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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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Dizziness [electronic resource]

Dizziness is a common complaint that can be related to many different medical problems, and can be disabling unless treated. When patients work with their physicians to determine the cause of the symptoms, then an effective treatment plan can be implemented.
Online
2010
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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 Disease [electronic resource]: Caring for Someone With a Chronic Disease

While chronic kidney disease continues to rise in the U.S., Second Opinion explores the many issues faced when caring for a loved one with a chronic disease.
Online
2008
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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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Men's Health [electronic resource]: Why Men Die Younger

Biological, social, and behavioral issues are just a few factors that play a role in why women live longer than men. Experts take an in-depth look at why men die at a younger age than women.
Online
2008
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Medical Marijuana—Second Opinion

As more and more states legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, doctors and lay people alike are questioning its effectiveness, as well as the amount of research being done to determine how safe it is for certain conditions. We meet Beverly McClain, who uses medical marijuana to cope with the side effects of her breast cancer treatments; we answer whether the therapeutic benefits of smoking marijuana outweigh the health risks to your lungs; and we reveal five things you may not know about medical marijuana.
Online
2019; 2014
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Drug Overdose—Second Opinion

Only two months after their son Patrick died of a heroin overdose, Mary and Joe Mullin courageously share their story. They tell their very personal experience of Patrick’s decline into opioid use, and then heroin addiction, and his treatment. They talk about Patrick’s ups and downs and his relapses. The panel of experts then discusses the drug epidemic in the US and offers timely, actionable information about prevention and treatment.
Online
2019; 2017
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Advances in Alzheimers Treatment—Second Opinion

Recent medical studies have raised the possibility that a blood test can predict the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. We meet Joanne Mee DeHond, who shares her struggles caring for a mother with Alzheimer’s and dealing with the lingering questions regarding her mother’s care, as well as her own health. We also answer whether a flu vaccine can increase your chances of developing Alzheimer’s and share five ways you can tell whether forgetfulness is due to normal aging or whether these are early signs of dementia.
Online
2019; 2014
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Atrial Fibrillation—Second Opinion

Unsure of the cause of his racing heart and extreme fatigue, Joel Dittman was finally diagnosed with a very common disorder, atrial fibrillation. As he shares his story, medical experts discuss the treatments that are available to help people with this condition lead full and active lives.
Online
2019; 2017
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults—Second Opinion

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) starts in childhood, but often can go unrecognized until later in life. We meet Frank South, who shares his story of a late diagnosis and the challenges he faces every day managing and adapting to life with ADHD. We answer whether ADHD is over-diagnosed and outline five aspects of ADHD that are consistent in both children and adults.
Online
2019; 2015
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Diabetes and Value-Based Care—Second Opinion

Almost 30 million people in the US have Type II Diabetes. It is a disease where lifestyle changes like a healthy diet, exercise, as well as medication compliance and monitoring can greatly improve symptoms. Not many people do as well as Mark Lee, who turned his life around completely after his diagnosis. His story is an inspiration to those who struggle every day with controlling their diabetes. We also answer the question of whether Type II Diabetes can be cured, and discuss five ways to control diabetes.
Online
2019; 2015
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Eating Disorders—Second Opinion

A lifelong battle for health is at the center of this captivating story about eating disorders. Jennifer Slack bravely shares the details of her life—how she recognized her condition, and how she continuously works to battle her disease. Experts discuss new treatments for eating disorders, reflecting on how the management of eating disorders has changed since Jennifer was diagnosed 30 years ago.
Online
2019; 2017
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Opioids to Heroin—Second Opinion

The heroin epidemic is a growing problem in the US, and addiction experts say that it largely begins when people 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, a grandmother of twenty, shares how a story that started with hip pain ended with a nine-year addiction to heroin.
Online
2019; 2016
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Childhood Cancer—Second Opinion

Few things are as sad or shocking as hearing of a child diagnosed with cancer. While the children fight for their lives, doctors and researchers fight for money to find new, desperately needed treatments. We also explore whether these new cancer treatments are safe for children, and outline five things to do when a child is diagnosed with cancer.
Online
2019; 2014
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Pancreatic Cancer—Second Opinion

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is devastating both for patients and their family. This cancer is often only caught in its advanced stage, when survival rates are much lower. Peter Suess was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer more than 5 years ago, and the story of his ongoing treatment and survival is one of hope and inspiration. We also answer whether pancreatic cancer a death sentence, and outline five ways to support someone with cancer.
Online
2019; 2015
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Broken Heart Syndrome—Second Opinion

Can you really die of a broken heart? Research says that you can. More specifically, they identify a condition called Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Takotsubo and Stress Cardiomyopathy. Brought on by stressful situations, it can be reversed completely with quick medical intervention. We meet Maryann Murray, who shares how stress suddenly turned her into a cardiac patient.
Online
2019; 2016
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Endometriosis—Second Opinion

More than 10 million women in the US struggle with endometriosis. We meet Ruta Biteman, who shares the story of the pain she experienced throughout her life, and the challenges that she went through to get effective care, help, and hope.
Online
2019; 2016
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder—Second Opinion

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental disorder that can manifest after a terrifying event. It was first added to the DSM-III in the early 80s, following the Vietnam War. We meet Zachary Bell, a former US Marine, who shares his story of horror in Afghanistan, as well as his battle to regain his mental health. We answer whether PTSD can only follow after someone sustains a physical injury, and we outline five signs that may indicate PTSD.
Online
2019; 2014
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Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation—Second Opinion

Nine out of ten cardiac arrests that occur outside of a hospital end in death. Most people are afraid to act when they see someone in trouble, usually because they don't know what to do. In this special program, viewers learn step by step how to perform hands only cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). When bystanders follow these steps, they can triple a victim's survival. We also meet several people who have survived a cardiac arrest thanks to the quick response of those around them.
Online
2019; 2015