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This edition: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: A Deadly Masquerade

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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.

  • Targeting Gist
  • Wednesday, July 11 - 9:00pm
  • Thursday, July 12 - 10:30am, 4:30pm
  • Saturday, July 14 - 11:30am
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Wednesday, June 27 - 9:00pm
  • Thursday, June 28 - 10:30am, 4:30pm
  • Saturday, June 30 - 11:30am
  • Fighting Gout
  • Wednesday, June 20 - 9:00pm
  • Thursday, June 21 - 10:30am, 4:30pm
  • Saturday, June 23 - 11:30am