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Seasons and Episodes

Hypothyroidism

It is estimated that 20 million people in the U.S. have thyroid disease and 12% of Americans will develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime. Thyroid disease can be life altering and debilitating, especially when left untreated. Source: Mayo Clinic...

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...

Insomnia

Insomnia can be caused by psychiatric and medical conditions, unhealthy sleep habits, specific substances, and/or certain biological factors. No matter the cause, insomnia is the most commonly reported sleep disorder, and can cause incredible disruption in a person’s...

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...

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?...

Teen Suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds. The tragedy of a young person dying by suicide is devastating to their family, friends, and community. Source: American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology Suicides among young people continue...

Precision Medicine in Breast Cancer Treatment

Precision medicine helps determine the most effective treatment for individual types of cancer and helps avoid the risks and side effects of unnecessary treatment. Source:  Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation What is precision medicine? There’s no standard medical...

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...