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Contact: Kristin Tutino, WXXI, (585) 258-0253

 

SECOND OPINION, WXXI’S NATIONAL HEALTH CARE SERIES, HOSTS LIVE TWITTER EVENTS MAY 17-19 DURING THE TAPING OF SEASON 9

Rochester, NY (May 16, 2012) – WXXI will host live Twitter events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 17, 18 and 19 during the taping of its national public television health series Second Opinion. Using @SecondOpinionTV with hashtag #AskTVDr, twitter followers can watch the taping live, send in questions to the panelists on the show and interact with medical advisors who are watching the taping. The Twitter events feature three important and newsworthy health topics. Second Opinion is co-produced by the University of Rochester Medical Center and West 175. Major funding is provided by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

FAST FACTS:
WHO:  @Second OpinionTV (Follow us prior to the event)
WHAT: Second Opinion live Twitter events during the television taping of season nine!
WHEN:

  • Thursday, May 17 at 10am (ET)— Topic: Dealing with Loss and Grief The episode features  parents whose daughter died in a tragic car accident.
  • Friday, May 18 at 2pm (ET)— Topic: Is Your Food Safe? This episode features a mother whose daughter contracted E. Coli.
  • Saturday, May 19 at 2pm (ET)— Topic: Understanding Conversion Disorder This show discusses nationally known cases of this strange and devastating shared neurological condition, including the teens in LeRoy, New York.

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 major sponsor of Second Opinion is Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.  The series is produced for public television by WXXI, Rochester, The University of Rochester Medical Center and West 175 Productions. Second Opinion airs Fridays at 10 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD, and on more than 250 PBS stations across the country.

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