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Season 14

Atrial Fibrillation

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?...

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Drug Overdose

Drug Overdose

What Is drug addiction? Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences. The initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, but repeated drug use can lead...

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Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer

What are cancers of the head and neck? Cancers that are known collectively as head and neck cancers usually begin in the squamous cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck (for example, inside the mouth, the nose, and the throat). These...

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Hospital Delirium

Hospital Delirium

Symptoms Signs and symptoms of delirium usually begin over a few hours or a few days. They often fluctuate throughout the day, and there may be periods of no symptoms. Symptoms tend to be worse during the night when it's dark and things look less familiar. Primary...

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Overview Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. Signs and Symptoms...

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Overdose: Inside the Epidemic

Overdose: Inside the Epidemic

A panel of experts discuss the drug epidemic in the U.S., and offer solid, timely information about prevention and treatment. For many years, Second Opinion has been dedicated to using media to accurately and non-sensationally educate and inform Americans about the...

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Transgender Health

Transgender Health

What does transgender mean? Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth. Gender identity refers to a person’s...

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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

About T1D Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the...

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