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
The Future of Cancer Treatment (Episode #912)
KQED World: Thu, Jul 24, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
Advances in the fight against cancer are due to the work of health care professionals, clinical researchers, and thousands of cancer patients and advocates. Since cancer isn't a single disease, understanding the differences and similarities in how various cancers behave is essential to better treatment in the future. Hear from Judy Orem, who relates her experience as a patient in a clinical trial.
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 24, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
Mystery Diagnosis (Episode #911)
KQED World: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
A fascinating discussion unfolds as doctors work to solve a mysterious medical case affecting a prominent Boston physician. Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander shares her mother's medical story, which was complicated by her mother's knowledge as a medical professional. Follow along as the life-altering problems are described and the surprising diagnosis is revealed.
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (Episode #910)
KQED World: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder affecting the large intestines, which often has life-altering effects. While the syndrome can be both physically and emotionally disruptive, good treatments are available. Hear about the options from the experts and about the challenges from Erin Slater, who was diagnosed with IBS when she was only 17.
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
ALS (Episode #909)
KQED World: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 -- 4:30 AM
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating, progressive neurological disease with no cure. Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS physically and mentally affects each person differently. In this heartfelt episode, experts present data and Gary Temoyan shares his story, talking about his diagnosis, treatments, progression, and symptom management, which is maximizing his quality of life for as long as possible.
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 -- 10:30 AM