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.
Down Syndrome (#1305) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Life expectancy for people with Down Syndrome has increased over the last 30 years - from 25 years old in 1983 to 60 years old today. While Down Syndrome carries certain health issues and risks, people with Down Syndrome and their families are moving beyond the limitations of this disability. Patient and Special Olympic medalist Frankie Antonelli and his mother Debbie share what their family has done to help Frankie reach his full potential.
Mystery Diagnosis IV (#1306) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
In any given year, nearly 21 million American adults are diagnosed with a mood disorder. Patient Brittany DiCapua shares her story of mental and physical symptoms that appeared suddenly and inexplicably in a very special "mystery diagnosis."
Kidney Transplant (#1307) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
With the increase of chronic diseases such as Type II Diabetes, the need for kidney transplants is on the rise. Both deceased and live donors are needed, and experts shed light on the organ transplant process. Karen Scott Gledhill was shocked in her early 20's to find out she had a rare genetic kidney disorder. Fortunately, her life was saved by a deceased donor, and then again many years later by the life-giving gift of her brother Tom Scott, who joins her to share their story.
Lead Poisoning (#1308) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems-particularly in young children. While the national media focuses on Flint, Michigan, patient Yvette Reynolds shares her personal story, taking viewers behind the headlines of what some have called a national epidemic.
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.
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.