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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.
Today's Episode
 
October 23, 2021
Diabetes Treatment, the Mind/Heart/Body Connection
Diabetes affects nearly 1 in 10 American adults. We'll talk to Rozalina McCoy, M.D., a primary care physician and endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic, who says there's a fine line between enough treatment and too much, in the effort to control blood sugar. She recommends customized treatment regimens, tailored to each individual patient.

Then, the American Heart Association recently released a new Scientific Statement, stressing the importance of the connection between mind and body. We'll learn about the most dangerous negative psychological health conditions, from Glenn N. Levine, M.D., FAHA, master clinician and professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, chief of the cardiology section at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, who was chair of the writing committee for the Scientific Statement.

And, could a computer match or even outperform a human physician in diagnosing illnesses? Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor of Medicine and Hospitalist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, led a study to find out.

Recent Episodes
 
October 16, 2021
Dental Advice for Parents, New Research To Someday Restore Lost Hearing
Nearly 20% of American youngsters, aged 2 to 19, have untreated tooth decay. This week, we will talk with Dr. Kami Hoss, a pediatric orthodontist from the UCLA School of Dentistry, for advice every parent needs to hear.

Then, skin cancer has become the most common form of cancer in the US. If it is on the face, the cancer sometimes leaves a patient with deformities. Dr. Brittany E. Howard, a Mayo Clinic otolaryngologist, and head and neck surgeon, discusses a fascinating reconstructive surgical technique that can help.

And, 37 million Americans report some level of hearing loss. Dr. Angelika Doetzlhofer, an associate professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will talk about innovative research from Johns Hopkins, that might one day lead to the restoration of damaged hearing.

 
October 09, 2021
Cancer Blood Test, New Treatment for Epilepsy, Diabetes
In 2020, an estimated 1.8 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States. This week, we will talk with Eric Klein, MD, Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, who was the co-investigator in a study that found a new blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer, even before any signs or symptoms appear.

Then, we will hear from Dr. Jeffrey Britton, a neurologist and chair of the Division of Epilepsy at Mayo Clinic and one of his patients, Eric Berg, who found relief from epileptic seizures, thanks to a remarkable new treatment.

And, nearly ten percent of Americans have some form of diabetes. We will talk with Jason Fung, MD, author of The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally, to learn about the most common causes behind this epidemic and how dietary changes and weight loss can often eliminate it.

 
October 02, 2021
Steps to Cut Your Risk of Death by 70%
Steps per day matter in middle age, but not as many as you may think. We'll talk with a researcher from the University of Massachusetts Amherst to learn exactly how many steps could cut your risk of premature death from all causes by a whopping 50 to 70%.

Then, a study by the FDA found a toxic substance called PFA in many kinds of produce, meats and processed foods. We'll learn what the dangers actually are, and how to avoid them.

And, the longtime Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse joins us, to share the results of a recent survey that found marijuana use at historic highs among college-aged adults.

 
September 25, 2021
Gut Microbes and Strokes & the Latest Research on Lymphoma
Groundbreaking research from the Cleveland Clinic may eventually lead to new treatments and prevention strategies for strokes. We'll learn how gut microbes may impact stroke severity and functional impairment, following a stroke, from Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D, Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Sciences and Director of Cleveland Clinic's Center for Microbiome & Human Health.

Then, on our Mayo Clinic Q&A segment, a look at lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body's germ-fighting network. Dr. Jose Villasboas Bisneto, Mayo Clinic hematologist, explains the various types of lymphoma and how they are treated.

And, many middle school students are at serious risk of cardiovascular disease or high cholesterol. We'll hear some concerning findings from a study led by Robert M. Siegel, MD, FAAP, Director of the Center for Better Health and Nutrition in the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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