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
Lupus (Episode #1309)
KQED World: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that is known as the "great imitator" because many of its symptoms can mask themselves as other disorders. Patient Shanelle Gabriel thought her symptoms were a result of her busy college schedule-until a moment of vanity took her to see her doctor.
- KQED World: Sat, Mar 25, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
Lead Poisoning (Episode #1308)
KQED World: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems-particularly in young children. While the national media focuses on Flint, Michigan, patient Yvette Reynolds shares her personal story, taking viewers behind the headlines of what some have called a national epidemic.
- KQED World: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 16, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
Kidney Transplant (Episode #1307)
KQED World: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
With the increase of chronic diseases such as Type II Diabetes, the need for kidney transplants is on the rise. Both deceased and live donors are needed, and experts shed light on the organ transplant process. Karen Scott Gledhill was shocked in her early 20's to find out she had a rare genetic kidney disorder. Fortunately, her life was saved by a deceased donor, and then again many years later by the life-giving gift of her brother Tom Scott, who joins her to share their story.
- KQED World: Sat, Mar 11, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
Mystery Diagnosis IV (Episode #1306)
KQED World: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
In any given year, nearly 21 million American adults are diagnosed with a mood disorder. Patient Brittany DiCapua shares her story of mental and physical symptoms that appeared suddenly and inexplicably in a very special "mystery diagnosis."
- KQED World: Sat, Mar 4, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 -- 10:30 AM