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1.

Art of Diagnosis [electronic resource]

Imagine having a condition that cannot be diagnosed for months or years. How do doctors find the answer to an elusive disease, and what role does the patient play in finding the cause? (27 minutes)
Online
2009
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Bariatric Surgery [electronic resource]

Two-thirds of Americans are obese. Some people call it an epidemic. While diets and pills fail, gastric bypass surgery has swept the nation as the magic bullet for weight loss. Is this solution as simple as it seems? Second Opinion takes and in-depth look at the pros and cons of this surgery.
Online
2006
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Breast Reconstruction [electronic resource]

Treatment for breast cancer can be both physically and emotionally overwhelming. While having reconstructive surgery is a personal choice, knowing the options can help patients better prepare for the future.
Online
2010
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Caregiver Burnout [electronic resource]

While family caregivers give of themselves out of love, there are real physical, emotional and financial costs associated with caregiving. As we live longer and caregiving becomes a bigger issue in the U.S., learn what can be done to help our caregiving community.
Online
2008
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Celiac Disease [electronic resource]

Nearly three million Americans suffer from celiac disease, a hereditary, autoimmune digestive disorder which is difficult to diagnose. Discover how a gluten-free diet (no wheat, rye, or barley) results in greatly improved health for those suffering from this disease.
Online
2010
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Geriatric Oncology [electronic resource]

As people grow older, the likelihood of getting a cancer diagnosis increases, but there is no one standard treatment for older patients. Beverly Barr Vaughan was diagnosed and treated for colon cancer at the age of 77. Follow this passionate discussion as Beverly and the experts delve into the issue of chronological age versus physiological age.
Online
2012
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Female Sexual Dysfunction [electronic resource]: Second Opinion

Sexual response is influenced by biological, social, psychological and cultural factors. Led by Dr. Peter Salgo, panelists discuss whether and how doctors address sexuality within patient care. Their discussion includes the case study for this week, 58-year-old Dora, who has lost interest in sex.
Online
2009
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Hip Fracture [electronic resource]

A hip fracture caused by a fall is a great fear and a reality for our aging population. Getting treatment and proper rehabilitation is key to getting mobility and independence back after a fall.
Online
2009
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Inflammation [electronic resource]

Research indicates that inflammation underscores a significant percentage of heart disease, and some professionals believe that it may be the source of many complications of aging. Our panelists explore the relationship between inflammation and disease, and what new treatments lie ahead.
Online
2007
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Kidney Stones [electronic resource]

Some say passing a kidney stone is more painful than childbirth. People have been suffering from kidney stones since the beginning of time, and the incidents continue to rise. What are kidney stones, how are they treated, and more importantly, can they be prevented? (27 minutes)
Online
2006
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Late Effects of Cancer Treatment [electronic resource]

Treatment of cancer involves the use of strong drugs that target cancer cells with the goal of curing the patient. Often, however, these life-saving treatments can leave a wake of long-term physical and mental side effects that patients may not be prepared for. Once treatment is over, follow-up care is critical.
Online
2010
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Pelvic Organ Prolapse [electronic resource]

An estimated 50% of women between the ages of 50 and 79 have some form of prolapse, yet most have never heard of it. Learn about a common problem many women may be too embarrassed to talk about.
Online
2011