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Discovery Health Uncovers the Truth with Its 'Mystery March' Programming Event
Discovery Health will air "three back-to-back hours of its most riveting and compelling medical mystery programming every Monday in March."

[via press release from Discovery Health]

Discovery Health Uncovers the Truth With Its 'Mystery March' Programming Event

- Beginning March 2, Viewer Favorites MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS and DR. G: MEDICAL EXAMINER Headline Thrilling Monday Night Lineup on Discovery Health -

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 30 -- Discovery Health -- television's home for gripping, real-life medical mysteries and forensic investigations -- takes the genre to the next level with the network's month-long programming event, MYSTERY MARCH. Beginning March 2 at 8 PM (ET/PT), Discovery Health will air three back-to-back hours of its most riveting and compelling medical mystery programming every Monday in March.

Viewers can join in the search for the truth alongside experts and patients while watching MYSTERY MARCH's award-winning lineup:

Dr. Jan Garavaglia's most puzzling juvenile justice cases on DR. G: MEDICAL EXAMINER at 8 and 9 PM (ET/PT)

Inspiring all-new episodes of the hit series MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS at 10 PM (ET/PT)

Each episode of MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS profiles the stories of vigilant patients and their passionate advocates who refuse to take no for an answer as they endeavor to solve their own medical mysteries. The premiere episode tells the heartbreaking tale of 3-year-old Ashley, whose life is forever altered after a devastating misdiagnosis of a bizarre lump found on her right shoulder. MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS profiles the strength and courage of heroic patients and determined medical practitioners as they struggle to make sense of their baffling conditions.

MYSTERY MARCH will also revisit some of the most gripping cases of DR. G: MEDICAL EXAMINER, with each episode featuring the search for a cause of death in children whose lives ended all too soon. Dr. Jan Garavaglia--known to her fans simply as "Dr. G"-- is America's most well-known medical examiner, tackling the toughest cases with expertise, professionalism and her signature no-nonsense attitude. Each episode of DR. G: MEDICAL EXAMINER draws viewers into a world of mystery, forensics and relentless determination to find the answers to families' lingering questions about the death of loved ones.

DiscoveryHealth.com will also launch all-new online elements including Getting Help, an interactive discussion forum on medical conditions, and a Shout-Out Wall where visitors can post their comments about the diagnosis and treatment process. The site will feature a refreshed game section with a MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS-themed quiz, medical mystery trivia based on episodes of the hit series MYSTERY ER and a brand-new matching game called "Match That Microbe." In addition, DiscoveryHealth.com will provide a disease resource catalog, directing visitors to the appropriate organizations for help or more information on specific medical conditions.

MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS is produced for Discovery Health by True Entertainment. For Discovery Health, Alon Orstein is executive producer and for True Entertainment, Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh and Stephanya J. Miller are executive producers. DR. G: MEDICAL EXAMINER is produced for Discovery Health by Atlas Media Corp. For Discovery Health, Alon Orstein is executive producer and for Atlas Media Corp., Bruce Klein is executive producer. MYSTERY ER is produced for Discovery Health by Mike Mathis Productions. For Discovery Health, Wendy Douglas is executive producer. For Mike Mathis Productions, Valerie Chow is supervising producer.

About Discovery Health:

Discovery Health Media includes the Discovery Health and FitTV television networks and online assets including www.discoveryhealth.com, as well as its Continuing Medical Education (CME) business and Discovery's first stand-alone VOD service, Discovery Health On-Call. Discovery Health Media is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISAD, DISBD, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

  [january 2009]  


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