Mayo Clinic Q&A

From complex or serious conditions like cancer and heart disease to the latest news on research and wellness, Dr. Tom Shives and Tracy McCray ask the questions and get easy-to-understand answers from Mayo Clinic experts.

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Vaccine expert's advice in a deadly flu season
Jan. 22, 2020

More than 6,000 people had died from flu complications, including 39 children, as of mid-January. The flu vaccine is still the best defense against the illness. And if you get the shot but still end up with the flu, there are anti-viral treatments that can help. 

What can you do today to prevent or treat this year's flu?  Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, shares advice on this week's "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast.

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How artificial intelligence is revealing physiological age
Jan. 15, 2020

The heart doesn’t lie, and you may be surprised to learn that your heart can even reveal your physiological age. Artificial intelligence (AI) applied to an EKG can now measure your body's health.

On the debut episode of the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Paul Friedman and Dr. Suraj Kapa — both Mayo Clinic cardiologists —explain how your body's age might differ from what's on your birth certificate.

Watch as hosts Dr. Tom Shives and Tracy McCray learn their physiological age.

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