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3 days ago · How to talk to your teenagers about pornography

teenage boys looking at a hand-held mobile device, an electronic tablet while standing in a school hallway

Children are growing up in an age where technology and screen time are a part of life. More than 80% of U.S. teens have access to a smartphone, according to a recent study done by Common Sense Media. And while a mobile device can be used to stay connected to family and friends, it also can be used to explore the web away from the watchful eyes of parents. One area of concern for parents is access to pornography and how it may affect the developing teenage brain. Dr. Jennifer Vencill, a Mayo Clinic psychologist and licensed sex therapist, says there is limited research to date about whether the use of pornography can lead to compulsive sexual behavior

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Vencill and Dr. Dagoberto Heredia Jr., a Mayo Clinic psychology resident, will discuss how to talk to teens about sex. Also on the program, Dr. Amanika Kumar, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon, will explain how thorough assessment of a patient can help direct the treatment for ovarian cancer. And Dr. James Li, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, will discuss adult asthma.

To hear the program, find an affiliate in your area.

Use the hashtag #MayoClinicRadio, and tweet your questions.

Mayo Clinic Radio is on iHeartRadio.

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5 days ago · Mayo Clinic Radio: Teens and pornography / gynecologic cancer / adult asthma

Children are growing up in an age where technology and screen time are a part of life. More than 80% of U.S. teens have access to a smartphone, according to a recent study done by Common Sense Media. And while a mobile device can be used to stay connected to family and friends, it also can be used to explore the web away from the watchful eyes of parents. One area of concern for parents is access to pornography and how it may affect the developing teenage brain. Dr. Jennifer Vencill, a Mayo Clinic psychologist and licensed sex therapist, says there is limited research to date about whether the use of pornography can lead to compulsive sexual behavior.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Vencill and Dr. Dagoberto Heredia Jr., a Mayo Clinic psychology resident, will discuss how to talk to teens about sex. Also on the program, Dr. Amanika Kumar, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon, will explain how thorough assessment of a patient can help direct the treatment for ovarian cancer. And Dr. James Li, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, will discuss adult asthma.

To hear the program, find an affiliate in your area.

Use the hashtag #MayoClinicRadio, and tweet your questions.

Mayo Clinic Radio is on iHeartRadio.

Access archived shows or subscribe to the podcast.

6 days ago · #MayoClinicRadio podcast: 8/17/19

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 8/17/19

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Summer Allen, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, shares helpful tips to get your kids ready to start the school year, including immunizations, the importance of schedules, and developing healthy eating and sleeping habits. Also on the podcast, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist, discusses the common coldfighting the flu and when to keep your kids home from school. And Dr. David Soma, a Mayo Clinic pediatric sports medicine specialist, discusses the benefits and risks of kids and youth sports.

Thu, Aug 15 12:00pm · Back to school: How to help kids prepare

August is here, and parents across the country are helping children get ready to head back to school. The to-do list might include meeting the teacher, schedule pickup and back-to-school shopping. But it also should include a yearly health checkup. At this back-to-school appointment, your child’s health care provider can check that immunizations are up to date, provide a routine physical examination, and discuss your child’s overall health and well-being.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Summer Allen, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, will share helpful tips to get your kids ready to start the school year, including the importance of schedules, and developing healthy eating and sleeping habits. Also on the program, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist, will discuss the common cold, fighting the flu and when to keep your kids home from school. And Dr. David Soma, a Mayo Clinic pediatric sports medicine specialist, will discuss the benefits and risks of kids and youth sports.

To hear the program, find an affiliate in your area.

Use the hashtag #MayoClinicRadio, and tweet your questions.

Mayo Clinic Radio is on iHeartRadio.

Access archived shows or subscribe to the podcast.

Mayo Clinic Radio produces a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic.

Mon, Aug 12 11:00am · Mayo Clinic Radio: Back to school

August is here, and parents across the country are helping children get ready to head back to school. The to-do list might include meeting the teacher, schedule pickup and back-to-school shopping. But it also should include a yearly health checkup. At this back-to-school appointment, your child’s health care provider can check that immunizations are up to date, provide a routine physical examination, and discuss your child’s overall health and well-being.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Summer Allen, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, will share helpful tips to get your kids ready to start the school year, including the importance of schedules, and developing healthy eating and sleeping habits. Also on the program, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist, will discuss the common cold, fighting the flu and when to keep your kids home from school. And Dr. David Soma, a Mayo Clinic pediatric sports medicine specialist, will discuss the benefits and risks of kids and youth sports.

To hear the program, find an affiliate in your area.

Miss the show? Here’s your Mayo Clinic Radio podcast.

Use the hashtag #MayoClinicRadio, and tweet your questions.

Mayo Clinic Radio is on iHeartRadio.

Access archived shows or subscribe to the podcast.

Mayo Clinic Radio produces a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic.

Mon, Aug 12 10:00am · #MayoClinicRadio podcast: 8/10/19

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 8/10/19

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases and vaccine expert, gives an update on infectious disease hot topics, including Lyme disease, the ongoing concern about measles, the hope for a universal flu vaccine and new age guidelines for the HPV vaccine. Also on the podcast, Dr. John Lieske explains how kidney stones form and how they are treated. Dr. Lieske also discusses a new kidney stone prevention study at Mayo Clinic. And Jessica Erickson, a Mayo Clinic patient, along with her Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon, Dr. Basel Sharaf, share her successful weight-loss journey, which included bariatric surgery.

Thu, Aug 8 8:51am · Infectious disease and vaccine hot topics: Lyme, measles, flu and HPV

a research workers marking test tubes in a Mayo Clinic vaccine research lab

Whether it’s Lyme disease or the ongoing concern about measles, infectious diseases and vaccines are hot topics in the news. Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Some infectious diseases can be passed from person to person. Some are transmitted by insects or other animals. Many infectious diseases, such as measles and chickenpox, can be prevented by vaccines. 

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases and vaccine expert, will give an update on infectious disease hot topics, including the hope for a universal flu vaccine and new age guidelines for the HPV vaccine. Also on the program, Dr. John Lieske will explain how kidney stones form and how they are treated. Dr. Lieske also will discuss a new kidney stone prevention study at Mayo Clinic. And Jessica Erickson, a Mayo Clinic patient, along with her Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon, Dr. Basel Sharaf, will share her successful weight-loss journey, which included bariatric surgery.

To hear the program, find an affiliate in your area.

Miss the show? Here’s your Mayo Clinic Radio podcast.

Use the hashtag #MayoClinicRadio, and tweet your questions.

Mayo Clinic Radio is on iHeartRadio.

Access archived shows or subscribe to the podcast.

Mayo Clinic Radio produces a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic.

Mon, Aug 5 1:00pm · #MayoClinicRadio podcast: 8/3/19

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 8/3/19

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Jon Ebbert, associate director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, talks about smoking cessation, nicotine addiction and electronic cigarettes. Also on the podcast, John Konfala, a Mayo Clinic patient, shares his story. Konfala had an aortic valve replacement done by surgeon Dr. Juan Crestanello, at Ohio State University Hospital. When Konfala needed a second surgery, he followed Dr. Crestanello to his new location — Mayo Clinic. And Skip Sturtz, another Mayo Clinic patient, shares why he chose to become an altruistic kidney donor.