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.
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.
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 24, 2014 -- 4:30am
- KQED World: Thu, Jul 24, 2014 -- 10:30am
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.
Grief (#901) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
After a loss, grief is the natural process of recovery. From losing a job to the death of a loved one, it is important to learn how to process feelings in a healthy way. A panel of experts is joined by Terry Congdon, a father whose daughter was tragically killed, as he offers insights into working through the emotions of grief.
Geriatric Oncology (#902) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
As people grow older, the likelihood of getting a cancer diagnosis increases, but there is no one standard treatment for older patients. Beverly Barr Vaughan was diagnosed and treated for colon cancer at the age of 77. Follow this passionate discussion as Beverly and the experts delve into the issue of chronological age versus physiological age.
Foot Pain (#903) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Foot pain can simply be annoying, or it can significantly impact quality of life. David Heller has lived with foot pain for many years and he talks about his journey to find a treatment that works. Experts outline treatments that are available and ways you can keep your feet healthy.
Foodborne Illness (#904) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
E. Coli is one of several dangerous foodborne pathogens that can cause severe illness and even death. Learn from experts how to protect yourself from foodborne illness, which is often referred to as food poisoning. Meet Elizabeth Armstrong, who shares the story of her daughter's experience with E.Coli as a toddler.