Mayo Clinic Radio: Podcasts

May 17, 2019

When to take your child to the emergency department: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Every cold and flu season, emergency departments fill with people suffering from symptoms. Many of these patients are children ─ some of whom truly need emergency medical care. However, some don't. If your child gets sick, how do you know when it's time to go to the emergency department? In this [...]
May 16, 2019

Move more at work: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
How many minutes of exercise do you get every week? According to the American Heart Association, healthy adults should aim for 150 minutes of moderate activity per week or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week. Some people have difficulty fitting that amount of exercise into their schedules. Mayo Clinic [...]
May 15, 2019

Vitamins and supplements: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Swing through the pharmacy aisle at your favorite store and you'll see them; row upon row of vitamins and supplements.  With all those options, you may be wondering if you should be taking something.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Donald Hensrud provides some insight into areas where [...]
May 14, 2019

Creating healthier yogurts: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Not all yogurts are created equal, and some come with ingredients you may not want for breakfast. "The No. 1 thing would be added sugar," says Jen Welper, an executive wellness chef with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. "Even though it might say it’s light or fat-free, there may be sugar [...]
May 13, 2019

Mental health e-therapy: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Craig Sawchuk explains how technology is being used to bring mental health help to those who need it. To listen, click the link below. Mental health e-therapy
May 12, 2019

Precious cargo: Daily deliveries to Mayo Clinic

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Each day, almost 40,000 specimens are flown in to Rochester, Minnesota, for delivery to Mayo Clinic Laboratories. Specimens come from more than 4,000 clients in more than 70 countries. The cargo sometimes includes packages labeled "donated human tissue for transplant." Or the packages may include radioactive material used to prepare medications [...]
May 10, 2019

Stop cleaning your ears: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Don't put anything smaller than your elbow in your ears. The advice you may have first heard from your mom has gotten a fresh thumbs-up from America's ear, nose and throat doctors. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan, a Mayo Clinic otorhinolaryngologist, explains why you are likely doing more [...]
May 9, 2019

Women and sleep issues: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, sleep specialist Dr. Eric Olson talks about the challenges women face and what they can do to create a better night’s sleep. To listen, click the link below. Women and Sleep Issues
May 8, 2019

What causes kidney stones: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
If you've ever had one, you know that passing a kidney stone can be a very uncomfortable experience.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we talk with Dr. David Patterson about why kidney stones form. To listen, click the link below. What causes kidney stones
May 7, 2019

How much dietary fiber do you need: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Foods containing fiber help you in important ways, including by keeping your digestive tract functioning properly. A high-fiber diet also may help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, dietitian Kate Zeratsky speaks about the how much fiber you need and the [...]
May 6, 2019

May is National Stroke Awareness Month: Mayo Clinic Radio

By Joel Streed @jstreed
On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds, and every 4 minutes someone dies from one, according to the National Institutes of Health. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and causes more long-term disabilities than any other disease. The older you are, the [...]
May 6, 2019

Benefits of eating local: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
When you explore the aisles of a farmers market, you'll see a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and other products. And, because these products are grown close to home, they are likely to be very fresh. But freshness isn't the only advantage of farmers markets. In this Mayo Clinic Radio [...]