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, a Mayo Clinic thoracic surgeon, explains how minimally invasive surgical techniques and the use of 3D models are improving outcomes for patients. Also on the podcast, Dr. Eric Moore, a Mayo Clinic otolaryngologic head and neck surgeon, shares treatment options for head and neck cancers. And Dr. Jewel Kling, a women's health expert, shares nonhormonal treatment options for menopause symptoms.
July 22, 2019
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Stephanie Faubion, an internal medicine physician and the Bill and Penny George Director, Center for Women's Health at Mayo Clinic, discusses the recently approved drug, Vyleesi (bremelanotide), to treat low libido in women, known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder. Dr. Faubion also has a warning about over-the-counter treatments for menopause symptoms. Also on the podcast, Dr. Erica Knavel Koepsel, a Mayo Clinic diagnostic radiologist, explains treatment options for uterine fibroids. And Dr. Peter Rhee, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, explains surgical treatment options for upper motor neuron syndrome. Dr. Rhee's patient, Bret Dzubay and his father, John Dzubay, join the conversation to share how surgery has improved the quality of life for Bret, who has cerebral palsy.
July 15, 2019
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, which is a minimally invasive treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. And Dr. Kristina Butler, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic oncologist, discusses diagnosing and treatment options for ovarian cancer.
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