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|#15971/0635 ACTINIC KERATOSIS: The Link between Chronic Sun Damage and Skin Cancer|
Although actinic keratosis - rough, scaly patches of skin that result from too much sun - is very common, it is classified as a premalignant condition that can develop into squamous cell carcinoma. Fortunately, there are many effective methods that can slow that development, or in some cases interrupt it completely. This program lets viewers know how people with AK can lower their risk of invasive skin cancer. In addition, a former pro football player whose AK progression resulted in the loss of part of his nose stresses the importance of limiting unprotected exposure to the sun. *Closed Captioned
|#15642/1120 ADDED SUGARS: The Bitter Truth|
This program shows how extra calories from sugar convert into fat molecules, and the dangers of having too much sugar in your bloodstream. Find out where in your diet all that extra sugar hides and how to easily reduce your daily intake.Grades 6 to A
|#15617/0787 ADHD IN ADULTS|
From leading ADHD authority Dr. Russell A. Barkley, this instructive program integrates information about ADHD with the experiences of adults from different walks of life who suffer from the disorder. Including interviews with these individuals, their family members, and the clinicians who treat them, the program addresses such important topics as the symptoms and behaviors that are characteristic of the disorder, how adult ADHD differs from the childhood form, the effects of ADHD on the family, and successful coping strategies. Approaches to adult diagnosis and treatment are explained in detail.
|#15619/0787 ADHD IN THE CLASSROOM: Strategies for Teachers|
From leading authority Dr. Russell Barkley, this program is designed to help teachers create a learning environment that is responsive to the needs of all students, including those with ADHD. Scenes from an actual classroom illustrate problems that teachers typically encounter and bring effective solutions to life. Viewers see firsthand how to incorporate social skills into the curriculum and how to implement such behavior management methods as color charts and signs, point system, token economy, and turtle-control technique. The video also features helpful graphics, interviews with teachers and other education experts, and informative commentary from Dr. Barkley.
|#15326/0635 ADHD Rush Hour|
The issues surrounding ADHD are fiercely debated. Who decides when rambunctious behavior has become a psychiatric concern? Do the benefits of Ritalin outweigh its risks? Is ADHD even a true disorder, or just another way for pharmaceutical companies to make money? This program speaks with students diagnosed with ADHD and to nearly a dozen medical and academic experts about its identification and treatment.
|#11326/0430 ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Series (3 Programs)|
Professionals in health care, education, and anyone who works with the public will benefit from the information in these programs. AD/HD: Identification and Assessment Provides an overview of AD/HD, including demographics, symptoms, and affects on daily life. Testing, evaluation, and challenges in making the diagnosis are discussed. 21 minutes AD/HD: Medication Strategies The information in this program will provide the learner with a good working knowledge of the stimulant and non-stimulant medications currently used to treat adult and childhood AD/HD. 24 minutes AD/HD: Behavioral Strategies Focuses on the various behavioral techniques in use or under investigation for the treatment of AD/HD. The value of counseling, tutoring, and coaching is delineated and a variety of specific therapeutic modalities are explained. 19 minutes
|#15396/0605 ADHD: Out of Control Kids|
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a complicated behavioral disorder which is difficult to diagnose, manifests itself in adults as well as children and has far reaching effects on the lives of those who suffer from it, as well as on their families. This remarkable film shows in a short space of time many variants and how this disorder affects individuals from preschool age through adulthood. One common pharmaceutical treatment is Ritalin, a compound similar to cocaine. Many parents want to avoid its use and try other strategies which are shown here. The film will sensitize educators and parents to a complex behavioral problem.
|#15618/0787 ADHD: What Can We Do?|
This program introduces viewers to a variety of the most effective techniques for managing ADHD in the classroom, at home, and on family outings. Illustrated are ways that parents, teachers, and other professionals can work together to implement specific strategies that help children with the disorder improve their school performance and behavior. Informative interviews, demonstrations of techniques, and commentary from Dr. Russell Barkley illuminate the significant difference that treatment can make.
