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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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Breast Cancer in Young Women [electronic resource]

Getting a breast cancer diagnosis is scary at any age, but unique issues surround this disease when it is diagnosed early in life. Learn about the emotional, physical, social and medical issues surrounding breast cancer in young women. Meet Geralyn Lucas, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 20s. Hear how her unexpected diagnosis changed her whole perspective on life.
Online
2012
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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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Coronary Microvascular Disease [electronic resource]

Research supports that not only do men and women present with heart disease differently, they can also develop it differently. Coronary Microvascular Disease is predominantly a women's heart disease - one that is often overlooked and under-diagnosed.
Online
2008
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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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Foot Pain [electronic resource]

Foot pain can simply be annoying, or it can significantly impact quality of life. David Heller has lived with foot pain for many years and he talks about his journey to find a treatment that works. Experts outline treatments that are available and ways you can keep your feet healthy.
Online
2012
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HPV Vaccine/Cervical Cancer [electronic resource]

Families all over America are trying to decide whether to get the HPV vaccine for their daughters. Human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted infection, is the most common cause of cervical cancer. Learn more about the vaccine that offers protection from several of the most dangerous types of HPV, who should have it and what the risks may be.
Online
2010
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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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Leukemia (CLL) [electronic resource]

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a type of leukemia that mainly affects people over the age of 50. The use of biologic markers has greatly increased the ability to diagnose, stage, choose treatments and give a disease prognosis, allowing patients to live with it for many years.
Online
2009
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Mammography [electronic resource]

The recent controversy over when-and how often-women should be having mammograms has resulted in significant confusion. This episode explores the full story behind recommendations analyzed in the media. Learn how to work with physicians to assess risk factors and determine the most appropriate plan of action.
Online
2010
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Memory Enhancement [electronic resource]

Memory Enhancement Crossword puzzles, vitamins, and classical music have all been promoted as tools for improving memory. Panelists discuss the recent theories and research surrounding memory enhancement and help viewers separate fact from fiction.
Online
2007
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Ovarian Cancer [electronic resource]

One of the deadliest forms of cancer, ovarian cancer is also one of the few cancers for which genetic testing can determine a person's susceptibility. This episode explores the challenges faced by a woman balancing the opportunity to know her genetic profile with only limited diagnostic testing and sometimes radical treatment options available.
Online
2007
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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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Preventative Cancer Screening—Second Opinion

More than half a million people in the US die of cancer each year, so it is no surprise that we want to catch and treat it early. For some cancers, preventive screenings are readily available, but how do we decide who should be screened? Rose Arp has no family history of cancer, but as she turns 50, she wants to know from the experts what screenings she should be getting. We answer whether an annual mammogram can cause breast or thyroid cancer, and outline the five greatest risk factors for cancer.
Online
2019; 2015
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Hospital Delirium—Second Opinion

While caring for her mother, Donna Smith learned about hospital delirium for the first time. The family worked closely with her mother's medical team to get her out of bed, and eventually getting her placed in a rehab center. Hospital delirium is a grossly misunderstood issue in ICUs across the US, but Donna and the medical experts delve into the topic in a way that will help countless people who are unaware of the issue. Although the story has a sad ending, the information shared will help others face these challenges.
Online
2019; 2017