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Special Edition: Ebola (Episode #1112)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

American missionary worker and Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol, with her husband David at her side, will share the story of some of her darkest days as the disease ravaged her body. Infectious disease and travel medicine doctors will use Nancy's case as a springboard to discuss disease transmission, diagnosis, treatment, drug and vaccine research and development, and what the Ebola crisis in West Africa means to its citizens, and to America.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 22, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd) (Episode #1111)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Episode #1110)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 8, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

Mystery Diagnosis III (Episode #1109)

KQED World: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

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      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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