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"Being Mortal" - Trailer

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FRONTLINE
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FRONTLINE follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, "Being Mortal, the film explores how doctors—himself included—are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients. Continue


Reversing Heart Disease

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Second Opinion
PBS


Patient Story: Heart disease is an increasing problem in the U.S. What is the solution? For Dick DuBois, he changed his diet and it made a significant difference in his overall health. But were the changes enough? Has he cured his heart disease or simply stalled its progression? Myth or Medicine: Can diet alone reverse heart disease? Second Opinion 5: Five risk factors for heart disease. Continue


Controlling Hypertension

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Second Opinion
PBS


Patient Story: Connie Bentley thought she was doing everything right — she ate well and exercised every day. But like many Americans, her hypertension went untreated — and she almost paid the ultimate price. Myth or Medicine: Does eating salt cause hypertension? Second Opinion 5: Five ways to keep your hypertension in check. Continue


Teen Depression

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Second Opinion
PBS


Patient Story: We all want our teens to be happy and carefree, but the reality is that teen depression is a legitimate and life-changing disease. Ellen and Olivia Reardon share their story of how they worked their way through Olivia’s depression together. Myth or Medicine: Are antidepressants safe for teenagers? Second Opinion 5: Five signs of teen depression. Continue


Outbreak at NIH

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE speaks to the family of a young man who died in a superbug outbreak that swept through a hospital at the National Institutes of Health. Continue


The Trouble with Antibiotics

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people. Plus an exclusive interview with the family of a young man who died in a superbug outbreak that swept through a hospital at the National Institutes of Health. Continue


Antibiotics on the Farm

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FRONTLINE
PBS


In this excerpt from FRONTLINE’s "The Trouble with Antibiotics," premiering Tues., Oct. 14 on PBS, FRONTLINE correspondent David E. Hoffman asks FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg why—after decades of antibiotic use on the farm—there is so little data on how many antibiotics are being used there, and for what purpose. Visit pbs.org/frontline for more information. Continue


Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Trailer

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


THE STORY OF CANCER: The Emperor of All Maladies examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective and a biographer’s passion. The series artfully weaves three different films in one: a riveting historical documentary; an engrossing and intimate vérité film; and a scientific and investigative report. Continue


Managing Diabetes

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Second Opinion
PBS


Patient Story: Some experts call Type II Diabetes an epidemic in America. But why is it so difficult to keep under control? Bob Hatch seeks a second opinion as he struggles to manage his diabetes. Myth or Medicine: Can you cure Type II Diabetes? Second Opinon 5: Five lifestyle choices that help manage diabetes. Continue


High Risk Pregnancy

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Second Opinion
PBS


Patient Story: Many women choose to wait until after the age of 40 to start a family. Lucy Sun shares her very personal story of how she realized that making the decision to wait to conceive brought with it other complicated choices. Myth or Medicine: Do your chances of having twins increase after the age of 40? Second Opinion 5: Five things to call your doctor about in late pregnancy. Continue


Food Allergies

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Second Opinion
PBS


Patient Story: While some food allergies are not that severe, some can be life threatening. Meet Stacy Saiontz, whose son’s food allergies changed the way her entire family lives. Myth or Medicine: Are peanut allergies on the rise? Second Opinion 5: Five things everyone should know about food allergies. Continue


The Trouble with Antibiotics

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people. Continue


Can E. Coli in Supermarket Meat Cause UTIs?

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FRONTLINE
PBS


There's been an increase in stubbornly hard-to-treat urinary tract infections, and Dr. Lance Price is testing to see whether supermarket meat may be the cause. FRONTLINE investigates whether the antibiotics farmers give animals are making humans sicker. Continue


Troy Stulen's Story: A FRONTLINE Exclusive

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Twenty-year-old Troy Stulen died in an uncontrollable outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria at the NIH Clinical Center, one of the world’s best hospitals. Troy’s parents share their story for the first time in FRONTLINE’s "The Trouble with Antibiotics," premiering Tues., Oct. 14 on PBS and online at pbs.org/frontline. Continue


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