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Host : Gina Tedesco

MED CLINIC RADIO 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, Johns Hopkins, The Cleveland Clinic and other medical centers with fascinating medical facts, research, and helpful advice, presented in a compelling, relatable way.

Your host is GINA TEDESCO, whose friendly on-air style and ability to make the most complex medical topics easy to understand are just some of the reasons for her popularity.
Recent Episodes
July 24, 2021
Women's Heart Health, Knee Pain & Vaping Dangers
Women face a 20 percent greater chance than men of dying in the years after a heart attack. We will talk with Dr. Justin Ezekowitz, Professor, Division of Cardiology and Director of Cardiovascular Research at the University of Alberta to discuss his study that found that while the gender gap is improving, there is still a long way to go.

Then, knee pain is a very common problem that can have many causes, but one common reason is damage to the cartilage. We will talk with Dr. Daniel Saris, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, to learn about a cutting-edge regenerative medicine approach to treating knee cartilage damage.

And, Americans, particularly young adults, have traded Marlboros and Newports for Jewel pods and vape pens. Ana Maria Rule, PhD, MHS, an assistant scientist in the Johns Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, will explain why vaping poses the greatest health risks to teenagers.

July 17, 2021
Children and Violence & Carotid Artery Stenosis
A horrifying number of children visit a doctor or emergency room each year, as a result of an assault or other form of violence. We'll talk to David Finkelhor, Director of the University of New Hampshire's Crimes against Children Research Center, who says medical professionals need to know more about how to help.

Then, carotid artery stenosis is one of the top causes of strokes. On this week's Mayo Clinic Q&A segment, Dr. Luis Savastano, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, will discuss new techniques find the root cause of a stroke.

And, do calorie counts on restaurant menus cause you to order healthier meals? We'll learn the answer from Alex M. Susskind, Professor of Food and Beverage Management and the Director of the Cornell Institute of Food and Beverage Management.

July 10, 2021
Young Adults and Exercise & Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms.
Are young adults getting enough exercise to reduce their chances of developing high blood pressure? We'll learn the answer from a researcher from the University of California San Francisco.

Then, 50,000 Americans lose their lives each year to thoracic aortic aneurysms. On this week's Mayo Clinic Q&A segment, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon explains what you need to know about this silent killer.

And, do you simply pay a healthcare bill when it arrives? We'll talk to Marshall Allen, an author who will explain why and how smart consumers should carefully check those bills for inaccurate or unfair charges.

July 03, 2021
Statin Drugs, Cervical Health, Opioids and Wisdom Teeth
People with coronary artery disease are often prescribed a statin, the cholesterol-lowering drug that reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke. But are statins used enough, and why do some patients refuse to take them? We will talk to Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, a preventive cardiologist from Mayo Clinic to find out.

Plus, HPV is the most common cause of cervical cancer. Dr. Kristina Butler, a gynecologic oncologist and co-chair of the Gynecologic Disease Group at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, talks about about good cervical health and the importance of the HPV vaccine for protection.

And, each year, thousands of young people are prescribed opioids for pain relief after having their wisdom teeth removed. Are they at risk of opioid addiction? We will get the facts from Alan Schroeder, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University.

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