Mayo Clinic Radio now available on iHeartRadio digital radio service

Published 4:48 pm Saturday, January 25, 2014

ROCHESTER — The Mayo Clinic is finding a new way to reach its patients — radio apps.

Mayo Clinic Radio’s programming from Mayo Clinic experts is now available via iHeartRadio, a free, all-in-one digital radio service. The daily Health Minute series and the one-hour program, Mayo Clinic Radio, will be available 24/7 on the digital platform’s newest feature iHeartRadio Talk.

“The standard for innovation in health care was set by William Worrall Mayo, M.D., 150 years ago as he began building a medical practice into what is now Mayo Clinic,” said Dr. John T. Wald, M.D., Mayo’s medical director.. “About the same time, pioneers like Guglielmo Marconi were discovering radio signals. Today, as we look to the future of health care (#FutureOfHealthCare), iHeartRadio, with this new technology, is a natural next step for Mayo Clinic to reach patients where they are.”

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Dr. Thomas Shives, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, has hosted Mayo Clinic Radio for more than two decades, and his co-host/producer, Tracy McCray, brings more than 20 years of interviewing skills and a layperson’s perspective to make medical topics understandable.

Experts from across Mayo Clinic and health care join Shives and McCray on many programs.

“During each program, Mayo Clinic experts answer audience questions by phone, email, blogs, Facebook and Twitter(#MayoClinicRadio) on topics ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to women’s health,” Shives said.

iHeartRadio Talk gives users on-demand, fully customizable access to top news, health, sports, lifestyle, entertainment, finance and comedy talk shows.

To listen to Mayo Clinic episodes on iHeartRadio, visit or download the iHeartRadio smartphone app.