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Second Opinion 5, brought to you from the producers of Second Opinion, explores the top 5 medical issues on various health topics. Please feel welcome to suggest a topic or send us your feedback.

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. But with quick medical intervention, the condition can be completely reversed. Maryann Murray shares her story of how stress suddenly turned her into a cardiac patient.

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. Our patient Anna Sproul-Latimer shares the story of her high-risk pregnancy and the choices she made for the birth of her son.<--break- />

5 ways to prevent C.diff

Clostridium Difficile is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon.  People who have other illnesses or conditions requiring prolonged use of antibiotics, and the elderly, are at greater risk of acquiring this disease.  

Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s is a cause for stress, exhaustion, depression, caregiver burnout, and other health problems for the caregiver.

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