Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 3/18/17
On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, gastroenterologist Dr. David Ahlquist discusses colorectal cancer screening and prevention as part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Also on the program, surgeon Dr. Rodrigo Ruano explains fetal surgery – in utero procedures now possible to correct some birth defects. And Dr. Stephen Cassivi, vice chair of Mayo Clinic's Department of Surgery, explains a pilot study that's using video visits for post-surgical follow-up.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 3/11/17
March is National Nutrition Month, an education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to help you make informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme of the campaign this year is Put Your Best Fork Forward. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, dietitian Kate Zeratsky covers the five key messages of the campaign. Also on the program, oncologist Dr. Kathryn Ruddy discusses the importance of cancer survivorship programs for people who live with the disease. And physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Jay Smith shares the latest treatment options for plantar fasciitis.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 3/4/17
Multiple sclerosis, commonly known as MS, is a potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system. March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, and, on the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Mark Keegan, a neurologist and MS division chair at Mayo Clinic, discusses treatment options for MS. Also on the program, cardiologist Dr. Rekha Mankad explains why caution should be used when taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen. And Dr. William Hogan, director of the Mayo Clinic Bone Marrow Transplant Program, shares how and why a bone marrow transplant is done.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 2/25/17
Mayo Clinic has performed its first, near-total face transplant. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Samir Mardini and Dr. Hatem Amer, the surgical director and medical director, respectively, for the transplant team, discuss planning and completing this life-changing transplant. Also on the program, pediatrician Dr. Angela Mattke shares the latest recommendations on kids and screen time. And licensed social worker Denise Morcomb discusses the difficult but important topic of domestic abuse.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 2/18/17
On Mayo Clinic Radio, transplant surgeon Dr. Charles Rosen discusses liver transplant and the importance of organ donation. Also on the program, Toni Mangskau, clinical trials referral coordinator at Mayo Clinic’s Cancer Education Center in Rochester, Minnesota, explains how clinical trials are conducted. And gastroenterologist Dr. Michael Camilleri offers prevention tips for the common problem of constipation.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 2/11/17
Vitamin D is found in many foods, including fish, eggs, fortified milk and cod liver oil. The sun also adds to the body’s daily production of vitamin D, and as little as 10 minutes of exposure is thought to help prevent deficiency. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which forms and maintains strong bones. On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, preventive medicine specialist Dr. Donald Hensrud covers the latest vitamin D recommendations and discusses the second edition of The Mayo Clinic Diet. Also on the program, Dr. Rekha Mankad, director of Mayo Clinic's Cardio-Rheumatology Clinic, discusses women and heart disease as part of American Heart Month. And cardiologist Dr. Iftikhar Kullo explains a new genetic test being used to detect a cardiovascular condition known as familial hypercholesterolemia.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 2/4/17
According to the American Heart Association, half of all Americans have at least one major risk factor for heart disease. It's the No. 1 killer in America, and, in 2015, the number of Americans dying of heart disease increased for the first time in a decade. So why has the progress against this deadly disease stalled? On Mayo Clinic Radio, cardiologist Dr. Stephen Kopecky discusses the ongoing battle against heart disease and offer tips for prevention. Also on the program, exercise specialist Dan Gaz explains the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program and its three pillars of health and wellness. And radiologist Dr. Adam Weisbrod shares the latest innovations in radiology.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 1/28/17
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than 66 million Americans live with mental illness. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect mood, thinking and behavior. While treatment can be effective, access to care is a problem. NAMI estimates that 60 percent of adults with a mental health condition didn't receive mental health services in the previous year. However, there may be a new solution. The development of behavioral intervention technologies, such as mobile apps and online programs, is expanding mental health resources for patients. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, psychologist Dr. Craig Sawchuk discusses the use of electronic therapy for mental health conditions. Also on the program, Dr. Justin Kreuter, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program, shares the importance of blood donation and the need for cultivating a new generation of donors. And primary care physician Dr. Kathy MacLaughlin covers the importance of cervical cancer screening and the HPV vaccine for prevention of cervical cancer.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 1/21/17
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. The thyroid makes hormones to help control the rate of many activities in your body, including how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. But, sometimes, problems develop with the thyroid gland, and it doesn’t secrete the right level of hormones. January is Thyroid Disease Awareness Month. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, endocrinologist Dr. John C. Morris III discusses diagnosis and treatment of thyroid conditions, such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Graves' disease and thyroid cancer. Also on the program, ophthalmologist Dr. Arthur Sit explains the importance of regular eye exams to prevent glaucoma. And high-risk pregnancy certified nurse practitioner Deb Miller shares steps women can take to help prevent birth defects.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 1/14/17
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, urologist Dr. David E. Patterson covers treatment and prevention of kidney stones. Also on the program, colorectal surgeon Dr. Robert Cima explains enhanced recovery after surgery — a technique that helps patients return home more quickly after an operation. And neurologist Dr. Jeremy Cutsforth-Gregory discusses the difficult-to-diagnose disease of postural orthostatic tachychardia syndrome, commonly known as POTS.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 1/7/17
