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Second Opinion

Second Opinion

Fast-paced and provocative, SECOND OPINION focuses on health literacy in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. The long-running series 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. This season, topics include: psoriasis, chronic pain management, medical radiation, pituitary gland tumor, living with Alzheimer's, pneumonia, autism and more.

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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365648143/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is devastating for the patient and his/her family. Often the cancer is caught at an advanced stage, and survival rates are lower than many cancers. Peter Suess is more than 5 years out from his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, and his story of ongoing treatment and... /episodes/get/36454 /episode/36454 S12 Ep10: Pancreatic Cancer /episode-player/36454

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is devastating for the patient and his/her family. Often the cancer is caught when it is at an advanced stage, and survival rates are lower than many cancers. Peter Suess is more than 5 years out from his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, and his story of his ongoing treatment and survival is one of hope and inspiration. Myth or Medicine: Is pancreatic cancer a death sentence? Second Opinion 5: Five ways to support someone with cancer.

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Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365648162/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. Receiving immediate CPR can double or triple a person's chance of survival. But 70% of Americans feel helpless because they don't know CPR or they're afraid of hurting the victim. CPR IN AMERICA aims to change that. /episodes/get/35788 /episode/35788 S12 Ep11: CPR In America /episode-player/35788

90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. Receiving immediate CPR can double or triple a person's chance of survival. But 70% of Americans feel helpless because they don't know CPR or they're afraid of hurting the victim. CPR IN AMERICA aims to change that. Second Opinion has partnered with the American Heart Association to produce a special with one key goal...to teach all of America Hands-Only CPR! The special will be released in coordination with the brand-new CPR guidelines that will be released amidst great publicity on Thursday, October, 15, 2015.

Air date:
Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:00
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Thu Apr 18th, 6:30am
Thu Apr 18th, 1:30pm
Sat Apr 20th, 6:00am
Sat Apr 20th, 11:30am
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365648055/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness in the face and often develops into small red, pus-filled bumps. For many, it is a condition that causes psychological and physical symptoms. Although there is no cure, there are some treatments which can control the symptoms, and knowing the triggers... /episodes/get/40338 /episode/40338 S12 Ep3: Rosacea /episode-player/40338

Patient Story: Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness in the face and often develops into small red, pus-filled bumps. For many, rosacea is an embarrassing condition that causes psychological symptoms, as well as physical ones. Although there is no cure for rosacea, there are some treatments which can control the symptoms, and knowing the triggers is key to preventing episodes. Meet Barb Ficarra, who has been dealing with rosacea for many years while living an active life with a demanding professional career. Myth or Medicine: Does caffeine cause rosacea flare-ups?

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Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:00
WGBY World
Thu Apr 25th, 6:30am
Thu Apr 25th, 1:30pm
Sat Apr 27th, 6:00am
Sat Apr 27th, 11:30am
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365648075/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Schizoaffective disorder is a form of psychosis and a mental illness wherein a person experiences a combination of schizophrenia symptoms, often hallucinations or delusions, as well as mood disorder symptoms such as mania or depression. Our patient, Lynne Fisher, had her life turned upside down by... /episodes/get/40570 /episode/40570 S12 Ep4: Psychosis /episode-player/40570

Schizoaffective disorder is a form of psychosis and is a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of schizophrenia symptoms. People affected often have hallucinations or delusions, as well as mood disorder symptoms such as mania or depression. Our patient, Lynne Fisher, had her life turned upside down by the onset of this illness, and battled through five years of symptoms to find a treatment plan that enables her to have a constructive and happy life. Myth or Medicine: Are people with serious mental illness more prone to violence?

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Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:00
WGBY World
Thu May 2nd, 6:30am
Thu May 2nd, 1:30pm
Sat May 4th, 6:00am
Sat May 4th, 11:30am
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365648085/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) starts in childhood but often can go unrecognized until later in life. In this episode, Frank South shares his story of late diagnosis and the challenges he faces every day managing and adapting to life with ADHD. Myth or Medicine: Is ADHD over-... /episodes/get/35501 /episode/35501 S12 Ep5: ADHD in Adults /episode-player/35501

Patient Story: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) starts in childhood but often can go unrecognized until later in life. In this episode, Frank South shares his story of late diagnosis and the challenges he faces every day managing and adapting to life with ADHD. Myth or Medicine: Is ADHD over-diagnosed? Second Opinion 5: Five signs of ADHD that are consistent in children and adults.

Air date:
Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:00
WGBY World
Thu May 9th, 6:30am
Thu May 9th, 1:30pm
Sat May 11th, 6:00am
Sat May 11th, 11:30am
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365648093/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false With some parents deciding not to vaccinate their children, measles cases in the United States have reached a 20-year high. Our patient Emmi Herman relates the devastating impact this highly contagious childhood illness had on her own family. Myth or Medicine: Can you get the measles vaccine if... /episodes/get/35502 /episode/35502 S12 Ep6: Measles/Vaccines /episode-player/35502

Patient Story: With some parents deciding not to vaccinate their children, measles cases in the United States have reached a 20-year high. Our patient Emmi Herman relates the devastating impact this highly contagious childhood illness had on her own family. Myth or Medicine: Can you get the measles vaccine if you have a cold? Second Opinion 5: Five misconceptions about vaccines.

Air date:
Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:00
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