Second Opinion

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.

Thu, Jun 27 6:30 A.M. Tourette Syndrome     NH WORLD

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that presents in early childhood or adolescence with the first symptoms often being involuntary movements, or tics.

Thu, Jun 27 1:30 P.M. Tourette Syndrome     NH WORLD

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that presents in early childhood or adolescence with the first symptoms often being involuntary movements, or tics.

Sat, Jun 29 6:00 A.M. Tourette Syndrome     NH WORLD

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that presents in early childhood or adolescence with the first symptoms often being involuntary movements, or tics.

Sat, Jun 29 11:30 A.M. Tourette Syndrome     NH WORLD

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that presents in early childhood or adolescence with the first symptoms often being involuntary movements, or tics.

Sun, Jun 30 6:00 A.M. Cardiac Comeback     NH EXPLORE

What if your second heart attack never had to happen? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, yet many people who have had heart attacks never start or continue their cardiac rehabilitation.

Thu, Jul 4 6:30 A.M. Broken Heart Syndrome     NH WORLD

Can you really die of a broken heart? Research says that indeed you can die from Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Takotsubo and Stress Cardiomyopathy.

Thu, Jul 4 1:30 P.M. Broken Heart Syndrome     NH WORLD

Can you really die of a broken heart? Research says that indeed you can die from Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Takotsubo and Stress Cardiomyopathy.

Sat, Jul 6 6:00 A.M. Broken Heart Syndrome     NH WORLD

Can you really die of a broken heart? Research says that indeed you can die from Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Takotsubo and Stress Cardiomyopathy.

Sat, Jul 6 11:30 A.M. Broken Heart Syndrome     NH WORLD

Can you really die of a broken heart? Research says that indeed you can die from Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Takotsubo and Stress Cardiomyopathy.

Sun, Jul 7 6:00 A.M. Hiv     NH EXPLORE

In 1981 the U.S. identified its first patient in what would become the AIDS epidemic.

Thu, Jul 11 6:30 A.M. Down Syndrome     NH WORLD

Life expectancy for people with Down Syndrome has increased over the last 30 years - from 25 years old in 1983 to 60 years old today.

Thu, Jul 11 1:30 P.M. Down Syndrome     NH WORLD

Life expectancy for people with Down Syndrome has increased over the last 30 years - from 25 years old in 1983 to 60 years old today.

Sat, Jul 13 6:00 A.M. Down Syndrome     NH WORLD

Life expectancy for people with Down Syndrome has increased over the last 30 years - from 25 years old in 1983 to 60 years old today.

Sat, Jul 13 11:30 A.M. Down Syndrome     NH WORLD

Life expectancy for people with Down Syndrome has increased over the last 30 years - from 25 years old in 1983 to 60 years old today.

Sun, Jul 14 6:00 A.M. Caregiving Through Alzheimer's Disease     NH EXPLORE

5.7 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease today.

Thu, Jul 18 6:30 A.M. Mystery Diagnosis IV     NH WORLD

In any given year, nearly 21 million American adults are diagnosed with a mood disorder.

Thu, Jul 18 1:30 P.M. Mystery Diagnosis IV     NH WORLD

In any given year, nearly 21 million American adults are diagnosed with a mood disorder.

Sat, Jul 20 6:00 A.M. Mystery Diagnosis IV     NH WORLD

In any given year, nearly 21 million American adults are diagnosed with a mood disorder.

Sat, Jul 20 11:30 A.M. Mystery Diagnosis IV     NH WORLD

In any given year, nearly 21 million American adults are diagnosed with a mood disorder.

Sun, Jul 21 6:00 A.M. Alcoholism     NH EXPLORE

Alcoholism reduces a person's life expectancy an average of 10 years.

Thu, Jul 25 6:30 A.M. Kidney Transplant     NH WORLD

With the increase of chronic diseases such as Type II Diabetes, the need for kidney transplants is on the rise.

