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Lupus (#1309) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that is known as the "great imitator" because many of its symptoms can mask themselves as other disorders. Patient Shanelle Gabriel thought her symptoms were a result of her busy college schedule-until a moment of vanity took her to see her doctor.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Mar 25, 2017 -- 3:00am

Endometriosis (#1310) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

More than 10 million women in the U.S. struggle with Endometriosis. Patient Ruta Biteman shares her journey of the pain she experienced throughout her life, and the challenges that she experienced in getting effective care, help, and hope.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

Hepatitis C (#1101) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: Hepatitis C is a worldwide health problem, and in the U.S. alone, an estimated 3.2 million people are living with chronic Hepatitis C infection. Our patient Kimberly Bossley watched her mother die of Hepatitis C, the very same disease she has, and is in the fight of her life against.
Myth or Medicine: Can you contract Hepatitis C from a mosquito bite?
Second Opinion 5: Five reasons to get tested for Hepatitis C.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

Addiction to Pain Medications (#1102) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: What usually starts innocently enough as taking pain medication appropriately prescribed by a doctor, can turn into a deadly addiction for some. Jennifer Matesa shares her story of the darkest days of her addiction to her recovery.
Myth or Medicine: Do pain medications lead to addiction?
Second Opinion 5: Five signs of opioid pain medication abuse.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

Sleep Apnea (#1103) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: Symptoms that arise from sleep disorders may not immediately be recognized as being caused by sleep problems. Meet Carol Hage Wall who initially didn't believe her struggles were related to sleep, but found relief and recovery from successful treatment.
Myth or Medicine: If your child snores, should s/he have his/her tonsils out?
Second Opinion 5: Five tips to help you sleep well.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 20, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me

Childhood Cancer (#1104) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: Few things are as sad or shocking than to hear of a child diagnosed with cancer. While these children fight for their lives, doctors and researchers fight for research dollars to find new, desperately needed treatments. Christine Kelly Marquino's son Danny is in his third cancer protocol, and while he battles each recurrence, his family truly lives as a "cancer family."
Myth or Medicine: Are new cancer treatments safe for children?
Second Opinion 5: Five things to do when a child is diagnosed with cancer.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 3:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 -- 3:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.