MYSTERY ER Season 2 Takes Viewers Behind the Curtain for Real-Life Medical Mysteries on Discovery Health

Monday, June 30, 2008 General News
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SILVER SPRING, Md., June 30 This summer, Discovery Healthbrings gripping, real-life emergency room stories to television with MYSTERYER, the popular medical reality program. Beginning Monday, July 14, at (8 PMET/PT,) the second season premieres 10 suspense-packed episodes showcasing thelife-threatening drama of patients with enigmatic symptoms and the doctors whorace the clock to make a diagnosis -- and to save lives. MYSTERY ER adds toDiscovery Health's extensive must-see offerings in the medical mystery genre,joining other hit series including MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS and DIAGNOSIS X.

Each episode of MYSTERY ER chronicles the real journey of an imperiledpatient from the time he or she is rushed through the emergency room doors.The fast-paced action begins as the doctors scramble to make a diagnosis-butthe pressure is on when the patient's symptoms produce little -- if any --information. MYSTERY ER takes viewers along with doctors as they attempt tounravel the most unusual cases of their lives, revealing everything from rareconditions to animal-transmitted diseases and even criminal foul play. Amongthe stories featured this season:

-- Decades after a serious car accident, a woman spontaneously loses theability to speak -- and when her speech returns, she speaks with a foreignaccent that won't go away.

-- A strongly built young man, after blowing his nose, gets violently illand suddenly loses consciousness.

-- A small child blacks out and becomes red after exposure to sunlight --and a visit to the ER yields the startling discovery that the child is unableto sweat.

Featuring real-life stories of inexplicable medical mysteries straightfrom the emergency room, MYSTERY ER is enhanced with re-enactments of trueevents as well as interviews with the actual patients and their doctors. Fromeveryday ailments to debilitating diseases, MYSTERY ER tells extraordinarytales of the perseverance of patients and doctors who fight for a diagnosis.

Online at, visitors will have access to aslideshow tour of a real emergency room, interesting ER statistics and a "Grab'n Go" kit for family medical emergencies. In addition, the site features a"You Be the Doctor" quiz, where users will guess the diagnosis based on avariety of symptoms.

MYSTERY ER is produced for Discovery Health by Mike Mathis Productions.For Discovery Health, Wendy Douglas is executive producer. For Mike MathisProductions, Valerie Chow is supervising producer.

Discovery Health Media includes the Discovery Health and FitTV televisionnetworks and online assets including, as wellas its Continuing Medical Education (CME) business and Discovery's firststand-alone VOD service, Discovery Health On-Call. Discovery Health Media ispart of Discovery Communications, the number-one nonfiction media companyreaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries.Discovery's 100-plus worldwide networks are led by Discovery Channel, TLC,Animal Planet, The Science Channel, Discovery Health and HD Theater, withdigital media properties including Discovery Communicationsis owned by Discovery Holding Co. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/NewhouseCommunications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. Formore information please visit

SOURCE Discovery Health

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