Thu, Jul 25 1:30 P.M. Kidney Transplant     NH WORLD

With the increase of chronic diseases such as Type II Diabetes, the need for kidney transplants is on the rise.

Sat, Jul 27 6:00 A.M. Kidney Transplant     NH WORLD

With the increase of chronic diseases such as Type II Diabetes, the need for kidney transplants is on the rise.

Sat, Jul 27 11:30 A.M. Kidney Transplant     NH WORLD

With the increase of chronic diseases such as Type II Diabetes, the need for kidney transplants is on the rise.

Sun, Jul 28 6:00 A.M. Corneal Transplant     NH EXPLORE

A healthy cornea is a key to good vision. If your cornea is damaged by disease, infection, or an injury, the resulting scars can dramatically affect your vision.

Sat, Aug 3 6:00 A.M. Lead Poisoning     NH WORLD

Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems-particularly in young children.

Sat, Aug 3 11:30 A.M. Lead Poisoning     NH WORLD

Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems-particularly in young children.

Sun, Aug 4 6:00 A.M. Hepatitis C     NH EXPLORE

Patient Story: Hepatitis C is a worldwide health problem, and in the U.


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Second Opinion By Episode

  • Autism (#810)

    As many as one out of every 110 children in the United States will be diagnosed with autism, yet many people are unaware of the full spectrum of autism disorders.

  • Breast Cancer In Young Women (#905)

    Getting a breast cancer diagnosis is scary at any age, but unique issues surround this disease when it is diagnosed early in life.

  • Hepatitis C (#1101)

    Patient Story: Hepatitis C is a worldwide health problem, and in the U.

  • Addiction to Pain Medications (#1102)

    Patient Story: What usually starts innocently enough as taking pain medication appropriately prescribed by a doctor, can turn into a deadly addiction for some.

  • Sleep Apnea (#1103)

    Patient Story: Symptoms that arise from sleep disorders may not immediately be recognized as being caused by sleep problems.

  • Childhood Cancer (#1104)

    Patient Story: Few things are as sad or shocking than to hear of a child diagnosed with cancer.

  • Advances In Alzheimer's Disease (#1105)

    Patient Story: Recent medical studies raise the possibility of blood tests capable of predicting who is at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.

  • Medical Marijuana (#1106)

    Patient Story: As more states make the use of medical marijuana legal, doctors and lay people alike question its use, its efficacy and the amount of research being done to help prove it is safe to treat certain conditions.

  • Knee Replacement (#1107)

    Patient Story: Knee pain is a common problem and can escalate into extreme consequences that compromise lifestyle.

  • Food As Medicine (#1108)

    Patient Story: Eating for health may be more than counting calories.

  • Mystery Diagnosis III (#1109)

    Patient Story: Every day, doctors are faced with patients with symptoms that prove difficult to diagnose.

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest (#1110)

    Patient Story: Sudden cardiac arrest can happen when there is an electrical problem in the heart.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd) (#1111)

    Patient Story: Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a debilitating mental disorder that can occur after a terrifying event.

  • Special Edition: Ebola (#1112)

    American missionary worker and Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol, with her husband David at her side, will share the story of some of her darkest days as the disease ravaged her body.

  • C-Sections (#1201)

    Patient Story: An estimated 4 million babies are born in the United States each year, and many moms have specific hopes for how their labor should go.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Psychosis (#1204)

    Schizoaffective disorder is a form of psychosis and is a mental illness in which a person experiences a combination of schizophrenia symptoms.

  • Adhd In Adults (#1205)

    Patient Story: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) starts in childhood but often can go unrecognized until later in life.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Patient Story: Almost 30 million people in the U.S.

  • Preventive Cancer Screening (#1209)

    Patient Story: More than half a million people die of cancer each year in the U.

  • Pancreatic Cancer (#1210)

    A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is devastating for the patient and his/her family.

