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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
December 02, 2017
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube. In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a well-established treatment for decompression sickness, a hazard of scuba diving. But it also can be used to treat serious infections, wounds that won't heal and carbon monoxide poisoning. Dr. Paul Claus, outgoing medical director of Mayo Clinic’s Hyperbaric and Altitude Medicine Program, will discuss the hyperbaric oxygen therapy program at Mayo Clinic.
November 25, 2017
Weight Gain After Menopause
A common problem for women as they age is weight gain. On average, women in their 50s and 60s gain 1.5 pounds per year. Hot flashes, sleep disturbances and mood changes during menopause can disrupt what was otherwise a healthy lifestyle. A Mayo Clinic study recently published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings looked at the risks and challenges of weight gain for middle-aged women. This study led researchers to develop a series of recommendations. Dr. Ekta Kapoor, an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic and lead author of the study, will discuss the study findings and other problems women face as they reach menopause.
November 18, 2017
Integrative health
Mayo Clinic's Integrative Medicine and Health team offers integrative therapies such as acupuncture, massage and meditation to help people manage disease symptoms by reducing fatigue, pain and anxiety. Now, Mayo Clinic is taking it a step further. A new Mayo Clinic book, Mayo Clinic: The Integrative Guide to Good Health, addresses all aspects of health, including mind, body and spirit. The book aims to show how home remedies can meet alternative therapies to transform well-being. Dr. Brent Bauer, director of the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program and one of the authors of the book, will discuss how complementary techniques can enhance conventional medicine.
November 11, 2017
The Great American Smokeout
Each year, on the third Thursday in November, the American Cancer Society invites smokers across the nation to take part in The Great American Smokeout — a day aimed at encouraging people to quit smoking. Dr. David Midthun, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Mayo Clinic, and Dr. J. Taylor Hays, an internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, will explain how a new study combines lung cancer screening with proactive referrals and increased communication to help people quit smoking.

Also on the program, Dr. William Gahl, clinical director of the National Institutes of Health's Genetic and Rare Diseases Program, will discuss rare and undiagnosed diseases. And Dr. Timothy Curry, director of the education program at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, and Dr. Halena Gazelka, assistant professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at Mayo Clinic, will share the latest research on pharmacogenomics and pain medication.
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