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Second Opinion

Colon Cancer (#811)

While screening for colon cancer is effective, it does not identify problems 100% of the time. Discover the symptoms and physical changes that may help with an early diagnosis of colon cancer. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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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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  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (#1202)

    Patient Story: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating chronic disease that has a significant impact on a person's quality of life. Because the cause is unknown, effective treatment is... [26 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

  • Rosacea (#1203)

    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... [26 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

  • Psychosis (#1204)

    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... [26 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

  • Adhd In Adults (#1205)

    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... [26 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

  • Measles/Vaccines (#1206)

    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... [26 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Young Athletes (#1207)

    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... [26 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

  • Type II Diabetes/Value-Based Care (#1208)

    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... [26 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

Past Episodes

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