Mayo Clinic Radio: Podcasts

Oct 20, 2020

Medications versus surgery for heart patients: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease in the U.S, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition develops when the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood become damaged or diseased. Plaque buildup narrows your coronary arteries, causing symptoms such [...]
Oct 19, 2020

Benefits of exercise: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Michael Joyner, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist, will share the many benefits of exercise. To listen, click the link below. Benefits of exercise
Oct 16, 2020

Help with heartburn: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Occasional heartburn is common for most people. They can manage the discomfort by taking medications, regulating the types of food they eat and making other lifestyle changes. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Jeffrey Alexander, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist discusses some of those treatment options. To listen, click [...]
Oct 15, 2020

Why kids shouldn't specialize in one sport: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Playing the same sport for an entire year and nothing else. It's called "sports specialization." In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. Anikar Chhabra, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon about why it could be causing harm to your child's body. To listen, click the link below. Why [...]
Oct 14, 2020

Updated exercise guidelines for cancer patients, survivors: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Incorporating exercise into cancer care can help reduce some of the side effects. Researchers recently developed a new set of exercise guidelines for cancer patients and survivors. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, explains the new recommendations and the role [...]
Oct 13, 2020

Allergy or irritant? The truth about your rash: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Skin rashes are common. Soaps, detergents, plants and other substances can trigger red, itchy skin. Dr. Dawn Davis, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, says these types of rashes can be the result of an allergic reaction or an irritation. Knowing the difference is key to getting the right treatment. To listen, click [...]
Oct 12, 2020

Minimally invasive procedure for emphysema: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Almost 15.7 million people in the U.S. report they've been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the most common forms of COPD is emphysema. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus production and wheezing. But as we hear from Dr. [...]
Oct 9, 2020

Does eating red meat affect heart health: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
Red meat consumption has long been associated with increased risk of diseases, such as heart attack and stroke. A recent study suggests that meat may not be so bad after all. Nevertheless, In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says that limiting red [...]
Oct 8, 2020

Fasting diets: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
One of the latest diet trends is intermittent fasting. There are two common approaches to fasting. One is to eat few calories on certain days and then eat normally the rest of the time. The other involves eating only during certain hours and skipping meals for the rest of each [...]
Oct 7, 2020

Advances in stroke treatment: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the nation’s No. 5 killer and a leading cause of long-term disability. The American Stroke Association’s statistics show, on average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds, and every 4 minutes someone dies from one. A stroke occurs when the blood [...]
Oct 6, 2020

Sitting at home is worse for your heart: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
How much time do you spend sitting? If you're like most Americans, you sit an average of 6.5 to 8 hours every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, explains why sitting at [...]
Oct 5, 2020

Treating bile duct cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed @jstreed
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Bret Petersen, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses treatments for bile duct cancer. To listen, click the link below. Treating bile duct cancer