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MAYO CLINIC RADIO with DR. TOM SHIVES and TRACY MCCRAY is the fast paced weekly one hour talk show featuring the latest authoritative information about health and medical breakthroughs.

Each episode features guest experts from Mayo Clinic, with fascinating medical facts, new health research, and helpful advice, presented in a compelling, relatable way.

Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon TOM SHIVES, M.D. has hosted MAYO CLINIC RADIO for two decades. Dr. Shives is an Orthopedic Surgeon at Mayo Clinic and his academic rank is Professor of Orthopedics.

TRACY MCCRAY is a long time radio talk show host and co-host of MAYO CLINIC RADIO. As a 26 year cancer survivor, Tracy has an intense interest in medicine and helping patients become their own best health advocates.

Recent Episodes
October 28, 2017
National Health Checkup
Dr. Minetta Liu, a medical oncologist at Mayo Clinic, breaks down the latest results of the Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup. Also on the program, Dr. Myra Wick, a medical geneticist at Mayo Clinic, explains the latest advances in prenatal screening. And Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan, an otolaryngologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses treatment for pediatric ear, nose and throat problems.
October 21, 2017
2017 Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Karthik Ghosh, director of the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic, will highlight the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection. Also on the program, Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, division chair of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mayo Clinic, will discuss causes of infertility and treatment options. And Dr. David Erasmus, medical director of Mayo Clinic's Lung Transplant Program, will explain lung restoration, which can make more donor lungs available for transplant.
October 14, 2017
Minimally invasive spine surgery
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. It's also a leading cause of disability worldwide. Back pain, which can come on suddenly (acute), may be caused by a fall or heavy lifting. Acute back pain lasts less than six weeks and usually goes away with some precautions and over-the-counter pain relief. Back pain that lasts more than three months is considered chronic and may require more extensive treatment, including surgery.

Dr. Mohamad Bydon, a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic, will discuss minimally invasive spine surgery. Also on the program, Dr. Allison Rosenthal, an oncologist at Mayo Clinic, will share how her leukemia diagnosis changed not only her life, but also her career path. And Dr. M. Rizwan Sohail, director of the Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic at Mayo Clinic, will have tips for dealing with jet lag
October 07, 2017
Individualizing Medicine Conference 2017 preview
Individualized medicine, also known as personalized medicine or precision medicine, is tailoring diagnosis and treatment to each patient to optimize care. Using a person's unique genetic code, researchers and health care providers can more effectively and precisely diagnose, treat, predict and, eventually, prevent disease. The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine does both research and patient care, working to bring new genomic-based tests and treatments from the laboratory to clinical practice. On this episode of the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Keith Stewart, Carlson and Nelson endowed director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, previewed "Individualizing Medicine Conference 2017," which tooke place Oct. 9-11 in Rochester, Minnesota. The conference will feature speakers from around the world on topics related to genomics and personalized medicine. Also on the program, Dr. Amanika Kumar, an oncologist at Mayo Clinic, will explain the importance of having quality of life discussions with your health care provider before and during cancer care. And Dr. John Pemberton, a colorectal surgeon at Mayo Clinic, will discuss treatment for common colorectal problems.
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