second opinion
Pain Management Beyond Opioids

Opioid overdose caused more than 42,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2016, and the crisis continues. Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. Two million Americans are dependent on pain pills and street drugs to deal with their pain. Our patient Laura Garrison has lived with disabling pain for decades and is concerned about managing her active life while also managing her chronic pain. Is it true that there are several other pain meds that are equally effective for treating pain? Learn what's on the horizon as researchers work to help find ways for people to better manage pain.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 1504

About 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.

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Thu, Aug 18 1:30 P.M. Caregiving Through Alzheimer's Disease     NH WORLD
Sat, Aug 20 6:00 A.M. Alcoholism     NH WORLD
Sat, Aug 20 11:30 A.M. Alcoholism     NH WORLD
Thu, Aug 25 1:30 P.M. Alcoholism     NH WORLD
Sat, Aug 27 6:00 A.M. Corneal Transplant     NH WORLD
Sat, Aug 27 11:30 A.M. Corneal Transplant     NH WORLD
Thu, Sep 1 1:30 P.M. Corneal Transplant     NH WORLD
Sat, Sep 3 6:00 A.M. Bladder Cancer     NH WORLD
Sat, Sep 3 11:30 A.M. Bladder Cancer     NH WORLD
Thu, Sep 8 1:30 P.M. Bladder Cancer     NH WORLD
Sat, Sep 10 6:00 A.M. Childhood Vaccines     NH WORLD
Sat, Sep 10 11:30 A.M. Childhood Vaccines     NH WORLD
Thu, Sep 15 1:30 P.M. Childhood Vaccines     NH WORLD
Sat, Sep 17 6:00 A.M. Millennial Health     NH WORLD
Sat, Sep 17 11:30 A.M. Millennial Health     NH WORLD
Thu, Sep 22 1:30 P.M. Millennial Health     NH WORLD

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