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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
September 02, 2017
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
More than 14,000 women die annually from ovarian cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Ovarian cancer, the deadliest of the reproductive organ cancers, often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat and is frequently fatal.

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Carrie Langstraat, a gynecologic oncologist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss treatment options for ovarian cancer and the hopes for improving early detection.

Also on the program, Dr. Andres Acosta, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, will review a new, individualized approach to treating obesity through the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. And Dr. Justin Kreuter, medical director for the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program, shares the new eligibility guidelines for blood donors with previous cancer diagnoses.
August 26, 2017
Treatment Options for Alzheimer’s disease
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia — a group of brain disorders that cause the loss of intellectual and social skills. In Alzheimer's disease, the brain cells degenerate and die, causing a steady decline in memory and mental function. At first, someone with Alzheimer's disease may notice mild confusion and difficulty remembering. Eventually, people with the disease may forget important people in their lives and undergo dramatic personality changes.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, will provide an update on diagnosis and treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease. Also on the program, Dr. Landon Trost, a urologist at Mayo Clinic, shares a warning about the dangers of taking herbal Viagra. And Dr. Sanjay Bagaria, a surgeon at Mayo Clinic, will explain hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy — a cancer treatment using heated chemotherapy.
August 19, 2017
Artificial Intelligence in Health Care
When you hear the term artificial intelligence (AI) you may think of robots replacing humans. AI is defined as a computer system that can do tasks that humans require intelligence to do. It could be as simple as a computer learning to play chess or as complex as a driverless car. In the world of health care delivery, researchers are looking for ways to use AI to help improve patient care and ease the burden on health care providers.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Tufia Haddad, a Mayo Clinic oncologist and the physician leader for Mayo Clinic’s collaboration with IBM Watson, will discuss AI and cognitive computing in health care. Also on the program, Dr. Tina Hieken, a Mayo Clinic surgeon, will explain a new fast-track breast cancer treatment option using brachytherapy. And Dr. Neena Abraham, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, shares research on anticoagulants and the risk of internal bleeding
August 12, 2017
Back to School Show
August means it is time for kids and parents around the U.S. to start back-to-school planning, but shopping for school supplies and new tennis shoes is only a part of the preparation. Students must prepare for the change of schedule and routine as they head back to the classroom or off to college.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Robert Jacobson, a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic, will offer helpful tips to help your kids get ready for school and discuss the necessary immunizations for school-age children. Also on the program, Dr. Paul Croarkin, a pediatric psychiatrist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss warning signs of anxiety and depression in teenagers. And Dr. Suresh Kotagal, a pediatric neurologist at Mayo Clinic, will share recommendations on kids and sleep
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