CPTV Health & Medical Programs, 2016-2017*
9 Months That Made You – Using groundbreaking technology, this series captures the amazing changes that occur in the womb during fetal development. The series comes in three one-hour parts, following the trimesters and zeroing in on the critical moments that define us all.
Episode 1 – “The First 8 Weeks”
Follow how humans are formed through the changes that take place during the first trimester, until a baby become unmistakably human.
On CPTV: Wednesday, June 29 at 10 p.m.
Episode 2 – “One of a Kind”
Explore how each person becomes totally unique with different characteristics, all while still inside the womb.
On CPTV: Wednesday, July 6 at 10 p.m.
Episode 3 – “The Final Countdown”
Look at how the time in the womb determines a person’s destiny on the outside.
On CPTV: Wednesday, July 13 at 10 p.m.
Age Wise – This five-part series takes an empowering look at issues facing today’s seniors. Each 30-minute episode examines the best practices to help adults age better, with insights from experts and everyday adults who share their personal stories.
Episode 1 – “Where We Live”
Take a look at the different senior living options available in order to make the best choice for you.
On CPTV: Saturday, July 2 at 11 a.m.
Episode 2 – “Aging in Place
Find out how to remain independent in later years with help from home feature designs, community programs, and social connections.
On CPTV: Saturday, July 9 at 11 a.m.
Episode 3 – “Caregiving”
Learn how people are managing the challenges and experiencing the rewards of caring for a loved one.
On CPTV: Saturday, July 16 at 11 a.m.
Episode 4 – “End of Life”
Provide peace of mind by exploring the tools for communicating personal wishes and end-of-life care options.
On CPTV: Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m.
Episode 5 – “Communities That Care”
See how seniors stay connected to the places and people they have known for most of their lives, even in senior communities.
On CPTV: Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m.
“Waging War On Cancer: Today and Tomorrow”
The idea of cancer often prompts fear and dread. Yet while cancer is still the second-leading cause of death in the U.S., patients today are living longer and enjoying healthier lives than in the past. This one-hour special explores three stories of people who have been able to take advantage of the recent progress and research breakthroughs that are helping more than 10 million Americans become cancer survivors.
On CPTV: Monday, September 19 at 10 p.m.
“What Love Is”
Fifty women with incurable breast cancer heroically endure an experimental medical protocol to prove that there is a better way of life – and death – for cancer patients and their families. This documentary is narrated by NPR’s Scott Simon and filmed in North Carolina, Colorado, and Rome.
On CPTV: Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.
“All in the Same Boat: Stories of Breast Cancer Survivors”
This half-hour program is about a dragon boat team whose members are all breast cancer survivors. The inspirational story begins as this Miami team trains for their biggest race yet. Their stories of courage, hope, and friendship unfold as the team prepares, and their message is clear: it’s not just a race to the finish line, it’s a race against breast cancer.
On CPTV: Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.
This inspiring documentary tells the story of Michael E. DeBakey, whose career spanned over 70 years and whose work has touched the lives of millions. Through rare interviews with DeBakey, the film’s producer, Dr. Tony Herring – a student of DeBakey’s in the ‘60s – takes viewers on a journey to learn about the incredible life and career of his mentor and teacher.
On CPTV: Wednesday, November 2 at 10 p.m.
“Surviving Prostate Cancer”
This year an estimated 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Upwards of 400,000 more will be diagnosed with prostatitis, a known precursor to prostate cancer. Once diagnosed with prostate disease, the aggressive, conventional medical treatments are typically presented by doctors as the only available option, often with a sense of urgency that discourages any other treatment considerations. This documentary challenges this automatic formula for treatment as it travels to eight countries on three continents and features interviews with 56 doctors who share the truth about natural healing and prostate cancer.
On CPTV: Saturday, December 17 at 7 p.m.
“Innovations in Medicine”
This fast-paced, 13-part series explores the latest breakthroughs in research and treatment from some of the top medical and scientific centers in the United States. Episodes include:
- #101 – New Wound Care, AmfAR Interview, Lifestyle and Heart Health, Alternative Medicine Hospital, COPD Stem Cell
- #102 – Dangers of Being Overweight, Children & Teen Obesity, Why Diets Fail, Healthy Diets & Foods, Bariatric Surgery
- #103 – Air Purifier, Childhood Obesity, Peanut Allergy, Waterlase Dentistry Pediatrics, SIDS, Teen Suicide
- #104 – Stem Cell Therapy, Cancer Treatment, HCG Diet Plan, Clean CPAP, Fecal Transplantation, Pot Protects the Brain, Prostate Cancer
- #105 – Tens Unit, TMS and Depression, Ankle Arthritis, Motion-sparing surgery, Hip Replacement/Steve Garvey
- #106 – Heart Surgery Through the Wrist (Cardiac Catheterization Through the Wrist), New Stroke Treatment, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Four Pillars of Wellness
- #107 – Alzheimer’s, Testosterone Therapy, New Sleep, Gluten-Free Diet, New Drug-Fighting Hospital Infection, Pediatric Research
- #108 – Facelifts, Smile Lift, SI Bone Orthopedic, New Treatments for Depression, Artificial Kidneys
- #109 – Visual DX- Diagnostic Tool, New Delivery System of Meds to Help Premature Babies Breathe, Stem Cell & Orthopedics, New Natural Method Treating Anxiety for Veterans, Brain 360 CT
- #110 – Personalized Cancer Treatment, Cancer Screening, Ovarian Cancer, 3D Mammograms, Proton Therapy for Cancer
- #111 – New Dental Imaging, Pat Boone Life Over 80, New Vaccine for MRSA, Baby Fae: 1st Newborn Heart Transplant, Breast Cancer Facts & Myths
- #112 – Human Eye, Corneal Inlays, Advances in Diabetic Eye Diseases, New Glaucoma Surgeries, Advances in Optometry, New Laser Cataract Surgery, Tonic Implants Astigmatism
- #113 – Elizabeth Taylor & AIDS, Amputation Prevention, Sleep Safe, What a Difference Sleep Makes, Sleeping Disorders
On CPTV: Sundays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 8
Heart 411 reveals what every man and woman needs to know about the #1 killer in the United States — heart disease. Two of the top cardiac doctors in the country – cardiac surgeon Marc Gillinov, MD, and cardiologist Steven Nissen, MD — outline keys to preventing heart disease and stroke, uncover the truth about current tests and treatments, and reveal the future of cardiac surgery and care. The three-part special arms viewers with practical information they will need to talk with their doctor, ask informed questions, understand the treatments available to them, and make the best decisions for their health.
On CPTV: Saturday, February 18 at 7 p.m.
“Global Health Frontiers”
Global Health Frontiers consists of two one-hour episodes, each containing three separate stories from around the world, showing how new sources of funding, innovation, and dedicated people working on the front lines are making progress in controlling or eradicating major health threats, including devastating diseases of poverty that have afflicted millions for centuries. With an advisory panel of eminent experts, and collaborating with a wide range of global health organizations engaged in pioneering field work, episodes explore the leading edge of global health news.
On CPTV: (March air dates TBA)
“Journey to a Miracle: Freedom from Insulin”
This award-winning documentary tells of a historic but little-known breakthrough in diabetes that could help millions throughout the world, if they only knew about it. It is a breakthrough so extraordinary that it has shifted the paradigm in conventional thinking about diabetes and how to treat it.
On CPTV: (April air date TBA)
*Air dates and times subject to change.