|#14843/0545 ADULT HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT|
This program describes the physical and psychological characteristics of the three stages of adult development, along with some factors that influence wellness as men and women age. Universal determinants of health are covered, including lifestyle choices, gender differences, and environmental conditions.Grades 8 to A
|#13768/0545 ALL ABOUT NUTRIENTS|
This program explores the function of nutrients, the reason why we need to eat a balanced nutritional food intake and what health problems may result if we do not eat properly. Grades 8 to A
|#12218/1290 AMAZING EGGS Revised!|
Get the facts on the amazing egg! Learn about size, grade, color, storage, cooking temperatures, and nutrition. Explore the versatility of eggs, various ways to prepare them and how they contribute to the preparation of other foods. Egg recipes are included and demonstrated by comedian Stevie Ray. Grades 6 to A
|#14784/0635 ANAPHYLAXIS: What You Should Know about an Allergic Emergency|
This program highlights ways to prevent anaphylaxis, shows how it is diagnosed, and discusses the available emergency treatments that can truly be life-saving.
|#15650/0552 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY SERIES (10 Programs)|
This series provides a comprehensive overview of human anatomy. Each of the ten programs focuses on one body system and includes brief descriptions of how on each system interacts with or impacts others. The information is presented in a logical as well as entertaining format, with clear descriptions and explanations reinforced by full color animated graphics. Comparisons using common experiences and everyday objects assist the learner in remembering the information presented. Below, the individual program learning objectives are provided for each title. This series is appropriate for entry level healthcare training, nursing, respiratory therapy, physical and occupational therapy. Also high school and college science. 127.1 THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM (16 min cc) 127.2 THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM (16 min cc) 127.3 THE NERVIOUS SYSTEM (16 min cc) 127.4 THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (17 min cc) 127.5 THE SKELETAL SYSTEM (17 min cc) 127.6 THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM (17 min cc) 127.7 THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM (17 min cc) 127.8 THE URINARY SYSTEM (18 min cc) 127.9 THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM (18 min cc) 127.10 THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM (17 min cc) *All programs are Closed Captioned *Streaming rights are available for all titles *Scripts, study guides and CEU packets for each program are provided on a CD-ROM in PDF format. The study guides and CEU packets include program descriptions and objectives, pre-viewing and post-viewing tests with answer keys, discussion topics and glossary.
|#12280/0430 ANATOMY SERIES (10 Programs)|
This comprehensive series of ten programs provides engaging, entertaining, energetic and highly imaginative descriptions of the various anatomical systems: THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM - 16 minutes THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM - 27 minutes THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM - 16 minutes THE NERVOUS SYSTEM - 16 minutes THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM - 17 minutes THE SKELETAL SYSTEM - 17 minutes THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM - 17 minutes THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM - 17 minutes THE URINARY SYSTEM - 18 minutes THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM - 18 minutes
|#13767/0545 ANATOMY: During Physical Activity|
How do the Skeletal, Muscular, Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Nervous Systems interact and support each other in the human body during strenuous physical activity and while we rest? Viewers get an insider's view of how we work. Grades 8 to A
|#15313/1725 ARTS AND THE MIND: Strengthening Our Minds Across a Lifetime|
This two-part documentary reveals the crucial impact of the arts on the human brain across our lifetimes and explores its particularly vital role in human development during youth and older age. The series shares stories of how music, dance, painting, poetry and theater markedly improve well-being at both ends of life, and reveals the cutting-edge science that explains the powerful, positive impact of the arts on our brains. Alleviating symptoms of PTSD and Alzheimers through art and dance therapies are discussed.*Sub-titles in English
|#15001/0603 ASPERGER'S AUTISM AND GIRLS: Understanding and Appreciating the Female Perspective|
Featuring clinical psychologist and autism specialist Tony Attwood, this program describes the unique challenges of women and girls with autism and Asperger syndrome as well as its rapid increase. Looks at practical solutions for schools, explores social challenges, and covers such issues as navigating puberty, transitioning to work or college, and finding a career.
|#15551/0603 ASPERGER'S SYNDROME: Anger Management, Teaching Teachers, and Teenage Issues|
Dr. Tony Atwood gives teachers great advice on how to effectively manage a classroom that includes students with Asperger's. He offers tips for inclusion success and social/behavioral warning signs to watch for. He also shares helpful strategies for teaching adolescents with Asperger's. Since social skills are so imperative at this age, this tends to be a particularly challenging age for students and, consequently, for teachers. Viewers learn how to deal with angry outbursts and take preventative steps to avoid conflicts. Create a positive learning environment where ALL students thrive!
