16-31 Segment 1: Fungal Sinusitis

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Many people who have chronic recurrent sinusitis may have an allergic reaction to fungi rather than a bacterial infection. Treatments for the two are completely different, and in some cases, fungal sinusitis can be life threatening. Two experts and a patient explain.

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16-31 Segment 2: Child Heart Arrhythmias

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Children and adolescents seldom have “heart attacks,” but they sometimes have heart arrhythmias which can look like the same thing, and be just as deadly. Often they are treated with implantable devices, but need more support than they often get. An expert doctor and the father of a young patient discuss.

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16-30 Segment 1: Fighting Your Insurer

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Patient advocates have long helped people navigate the healthcare system to get better treatment. Now a new field of advocates is helping people navigate the insurance system as well, assisting with denials and delays. Three experts in the field discuss how to fight your insurer and win.

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16-30 Segment 2: The Salt Bomb

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Most Americans consume far too much salt even if they add none to their foods. Experts discuss why salt is such a health problem and what the federal government is doing to push food processors toward reducing salt content in our diets.

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16-29 Segment 1: Conversations with Babies

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Scientists have discovered that the way parents talk to their infants has a huge effect on their intellectual development and later success. Experts discuss why and how parents should hold “conversations” with their babies.

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16-29 Segment 2: Drowning on Land

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Some 700 American children under age 14 die of drowning each year. But when a child is pulled out of the water and revived, they may face life-threatening peril hours or days later as the body reacts. Experts discuss.

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16-28 Segment 1: Lewy Body Dementia

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The second most common form of dementia is virtually unknown to most people. However, Lewy body dementia affects 1.4 million Americans, with symptoms commonly misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease. Additional symptoms such as hallucinations and uncontrollable shaking make diagnosis and caregiving more difficult, and treatments for Alzheimer’s or psychosis can often be harmful. Experts discuss.

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