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Thursday, July 24, 2014
12:00 PM
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: A Deadly Masquerade
For the past 50 years researchers have known about a deadly condition that can masquerade as common lung diseases like emphysema or asthma. It's called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: a genetic defect that can allow patients' lungs to get so damaged they ultimately need a transplant. Researchers estimate almost 90 percent of the people with Alpha-1 don't know they have it. In this program we'll take a closer look at Alpha-1 and explore the history of the condition which was discovered in Sweden in 1963. We'll also hear from both experts and patients about treatments that have helped people with Alpha-1 bring the condition under control.



Thursday, July 31, 2014
12:00 PM
Advances In Treating Colon Cancer with Surgery
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women. But it's also a cancer that can often be prevented by early and appropriate screening. Also, regular screening-when people are in their 40's - 50's-can often find colon cancer early, when it is most likely to be curable. In this program we look at treating colon and rectal cancer and focus on a surgical advance that may be helping patients recover faster. It's minimally invasive colon surgery. Unlike the traditional operations with large incisions and longer recovery times - the minimally invasive procedure involves smaller incisions -and a much shorter recovery. This can help reduce both the physical and emotional impact on patients' lives. Plus if the cancer is found early enough-this minimally invasive procedure may be all the treatment they need. We'll also see why the comprehensive care model works so well in colon & rectal cancer by treating the patient as well as the cancer.