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.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (#1202) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Patient Story: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating chronic disease that has a significant impact on a person's quality of life. Because the cause is unknown, effective treatment is still out of reach for many patients. Danielle Warner's description of battling CFS every day is a heartbreaking one, as she longs for her once active and vibrant life. Her husband and caregiver, Tyrone, joins Danielle as they share the story of their life, and their uncertain future. Myth or Medicine: Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a psychiatric disorder? Second Opinion 5: Five things to know about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Rosacea (#1203) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Patient Story: Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness in the face and often develops into small red, pus-filled bumps. For many, rosacea is an embarrassing condition that causes psychological symptoms, as well as physical ones. Although there is no cure for rosacea, there are some treatments which can control the symptoms, and knowing the triggers is key to preventing episodes. Meet Barb Ficarra, who has been dealing with rosacea for many years while living an active life with a demanding professional career. Myth or Medicine: Does caffeine cause rosacea flare-ups? Second Opinion 5: Five common skin conditions that affect the face, and how to treat them.
Psychosis (#1204) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Schizoaffective disorder is a form of psychosis and is a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of schizophrenia symptoms. People affected often have hallucinations or delusions, as well as mood disorder symptoms such as mania or depression. Our patient, Lynne Fisher, had her life turned upside down by the onset of this illness, and battled through five years of symptoms to find a treatment plan that enables her to have a constructive and happy life. Myth or Medicine: Are people with serious mental illness more prone to violence? Second Opinion 5: Five reasons to consult a mental health professional.
ADHD In Adults (#1205) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Patient Story: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) starts in childhood but often can go unrecognized until later in life. In this episode, Frank South shares his story of late diagnosis and the challenges he faces every day managing and adapting to life with ADHD. Myth or Medicine: Is ADHD over-diagnosed? Second Opinion 5: Five signs of ADHD that are consistent in children and adults.
Measles/Vaccines (#1206) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Young Athletes (#1207) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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.
Type II Diabetes/Value-Based Care (#1208) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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.