Fast-paced and provocative, this series focuses on health literacy in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. It engages a panel of medical professionals and lay people in honest, in-depth discussions about complex health issues and life-changing medical decisions. Host Dr. Peter Salgo, who maintains a full-time practice at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, presents intriguing, real-life medical cases to professionals representing a variety of specialties. As the experts grapple with the diagnosis and treatment options, viewers gain an understanding of doctors' decision-making process.
Second Opinion Previous Broadcasts
C. Difficile (Episode #1008)
KQED World: Thu, Dec 25, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
Patient Story: When the bacteria Clostridium difficile (C.diff) grows out of control in your intestines, you can become very sick with what is commonly known as C. diff. Lois Joseph shares her painful story of living with C. diff and how she ultimately overcame this horrible illness.
Myth or Medicine: Is C. diff only acquired in healthcare settings?
Second Opinion 5: Five ways to prevent contracting C. diff.
- KQED World: Thu, Dec 25, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
Controlling Hypertension (Episode #1007)
KQED World: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
Patient Story: Connie Bentley thought she was doing everything right-she ate well and exercised every day. But like many Americans, her hypertension went untreated-and she almost paid the ultimate price.
Myth or Medicine: Does eating salt cause hypertension?
Second Opinion 5: Five ways to keep your hypertension in check.
- KQED World: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
High Risk Pregnancy (Episode #1006)
KQED World: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
Patient Story: Many women choose to wait until after the age of 40 to start a family. Lucy Sun shares her very personal story of how she realized that making the decision to wait to conceive brought with it other complicated choices.
Myth or Medicine: Do your chances of having twins increase after the age of 40?
Second Opinion 5: Five things to call your doctor about in late pregnancy.
- KQED World: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
Teen Depression (Episode #1005)
KQED World: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
Patient Story: We all want our teens to be happy and carefree, but the reality is that teen depression is a legitimate and life-changing disease. Ellen and Olivia Reardon share their story of how they worked their way through Olivia's depression together.
Myth or Medicine: Are antidepressants safe for teenagers?
Second Opinion 5: Five signs of teen depression.
- KQED World: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 -- 10:30 AM