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.
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.
Preventive Cancer Screening (#1209) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
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.
Pancreatic Cancer (#1210) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is devastating for the patient and his/her family. Often the cancer is caught when it is at an advanced stage, and survival rates are lower than many cancers. Peter Suess is more than 5 years out from his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, and his story of his ongoing treatment and survival is one of hope and inspiration. Myth or Medicine: Is pancreatic cancer a death sentence? Second Opinion 5: Five ways to support someone with cancer.
CPR In America (#1211) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. Receiving immediate CPR can double or triple a person's chance of survival. But 70% of Americans feel helpless because they don't know CPR or they're afraid of hurting the victim. CPR IN AMERICA aims to change that. Second Opinion has partnered with the American Heart Association to produce a special with one key goal...to teach all of America Hands-Only CPR! The special will be released in coordination with the brand-new CPR guidelines that will be released amidst great publicity on Thursday, October, 15, 2015. This groundbreaking special will include documentary-style patient stories, a studio audience of survivors and rescuers, interviews with doctors who were involved in drafting the new guidelines, and easy to follow Hands-Only CPR demonstrations.
C-Sections (#1201) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Patient Story: An estimated 4 million babies are born in the United States each year, and many moms have specific hopes for how their labor should go. Our patient Anna Sproul-Latimer shares the story of her high-risk pregnancy and the choices she made for the birth of her son. Myth or Medicine: Is preeclampsia cured at delivery? Second Opinion 5: Five things to know when considering your delivery options.
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.