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.
Controlling Hypertension (#1007) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Patient Story: Connie Bentley thought she was doing everything right-she ate well and exercised every day. But like many Americans, her hypertension went untreated-and she almost paid the ultimate price.
Myth or Medicine: Does eating salt cause hypertension?
Second Opinion 5: Five ways to keep your hypertension in check.
- KQED World: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 4:30am
- KQED World: Thu, Dec 18, 2014 -- 10:30am
C. Difficile (#1008) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Patient Story: When the bacteria Clostridium difficile (C.diff) grows out of control in your intestines, you can become very sick with what is commonly known as C. diff. Lois Joseph shares her painful story of living with C. diff and how she ultimately overcame this horrible illness.
Myth or Medicine: Is C. diff only acquired in healthcare settings?
Second Opinion 5: Five ways to prevent contracting C. diff.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.