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
Down Syndrome (Episode #1305)
KQED World: Thu, Feb 23, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
Life expectancy for people with Down Syndrome has increased over the last 30 years - from 25 years old in 1983 to 60 years old today. While Down Syndrome carries certain health issues and risks, people with Down Syndrome and their families are moving beyond the limitations of this disability. Patient and Special Olympic medalist Frankie Antonelli and his mother Debbie share what their family has done to help Frankie reach his full potential.
- KQED World: Thu, Feb 23, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
Broken Heart Syndrome (Episode #1304)
KQED World: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
Can you really die of a broken heart? Research says that indeed you can die from Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Takotsubo and Stress Cardiomyopathy. But with quick medical intervention, the condition can be completely reversed. Maryann Murray shares her story of how stress suddenly turned her into a cardiac patient.
- KQED World: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
Tourette Syndrome (Episode #1303)
KQED World: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that presents in early childhood or adolescence with the first symptoms often being involuntary movements, or tics. Peter Morrison was diagnosed when he was 10 years old, and he shares his story of overcoming the personal and social challenges caused by the syndrome. He's joined by his mother Susan, who provides her perspective as a parent.
- KQED World: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
Borderline Personality Disorder (Episode #1302)
KQED World: Thu, Feb 2, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
Often misunderstood and under-diagnosed, Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious mental illness that leaves those affected struggling to control emotions and maintain healthy relationships. Amy Allison shares the story of the life she achieved as a high-functioning professional while her personal life was in turmoil.
- KQED World: Thu, Feb 2, 2017 -- 10:30 AM