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Second Opinion

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 differently. In this heartfelt episode, experts present data and Gary Temoyan shares his story, talking about his diagnosis, treatments, progression, and symptom management, which is maximizing his quality of life for as long as possible. [26 minutes] TV-PG 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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  • Shingles (#908)

    Shingles is a viral infection that varies in severity. While on vacation, Laurie Holmes started showing signs of shingles, resulting in a long trip back home and back to health. Discover how you can... [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

These episodes of Second Opinion aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.

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