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Join hosts Dr. Tom Shives and Tracy McCray for wide-ranging conversations that add context to viral health headlines, highlight emerging treatments and make learning about everyday wellness as easy as having a conversation with a friend.

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Join hosts Dr. Tom Shives and Tracy McCray for wide-ranging conversations that add context to viral health headlines, highlight emerging treatments and make learning about everyday wellness as easy as having a conversation with a friend.

    Special Mayo Clinic Q&A episode: How information technology helps in the COVID-19 response

    Special Mayo Clinic Q&A episode: How information technology helps in the COVID-19 response

    Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform.
    During to the COVID-19 pandemic, teleworking and distance learning has become a necessity. The new normal means many people needed technology to do their jobs, and that is certainly true at Mayo Clinic. Information technology (IT) has aided Mayo Clinic during the pandemic in two significant ways. One, thousands of employees moved out of their offices and into their homes to work. And two, patients now more than ever are being seen by their health care providers using video visits and tele-health.
    On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Mark Henderson, division chair of IT at Mayo Clinic, discusses how IT has aided in the COVID-19 response.

    Special Mayo Clinic Q&A episode: Expedited breast cancer treatment

    Special Mayo Clinic Q&A episode: Expedited breast cancer treatment

    Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform.
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing that hasn’t stopped is the need for cancer treatment. While patients might be hesitant to leave their homes for weeks at a time for treatment, there is a fast-track treatment option at Mayo Clinic for some breast cancer patients. Certain low-risk breast cancer patients can now complete their surgery and radiation in less than 10 days.
    On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Tina Hieken, a Mayo Clinic surgeon, explains how the expedited treatment program combines a pathologist's mid-surgery confirmation that the cancer has not spread, with a type of partial breast radiation called brachytherapy.

    COVID-19 testing and update / hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy / trigeminal neuralgia

    COVID-19 testing and update / hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy / trigeminal neuralgia

    The Mayo Clinic Radio program shares the latest information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Bobbi Pritt, chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, explains testing options for COVID-19. Also on the program, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, reviews the latest literature on COVID-19, discusses vaccine trials and explains some unique symptoms of COVID-19. Then in an encore presentation of Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Matthew Robertson III, chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Florida, explains hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, which uses heated chemotherapy during surgery to treat ovarian cancer. And Dr. Christopher Boes, chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Neurology Education, and Dr. Bruce Pollock, a Mayo Clinic neurologic surgeon, discuss diagnosing and treating the chronic pain condition known as trigeminal neuralgia.

    Special Mayo Clinic Q&A episode: Health and Human Services plays key role in supporting Americans amid COVID-19 crisis

    Special Mayo Clinic Q&A episode: Health and Human Services plays key role in supporting Americans amid COVID-19 crisis

    Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform.
    The COVID-19 pandemic has been a unique situation that has required work across federal and state agencies to support communities and frontline workers during this challenging time. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has played a key role by providing effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health and social services during the COVID-19 crisis.
    On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Eric Hargan, HHS deputy secretary, discusses the ways the department is supporting Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Special Mayo Clinic Q&A episode: What we know about virus transmission

    Special Mayo Clinic Q&A episode: What we know about virus transmission

    Mayo Clinic Radio listeners: Mayo Clinic is committed to being a trusted source for COVID-19 health information. We will share COVID-19 (coronavirus) episodes from our other podcast, Mayo Clinic Q&A, here on this Mayo Clinic Radio platform.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through close contact from person to person. While it is possible that someone can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, this isn’t thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
    On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, discusses virus transmission and steps to take to keep yourself safe.
     
     

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