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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
April 10, 2021
Breakthrough Treatment for Liver Tumors, What You Need to Know About Hearing Loss
Liver cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Now, the Cleveland Clinic is the first hospital in the world to use a new technique to destroy large liver tumors, and we'll talk to Eren Berber, M.D., director of Cleveland Clinic's Surgical Liver Tumor Ablation Program, the doctor who led the effort.

Then, millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. We'll talk to David Owen, author of "Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World," who will outline some surprising health effects connected to it, and explain why many of us have a hard time admitting when it's time for a hearing aid or other help.

And, depression in American children may be at an all-time high. But, Deanna Barch, PhD, chair of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences and the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, joins us for a look at a study that found that team sports can lead to less depression in kids as young as nine.

April 03, 2021
Latest Treatment for Macular Degeneration & A Simple Way to Avoid Weight Gain
For more than a decade, ophthalmologists have treated wet age-related macular degeneration with eye injections given every month or two, and dry AMD with antioxidant vitamins. Sunir J. Garg, MD, FACS, a retina specialist and clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology explains what the next decade may hold for the 11 million Americans suffering from AMD.

Then, many adults gain a pound or two or three during vacations and holidays, but never lose them. We'll learn what daily 20 second activity may help you avoid weight gain, from Jamie Cooper from the Dept. Of Foods and Nutrition at the University of Georgia.

And, how truthful are you with your doctor? We'll look at a recent study led by Dr. Angela Fagerlin, Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences at University of Utah School of Medicine, that found that a shocking number of Americans are less than honest with their healthcare providers. She explains why that can be a dangerous practice.

March 27, 2021
A Shocking Drop in Fertility Rates, and Avoiding Hip Replacement
This week, a shocking look at fertility in America, from Shanna H. Swan, PhD, Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and author of "Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race," who says sperm levels among men in Western countries have dropped by more than 50 percent over the past four decades. She explains what is hijacking our fertility and our health, and what can be done about it.

And, hip replacement surgery is a common procedure, sometimes necessary when the hip joint is worn or damaged. But what if a joint replacement could be avoided? On this week's Mayo Q&A segment, Dr. Rafael Sierra, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, explains who may be a candidate for a regenerative medicine approach to treating joint damage.

March 20, 2021
Blood Pressure Guidelines for Kidney Patients, Robotic Heart Surgery
More than 35 million Americans have chronic kidney disease. Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, the George W. Comstock Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, explains why a majority of those patients could benefit from new blood pressure-lowering guidelines.

Then, a fascinating conversation about heart surgery. Dr. Phillip Rowse, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon, who says new developments in minimally-invasive heart surgery can result in smaller incisions, less pain and faster recovery.

And, each day in the United States, Poison Control Centers receive an average of 32 calls about children exposed to prescription opioids. We'll learn what parents need to know, to prevent a tragedy, from Dr. Henry Spiller, Toxicologist and former Director of the Central Ohio Poison Center and the Kentucky Regional Poison Center.

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