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Alzheimer's Disease: A Caregiver's Journey   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease can be devastating for a person and their loved ones. Caregiving issues surrounding a person with a cognitive disease are unique, and planning for decline in health is critical for the caregiver.

Cardiac Breakthroughs   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. But can technology tell us too much? Our experts in this episode dive into the high-tech world of cardiac care.

Chronic Pain   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

An estimated 15-30 percent of Americans suffer with chronic pain. Is it real, or is it all in our heads - or are doctors just not looking deep enough?

Clinical Trials/Parkinson's Disease   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

Medical research has helped us lead longer, healthier lives, but it has also sparked ethical concerns and contentious political debate. Through a Parkinson's Disease case, panelists explore the controversial world of clinical trials and debate the potential gains and pitfalls of science on the edge.

Coronary Microvascular Disease   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

Research supports that not only do men and women present with heart disease differently, they can also develop it differently. Coronary Microvascular Disease is predominantly a women's heart disease - one that is often overlooked and under-diagnosed.

Dementia   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

Nearly five million people in the United States are living with some degree of dementia. This episode introduces a panel of researchers and healthcare providers diagnosing and treating this illness.

Depression in Later Life   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

Depression in the geriatric population presents different challenges than in younger populations. Diagnosis and treatment can be difficult, but the management of depression in later life is critical to good physical health.

End of Life   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

America is a culture afraid of death. This episode poses the question: Is it better to die in a hospital with every means for survival being administered, or is an acceptance of the end of life and a quiet death at home better?

Flu   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

This episode discusses the everyday flu, what we can do to keep ourselves healthy and flu-free, and if a more serious flu really poses as great a threat as the media portrays.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

For many people, heartburn can interrupt daily life and be the precursor to serious illnesses. Our panel of experts on gastroesophageal reflux disease will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of it, as well as the symptoms you should not ignore.