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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
July 08, 2017
Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Allergies
Antibiotics have been used for more than 70 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. Since the 1940s, these drugs have greatly reduced illness and death from infection. However, antibiotics have been used so widely and for so long now that the drugs have become less effective. Organisms the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, an infectious disease specialist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss antibiotic resistance and antibiotic allergies. Also on the program, Dr. John Wilkinson, a primary care physician at Mayo Clinic, discusses whether an annual exam is still necessary. And Dr. Edward Creagan, a medical oncologist at Mayo Clinic, will explore how the high cost of health care is affecting patient's decision-making when it comes to treatment.
July 01, 2017
Media Recommendations for Children
oday's generation of children is growing up immersed in media. From TV and video games to smartphones and social media, there’s the possibility of constant media exposure. Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced new recommendations for children’s media use, including how to make a family media use plan.

On this week's Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Nusheen Ameenuddin, a pediatrician at Mayo Clinic, will explain the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations on media and children. Dr. Ameenuddin also will discuss the importance of the measles vaccine. Also on the program, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, will debunk myths about statins. And Dr. Timothy Curry, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist, will explain how awareness under anesthesia can happen.

June 24, 2017
Summer Safety
ummertime is here, and the Fourth of July holiday is fast approaching. Many kids are out of school, and it’s time for outdoor activities and family vacations. Summer activities such as biking, swimming, boating or riding a four-wheeler can be a lot of fun. But these activities also require precautions to stay safe and healthy.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Luke Wood, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, will share tips for keeping safe this summer. Also on the program, Dani Johnson, a physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, will discuss how adults can benefit from play. And Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic infectious disease specialist, will explain how to avoid salmonella and keep food safe in the heat
June 17, 2017
Female urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control, resulting in the accidental loss of urine. Due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and the structure of the female urinary tract, women are twice as likely as men to suffer from urinary incontinence. While urinary incontinence might be only slightly bothersome for some, it can be totally debilitating for others. For some women, the chance of embarrassment keeps them from enjoying many physical activities, including exercising. But, the good news is that effective treatments are available for treating urinary incontinence if women are willing to discuss it with their health care provider.

On this week's Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Deborah Lightner, a Mayo Clinic urologist, will discuss options for preventing and treating urinary incontinence. Also on the program, Dr. James Naessens, a researcher at the Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, will share findings on the importance of getting a second opinion. And Dr. Juan Brito Campana, a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist, will explain why thyroid medications may be overprescribed in older adults
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