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Second Opinion

Website: http://www.secondopinion-tv.org
Next Airing: Sun, Aug 25th, 2019 at 10:30 AM on UEN-TV

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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.

Episodes:

  • Down Syndrome

    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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Aug 25th, 2019 at 10:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/13/2016 to 10/12/2020
  • Mystery Diagnosis IV

    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."

    Next Airing: Sun, Sep 1st, 2019 at 10:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/13/2016 to 10/12/2020
  • Kidney Transplant

    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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Sep 8th, 2019 at 10:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/13/2016 to 10/12/2020
  • Lead Poisoning

    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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Sep 15th, 2019 at 10:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/13/2016 to 10/12/2020
  • Lupus

    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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Sep 22nd, 2019 at 10:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/13/2016 to 10/12/2020
  • Endometriosis

    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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Sep 29th, 2019 at 10:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/13/2016 to 10/12/2020
  • Borderline Personality Disorder

    Often misunderstood and under-diagnosed, Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious mental illness that leaves those affected struggling to control emotions and maintain healthy relationships. Amy Allison shares the story of the life she achieved as a high-functioning professional while her personal life was in turmoil.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/13/2016 to 10/12/2020
  • Broken Heart Syndrome

    Can you really die of a broken heart? Research says that indeed you can die from Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Takotsubo and Stress Cardiomyopathy. But with quick medical intervention, the condition can be completely reversed. Maryann Murray shares her story of how stress suddenly turned her into a cardiac patient.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/13/2016 to 10/12/2020
  • Opioids to Heroin Addiction

    Experts say the heroin epidemic, which is a growing problem nationwide, is largely spurred by people who first become addicted to prescribed opiate pain medications. As the pills become more expensive and harder to obtain, people move on to the cheaper and more potent high that heroin can provide. Cynthia Scudo, grandmother of twenty, shares the story of hip pain that ended with a nine-year addiction to heroin.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/13/2016 to 10/12/2020
  • Pancreatic Cancer

    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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/5/2015 to 10/4/2021
  • Preventive Cancer Screening

    Patient Story: More than half a million people die of cancer each year in the U.S., so it's no wonder we want to do what we can to catch and treat cancer early. For some cancers, we have preventive cancer screenings that are readily available. But who should be screened? Rose Arp has no cancer history, but wants to know from the experts what screenings she should be getting as she turns 50 years old. Myth or Medicine: Will a yearly mammogram cause breast or thyroid cancer? Second Opinion 5: Five greatest risk factors for cancer.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/5/2015 to 10/4/2021
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Young Athletes

    Patient Story: Sudden cardiac arrest is usually caused by an electrical disturbance in the heart, and leads to a sudden loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness. Nine out of 10 people who experience sudden cardiac arrest, die from it. Fortunately, star basketball player Mike Papale survived because of the quick reaction of an EMT, who immediately initiated CPR and the chain of survival. Mike and his Mom, Joan, share their story of survival and living through the aftermath of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes. Second Opinion 5: Five things to know about sudden cardiac arrest.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/5/2015 to 10/4/2021
  • Tourette Syndrome

    Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that presents in early childhood or adolescence with the first symptoms often being involuntary movements, or tics. Peter Morrison was diagnosed when he was 10 years old, and he shares his story of overcoming the personal and social challenges caused by the syndrome. He's joined by his mother Susan, who provides her perspective as a parent.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/13/2016 to 10/12/2020
  • Type II Diabetes/Value-Based Care

    Patient Story: Almost 30 million people in the U.S. have Type II Diabetes. It's a disease that can be greatly improved by lifestyle changes including a healthy diet and exercise, along with medication compliance and monitoring. But not many people do as well as Mark Lee, who completely turned his life around after his diagnosis. His story is an inspiration to those who struggle every day with controlling their diabetes. Myth or Medicine: Weight loss can improve Type II Diabetes, but can it be cured? Second Opinion 5: Five ways to control your diabetes.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 10/5/2015 to 10/4/2021

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