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Second Opinion

Living with Alzheimer's (#808)

Without a cure or more effective medicine, Alzheimer's Disease can be a "march to oblivion" that unfolds over several decades. How can patients and family members approach this journey to maximize quality of life and safety, staying focused on capabilities rather than deficits? [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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  • ALS (#909)

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating, progressive neurological disease with no cure. Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS physically and mentally affects each person... [26 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Ibs) (#910)

    Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder affecting the large intestines, which often has life-altering effects. While the syndrome can be both physically and emotionally disruptive, good... [26 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

  • Mystery Diagnosis (#911)

    A fascinating discussion unfolds as doctors work to solve a mysterious medical case affecting a prominent Boston physician. Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander shares her mother's medical story, which was... [26 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

  • The Future of Cancer Treatment (#912)

    Advances in the fight against cancer are due to the work of health care professionals, clinical researchers, and thousands of cancer patients and advocates. Since cancer isn't a single disease,... [26 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

  • Angina (#913)

    While there are different causes of angina, the symptoms can be scary and a sign of an underlying heart problem. Fortunately, there are good treatments available. Meet Joan and Fred Jahnke as they... [26 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

Past Episodes

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