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Special Edition: Ebola (#1112) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

American missionary worker and Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol, with her husband David at her side, will share the story of some of her darkest days as the disease ravaged her body. Infectious disease and travel medicine doctors will use Nancy's case as a springboard to discuss disease transmission, diagnosis, treatment, drug and vaccine research and development, and what the Ebola crisis in West Africa means to its citizens, and to America.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 3, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 3, 2015 -- 10:30am 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, Sep 10, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 10, 2015 -- 10:30am 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, Sep 17, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 -- 10:30am 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, Sep 24, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 24, 2015 -- 10:30am 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, Oct 1, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Advances In Alzheimer's Disease (#1105) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: Recent medical studies raise the possibility of blood tests capable of predicting who is at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Joanne Mee DeHond shares her mother's struggles with Alzheimer's and the questions that linger regarding her mother's care and her own health.
Myth or Medicine: Can getting the flu vaccine increase the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease?
Second Opinion 5: Five warning signs of dementia.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 8, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 8, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Medical Marijuana (#1106) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: As more states make the use of medical marijuana legal, doctors and lay people alike question its use, its efficacy and the amount of research being done to help prove it is safe to treat certain conditions. Meet Beverly McClain who uses medical marijuana to help with her symptoms caused by the treatment she is receiving for Stage IV breast cancer. Myth or Medicine: Do the therapeutic benefits of smoking marijuana outweigh the health risks to your lungs? Second Opinion 5: Five things you may not know about medical marijuana.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 15, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 15, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Knee Replacement (#1107) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: Knee pain is a common problem and can escalate into extreme consequences that compromise lifestyle. Steve Jasinski has been dealing with severe knee pain issues that have had a negative impact on him for many years. He shares his personal story and learns about new options that could restore his quality of life. Myth or Medicine: Should you take it easy and avoid exercise after joint replacement surgery? Second Opinion 5: Five things to think about when considering joint replacement.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 22, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 22, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me

Food As Medicine (#1108) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Patient Story: Eating for health may be more than counting calories. Cheryl Knutsen shares her journey to health - a journey which meant leaving behind the food traditions of her childhood. Myth or Medicine: Is slow and steady weight loss better than losing weight rapidly? Second Opinion 5: Five dietary changes you can make right now to improve your health.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 -- 4:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Comcast channel moves, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

      As of Tuesday 8/25, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is: Monterey-Salinas: 371 – KQED World 372 – KQED Kids 373 – KQED Life 374 – KQED V-Me Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville: 390 – KQED World 391 – […]

    • Sutro Tower Annual Maintenance, week of 8/24 daytime

      (may affect Over the Air signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The Sutro Tower team will be doing their annual tower check and maintenance work this week, meaning that all stations may be switching back and forth from their main antenna to their auxiliary antenna between 9am and 4pm. Work should conclude no later than […]

    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

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 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQET

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: IF this channel provided to customer, channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

Quality children's programming parents love too