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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
October 07, 2017
Minimally invasive spine surgery
a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. It's also a leading cause of disability worldwide. Back pain, which can come on suddenly (acute), may be caused by a fall or heavy lifting. Acute back pain lasts less than six weeks and usually goes away with some precautions and over-the-counter pain relief. Back pain that lasts more than three months is considered chronic and may require more extensive treatment, including surgery.

Dr. Mohamad Bydon, a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic, will discuss minimally invasive spine surgery. Also on the program, Dr. Allison Rosenthal, an oncologist at Mayo Clinic, will share how her leukemia diagnosis changed not only her life, but also her career path. And Dr. M. Rizwan Sohail, director of the Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic at Mayo Clinic, will have tips for dealing with jet lag
September 30, 2017
Becoming Doctor Q
Born in a small village outside of Mexicali, Mexico, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa started working at age 5 to help with his family's expenses. When he finished school, he believed that opportunity for a better life could be found in the U.S. When he arrived in the U.S. at age 19, he spoke no English. Quinones-Hinojosa learned the English language at a community college, received a scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley, and then went on to graduate from Harvard Medical School. The story of becoming "Dr. Q," as he is affectionately known, is an incredible journey that is being made into a feature film.

Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, chair of Neurologic Surgery at Mayo Clinic, will share his personal journey and discuss his work as a neurosurgeon. Also on the program, Dr. Evanthia Galanis, chair of the Molecular Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic, will explain how the measles virus is being used to fight cancer. And Dr. Rahma Warsame, an internist and researcher at Mayo Clinic, will discuss the financial toxicity of cancer care
September 23, 2017
Gynecologic cancers
Gynecologic cancers are cancers that start in a woman’s reproductive organs. The five main types are: cervical, endometrial, ovarian, vaginal and vulvar cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year more than 80,000 women in the U.S. are told they have a gynecologic cancer, and more than 25,000 women die from these diseases. September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to educate women about screening and prevention.

Dr. Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, a gynecologic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, will cover diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gynecologic cancers. Also on the program, Kate Zeratsky, a dietician at Mayo Clinic, will discuss detox diets. And Dr. Arya Mohabbat, the practice chair of Mayo Clinic’s Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic, will talk about improving care for fibromyalgia patients.
September 16, 2017
Transforming Medical Education
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine is ranked among the top 20 medical schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The school was established in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1972. Beyond Rochester, Mayo Clinic opened a four-year medical school in Arizona earlier in 2017. And training opportunities are available at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, as well. This gives Mayo Clinic a nationwide presence in medical education. Mayo Clinic has been chosen by the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education to be part of a national initiative to modernize medical school for the 21st century.

Fredric Meyer, M.D., executive dean of education, Mayo Clinic, will share ideas and innovations that are transforming medical education and helping modernize training for tomorrow's doctors. Dr. Meyer is the Juanita Kious Waugh Executive Dean for Education. Also on the program, Dr. David Knopman, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss how lifestyle choices throughout your life can affect your risk of dementia. And Dr. Michael Ackerman, a pediatric cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, will explain the heart rhythm condition known as long QT syndrome
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