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SOPT 1001: MELANOMA

Patient Story: While Melanoma is the most dangerous kind of skin cancer, it can be curable if it is caught and treated early.  In this episode, Andrea Heitker shares her personal story, and you’ll learn the signs of Melanoma and what you can do to prevent it.
Myth or Medicine:  Can sunscreen actually cause skin cancer?
Second Opinion 5: Five ways to prevent skin cancer.


SOPT 1002: CONCUSSION

Patient Story: Concussion alters the way the brain functions and can cause ongoing problems.  In this episode, Monica J. Cook shares her story of making the tough decision to give up the game she loved because of multiple hits to the head.
Myth or Medicine:  Does a normal brain scan rule out concussion?
Second Opinion 5:  Five signs that you need to go right to the Emergency Room after a head injury.


SOPT 1003: WHOOPING COUGH

Patient Story: Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious illness that can cause many complications.  It’s also a disease that can be prevented.  Cheri Rae shares the heartbreaking story of  how her son’s bout with pertussis changed his life. 
Myth or Medicine: Does everyone with pertussis actually cough with a whoop?
Second Opinion 5: Five ways to prevent the spread of Whooping Cough.


SOPT 1004: FOOD ALLERGIES

Patient Story: While some food allergies are not that severe, some can be life threatening.  Meet Stacy Saiontz, whose son’s food allergies changed the way her entire family lives.
Myth or Medicine: Are peanut allergies on the rise?
Second Opinion 5: Five things everyone should know about food allergies.


SOPT 1005: TEEN DEPRESSION

Patient Story: We all want our teens to be happy and carefree, but the reality is that teen depression is a legitimate and life-changing disease.  Ellen and Olivia Reardon share their story of how they worked their way through Olivia’s depression together.
Myth or Medicine:  Are antidepressants safe for teenagers?
Second Opinion 5: Five signs of teen depression.


SOPT 1006: HIGH RISK PREGNANCY
 

Patient Story: Many women choose to wait until after the age of 40 to start a family.  Lucy Sun shares her very personal story of how she realized that making the decision to wait to conceive brought with it other complicated choices.
Myth or Medicine: Do your chances of having twins increase after the age of 40?
Second Opinion 5: Five things to call your doctor about in late pregnancy.


SOPT 1007: HYPERTENSION

Patient Story: Connie Bentley thought she was doing everything right—she ate well and exercised every day.  But like many Americans, her hypertension went untreated—and she almost paid the ultimate price.
Myth or Medicine: Does eating salt cause hypertension?
Second Opinion 5: Five ways to keep your hypertension in check.


SOPT1008: C. DIFFICILE

Patient Story: When the bacteria Clostridium difficile (C.diff) grows out of control in your intestines, you can become very sick with what is commonly known as C. diff.  Lois Joseph shares her painful story of living with C. diff and how she ultimately overcame this horrible illness.
Myth or Medicine: Is C. diff only acquired in healthcare settings?
Second Opinion 5:  Five ways to prevent contracting C. diff.


SOPT 1009: MANAGING DIABETES

Patient Story:  Some experts call Type II Diabetes an epidemic in America.  But why is it so difficult to keep under control.  Bob Hatch seeks a second opinion as he struggles to manage his diabetes.
Myth or Medicine: Can you cure Type II Diabetes?
Second Opinon 5: Five lifestyle choices that help manage diabetes.


SOPT1010: REVERSING HEART DISEASE

Patient Story: Heart disease is an increasing problem in the U.S.  What is the solution?  For Dick DuBois, he changed his diet and it made a significant difference in his overall health.  But were the changes enough?  Has he cured his heart disease or simply stalled its progression?
Myth or Medicine:  Can diet alone reverse heart disease?
Second Opinion 5: Five risk factors for heart disease.

 

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