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.
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.
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 -- 4:30am
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 17, 2014 -- 10:30am
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.
Teen Depression (#1005) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Patient Story: We all want our teens to be happy and carefree, but the reality is that teen depression is a legitimate and life-changing disease. Ellen and Olivia Reardon share their story of how they worked their way through Olivia's depression together. Myth or Medicine: Are antidepressants safe for teenagers? Second Opinion 5: Five signs of teen depression.
Grief (#901) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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.
Geriatric Oncology (#902) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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, May 15, 2014 -- 4:30am email reminder
Foot Pain (#903) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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.
Foodborne Illness (#904) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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.