Release Date: 
Wed, 07/17/2013

WXXI Public Broadcasting

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Rochester, New York 14603-3021



Kristin Tutino, Publicist: 585/258-0253

For Immediate Release

Rochester, NY (July 17, 2013) – What sports have the highest concussion rate? Can a reaction to a food allergy be prevented? Could my sweet tooth lead to diabetes? Tweet your questions about concussion, food allergies, and diabetes during a live taping of WXXI’s national health care series Second Opinion July 24, 25 and 27.Using @SecondOpinionTV with hashtag #AskTVDr, Twitter followers can watch the taping of the show live, send in questions to the panelists on the show, and interact with medical advisors who are also watching the taping. Questions can also be sent prior to the taping using the same address. Second Opinion is public television’s weekly healthcare series where host Dr. Peter Salgo presents an actual medical case to a panel of experts.

WHO:  @Second OpinionTV (Follow us prior to the event) 
WHATSecond Opinion live Twitter events during the television taping of season ten.

  • Wednesday, July 24 at 3pm (ET)— Topic: Concussion If a student athlete gets hit multiple times, how much is too much?
  • Thursday, July 25 at 11:30am (ET)— Topic: Food Allergies How difficult is it for families to manage food allergies and keep their kids safe? What are their strategies?
  • Saturday, July 27 at 10am (ET)— Topic: Managing Diabetes Can a young man manage diabetes on his own? When is it time to get a "Second Opinion?"

WHERE: Join us on Twitter @SecondOpinionTV using hashtag #AskTVDr

About Second Opinion
Second Opinion is the only regularly scheduled health series on public television. Each week, Dr. Peter Salgo engages a panel of medical professionals and patients in honest, in-depth discussions about life-changing medical decisions. Using intriguing, real-life medical cases, the specialists grapple with diagnosis and treatment options to give viewers the most up-to-date, accurate medical information.  The series is produced for public television by WXXI, The University of Rochester Medical Center and West 175 Productions. Second Opinion is made possible with support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). The series airs Saturdays at 3 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD, Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD (DT21. 21.2), and on more than 250 PBS stations across the country. To learn more, visit:

Answers to the questions in the first paragraph: (1) Concussions can occur in any sport, but most result from ice hockey and football. (2) Strict avoidance of the allergy-causing food is the only way to avoid a reaction. (3) No.



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