Award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and women's health & wellness advocate, Joan Lunden, has been named host of Second Opinion, public television’s Emmy-nominated national healthcare series.
For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on Good Morning America, bringing insight to the day’s top stories. As the longest-running female host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered five presidents, five Olympics, and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families, and their health.
As host of Second Opinion with Joan Lunden, she will draw from her years of experience as she guides medical professionals and lay people in honest, in-depth discussions about life-changing medical decisions.
Second Opinion with Joan Lunden is a national health initiative that reaches an engaged audience through television, web, social media, and community and national outreach.
The series has been helping people become healthy, stay healthy, and navigate the healthcare system since its inception in 2004.
Second Opinion with Joan Lunden uses the power and the mission of noncommercial public media to educate, promote good health, improve doctor/patient communication, and empower people to take charge of their own healthcare.
Second Opinion with Joan Lunden focuses on health literacy in a way that is relevant and accessible to viewers and to physicians, in a format that engages and entertains.
The program and related website and social media provide trusted health information on every platform, and the weekly television program engages viewers from across the United States as they watch doctors and patients talk through a variety of health issues from high blood pressure and cancer, t
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Check out Second Opinion Series 1 - 16
Series available 2021
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