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Host : Dr. Tom Shives
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Host : Tracy McCray
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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
September 19, 2020
ALS & opioid research
On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Jennifer Martinez-Thompson, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, discusses diagnosis and treatment options for Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Also on the program, Dr. Molly Jeffery and Dr. W. Michael Hooten share new Mayo Clinic research on trends in opioid use. Dr. Jeffery is the scientific director of Emergency Medicine Research at Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Hooten is a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist. And Dr. Paul Brown, a Mayo Clinic radiation oncologist, explains a new radiotherapy approach aimed at preserving cognitive function for some brain tumor patients.
September 12, 2020
First-hand experience battling COVID-19 & importance of cancer screening
Cancer diagnoses have decreased since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a recent study in JAMA. On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Nabil Wasif, a Mayo Clinic surgical oncologist, discusses the importance of routine cancer screenings. Next on the program, Dr. Deepi Goyal, a Mayo Clinic emergency physician and regional chair of practice for Southeastern Minnesota, shares his experience battling COVID-19 and offers tips for being prepared to quarantine at home when necessary. Also on the program, Dr. Amanika Kumar, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon, explains how thorough assessment of a patient can help direct the treatment for ovarian cancer. And Dr. James Li, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, discusses adult asthma.
September 05, 2020
Pain control for older adults & returning to play after concussion
On the Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Brandon Verdoorn, a Mayo Clinic geriatrician, discusses pain management for older adults. Also on the program, Dr. David Dodick, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, explains when it is safe to return to play after a concussion. Then, Dr. Miriam (Priya) Alexander, a Mayo Clinic pathologist, and statistician Dr. Byron Smith explain how Mayo Clinic researchers created a deep learning program to read kidney biopsies faster. And Dr. Anna Bartoo and Dr. Heidi Finnes, Mayo Clinic pharmacists, discuss the work done by research pharmacists to prepare medications for clinical trials.
August 29, 2020
COVID-19 listener mailbag & story from the frontlines of the pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, new information about the disease is discovered on a weekly basis and it can be hard to keep up. On Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' questions on COVID-19. Also on the program, Dr. Ayan Sen, chair of Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, shares his experiences managing patients and supporting staff during the pandemic.
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