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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
 
September 29, 2018
Lung Cancer Screening
Dr. Shanda Blackmon, a thoracic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, will explain lung cancer screening and surgical options for treating the disease. Dr. Blackmon also will cover mesothelioma, another type of cancer that often occurs in the tissue surrounding the lungs. Also on the program, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic, will explain how deep brain stimulation is being used to control seizures for some epilepsy patients. And Dr. Jon Ebbert, an internal medicine and addiction specialist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss alcohol use disorder
 
September 22, 2018
Car T-Cell Therapy
In the fight against cancer, one of the most promising treatment advances is harnessing the power of the body’s own immune system to fight the cancer. Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T-cell therapy) uses genetically modified versions of a patient’s own immune cells to fight his or her cancer.

Dr. Yi Lin, chair of the Cellular Therapeutics Cross-Disciplinary Group at Mayo Clinic, will explain how CAR T-cell therapy works and where the research is headed next. Also on the program, Dr. Charanjit Rihal, an interventional cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss treatment and prevention of coronary artery disease. And Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic, will share tips on how to help kids avoid common infections.
 
September 15, 2018
Childhood cancer awareness
Dr. Sarah McCarthy, a psychologist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss how families cope with a devastating diagnosis. And Randall Mc Keeman, a child life specialist at Mayo Clinic, will explain what child life specialists do to help children and their families cope with illness. Also on the program, filmmaker Ken Burns will preview his documentary, "The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science." Burns is the executive producer of the film, which will air Sept. 25 from 9 to 11 p.m. EDT on PBS stations. The documentary will be rebroadcast Sept. 26 from 10 p.m. to midnight EDT. And Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, will answer this question: Does aspirin help prevent stroke and heart attacks?
 
September 08, 2018
Shoulder Issues
Dr. John Sperling, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, will cover common shoulder injuries and treatment options including reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Also on the program, Dr. Bart Clarke, an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss osteoporosis. And Dr. Dawn Davis, a dermatologist at Mayo Clinic, will explain why cellulite appears and what can be done about it.
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