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.
Breast Cancer In Young Women (#905) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Getting a breast cancer diagnosis is scary at any age, but unique issues surround this disease when it is diagnosed early in life. Learn about the emotional, physical, social, and medical issues surrounding breast cancer in young women. Meet Geralyn Lucas, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 20s. Hear how her unexpected diagnosis changed her whole perspective on life.
Conversion Disorder (#906) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Go beyond the headlines to understand the condition known as conversion disorder, where physical symptoms cannot be explained by traditional medical evaluation. Hear from leading experts who are successfully treating this disorder and Danielle Kerr, a young athlete who is overcoming the challenges of this rare condition.
Lyme Disease (#907) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by the microscopic bacteria that is carried by ticks. Trevor Shorb was a star high school lacrosse player when Lyme disease stopped him in his tracks and kept him on the bench for a few years. Most cases of Lyme disease can be effectively treated with antibiotics; however, late diagnosis can lead to complications such as arthritis and autoimmune conditions. Learn from the experts about steps you can take to protect yourself.
Shingles (#908) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Shingles is a viral infection that varies in severity. While on vacation, Laurie Holmes started showing signs of shingles, resulting in a long trip back home and back to health. Discover how you can avoid getting the infection and how early treatment can decrease the chance of complications and shorten treatment time.
ALS (#909) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating, progressive neurological disease with no cure. Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS physically and mentally affects each person differently. In this heartfelt episode, experts present data and Gary Temoyan shares his story, talking about his diagnosis, treatments, progression, and symptom management, which is maximizing his quality of life for as long as possible.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (#910) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder affecting the large intestines, which often has life-altering effects. While the syndrome can be both physically and emotionally disruptive, good treatments are available. Hear about the options from the experts and about the challenges from Erin Slater, who was diagnosed with IBS when she was only 17.
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.