|#16002/0603 AUT-EROBICS: Autism Movement Therapy|
"Programs like Joanne's Autism Movement Therapy offer opportunities for our kids to develop the necessary and fundamental skills that benefit all our kids. Art saved my life." Temple Grandin Autism Movement Therapy Special-needs educator Joanne Lara has the perfect heartwarming solution for working with autistic children and students - and it’s simple and fun. The answer: dance, dance, dance. Aut-erobics cleverly engages the whole brain and body with music and movement to improve motor and cognitive skills in children with autism. Whether its following simple movement sequences or moving to their own beat, children will energize mind and body all while having fun dancing.
|#14960/0603 AUTISM AND ASPERGER'S SYNDROME: An Insightful Presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin|
Dr. Temple Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique program, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives.
|#15991/0603 AUTISM AND THE FAMILY|
This is a unique presentation that will improve the lives of everyone in the family. Author Jennifer O'Toole was diagnosed as an Aspie in adulthood and is the mother of three Asperkids, the wife of an Aspie, and the author of the internationally celebrated "Asperkids" book series. This dynamic presentation is laced with humor, charm and caring. Everyone - teachers, therapists and family members of a person with autism - will benefit from Jennifer's insights. Jennifer O'Toole is the winner of the 2012 Temple Grandin Award, a recipient of GRASP's 2012 Distinguished Spectrumite Medal, 2012 AuKids Speaker of the Year, and a nominee for the 2012 Autism Society Book Award and Godiva's Woman of the Year. TV actress/Activist Holly Robinson Peete even listed Jennifer among her "Autism Parent Superstars." *Full-length previews of this TWO part series are available upon request
|#15746/1615 AUTISM IN THE CLASSROOM: What Teachers Need to Know|
This video is a good overview as it covers symptoms, common behaviors, misconceptions, needed supports, treatment, IDEA and the responsibilities of educators and parents. It also features interviews with children, their teachers and parents, as well as Dr. Bernard Rimland, founder of the Autism Research Institute, and author/technical director of the movie "Rain Man".Grades K to 12
|#12250/0198 BASICS OF ANATOMY SERIES (THE) 6 Programs|
This series is the most cost-effective investment your science department or media center can make to supplement your school’s biology curriculum. Each of the six DVDs comes complete with printable PDFs of study guides, worksheets, and an annotated script explaining interesting shots along with the location and circumstances involved in capturing them. Chapter search enabled. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: Neurons, Networks and the Human Brain THE IMMUNOLOGICAL SYSTEM: Recognition, Attack, and Memory THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM: Molecular Messengers, Chemical Control RESPIRATION AND CIRCULATION: Gas Exchange, Molecular Transport DIGESTION AND EXCRETION: Absorption, Excretion, and Homeostasis MUSCULAR, SKELETAL, AND INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM: Defining Our Form Grades 8 to 12
|#12221/1290 BASICS: FRUITS AND VEGETABLES|
Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. In this video, Chef Paulette Mitchell discusses the variety of fruits and vegetables available while demonstrating preparation and cooking methods. Chef Paulette also demonstrates easy and delicious recipes including fruit kabobs, fruit smoothies, fruit ices, vegetable pizza and a veggie tortilla roll-up. Grades 7 to A
|#15784/0605 BEST KEPT SECRET: Aging Out with Autism|
Janet Mino has taught her high school class of young men with autism for four years. This program follows Ms. Mino and her students over the year and a half before graduation. The clock is ticking to find them a place in the adult world - a job or rare placement in a recreational center - so they do not end up where their predecessors have, sitting at home, institutionalized, or on the streets.
|#4520/0685 BIG BUCKS, BIG PHARMA: Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs|
This compelling program pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to expose the insidious ways that illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created, for capital gain. This program challenges us to ask important questions about the consequences of relying on a for-profit industry for our health and well-being.
