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.
Mystery Diagnosis (#911) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
A fascinating discussion unfolds as doctors work to solve a mysterious medical case affecting a prominent Boston physician. Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander shares her mother's medical story, which was complicated by her mother's knowledge as a medical professional. Follow along as the life-altering problems are described and the surprising diagnosis is revealed.
The Future of Cancer Treatment (#912) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Advances in the fight against cancer are due to the work of health care professionals, clinical researchers, and thousands of cancer patients and advocates. Since cancer isn't a single disease, understanding the differences and similarities in how various cancers behave is essential to better treatment in the future. Hear from Judy Orem, who relates her experience as a patient in a clinical trial.
Angina (#913) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
While there are different causes of angina, the symptoms can be scary and a sign of an underlying heart problem. Fortunately, there are good treatments available. Meet Joan and Fred Jahnke as they describe how they live with Joan's microvascular disease and the often-frightening angina that it causes.
Melanoma (#1001) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Patient Story: While Melanoma is the most dangerous kind of skin cancer, it can be curable if it is caught and treated early. In this episode, Andrea Heitker shares her personal story, and you'll learn the signs of Melanoma and what you can do to prevent it. Myth or Medicine: Can sunscreen actually cause skin cancer? Second Opinion 5: Five ways to prevent skin cancer.
Concussion (#1002) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Patient Story: Concussion alters the way the brain functions and can cause ongoing problems. In this episode, Monica Cooke shares her story of making the tough decision to give up the game she loved because of multiple hits to the head. Myth or Medicine: Does a normal brain scan rule out concussion? Second Opinion 5: Five signs that you need to go right to the Emergency Room after hitting your head.
Whooping Cough (#1003) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Patient Story: Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious illness that can cause many complications. It's also a disease that can be prevented. Cheri Rae shares the heartbreaking story of how her son's bout with pertussis changed his life. Myth or Medicine: Does everyone with pertussis actually cough with a whoop? Second Opinion 5: Five ways to prevent the spread of Whooping Cough.
Food Allergies (#1004) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Patient Story: While some food allergies are not that severe, some can be life threatening. Meet Stacy Saiontz, whose son's food allergies changed the way her entire family lives. Myth or Medicine: Are peanut allergies on the rise? Second Opinion 5: Five things everyone should know about food allergies.