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Second Opinion

Racial Disparities In Cardiac Care (#707)

African-Americans are less likely to be diagnosed, but are more likely to die from heart disease. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: 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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  • Special Edition: Ebola (#1112)

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  • Hepatitis C (#1101)

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  • Addiction to Pain Medications (#1102)

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