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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365310333/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Patient Story: Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious illness that can cause many complications. It’s also a disease that can be prevented. Cheri Rae shares the heartbreaking story of how her son’s bout with pertussis changed his life. Myth or Medicine: Does everyone with pertussis... /episodes/get/14318 /episode/14318 S10 Ep3: Whooping Cough /episode-player/14318

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious illness and can cause many complications

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Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365299567/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Patient Story: While Melanoma is the most dangerous kind of skin cancer, it can be curable if it is caught and treated early. In this episode, Andrea Heitker shares her personal story, and you’ll learn the signs of Melanoma and what you can do to prevent it. Myth or Medicine: Can sunscreen... /episodes/get/14316 /episode/14316 S10 Ep1: Melanoma /episode-player/14316

In this episode, you’ll learn the signs of Melanoma and what you can do to prevent it.

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Wed, 10/16/2013 - 12:00
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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.

Alcoholism reduces a person's life expectancy an average of 10 years. Severe cognitive problems are common, and approximately 10% of all dementia cases are related to alcohol consumption, making it the second leading cause of dementia. In this episode, Annie Loyd shares how alcoholism took hold of her, and how recovery has empowered her to live a healthy and rewarding life.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating, progressive neurological disease with no cure. Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS physically and mentally affects each person differently. In this heartfelt episode, experts present data and Gary Temoyan shares his story, talking about his diagnosis, treatments, progression, and symptom management, which is maximizing his quality of life for as long as possible.

While there are different causes of angina, the symptoms can be scary and a sign of an underlying heart problem. Fortunately, there are good treatments available. Meet Joan and Fred Jahnke as they describe how they live with Joan's microvascular disease and the often-frightening angina that it causes.

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