  • Opioids to Heroin Addiction (#1301)

    Experts say the heroin epidemic, which is a growing problem nationwide, is largely spurred by people who first become addicted to prescribed opiate pain medications.

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (#1302)

    Often misunderstood and under-diagnosed, Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious mental illness that leaves those affected struggling to control emotions and maintain healthy relationships.

  • Tourette Syndrome (#1303)

    Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that presents in early childhood or adolescence with the first symptoms often being involuntary movements, or tics.

  • Broken Heart Syndrome (#1304)

    Can you really die of a broken heart? Research says that indeed you can die from Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Takotsubo and Stress Cardiomyopathy.

  • Down Syndrome (#1305)

    Life expectancy for people with Down Syndrome has increased over the last 30 years - from 25 years old in 1983 to 60 years old today.

  • Mystery Diagnosis IV (#1306)

    In any given year, nearly 21 million American adults are diagnosed with a mood disorder.

  • Kidney Transplant (#1307)

    With the increase of chronic diseases such as Type II Diabetes, the need for kidney transplants is on the rise.

  • Lead Poisoning (#1308)

    Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems-particularly in young children.

  • Lupus (#1309)

    Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that is known as the "great imitator" because many of its symptoms can mask themselves as other disorders.

  • Endometriosis (#1310)

    More than 10 million women in the U.S. struggle with Endometriosis.

  • Drug Overdose (#1401)

    Only two months since their son Patrick died of a heroin overdose, Mary and Joe Mullin courageously share their story with viewers.

  • Head & Neck Cancer (#1402)

    As an incredibly fit triathlete, Lou Iovoli was shocked to hear that he had a late-stage cancer that could possibly kill him.

  • Type I Diabetes (#1403)

    At nine years old, Liam McCammon was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

  • Immunotherapy In Cancer Treatment (#1404)

    Despite his initial prognosis of six to eight months to live, Ronald Eckert, MD, is thriving after undergoing a new immunotherapy treatment for stage 4 melanoma.

  • Crohn's Disease (#1405)

    Since the age 12, Gabi Thomas has been fighting the physical and mental ramifications of having Crohn's Disease.

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (#1406)

    Showing signs of depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder from a young age, Kyra Mills finally found the help she needed when she was an adult.

  • Hospital Delirium (#1407)

    While caring for her mother, Donna Smith learned for the first time about Hospital Delirium.

  • Transgender Health (#1408)

    While other media outlets sensationalize and politicize issues surrounding transgender youth, Second Opinion looks at the issue from a truly medical perspective.

  • Atrial Fibrillation (#1409)

    Unsure of the cause of his racing heart and extreme fatigue, Joel Dittman was finally diagnosed with the very common disorder, Atrial Fibrillation.

  • Eating Disorders (#1410)

    A lifelong battle for health is at the center of this captivating story on Eating Disorders.

  • Precision Medicine (#1501)

    One in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime and most of them will have no family history of the disease.

  • Teen Suicide (#1502)

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds.

  • Menopause (#1503)

    The average life span of a woman in the United States is 84 years.

  • Pain Management Beyond Opioids (#1504)

    Opioid overdose caused more than 42,000 deaths in the U.

  • Biologics In Orthopedics (#1505)

    Biologics represent the cutting edge of biomedical research, and cover a wide range of therapies.

  • Cardiac Comeback (#1506)

    What if your second heart attack never had to happen? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, yet many people who have had heart attacks never start or continue their cardiac rehabilitation.

  • Hiv (#1507)

    In 1981 the U.S. identified its first patient in what would become the AIDS epidemic.

  • Caregiving Through Alzheimer's Disease (#1508)

    5.7 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease today.

  • Alcoholism (#1509)

    Alcoholism reduces a person's life expectancy an average of 10 years.

  • Corneal Transplant (#1510)

    A healthy cornea is a key to good vision. If your cornea is damaged by disease, infection, or an injury, the resulting scars can dramatically affect your vision.



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