alphabet

  • Addiction and Recovery - Second Opinion has been at the forefront of covering the opioid epidemic in our country. On average, 130 Americans die every day from opioid overdose, and there is no sign that this death rate will slow down. How a person moves through the system after an overdose is critical to their recovery. Source: US Department […]
  • Alzheimer’s: A Public Health Crisis - Alzheimer’s Disease is an under-recognized public health crisis. And while the word Alzheimer’s strikes fear in aging Americans more than any other word, globally the number of people diagnosed is expected to double every 20 years. Not only does Alzheimer’s come with a tremendous cost to our healthcare system, it takes an emotional toll on families as […]
  • Atrial Fibrillation - Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib. What happens during AFib? Normally, your heart contracts and relaxes to a regular beat. In atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the […]
  • Second Opinion Set Banner Image Biologics in Orthopedics - Biologics represent the cutting edge of biomedical research, and cover a wide range of therapies. From platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to stem cell therapy, this line of treatment is recasting orthopedics. Source:  Food and Drug Administration What is a biological product? Biological products include a wide range of products such as vaccines, blood and blood components, allergenics, […]
  • Bladder Cancer - While bladder cancer is a cancer not talked about as much as others, the chance men will develop it during their life is about 1 in 27. It’s important to recognize the signs of bladder cancer so it can be treated early, as muscle-invasive bladder cancer needs aggressive treatment.   Source: Mayo Clinic Bladder cancer is one […]
  • Cardiac Comeback Panel Image Cardiac Comeback - 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. Source:  American Heart Association What does cardiac rehab involve? Cardiac rehabilitation doesn’t change your past, but it can help you improve your heart’s future. Cardiac rehab is a […]
  • Second Opinion Set Banner Image Caregiving Through Alzheimer’s 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. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease can be devastating for a person and their loved ones.  Caregiving issues surrounding a person with a cognitive disease are unique, and planning for decline in health is critical […]
  • Childhood Vaccines - Vaccines save lives. However, parents who believe that vaccines are linked to childhood conditions such as autism, are opting their children out. And the current measles outbreak shows just how a deadly disease can make a comeback when vaccination rates decline. Source: Stanford Children’s Childhood vaccines or immunizations can seem overwhelming when you are a new parent. Vaccine schedules recommended […]
  • Congenital Heart Disease - A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart, and they are the most common form of birth defect. While it is present at birth, some people do not become aware of their congenital disorder until they are older. Many congenital heart defects are treatable, and people born with them can […]
  • Second Opinion Set Banner Image Corneal Transplant - 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.   Source: American Academy of Opthalmology About Corneal Transplant The cornea is the clear, front window of the eye. It helps focus light into the eye so that […]