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#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 5/20/17

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 5/20/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a Mayo Clinic psychologist, discusses mental health awareness. Also on the program, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, explains how new imaging techniques, including magnetic resonance elastography, are improving neurosurgery. And Dr. Show More Summary

Mental Health Month: Mayo Clinic Radio

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. will experience a mental health condition in his or her lifetime. Mental health conditions are disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. In May, NAMI […]

Vitamins and supplements: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Swing through the pharmacy aisle at your favorite store and you'll see them; row upon row of vitamins and supplements.  With all those options, you may be wondering if you should be taking something.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Donald Hensrud provides some insight into areas where our diets may be lacking. […]

Chemotherapy and radiation for glioma: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Jan Buckner explains how a 1-2 punch is helping prolong survival for some brain cancer patients. To listen, click the link below. Combination Therapy for Glioma

Surviving seasonal allergies: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

It's that time of year. The time when many Americans are  sniffling with seasonal allergies. An estimated 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children are affected by so-called nasal allergies. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Rohit Divekar has some advice to keep you breathing easy. To listen, click the link below. Surviving […]

App-based e-therapy: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

There seems to be an app out there for just about everything, including mental health services.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Craig Sawchuk explains how these apps can be helpful and why it's important to look for an evidenced based app. To listen, click the link below. App-based e-therapy

#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 5/13/17

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 5/13/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Robert Brown Jr., a neurologist and stroke expert, discusses the warning signs of stroke and tips for stroke prevention. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Also on the program, Dr. Timothy Curry, director of the Education Program for the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, […]

Stroke Awareness Month: Mayo Clinic Radio

According the National Institutes of Health, there are more than 800,000 strokes each year in the U.S. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. Stroke, which is the fourth leading cause […]

ELDER MUSIC: Singing Sisters

This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to...

Mental health e-therapy: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Craig Sawchuk explains how technology is being used to bring mental health help to those who need it. To listen, click the link below. Mental health e-therapy

Gluten and diabetes: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Joseph Murray and Dr. Govindarajan Rajagopalan comment on a recent study which looked at gluten in the realm of diabetes. To listen, click the link below. Gluten and Diabetes

With '13 Reasons Why Not,' High Schoolers Honor Friends Who Saved Them

A group of kids from Oxford High School in Michigan have created their own version of the controversial Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why,” with a twist. They call it “13 Reasons Why Not.” With support from teachers, each student creates an audio recording of a personal struggle?just like on the show. Show More Summary

Constipation: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

An occasional bout of constipation is usually short-lived and not much of a concern.  Chronic constipation can be another story.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Michael Camilleri provides some insight into some of the causes of chronic constipation. To listen, click the link below. Chronic Constipation

#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 5/6/17

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 5/6/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Kristin Zhao, director of Mayo Clinic's Assistive and Restorative Technology Laboratory, and Dr. Kendall Lee, director of Mayo Clinic's Neural Engineering Laboratory,...Show More Summary

Fit versus fat: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Being overweight increases your risk of health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Exercise helps to reduce those risks. So, what happens if you are overweight, but in good physical shape? Can you be fat and fit? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we talk to Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. […]

Transient smartphone blindness: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Smartphone habits may force doctors to ask patients a few more questions when diagnosing vision or neurological problems. “I think if a person experiences a temporary loss of vision in one eye, that’s potentially a very important problem for which they should seek medical attention,” says Dr. Dean Wingerchuk, a Mayo Clinic neurologist. “But it doesn’t […]

A reading called the ‘key to life’: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

One in 3 American adults has high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. Millions with the condition are unaware they have it, putting them at risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss and more. Fortunately, high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can be detected easily through a common test conducted during a […]

#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 4/29/17

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 4/29/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, general internist Dr. Jon Tilburt and retired Col. Jim Williams, a prostate cancer patient, explain a pilot study at Mayo Clinic to help patients make informed decisions when it comes to prostate cancer treatment. Show More Summary

Making decisions about prostate cancer treatment: Mayo Clinic Radio

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 […]

Stop cleaning your ears: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Don't put anything smaller than your elbow in your ears. The advice you may have first heard from your mom has gotten a fresh thumbs-up from America's ear, nose and throat doctors. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan, a Mayo Clinic otorhinolaryngologist, explains why you are likely doing more harm than good when you […]

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