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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
 
April 29, 2017
Prostate Cancer
The prostate gland is a part of the male reproductive system. It produces fluid to nourish and protect sperm. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Usually prostate cancer grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. While some types of prostate cancer may need minimal or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. So how do patients make decisions about screening and treatment?

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, general internist Dr. Jon Tilburt and retired Col. Jim Williams, a prostate cancer patient, will explain a pilot study at Mayo Clinic to help patients make informed decisions when it comes to prostate cancer treatment. Also on the program, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sanj Kakar will discuss wrist injuries. And anesthesiologist and human performance expert Dr. Michael Joyner will explain rhabdomyolysis, a rare condition that causes muscle cells to break down.
 
April 22, 2017
Common Foot Problems
Your foot is an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Feet must be strong enough to bear your body weight, but that makes them prone to injury and pain. Foot pain can affect any part of your foot, from your toes to your Achilles tendon at the back of your heel. Common problems include bunions, plantar warts, and corns and callouses. However, more serious conditions, such as fractures, arthritis and neuropathy, also can develop in the feet.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Norman Turner III will discuss treatment for common foot problems and ways to prevent them. Also on the program, parasitologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt will have an update on the Lyme disease predictions for 2017. And critical care physician and sleep medicine expert Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler will try to help answer this common question: Why can't I sleep?
 
April 15, 2017
Geriatric Care
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people age 65 and older will double in the U.S. over the next three decades. By 2050, almost 85 million adults will be 65 or older. This aging population presents its own set of challenges when it comes to health care.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Paul Takahashi, a Mayo Clinic geriatrician, will explain what physicians look for during a geriatric exam and offer tips for staying healthy and safe as you age. Also on the program, Dr. Clayton Cowl, division chair of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, will discuss the health of over-the-road truck drivers. And dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis will discuss why you should avoid tanning beds.
 
April 08, 2017
Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. Parkinsonís develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. While a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder commonly also causes stiffness and slowing of movement. April is Parkinsonís Disease Awareness Month, and on the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, neurologist Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog will discuss treatment options for Parkinson's disease. Also on the program, preventive medicine and rehabilitation expert Dr. Jay Smith will share new treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome. And palliative care specialist Dr. Jacob Strand will explain how early referrals to hospice care can help patients and families benefit from many of the services they are eligible for at the end of life.

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