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
Preventive Cancer Screening (Episode #1209)
KQED World: Thu, Jul 28, 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, Jul 28, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Type II Diabetes/Value-Based Care (Episode #1208)
KQED World: Thu, Jul 21, 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, Jul 21, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Young Athletes (Episode #1207)
KQED World: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Patient Story: Sudden cardiac arrest is usually caused by an electrical disturbance in the heart, and leads to a sudden loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness. Nine out of 10 people who experience sudden cardiac arrest, die from it. Fortunately, star basketball player Mike Papale survived because of the quick reaction of an EMT, who immediately initiated CPR and the chain of survival. Mike and his Mom, Joan, share their story of survival and living through the aftermath of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes. Second Opinion 5: Five things to know about sudden cardiac arrest.
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
Measles/Vaccines (Episode #1206)
KQED World: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
Patient Story: With some parents deciding not to vaccinate their children, measles cases in the United States have reached a 20-year high. Our patient Emmi Herman relates the devastating impact this highly contagious childhood illness had on her own family. Myth or Medicine: Can you get the measles vaccine if you have a cold? Second Opinion 5: Five misconceptions about vaccines.
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 -- 10:30 AM