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
Hepatitis C (Episode #1101)
KQED World: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 -- 4:30 AM
Patient Story: Hepatitis C is a worldwide health problem, and in the U.S. alone, an estimated 3.2 million people are living with chronic Hepatitis C infection. Our patient Kimberly Bossley watched her mother die of Hepatitis C, the very same disease she has, and is in the fight of her life against.
Myth or Medicine: Can you contract Hepatitis C from a mosquito bite?
Second Opinion 5: Five reasons to get tested for Hepatitis C.
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
Special Edition: Ebola (Episode #1112)
KQED World: Thu, Mar 19, 2015 -- 4:30 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.
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 19, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd) (Episode #1111)
KQED World: Thu, Mar 12, 2015 -- 4:30 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.
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 12, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Episode #1110)
KQED World: Thu, Mar 5, 2015 -- 4:30 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.
- KQED World: Thu, Mar 5, 2015 -- 10:30 AM