|#12540/0635 BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY (4 Programs)|
Genetically modified?! Stem cell medical breakthrough!? More people living longer? More (healthy?) food from cloned animals and altered crops? Where is BIOTECH going? Is this a gamble we are willing to take? This four- part series investigates these questions and more as we head into the future. BIOINFORMATICS, GENOMICS, AND PROTEOMICS: Getting the Big Picture 25 minutes BIOTECHNOLOGY AND YOUR HEALTH: Pharmaceutical Applications 24 minutes BIOTECHNOLOGY ON THE FARM AND IN THE FACTORY: Agricultural and Industrial Applications 28 minutes THE ETHICS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY 24 minutes
|#15182/2003 BLOOD: Vital to our Existence|
This program explores the composition of blood and looks at the heart and circulatory system. It features animated graphics that demonstrate the pumping of the heart, how red blood cells carry oxygen to the cells and remove carbon dioxide and how white blood cells protect the body.Grades 4 to 9
|#16171/2003 BLOWING SMOKE - VAPING TEENS|
E-cigarettes have been called the next generation cigarette and vaping the newest way for teens to start smoking. Most teens assume vaping is harmless, however it is not. Studies have shown that the gases and particles in e-cigarette vapors can harm the lungs, brain, heart and immune system. So what is vaping? What is the vapor made from and how does it work? Do e-cigarettes contain toxins? Are e-cigarettes dangerous? Do e-cigarettes contain nicotine?What are the short and long term side effects? E-cigarettes actually emit a suspension of particles, toxins and other chemicals suspended within a gas. E-cig vapor often contains even more particles than tobacco smoke.Grades 8 to 12
|#7570/1945 BODY HYGIENE: Healthy Habits for Life|
Hi Gene! Hygiene! Even the word sounds suspect to a grade 4 student! Yuucchheee! Creepy! So how can educators begin to approach this sometimes delicate subject. Young viewers learn it's about health and social acceptability so get scrubbing! Two formats for the price of one. Grades 3 to 6
|#12206/1290 BREAKFAST BECAUSE!|
Breakfast is super important for great physical and mental performance. So why is the message not getting through to teenagers? Probably because they had a bag of chips for breakfast! *This DVD contains two versions - one featuring the U.S. Food Pyramid and the other the Canada Food Guide. Grades 6 to 12
|#7096/1690 BREAKFAST: Most Important Meal|
What does breakfast do for you? Lots, apparently! This video works hard to show viewers - especially teens - how very important it is to start off the day with a nutritious meal, the meal that, unfortunately, many people do not bother with. So, what's for breakfast? Grades 9 to A
|#15285/1725 CAN I EAT THAT?|
What are the scientific secrets behind your favorite foods? David Pogue ventures into labs and kitchens to uncover the hidden truths behind the flavors and textures we take for granted every day.
|#12235/1290 CATCH ONTO GOOD HYGIENE!|
Aimed at middle to junior high school age viewers who are just beginning to take responsibility for their about-to-be-acquired young adult bodies; what does healthy hygiene include? Grades 4 to 8
|#12228/0145 CELIAC DISEASE|
Celiac Disease is an auto immune disease that results in severe damage when the body is exposed to "glutens" - a protein that is found in wheat and several other common grains. Meet two children with celiac disease, and find out from the experts what to watch out for in your children and family.
|#16161/1335 CHANGE OF MIND (A): A Documentary on the Societal Impact of Brain Injury|
"A CHANGE OF MIND Is a captivating and impeccably crafted look into the impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on individuals, families and society. Filmmaker Hilary Pryor takes you on a revelatory journey, beautifully weaving together the tapestry of science, the pathos of loss and the inspiration of unyielding courage. Working in the field of Brain Injury, I have never seen a more important film on the subject." Shelley Morris, Chief Executive Officer, The Cridge Centre for the Family Brain injury from sports is a hot topic in today's media, but only 20% of the more than 176,000 brain injuries occurring annually in Canada are attributable to sports. Given the toll brain injury takes on individuals and families, what do we know about the impact on society as a whole? According to a recent U.S. study, 80% of the prison population have suffered traumatic brain injuries and 60% of this 80% received their first brain injury in childhood. 53% of homeless people have suffered brain injuries. One study estimates that after severe brain injury 90% of marriages end in divorce. The cost to society is immeasurable in both human and financial terms, but what are we doing to address this? *Closed Captioned *Individual Schools, Public Libraries and Non-Profit Organizations $99.95 *Colleges, Universities and School Boards $279.95
|#16058/1710 CHANGED FOREVER: Grieving the Death of Someone You Love|
When someone we love dies, our lives are changed forever. The pain and sorrow we feel seems as if it will never end. In this powerful, therapeutic, new video presentation you will see and hear others discuss what you are going through right now. You will learn how to let yourself walk through your grief without letting it overwhelm you. Testimonies of people who have recently experienced the death of a loved one, as well as experts in the field, talk about how to slowly integrate the loss you have experienced, and the grief that comes with it, into a life that is changed forever. The program is divided into eight segments. *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#9390/0905 CHILDHOOD NUTRITION: Preventing Obesity (2 Programs)|
