Help for Your Aching Back: Sacroiliac Joint Disorder
The sacroiliac joint is part of the lower spine and joins the sacrum—the last five vertebrae in the spine with the iliac arteries in the legs. While not as well- known as the other causes of back pain disorders of these joints can be excruciating! In this program we take viewers into the surgical suite to see how disorders of the sacroiliac joint are corrected and treated. The goal of the operation is to stabilize the area and stop the pain. We’ll meet patients who have undergone the procedure and hear how it’s helped them get back to living an active, healthy life.
What Is Fabry Disease?
Fabry disease is a mysterious and rare hereditary condition that if left undiagnosed or untreated can result in severe organ damage (particularly of the kidneys) and ultimate death by the age of 40. It’s passed along the X chromosome from mother to child–like Hemophilia. But unlike hemophilia which only affects the cells that control blood-clotting Fabry disease affects potentially every cell in the body. But geneticists and researchers have made great strides in understanding this condition and developing specific therapies to treat it. In this program we’ll meet a family with Fabry disease—and hear from the doctor who treats them and the genetics expert who explains how the disease develops and why it can cause such serious consequences if left untreated.
Segment 3 – Hair Restoration
Robotics surgery is on the cutting edge of medical procedures for complex operations like prostatectomy to lung cancer surgery. But there is a place for robotic technology in hair restoration as well. In this segment we take a look at a robotics system that works to restore hair lost to male pattern baldness or for other reasons. We delve into how the technology works and why it may be the answer to a problem that perhaps is not life-threatening—but can severely affect a person’s self- esteem and quality of life.
Our goal is to guide viewers along the path to a long healthy life. The science of medicine will come to life through colorful 3D animation and crisp high definition video. Everyday people tell extraordinary stories of triumph and survival in an upbeat, positive format.
Experts will highlight the life-changing benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle as a way of preventing disease and promoting health and wellness choices that can keep viewers active and vital from early adulthood onward.
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