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Despite his initial prognosis of six to eight months to live, Ronald Eckert, MD, is thriving after undergoing a new immunotherapy treatment for stage 4 melanoma. Four years after the treatment, he feels he is cured and shares his story. Medical experts discuss the groundbreaking immunotherapy research and treatments being discovered each day in the area of cancers-treatments that will change the way we look at cancer.

WGBY World
Thu Apr 23rd, 1:30pm
Sat Apr 25th, 6:00am
Sat Apr 25th, 11:30am

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 well-being.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder affecting the large intestines, which often has life-altering effects. While the syndrome can be both physically and emotionally disruptive, good treatments are available. Hear about the options from the experts and about the challenges from Erin Slater, who was diagnosed with IBS when she was only 17.

With the increase of chronic diseases such as Type II Diabetes, the need for kidney transplants is on the rise. Both deceased and live donors are needed, and experts shed light on the organ transplant process. Karen Scott Gledhill was shocked in her early 20's to find out she had a rare genetic kidney disorder. Fortunately, her life was saved by a deceased donor, and then again many years later by the life-giving gift of her brother Tom Scott, who joins her to share their story.

Treatment of cancer involves the use of strong drugs that target cancer cells with the goal of curing the patient. Often, however, these life-saving treatments can leave a wake of long-term physical and mental side effects that patients may not be prepared for. Once treatment is over, follow-up care is critical.

Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems-particularly in young children. While the national media focuses on Flint, Michigan, patient Yvette Reynolds shares her personal story, taking viewers behind the headlines of what some have called a national epidemic.

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