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
CPR In America (Episode #1211)
KQED World: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. Receiving immediate CPR can double or triple a person's chance of survival. But 70% of Americans feel helpless because they don't know CPR or they're afraid of hurting the victim. CPR IN AMERICA aims to change that. Second Opinion has partnered with the American Heart Association to produce a special with one key goal...to teach all of America Hands-Only CPR! The special will be released in coordination with the brand-new CPR guidelines that will be released amidst great publicity on Thursday, October, 15, 2015. This groundbreaking special will include documentary-style patient stories, a studio audience of survivors and rescuers, interviews with doctors who were involved in drafting the new guidelines, and easy to follow Hands-Only CPR demonstrations.
- KQED World: Thu, May 26, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
Pancreatic Cancer (Episode #1210)
KQED World: Thu, May 19, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is devastating for the patient and his/her family. Often the cancer is caught when it is at an advanced stage, and survival rates are lower than many cancers. Peter Suess is more than 5 years out from his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, and his story of his ongoing treatment and survival is one of hope and inspiration. Myth or Medicine: Is pancreatic cancer a death sentence? Second Opinion 5: Five ways to support someone with cancer.
- KQED World: Thu, May 19, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Preventive Cancer Screening (Episode #1209)
KQED World: Thu, May 12, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Patient Story: More than half a million people die of cancer each year in the U.S., so it's no wonder we want to do what we can to catch and treat cancer early. For some cancers, we have preventive cancer screenings that are readily available. But who should be screened? Rose Arp has no cancer history, but wants to know from the experts what screenings she should be getting as she turns 50 years old. Myth or Medicine: Will a yearly mammogram cause breast or thyroid cancer? Second Opinion 5: Five greatest risk factors for cancer.
- KQED World: Thu, May 12, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Type II Diabetes/Value-Based Care (Episode #1208)
KQED World: Thu, May 5, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Patient Story: Almost 30 million people in the U.S. have Type II Diabetes. It's a disease that can be greatly improved by lifestyle changes including a healthy diet and exercise, along with medication compliance and monitoring. But not many people do as well as Mark Lee, who completely turned his life around after his diagnosis. His story is an inspiration to those who struggle every day with controlling their diabetes. Myth or Medicine: Weight loss can improve Type II Diabetes, but can it be cured? Second Opinion 5: Five ways to control your diabetes.
- KQED World: Thu, May 5, 2016 -- 10:30 AM