Nov 11, 2020

Robotic mitral valve surgery: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Shortness of breath is the most common symptom of a problem with the heart's mitral valve. A narrowing or leaking of the valve can cause blood to back up into the lungs. If the condition is severe and left untreated, it can cause heart failure or heart rhythm problems. In [...]
Nov 10, 2020

Understanding pancreatic cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Pancreatic cancer can be a frightening diagnosis. Compared to most other cancers, survival rates are much lower and death often occurs at a more rapid pace. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Santhi Swaroop Vege, a leading expert in pancreatic cancer explains more about the disease and potential [...]
Nov 9, 2020

Figuring out fish oil: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug derived from fish oil for some patients with elevated triglyceride levels to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular events. The drug contains a certain type of omega-3 fatty acid and can be used as an add-on therapy [...]
Nov 6, 2020

Paired kidney donation: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
There were nearly 7,400 living donor transplants in 2019 — an all-time new record, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. Many of those transplants were living kidney donors. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Mikel Prieto, a Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon, explains why the number of [...]
Nov 5, 2020

Demystifying epilepsy: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Epilepsy is a complicated condition that most people are aware of but few know much about. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,  Dr. Joseph Sirven, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, breaks down its prevalence and some of the most common causes. To listen, click the link below. Demystifying epilepsy
Nov 4, 2020

Transforming health care with regenerative medicine: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Regenerative medicine begins this decade with many exciting possibilities for advancing health care into the future. The recent breakthrough of regenerative immunotherapies, also known as CAR-T cell therapy, which beefs up the body’s ability to attack cancer is an example. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute Dr. Andre Terzic [...]
Nov 3, 2020

What you need to know about COPD: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the most common smoking-related illness, but most people don't have a good understanding of it. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,  Dr. Paul Scanlon, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist, breaks down how common COPD is, the effects it has on the body, and how COPD [...]
Nov 2, 2020

Advances in pancreatic cancer treatment giving years of life back to patients: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, and such a diagnosis has long been considered a death sentence. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute we hear from Dr. Mark Truty, a Mayo Clinic cancer surgeon, who along with a team of surgeons and oncologists published a [...]
Oct 30, 2020

How to keep kids with food allergies safe during Halloween: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Halloween can be a particularly difficult time for kids with food allergies since many common candies contain one or more common allergens. Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergy specialist tells us more in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute. To listen, click the link below. How to keep kids with [...]
Oct 29, 2020

3 tips to avoid Halloween hand injuries: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
There are plenty of frights to go around on Halloween, but a hand injury probably isn't one you'd expect. "Interestingly, it's the fourth busiest holiday for hand injuries," says Dr. Sanj Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic hand and wrist surgeon. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Kakar says [...]
Oct 28, 2020

What you should know about bats and rabies: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Bats play an important role in many ecosystems around the world. They are a major predator of night-flying insects, including pests that cost farmers billions of dollars annually. However, bats pose the biggest rabies threat in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this Mayo [...]
Oct 27, 2020

Why scary movies make your heart race: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Flip on the TV, and you're bound to find shows of horror, mystery and the macabre. Many people love the thrill of terror as suspense builds during a scary movie. These flicks can make your heart pound harder and eyes widen. The question is: Why does your body react when [...]