This newly updated program gives parents and caregivers the tools they need to make the best nutritional choices for children, starting at birth! It conveys a powerful message - what and how we feed our children matters, and instilling healthy eating habits early in childhood can help prevent obesity later in life. Two volumes: Feeding Your Baby (Birth to Age 1) and Volume 2: Young Children Eating RIght (Ages 1 to 6) Grades 9 to A
|#15657/1743 CHILDREN AND GRIEF SUPERPAK (3 DVDs)|
In this series children teach others about the grieving process by sharing their personal stories of losing a loved one. We hear about their grief and loss and how they are coping and healing. These children have experienced a life-changing event, yet manage to share their stories with a sense of strength and resiliency. Viewers will be left with a feeling of hope and an understanding they are not alone in grieving the death of a loved one. Each volume includes a companion workbook with numerous discussion questions and creative exercises corresponding to the film. Titles in this Series Include: VOLUME 1, THE EXPERIENCE AND FEELINGS VOLUME 2, WAYS TO COPE VOLUME 3, LIFE AFTER DEATH Also includes: DVD+ EXTENSIVE WORKBOOK ON CD-ROMGrades K to 9
|#13035/0405 CHINESE MEDICINE|
Dr. Effie Poy Yew Chow, a registered nurse and one of the foremost experts in TCM, guides students through the philosophy and methods behind various TCM techniques - such as acupuncture, qi gong, and herbal remedies. Grades 9 to A
|#11272/0165 COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS DISCUSS "A FAMILY HEALING"|
After viewing A FAMILY HEALING, a group of families of and activists for the developmentally disabled join the video's producer to add their own views and experiences. Generally critical of institutionalization, they stress the need for support systems for parents, the need for the disabled to have friends outside the family, and to integrate into society in general as much as possible for maximum health and lifestyle benefits. Grades 9 to A
|#14841/1615 COMMUNITY VOICES: Exploring Cross-Cultural Care through Cancer|
"Community Voices" uses cancer as a lens to explore the many ways that differences in culture, race and ethnicity affect health and the delivery of healthcare services. Its six clearly defined sections are intended as triggers for discussion. They explore language, interpretation and communication styles; the meanings of illness; patterns of help seeking; social and historical context; core cultural issues; and building bridges.
|#13865/0450 COMPLEMENTARY CHILDCARE SERIES (10 Programs) DVD
Produced by the Discovery Health, this series is about alternative choices for children suffering from common health issues. Leading health practitioners review the experiences of children who have benefited from complementary therapy, to the extent that the treatment has helped to cure or to relieve their condition. There are ten 30-minute programs: BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS - Explains how in ADHD sugar intake and vitamin deficiency can affect hyperactivity and behavioral problems while methods are presented that can help reduce or even replace Ritalin dependence in many cases. ALLERGIES - Explores issues with lactose intolerance, immune system problems, asthma and eczema with complimentary therapies involving homeopathy and reflexology. ANXIETY AND FEAR - Looks at the most common psychological disorder in children and teens today, anxiety. Therapies proffered include the (Edward) Bach flower remedy system, acupuncture and hypnotherapy. ASTHMA - The impact of diet on asthma and how an asthma patient's bronchial tubes constrict. Alternative therapies such as yoga, Bowen therapy, Magnet and Electronic Gem Therapy, homeopathy and diets are explained. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS - Therapies described include diet, osteopathy and homeopathy. BIRTH TRAUMA – Birth trauma is assessed with the Apgar score, which is an index of a child's alertness and color at birth. Examples cited are Cerebral Palsy. Various osteopathic therapies are described. COUGHS AND COLDS - A cold is a viral infection of the nasal passages of the nose and throat - antibiotics don't work. Complementary therapies explained include homeopathic, traditional Chinese medicine, electro-acupuncture, and color-puncture therapy. DYSLEXIA AND DYSPRAXIA - Dyslexia is a learning disability, specifically in reading and spelling, while children with Dyspraxia have difficulty being in space, holding a pencil; also math skills and sport skills are affected. Cited are uses of educational kinesiology, Neuro Development Therapy, and Auditory Integration and Syntonics. VACCINATIONS - Explains what vaccines are, what the pros and cons are, and that the idea of a vaccine is to imitate the disease in such a way that a child gets the protection without real-life exposure. WEIGHT - Health professionals are increasingly concerned about the problem of obesity, not only because of physical problems involved, but also for emotional problems as well.