Jessica Nelson doesn’t remember much about the automobile accident that nearly took her life. After surgery in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to stabilize a compound fracture in her lower leg, Nelson developed an infection that ate away more than 3 inches of bone, and amputation was discussed. An avid volleyball player with hopes of playing in college, Nelson came to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion and met with orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Andy Sems in the hopes of saving her leg. On Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Sems and Nelson join the program to tell the story. Also on the program, Mayo Clinic reporter Jeff Olsen explains how covering medical topics this past year helped him make lifestyle changes and improve his own health. Finally, internal medicine specialist Dr. Anjali Bhagra shares the latest research on how men and women differ when it comes to dealing with stress.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/31/16
On this encore presentation of Mayo Clinic Radio, two previously aired segments are revisited on the program. First, women's health expert Dr. Stephanie Faubion explains genitourinary syndrome of menopause and other problems women experience during menopause. Then, psychiatrist Dr. Teresa Rummans discusses the widespread problem of mental illness and the challenges it presents. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 Americans lives with a mental health condition.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/24/16
The holidays often mean spending time with family. On this special holiday edition of Mayo Clinic Radio, listen to Mayo Clinic's multigenerational story about a father and daughter who are primary care physicians at Mayo Clinic. Dr. John Wilkinson, and his daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Cozine, talk family medicine — then and now. Two previously aired segments are also revisited on the program. First, Dr. James Kirkland shares Mayo Clinic research on the aging process. Then, Mayo Clinic expert, Dr. Peter Gloviczki, provides an overview of varicose veins. You’ll hear about varicose vein treatment options from Dr. Glovczki, who also will share how practicing magic helped him become a physician.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/17/16
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health estimate that more than half a million people in the U.S. have Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that most often begins gradually but can worsen over time. Symptoms can include diarrhea, abdominal pain and weight loss. On Mayo Clinic Radio, learn about treating Crohn’s disease from Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Dr. Edward Loftus Jr. Also on the program, endocrinologist Dr. William Young Jr. explains why the pituitary gland is known as the “master gland," and pediatrician Dr. Esther Krych shares the latest infant sleep recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/10/16
On Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Svetomir Markovic, director of the Melanoma Research Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, discusses how immunotherapy and nanomedicines are showing promise in treating cancer. Also on the program, internal medicine specialist Dr. Anjali Bhagra explains why point-of-care ultrasound is being used in the clinical setting to make more accurate bedside assessments of patients, and dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis has tips for winter skin care.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/3/16
You probably know what stress feels like. The average person has 150 undone tasks at any given time. But what can you do to manage stress? One key is resiliency: being able to adapt to life's misfortunes and setbacks. On Mayo Clinic Radio, stress and resiliency expert Dr. Amit Sood shares tools to help manage stress and improve resiliency. Also on the program, infectious diseases specialist Dr. Andrew Badley discusses improved treatment for AIDS and the work toward a cure for HIV as part of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1. And Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler covers the latest research on teens and sleep.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 11/26/16
On this special Thanksgiving edition of Mayo Clinic Radio, you’ll hear from three patients who have reason to give thanks. First, we revisit an unusual transplant story. Gastroenterologist Dr. Sahil Khanna and patient Stephanie Bennett explain how fecal transplant was used to treat her Clostridium difficile infection. Also on the program, licensed acupuncturist Sara Bublitz and her patient, Heather Spaniol, share how alternative therapies, including cupping, helped manage the pain after a battle with flesh-eating bacteria. And, hear a repeat of the story of Jimmy Dunbar, a transplant patient waiting for a heart transplant.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 11/19/16
On Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Kathy Hudson, deputy director for science, outreach, and policy at the National Institutes of Health, explains the Precision Medicine Initiative. This year, Mayo Clinic was selected as the recipient of the $142 million grant to be the central biobank from the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program biobank (formerly the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program). We also hear from patient Kathy Giusti, founder of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, on how precision medicine changed the course of her own treatment. Also on the program, vascular surgeon Dr. Randall DeMartino discusses the common circulatory problem known as peripheral artery disease. And we talk with pediatric sports medicine specialist Dr. David Soma on why an increasing number of youth soccer players are seeking emergency treatment for concussions each year.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 11/12/16
According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic pain is the most common cause of disability in the U.S., and it’s often treated with opioid pain medications. But opioids have side effects, including the risk of addiction. To find better ways to manage chronic pain, clinical trials at Mayo Clinic are testing complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, massage and yoga, as alternatives to medications. On Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Brent Bauer, director of the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, explains complementary pain management therapies. Dr. Bauer unveils Mayo Clinic’s new Well Living Lab, which studies the connection between healthy living and the indoor environment. Also on the program, psychologist Dr. Bridget Biggs discusses the childhood obesity epidemic. And radiation oncologist Dr. Nadia Laack gives an update on the Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Therapy Program.
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 11/5/16
In January 2016, Mayo Clinic began conducting the National Health Check-Up — a survey conducted several times throughout the year to take the pulse of Americans on consumer health opinions and behaviors. On Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. John Wald, medical director for Public Affairs at Mayo Clinic, shares insights gained from the National Health Check-Up survey. Also on the program, pediatric urologist Dr. Patricio Gargollo covers common pediatric urology problems, including bed-wetting. And psychiatrist Dr. Michael Bostwick has the latest statistics about suicide and suicide attempts.