Mayo Clinic Radio: Podcasts

Jan 15, 2019

Hepatitis A in the US: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released information about hepatitis A outbreaks among drug users and homeless people in certain U.S. cities. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we learn more about the disease from Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious disease specialist. To listen, click the [...]
Jan 14, 2019

Is your child's sore throat actually strep throat?: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
A sore throat is a common symptom of an upper respiratory infection such as a cold or flu. It's also a symptom of a bacterial infection commonly referred to as strep throat. How can you tell if your child's sore throat is caused by a viral or bacterial infection? Dr. Tina [...]
Jan 13, 2019

ALS / opioid research / new radiotherapy techniques: Mayo Clinic Radio

By Joel Streed @jstreed
More than 15,000 Americans are living with Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's a progressive neurological disease that destroys nerve cells gradually, causing more and more loss of function over time. It often begins with muscle twitching [...]
Jan 11, 2019

Are your headphones too loud: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Are you listening to life at too high a volume and putting your hearing at risk? Exposure to loud sounds can damage the cells of your inner ear. Symptoms and injury can occur from a short blast of noise or with long-term exposure to excessive sounds. Some repetitive loud sounds now are [...]
Jan 10, 2019

Carpal tunnel syndrome: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Carpal tunnel syndrome develops when one of the tree nerves that runs through your wrist gets squeezed or compressed. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,Dr. Alexander Shin, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, outlines treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome. To listen, click the link below. Carpal tunnel syndrome
Jan 9, 2019

Proton beam therapy bolsters cancer treatment: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Proton beam therapy is making treatment of complicated cancer tumors safer and more efficient.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,  Dr. Nadia Laack, offers more details on how protons are used to treat some cancer tumors. To listen, click the link below. Proton Beam Therapy Bolsters Cancer Treatment
Jan 8, 2019

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 [...]
Jan 7, 2019

What's an MRI, and why do I need one?: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It’s a noninvasive way for your health care provider to examine your organs, tissues and skeletal system. While an X-ray is great for looking at bone, an MRI also can examine soft tissue and organs. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear [...]
Jan 6, 2019

Osteoarthritis / blood donation / New Year's resolution - exercise: Mayo Clinic Radio

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint in your body, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine. Although [...]
Jan 4, 2019

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 [...]
Jan 3, 2019

Using pen to paper to shed pounds: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
If you're trying to lose weight, a food diary can be an valuable tool. Logging what and how much you eat can reveal forgotten calories and hidden patterns that may be thwarting your work to trim extra pounds. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, psychologist Dr. Karen Grothe explains how even a simple pen-and-paper [...]
Jan 2, 2019

Take the sugar challenge: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Americans are eating and drinking too much added sugars, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can lead to health problems, such as weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, dietitian Katherine Zeratsky offers a challenge for [...]