Thursday, December 5, 2013
Clearing Up Rosacea
Rosacea is a skin condition that's been around for decades but is still misunderstood even today and often mistaken for acne or other diseases. While rosacea is not a life-threatening disease...since it appears on the face and other areas people who have this condition may try to hide it or treat it with over the counter acne products that simply don't work. In this program we'll clear up some misperceptions about rosacea and give viewers the information they need to better understand this condition...and seek out experts who can help them manage it.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
It's estimated that more than 8 million adults in the United States suffer from a condition called gout. As many of these individuals know all too well, when gout flares up - the pain can be almost unbearable. In this program we take a look at what triggers gout, and see how through a change in diet, effective use of medications and other therapies gout patients can bring this fiery condition under control. We also speak to both male and female gout patients to see how they've learned to manage this condition.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Photodynamic Therapy: Powerful Anti-Cancer Light Treatment
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) has been around for many years but today it is becoming more popular as a powerful anti-cancer treatment. It uses a photosentizing chemical and a laser light to literally destroy cancer cells and give patients a better quality of life. In some cases PDT can eliminate some early tumors completely. But more often PDT is used as another weapon in the arsenal to help oncologists and other members of the health-care team battle the cancer. In this program we take an up close look at photodynamic therapy, go into the operating room with the surgical team as they use PDT and hear from patients and physicians about the benefits and risks of this procedure.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Targeting Gist: Lifesaving Treatment & Hope for the Future
GIST -Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor is a rare and dangerous form of cancer that affects the digestive tract and other structures in the abdominal area. But unlike many other cancers there are targeted treatments that work very well for some patients with GIST. In this program we meet doctors who are at the forefront of cancer research, see how they are implementing these targeted treatments and hear about what's on the horizon. We will also meet patients who were diagnosed with GIST who have benefitted from the latest research and hear their stories.