• By Dana Sparks

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

May 14, 2015

African-American woman in hospital bed listening to doctor


Choosing long-term care for a loved one ... or yourself ... can be a difficult decision. The level of care, the cost and the physical surroundings all must be considered. Mayo Clinic geriatric specialist Dr. Paul Takahashi offers guidance on how to evaluate long-term care facilities and services. Also on the program, parasitologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt talks about her unusual blog, "Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites: A Parasitologist's View of the World." And Dr. John Weroha explains how mouse avatars are helping to fight cancer in humans.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Long-term care is primarily for people over age 70.

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

Click here to listen to the program on Saturday, May 16, at 9:05 a.m., and follow #MayoClinicRadio.

To find and listen to archived shows, click here.

Mayo Clinic Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic. The show is taped for rebroadcast by some affiliates.

stethoscope and book binding with words health and medical, on table