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Timely consultations relevant for family medicine, primary care, and general internal medicine topics for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents. Offering CME credit for most episodes at https://ce.mayo.edu/podcast. Produced by @MayoMedEd.

Mayo Clinic Talks Mayo Clinic

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    • 4.3 • 151 Ratings

Timely consultations relevant for family medicine, primary care, and general internal medicine topics for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents. Offering CME credit for most episodes at https://ce.mayo.edu/podcast. Produced by @MayoMedEd.

    Chiropractic Care for Back Pain

    Chiropractic Care for Back Pain

    Guest: Benjamin (Ben) D. Holmes, D.C., Ph.D.


    Host: Edward R. Laskowski, M.D. (@DrEdSportsMed)


    Low back pain is one of the most common conditions that physicians see in their practices. Studies indicate that, by the age of 50 years old, approximately 80% of people will experience low back pain in their lives. Joining us today is Benjamin D. Holmes, D.C., Ph.D. a practicing chiropractor and one of the spine specialists in the Mayo Clinic Spine Center. Dr. Holmes will discuss various treatment interventions for back pain, as well as misconceptions and assumptions regarding chiropractic treatment.


    Additional Resources:


    Foster, N. E., Anema, J. R., Cherkin, D., Chou, R., Cohen, S. P., Gross, D. P., ... & Woolf, A. (2018). Prevention and treatment of low back pain: evidence, challenges, and promising directions. The Lancet, 391(10137), 2368-2383.

    Bialosky, J. E., George, S. Z., Horn, M. E., Price, D. D., Staud, R., & Robinson, M. E. (2014). Spinal manipulative therapy–specific changes in pain sensitivity in individuals with low back pain (NCT01168999). The Journal of Pain, 15(2), 136-148.

    Cook, C., Learman, K., Showalter, C., Kabbaz, V., & O'Halloran, B. (2013). Early use of thrust manipulation versus non-thrust manipulation: a randomized clinical trial. Manual Therapy, 18(3), 191-198.

    Chou, R., Fu, R., Carrino, J. A., & Deyo, R. A. (2009). Imaging strategies for low-back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet, 373(9662), 463-472.


    Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.

    • 26 min
    Mayo Clinic Q&A: Why getting infected with COVID-19 is still a bad idea

    Mayo Clinic Q&A: Why getting infected with COVID-19 is still a bad idea

    This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded in January 2022


    Guest: Gregory A. Poland, M.D. (@drgregpoland)


    Host: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. (@hmgazelkamd)


    With the highly transmissible omicron variant spread across the U.S., it may seem inevitable that most people will get infected with COVID-19. But Mayo Clinic experts explain why it is important to continue to be vigilant and take measures to avoid COVID-19 infection. 


    "One of the many negatives about saying, 'Well, I'll just go ahead and get infected and get it over with' is you can spread the virus to highly vulnerable people," says Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Parents, grandparents, people too young to be immunized, and people whose immune systems might not be working well are all at risk of more severe disease. While your case may be mild, theirs may not." 


    Dr. Poland cautions that the sheer number of infections is stressing the health care system, and treatments for omicron are more limited than they were for the delta variant.


    "The role of testing and of getting boosted is critical to our response to this, and remember, even though you might have mild disease, every time this virus infects somebody, it is the opportunity for further mutation." says Dr. Poland. 


    Vaccination, boosting and masking are all necessary to prevent the spread of omicron.


    "Your best chance of protecting yourself is to be fully vaccinated, wear a proper mask properly when in public, and to avoid crowded indoor settings," says Dr. Poland.


    On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Poland discusses the omicron surge and answers listener questions.


    AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19


    Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.

    • 33 min
    Improving Medication Adherence

    Improving Medication Adherence

    Guest: Kristina M. Thurber, Pharm.D., R.Ph.


    Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)


    There are a variety of outstanding pharmaceutical products we use to treat the multiple health problems our patients develop and every year, clinical research has provided us with new and improved therapeutic options. When we prescribe a medication to a patient, we generally assume they’ll take it exactly as prescribed. Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily true. Non-adherence to chronic medications is surprisingly common and can account for up to half of all treatment failures. Our guest for this podcast is Kristina M. Thurber, Pharm.D., R.Ph., a medication therapy pharmacist at the Mayo Clinic. We’ll discuss the prevalence of medication adherence, its causes, how we can recognize it in our patients and management strategies to improve adherence.


    Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.

    • 22 min
    All Age-Related Changes May Not Be Inevitable: Senescent Cells and Anti-Aging

    All Age-Related Changes May Not Be Inevitable: Senescent Cells and Anti-Aging

    Guest: Nathan K. LeBrasseur, Ph.D., M.S. (@NKLeBRASSEUR)


    Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)


    The effects of aging occur in all our organs. In muscles, there is a reduction in strength and stamina; the brain shows a decrease in cognitive function and the ability to learn new information. Aging causes a reduced ability of the liver to metabolize drugs and the kidney’s ability to eliminate various waste products. Our guest for this podcast is aging researcher Nathan K. LeBrasseur, Ph.D., M.S., the senior author of a study recently published in the journal “Aging Cell.” The authors described significant benefits from exercise on a cellular level which correlated with an improvement in physical changes related to aging. We’ll discuss cellular changes which occur with aging, the significance of senescent cells and how exercise can reduce the impact of aging on both a cellular level as well as clinically.


    Specific topics:


    The effects of aging on a cellular level

    Variability in the rate of aging in individuals

    Function of senescent cells

    Effects of exercise on senescent cells

    Clinical correlations resulting from the elimination of senescent cells

    Recommendations clinicians can give their patients to reduce the effects of aging

    • 24 min
    Mayo Clinic Q&A: January Bringing an Omicron Surge

    Mayo Clinic Q&A: January Bringing an Omicron Surge

    This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded in January 2022


    Guest: Gregory A. Poland, M.D. (@drgregpoland)


    Host: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. (@hmgazelkamd)


    The rapid spread of COVID-19 due to the omicron variant continues, and experts expect a January surge across the U.S. 


    "This is spreading unlike anything we've seen in the U.S.," says Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group.  "Over the last seven days, we're now averaging about 400,000 or so new cases a day."


    While people who are fully vaccinated can get breakthrough infections and spread the virus to others, COVID-19 vaccines effectively prevent severe illness. Mayo Clinic experts urge people to protect themselves by getting vaccinated and wearing a mask. Being fully vaccinated, including getting a booster when eligible, offers the highest protection possible against COVID-19. 


    "The good news is, for those who are immunized and boosted, we are winning the battle," says Dr. Poland. "Getting immunized is basically a weapon against this virus."


    On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Poland discusses the omicron surge and the importance of vaccines and boosters for COVID-19.


    AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19


    Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.

    • 21 min
    Temporal Arteritis

    Temporal Arteritis

    Guest: Andy Abril, M.D. (@andyabrilMD)


    Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)


    Temporal arteritis is a vasculitis involving medium-sized vessels and typically occurs in those over the age of 50. If diagnosed and treated early, there is an excellent likelihood of recovery. However, temporal arteritis often mimics other health problems and this commonly results in a delay in the diagnosis. If untreated, serious complications can occur, including permanent blindness or stroke. The topic for this podcast is temporal arteritis and our guest is Andy Abril, M.D., Chair of the Division of Rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. We’ll discuss the risk factors, presenting symptoms and complications of temporal arteritis, as well as the recommendations for establishing a diagnosis and initiating appropriate treatment.


    Specific topics discussed:


    Risk factors for temporal arteritis

    Presenting symptoms

    Complications of untreated temporal arteritis

    Extra-cranial artery involvement of patients with temporal arteritis

    Relationship of temporal arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica

    Laboratory abnormalities in temporal arteritis

    Importance of an early temporal artery biopsy in establishing a diagnosis

    Treatment recommendations


    Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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151 Ratings

151 Ratings

Meg2556003 ,

A must listen podcast!

I love the Mayo Clinic Podcast! Very informative and a wide variety of topics! When I listen to this podcast I always know I will learn something new and useful!

Katlyn 34 ,

TERRIBLE AUDIO from remote speakers.

Good information. However many of most of the speakers are VERY difficult to understand. Also the remote call-in speakers have poor quality audio. Not worth the effort

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Data not used

I want to hear the statistic behind your recommendations but just tHe opIniOns of eXpErtS. Don’t tell me to believe the data without giving me the data. This is why people are not getting vaccinated. You behave as though you can’t be trusted.

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