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Host : Dr. Tom Shives
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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
June 03, 2017
Bogus Cancer Treatments
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on companies making unproven cancer treatment claims. Recently, the FDA issued warning letters to 14 companies that it says illegally sell products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer. The FDA calls it “cruel deception” in that these companies target desperate consumers.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Timothy Moynihan, an oncologist at Mayo Clinic, will explain the FDA crackdown and discuss common cancer myths. Also on the program, Dr. Elizabeth Cozine, a primary care physician at Mayo Clinic, will cover primary care topics, including ear infections, HPV and the whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women. And Dr. Brian Carlsen, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, will share the story of reattaching the hand of a young accident victim.

May 27, 2017
Cancer Nutrition
Common side effects of cancer treatment can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue and weight loss. These side effects make getting proper nutrition a challenge. To improve the lives of cancer patients, leading cancer centers in the U.S., including Mayo Clinic, have formed the nonprofit Cancer Nutrition Consortium. Through research and collaboration with health, industry and culinary experts, the Cancer Nutrition Consortium offers recipes and resources for those undergoing cancer treatment.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Paul Limburg, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, and Teresa McJoynt, a Mayo Clinic representative with the consortium, will discuss nutrition during cancer treatment. Also on the program, Dr. Peter Grahn, a Mayo Clinic neurobiology researcher, will share how a devastating injury inspired a career. And Dr. Benjamin Brown, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, will explain the latest in stroke treatment interventions

May 20, 2017
May is Mental Health Month
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. will experience a mental health condition in his or her lifetime. Mental health conditions are disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. In May, NAMI and participants across the country raise awareness for mental health in an effort to fight stigma, provide support and educate the public.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a Mayo Clinic psychologist, will discuss mental health awareness. Also on the program, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, will explain how new imaging techniques, including magnetic resonance elastography, are improving neurosurgery. And May 14-20 is National Women's Health Week. Dr. Jacqueline Thielen, a women's health expert at Mayo Clinic, will discuss women’s health at every age.

May 13, 2017
Stroke awareness & genomics education /
According the National Institutes of Health, there are more than 800,000 strokes each year in the U.S. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. Stroke, which is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., causes more serious long-term disabilities than any other disease. May is National Stroke Awareness Month, an effort to educate the public about stroke risk factors and the importance of acting quickly when a stroke occurs.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, neurologist and stroke expert Dr. Robert Brown Jr. discusses the warning signs of stroke and tips for stroke prevention. Also on the program, Dr. Timothy Curry, director of the Education Program for the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, will explain Mayo Clinic's efforts to educate patients and providers on how genetic information can improve health care. And cardiologist Dr. Stephen Kopecky will discuss a new study that found gray hair can indicate cardiac risk.

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