Mayo Clinic Radio: Podcasts

Dec 31, 2020

Southern diet dangers: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
A traditional Southern diet – identified as fried foods, organ meats, processed meats, egg and egg dishes, sugar-sweetened beverages, and bread – play a large role in the prevalence of high blood pressure in the African-American population, according to a recent study. Researchers say along with diet, activity level, environmental and socio-economic [...]
Dec 30, 2020

What may be causing your hands and feet to tingle: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
If you experience tingling, weakness or stabbing pain in your hands or feet, you may be among the 2%–3% of the population with peripheral neuropathy. In this mayo Clinic radio Health Minute, we learn more about the condition from Dr. Michelle Mauermann, a Mayo Clinic neurologist. To listen, click the [...]
Dec 29, 2020

Safety tips to keep you out of the emergency department this winter: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Winter may be winding down for some, but for others, the snow, cold and ice will continue to create hazardous conditions that can lead to serious injury. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Sue Cullinan, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, discusses some of the most common winter-related [...]
Dec 28, 2020

Practical tips for a healthier winter: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Many people dread the dark days of winter. Having to spend time indoors can bring on the blues, and close quarters can increase the risk of catching a cold or flu. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Brent Bauer, a Mayo Clinic internal medicine specialist, has tips to [...]
Dec 25, 2020

'The Four A's of food for heart health': Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Heart-healthy food plans often focus on what you should eat. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, tells us about a plan he created that reminds you of what to avoid. He calls the plan, "The Four A's of Food for Heart Health." [...]
Dec 24, 2020

Butter or margarine: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Butter is a dairy product, made from the milk or cream of a cow. Margarine is made from vegetable oil. They may look similar and may be used similarly for baking or cooking, but when it comes to heart health, that's where the similarities end. What's better for you? A [...]
Dec 23, 2020

Sharpen your knife skills: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
The kitchen can be a chaotic place during the holidays. With all of the cooking, baking and food preparation, kitchen knife mishaps can occur. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Mayo Clinic experts weigh in on how to avoid an unnecessary trip to the emergency department for a kitchen knife [...]
Dec 22, 2020

Winter foods: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Summer vegetables gardens have been long put to bed, and winter fruits and vegetables are now on the menu. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Elizabeth J. Bailey, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist, says that traditional winter vegetables can be satisfying and healthy. To listen, click the link below. Winter [...]
Dec 21, 2020

Winter Fitness: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Frigid winter temperatures may make you want to skip your workout and curl up in a blanket indoors, but it's important not to let the weather affect your exercise plan. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Sara Filmalter, a Mayo Clinic sports medicine specialist, says there are three [...]
Dec 18, 2020

3 tips on what to do if your child is addicted to gaming: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
The line between hobby and addiction is more defined after the World Health Organization began identifying gaming addiction as a mental health disorder.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Paul Croarkin, a Mayo Clinic child psychiatrist, says it's normal for kids to want to play video games, but parents [...]
Dec 17, 2020

What to do if your child has croup: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Croup is a viral illness that the whole family can get, but it typically occurs in younger children. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Robert Jacobson, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, explains what parents can do if their child develops croup. To listen, click the link below. What to do [...]
Dec 16, 2020

Coconut oil - perfect, poison or somewhere in between?: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
If you search for information about coconut oil online, you'll see it's one of the best things you can put in your body. Or one of the worst. "Some people say it's the best thing since sliced bread. Other people say it's poison," says Dr. Donald Hensrud, a nutrition expert and [...]