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
Breast Cancer In Young Women (Episode #905)
KQED World: Thu, Oct 31, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
Getting a breast cancer diagnosis is scary at any age, but unique issues surround this disease when it is diagnosed early in life. Learn about the emotional, physical, social, and medical issues surrounding breast cancer in young women. Meet Geralyn Lucas, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 20s. Hear how her unexpected diagnosis changed her whole perspective on life.
- KQED World: Thu, Oct 31, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
Foodborne Illness (Episode #904)
KQED World: Thu, Oct 24, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
E. Coli is one of several dangerous foodborne pathogens that can cause severe illness and even death. Learn from experts how to protect yourself from foodborne illness, which is often referred to as food poisoning. Meet Elizabeth Armstrong, who shares the story of her daughter's experience with E.Coli as a toddler.
- KQED World: Thu, Oct 24, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
Foot Pain (Episode #903)
KQED World: Thu, Oct 17, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
Foot pain can simply be annoying, or it can significantly impact quality of life. David Heller has lived with foot pain for many years and he talks about his journey to find a treatment that works. Experts outline treatments that are available and ways you can keep your feet healthy.
- KQED World: Thu, Oct 17, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
Geriatric Oncology (Episode #902)
KQED World: Thu, Oct 10, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
As people grow older, the likelihood of getting a cancer diagnosis increases, but there is no one standard treatment for older patients. Beverly Barr Vaughan was diagnosed and treated for colon cancer at the age of 77. Follow this passionate discussion as Beverly and the experts delve into the issue of chronological age versus physiological age.
- KQED World: Thu, Oct 10, 2013 -- 10:30 AM
Grief (Episode #901)
KQED World: Thu, Oct 3, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
After a loss, grief is the natural process of recovery. From losing a job to the death of a loved one, it is important to learn how to process feelings in a healthy way. A panel of experts is joined by Terry Congdon, a father whose daughter was tragically killed, as he offers insights into working through the emotions of grief.
- KQED World: Thu, Oct 3, 2013 -- 10:30 AM