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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365664609/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false What usually starts innocently enough as taking pain medication appropriately prescribed by a doctor, can turn into a deadly addiction for some. Jennifer Matesa shares her story of the darkest days of her addiction to her recovery. /episodes/get/26803 /episode/26803 S11 Ep2: Addiction to Pain Medications /episode-player/26803

Patient Story: What usually starts innocently enough as taking pain medication appropriately prescribed by a doctor, can turn into a deadly addiction for some. Jennifer Matesa shares her story of the darkest days of her addiction to her recovery. Myth or Medicine: Do pain medications lead to addiction? Second Opinion 5: Five signs of opioid pain medication abuse.

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365664623/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Symptoms that arise from sleep disorders may not immediately be recognized as being caused by sleep problems. Meet Carol Hage Wall who initially didn’t believe her struggles were related to sleep, but found relief and recovery from successful treatment. /episodes/get/26991 /episode/26991 S11 Ep3: Sleep Apnea /episode-player/26991

Patient Story: Symptoms that arise from sleep disorders may not immediately be recognized as being caused by sleep problems. Meet Carol Hage Wall who initially didn't believe her struggles were related to sleep, but found relief and recovery from successful treatment. Myth or Medicine: If your child snores, should s/he have his/her tonsils out? Second Opinion 5: Five tips to help you sleep well.

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365664627/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Few things are as sad or shocking than to hear of a child diagnosed with cancer. While these children fight for their lives, doctors and researchers fight for research dollars to find new, desperately needed treatments. Christine Kelly Marquino’s son Danny is in his third cancer protocol, and... /episodes/get/27194 /episode/27194 S11 Ep4: Childhood Cancer /episode-player/27194

Patient Story: Few things are as sad or shocking than to hear of a child diagnosed with cancer. While these children fight for their lives, doctors and researchers fight for research dollars to find new, desperately needed treatments. Christine Kelly Marquino's son Danny is in his third cancer protocol, and while he battles each recurrence, his family truly lives as a "cancer family." Myth or Medicine: Are new cancer treatments safe for children? Second Opinion 5: Five things to do when a child is diagnosed with cancer.

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365664633/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Recent medical studies raise the possibility of blood tests capable of predicting who is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Joanne Mee DeHond shares her mother’s struggles with Alzheimer’s and the questions that linger regarding her mother’s care and her own health. /episodes/get/27381 /episode/27381 S11 Ep5: Advances in Alzheimer's Disease /episode-player/27381

Patient Story: Recent medical studies raise the possibility of blood tests capable of predicting who is at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Joanne Mee DeHond shares her mother's struggles with Alzheimer's and the questions that linger regarding her mother's care and her own health. Myth or Medicine: Can getting the flu vaccine increase the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease? Second Opinion 5: Five warning signs of dementia.

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365664641/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false As more states make the use of medical marijuana legal, doctors and lay people alike question its use, its efficacy and the amount of research being done to help prove it is safe to treat certain conditions. Meet Beverly McClain who uses medical marijuana to help with her symptoms caused by the... /episodes/get/27678 /episode/27678 S11 Ep6: Medical Marijuana /episode-player/27678

Patient Story: As more states make the use of medical marijuana legal, doctors and lay people alike question its use, its efficacy and the amount of research being done to help prove it is safe to treat certain conditions. Meet Beverly McClain who uses medical marijuana to help with her symptoms caused by the treatment she is receiving for Stage IV breast cancer. Myth or Medicine: Do the therapeutic benefits of smoking marijuana outweigh the health risks to your lungs? Second Opinion 5: Five things you may not know about medical marijuana.

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365664645/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Knee pain is a common problem and can escalate into extreme consequences that compromise lifestyle. Steve Jasinski has been dealing with severe knee pain issues that have had a negative impact on him for many years. He shares his personal story and learns about new options that could restore his... /episodes/get/27961 /episode/27961 S11 Ep7: Knee Replacement /episode-player/27961

Patient Story: Knee pain is a common problem and can escalate into extreme consequences that compromise lifestyle. Steve Jasinski has been dealing with severe knee pain issues that have had a negative impact on him for many years. He shares his personal story and learns about new options that could restore his quality of life. Myth or Medicine: Should you take it easy and avoid exercise after joint replacement surgery? Second Opinion 5: Five things to think about when considering joint replacement.

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 12:00
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