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From complex issues like cancer and heart disease to the latest news on research and wellness, Dr. Tom Shives and Tracy McCray ask the questions and get easy to understand answers from Mayo Clinic experts.

From complex issues like cancer and heart disease to the latest news on research and wellness, Dr. Tom Shives and Tracy McCray ask the questions and get easy to understand answers from Mayo Clinic experts.

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United States

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From complex issues like cancer and heart disease to the latest news on research and wellness, Dr. Tom Shives and Tracy McCray ask the questions and get easy to understand answers from Mayo Clinic experts.

Language:

English

Contact:

507293-2264


Episodes

The living kidney donation option

2/12/2020
In honor of National Donor Day on Feb 14th, the latest episode Mayo Clinic Q&A takes a look at living donor kidney transplant. While 6,000 people chose living kidney donation in 2018, experts say the pool of potential donors is still untapped. Educating would-be donors and recipients about the advantages of living donation is key. Dr. Mikel Prieto, a Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon, discusses the living kidney donation option.

Duration:00:12:07

An alert for women about heart disease

2/5/2020
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. Chest pain is a common symptom, but it's often not the only one, and understanding the wide-ranging symptoms of heart disease becomes more important as a woman ages. What is a woman's best defense against heart disease? Dr. Rekha Mankad, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, discusses women’s heart health — this week on Mayo Clinic Q&A.

Duration:00:16:54

A milestone in the treatment of cystic fibrosis

1/29/2020
The latest episode of the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, features a milestone in the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF). Tim Myer has lived with cystic fibrosis his whole life. He was awaiting a lung transplant, when a new medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration changed everything. "There are about 30,000 patients in the U.S. with cystic fibrosis. This drug will expand treatment to 27,000, or 90% of all patients with CF in the U.S.," says Dr. Mark Wylam, a Mayo Clinic...

Duration:00:11:36

Vaccine expert’s advice in a deadly flu season

1/22/2020
More than 6,000 people had died from flu complications, including 39 children, as of mid-January. The flu vaccine is still the best defense against the illness. And if you get the shot but still end up with the flu, there are anti-viral treatments that can help. What can you do today to prevent or treat this year's flu? Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, shares advice on this week's "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast.

Duration:00:11:14

How artificial intelligence is revealing physiological age

1/15/2020
The heart doesn’t lie, and you may be surprised to learn that your heart can even reveal your physiological age. Artificial intelligence (AI) applied to an EKG can now measure your body's health. On the debut episode of the "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast, Dr. Paul Friedman and Dr. Suraj Kapa — both Mayo Clinic cardiologists —explain how your body's age might differ from what's on your birth certificate. Don't miss an episode. Subscribe to the "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast today.

Duration:00:11:15

Preview: Mayo Clinic Q & A

12/12/2019
Welcome to Q & A, a new weekly podcast from Mayo Clinic. On this podcast, we will welcome Mayo Clinic physicians, nurses, dietitians and patients for wide-ranging interviews on newsworthy topics, emerging treatments, and complex conditions. Our goal – reach patients and consumers where they are and share medical information and health and wellness news from Mayo Clinic experts. Subscribe now and look for episodes starting January 2020.

Duration:00:05:27