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
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd) (Episode #1111)
KQED World: Thu, Oct 27, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Patient Story: Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a debilitating mental disorder that can occur after a terrifying event. It was first brought to attention by returning war veterans, many of whom had been wounded in battle. Zachary Bell, former U.S. Marine, shares his story of horror in Afghanistan and his battle to regain his mental health after serving our country. Myth or Medicine: Can PTSD only be caused when someone has a physical injury? Second Opinion 5: Five signs that you may have PTSD.
- KQED World: Thu, Oct 27, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Episode #1110)
KQED World: Thu, Oct 20, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Patient Story: Sudden cardiac arrest can happen when there is an electrical problem in the heart. If quick action isn't taken, a person can die in minutes. Fortunately when things suddenly went very wrong for Bob Schmit, his girlfriend was there to save his life. Myth or Medicine: Is vigorous or high intensity exercise bad for the heart? Second Opinion 5: Five things you can do if you witness a cardiac arrest.
- KQED World: Thu, Oct 20, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Mystery Diagnosis III (Episode #1109)
KQED World: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Patient Story: Every day, doctors are faced with patients with symptoms that prove difficult to diagnose. When healthy and active Larry Luitjens shows up in his doctor's office with some peculiar and frightening symptoms, his doctor is put to the test to find the cause and get him the treatment he desperately needs. Myth or Medicine: Are more medical tests likely to lead to a more accurate diagnosis? Second Opinion 5: Five things you can do to help your doctor diagnose you.
- KQED World: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Food As Medicine (Episode #1108)
KQED World: Thu, Oct 6, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Patient Story: Eating for health may be more than counting calories. Cheryl Knutsen shares her journey to health - a journey which meant leaving behind the food traditions of her childhood. Myth or Medicine: Is slow and steady weight loss better than losing weight rapidly? Second Opinion 5: Five dietary changes you can make right now to improve your health.
- KQED World: Thu, Oct 6, 2016 -- 10:30 AM