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Imagine having a condition that cannot be diagnosed for months or years. How do doctors find the answer to an elusive disease, and what role does the patient play in finding the cause?

Unsure of the cause of his racing heart and extreme fatigue, Joel Dittman was finally diagnosed with the very common disorder, Atrial Fibrillation. As he shares his story, medical experts discuss the treatments that are available to help people with this condition lead full and active lives.

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Thu Oct 31st, 1:30pm
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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. Biologics' restorative properties are being studied in a number of cases. In this episode, our patient, Sergeant Dan Brochu, who was shot in the line of duty, shares how biologic therapy was an important part of his amazing recovery.

Once called manic depression, bipolar disorder is a mental illness caused by a chemical change in the brain. People who suffer from this disease often have unusual mood changes, energy shifts, and difficulty with daily activities. Dramatic symptoms can result in loss of jobs, relationships, and even suicide. Although there is no cure and it usually lasts a lifetime, bipolar disorder can be effectively treated.

Often misunderstood and under-diagnosed, Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious mental illness that leaves those affected struggling to control emotions and maintain healthy relationships. Amy Allison shares the story of the life she achieved as a high-functioning professional while her personal life was in turmoil.

Getting a breast cancer diagnosis is scary at any age, but unique issues surround this disease when it is diagnosed early in life. Learn about the emotional, physical, social, and medical issues surrounding breast cancer in young women. Meet Geralyn Lucas, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 20s. Hear how her unexpected diagnosis changed her whole perspective on life.

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