Doctor Doctor - Monday August 20 - Friday August 24

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09.30–10.30

The nation’s favourite GP, Dr Mark Porter, presents the daily medical show that tackles a diverse range of issues in front of a live studio audience. Offering viewers expert advice on all things health-related, Mark co-presents the show with leading psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud, and is joined by a changing panel of top medical specialists. With no subject considered taboo, the experts field a variety of viewers’ questions about their physical and mental wellbeing, focusing on a different set of medical issues every day.

Forming the UK’s first TV doctor’s surgery, the new format of Doctor Doctor is interactive, allowing viewers the chance to ask questions via text, internet or phone. Members of the studio audience will also find out how healthy they are, with those in need of help being given advice on the spot.

However, there is much more to Doctor Doctor than the daily live shows –it also serves as an important information service for viewers at home. In addition to comprehensive fact sheets for the key topics covered in the series, there is a self-help video-on-demand service available online, covering a diverse range of topical subjects.

Throughout the series, Mark and Raj will be talking to some well-known celebrities about their ailments and exploring how they have overcome them. This morning’s show presents a parent’s guide to the MMR jab, as well as advice on how to tackle depression.

Tuesday’s programme shows how to keep your kid’s temperature in check, and exposes five myths about mental illness.

The subject of Wednesday’s edition is diabetes. Plus, guidance on how to stop stings and bites being a pain.

Thursday’sshow looks at what puts the ‘super’ into super foods, and investigates ME.

Friday’s programme deals with the issues surrounding breastfeeding, and offers advice on how best to identify and treat thrush.

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