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Mayo Clinic Radio

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Mayo Clinic Radio Show Archive:

Infectious disease and vaccine update: Lyme, measles, flu and HPV

Monday 12th August 2019

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 newkidney 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.

How safe are electronic cigarettes?

Monday 5th August 2019

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.

Innovations in thoracic surgery benefit patients

Monday 29th July 2019

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Shanda Blackmon, a Mayo Clinic thoracic surgeon, explains how minimally invasive surgical techniques and the use of 3D models are improving outcomes for patients. Also on the podcast, Dr. Eric Moore, a Mayo Clinic otolaryngologic head and neck surgeon, shares treatment options for head and neck cancers. And Dr. Jewel Kling, a women's health expert, shares nonhormonal treatment options for menopause symptoms.

New drug approved for treating low libido in women

Monday 22nd July 2019

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Stephanie Faubion, an internal medicine physician and the Bill and Penny George Director, Center for Women's Health at Mayo Clinic, discusses the recently approved drug, Vyleesi (bremelanotide), to treat low libido in women, known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder. Dr. Faubion also has a warning about over-the-counter treatments for menopause symptoms. Also on the podcast, Dr. Erica Knavel Koepsel, a Mayo Clinic diagnostic radiologist, explains treatment options for uterine fibroids.And Dr. Peter Rhee, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, explains surgical treatment options for upper motor neuron syndrome. Dr. Rhee's patient, Bret Dzubay and his father, John Dzubay, join the conversation to share how surgery has improved the quality of life for Bret, who has cerebral palsy.

Ventricular assist devices offer hope to heart failure patients

Monday 15th July 2019

When one of the heart's natural pumps isn’t working well, a ventricular assist device (VAD) can be used to increase the amount of blood that flows through the body. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. John Stulak, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon, discusses VADs and heart transplant. Also on the podcast, Dr. Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy and Dr. Eric Edell, Mayo Clinic pulmonologists, explain endoscopic lung volume reduction, which is a minimally invasive treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. And Dr. Kristina Butler, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic oncologist, discusses diagnosing and treatment options for ovarian cancer.

Pituitary gland tumors

Monday 8th July 2019

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. William Young Jr., a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist, discusses pituitary gland tumors. Also on the podcast, Dr. Emanuel Trabuco, chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Urogynecology, explains treatment options for stress urinary incontinence in women. And Dr. Joy Wolfram, a Mayo Clinic researcher, shares how nanomedicine seeks to improve cancer care.

Alcohol-related liver disease is on the rise

Monday 1st July 2019

A recent study suggests that severe alcohol-related liver disease is on the rise, especially in young adults. There appears to be an increase in those who are at greater risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and death, according to the study published in JAMA. And the potential cause is binge drinking.On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Doug Simonetto, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and hepatologist, discusses diagnosis and treatment options for liver disease. Also on the podcast, Dr. Hector Villarraga, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, explains the growing field of cardio-oncology. And Dr. Yonas Geda, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, shares how lifestyle factors can affect brain health. 

Treatment options for enlarged prostate

Monday 24th June 2019

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast,Dr. Mitchell Humphreys, a Mayo Clinic urologist, highlights prostate health and treatment options forbenign prostatic hyperplasia. Also on the program,Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, discusses sex after aheart attack. AndDr. Bruce Levy, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, shares how his patients' experiences with lack of privacy during surgery led him and his wife to found a new company,COVR Medical.

The role of kindness in cancer care

Monday 17th June 2019

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Leonard Berry, a health care delivery expert and author of"Management Lessons From Mayo Clinic", shares his thoughts on the role of kindness in cancer care. Also on the podcast, Dr. Sanj Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Kenton Kaufman, director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, discuss their research on preventing wrist injuries in tennis players. And Vic Nole Jr., executive director of the Life Sciences Incubator at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, explains how the incubator helps advance new ideas and products from the research lab through product development and into the clinic.

American Society of Breast Surgeons weighs in on breast cancer screening guidelines

Monday 10th June 2019

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Amy Degnim, a Mayo Clinic breast cancer surgeon, discusses breast cancer screening guidelines from the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Degnim also discusses advances in breast cancer surgery. Also on the podcast, Dr. Bradley Boeve, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, explains progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare brain disease. And Dr. Shanda Blackmon, a Mayo Clinic general thoracic surgeon, discusses treatment for esophageal cancer.