|#6476/0975 COMPLETE STORY ABOUT TOBACCO|
This compelling program is three complete videos in one. Offers viewers a chance to examine their motivation for smoking. It's not about scare tactics. It's about self-realization and what part smoking, in the face of all the evidence against doing it, plays. Also provides useful tools to be used in quitting. The video is broken down into three 20-minute parts - LOSS, RISK and CARING. In conclusion, A COMPLETE STORY puts a question to viewers: know that every time you smoke you are showing a total disregard for yourself. Wonder why you don't care?
|#14059/1290 COOKING AND CHILDREN: A Learning Activity
This is really such a great idea in so many ways. The main purpose is to give parents a new way to get preschool kids eating healthier food by involving them in the preparation. This can also make kids more interested in what they are eating and so less fussy, as well as providing them a basic acquaintance with the kitchen and other significant life skills.
|#14792/0545 COOKING PROCESS (THE): How Food Changes|
It sounds simple, but scrambling an egg involves more than just heat, a frying pan, and a spatula. Using colorful, nontechnical demonstrations that any aspiring chef can understand and appreciate, this program illustrates important concepts regarding the cooking process and its effect on the basic biochemistry of food. Viewers learn what happens to fats, proteins, and carbohydrates during cooking; why foods taste either salty, sweet, bitter, or sour; how to interpret and make use of the glycemic index; and how the addition or substitution of an ingredient can make a dish unique, exciting, and typical of a certain country or region.Grades 8 to A
|#12068/0635 COPD: The Struggle to Breathe|
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an umbrella term used to describe patients with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, or any combination among those three ailments.
|#13600/1120 COPING WITH GRIEF SERIES (3 Programs)|
When someone dies, life for those people close to them will never be the same. Bereavement is particularly hard for families. At a time when children are in need of extra support, so are their parents. Shows families from a wide range of backgrounds dealing with bereavement. GRIEF IN THE FAMILY - Gives parents an insight into the process of grieving, its physical and emotional effects and the special needs of children and young people. 14 minutes NOT TOO YOUNG TO GRIEVE - Looks at the ways very young children respond to grief and what the adults around them can do to help. 15 minutes TEENAGE GRIEF - Teenagers already have to cope with huge changes in themselves and their lives, and adjusting to the death of a close friend or family member at the same time may feel like too much for them to handle. Contains six separate episodes about young people facing different kinds of bereavement. 13 minutes
|#4461/0635 CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE|
It really IS the killer they claim it is! Coronary Artery Disease ends the lives of more people than any other medical condition. Yet there are proven ways to prevent it as well as ways to help those who survive it initially to help heal themselves after the fact.
|#14995/1290 COUNTDOWN TO YOUR HEALTH FOR KIDS!|
An overview of the six things kids can do each day to stay healthy! Perfect for elementary students, kids will discover the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, drinking water, having positive mental health, limiting time spent in front of a screen, getting plenty of physical activity and enough sleep.Grades 1 to 6
|#14996/1290 COUNTDOWN TO YOUR HEALTH FOR TEENS|
An overview of six things teens and adults can do each day to stay healthy. Viewers will discover and learn about the importance of fruits and veggies, drinking water, positive mental health, limiting screen time, getting physical activity and enough sleep. Medical professionals share the facts and students share some practical advice. Grades 7 to 12
|#16086/1341 COWBOY COMMUNITY KITCHEN|
The 'Cowboy Chef' Mark Connelly, gets a group of brain injury survivors together in a community kitchen to cook, laugh, share and learn. Mark is completely deaf as a result of meningitis, Robin and Kerry are legally blind. All struggle with various outcomes of their brain injury but, as the film reveals, a community kitchen can provide the perfect space to build renewed trust in each other, in their own abilities and in life itself. The therapeutic and social effects of the Community Kitchen idea is widely applicable and effective in seniors' residences and shelters of all kinds. *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#15827/0550 CUSTOMERS WITH DISABILITIES: Delivering Excellent Service|
If you have customers with disabilities then this training program is a must see for every employee. This comprehensive course is designed to help you teach all of your associates how they can properly provide superior service to customers with disabilities Divided into 5 chapters. Includes the DVD as well as Leader's Guide, Handouts, etc. Discounts include 20% to Education and 10% to Government and Non-Profit.
|#13434/0450 DEALING WITH DEATH: Sudden Memories|
The sudden death of a friend or a family member can be a devastating experience; this is especially true when a younger person dies. And in a school setting, this can be a terribly difficult thing for young people to cope with. The purpose of this dramatic program is to help young people understand grief and learn how to deal with it.
|#13798/0635 DENTAL HEALTH|
Details the importance of maintaining good dental health, not only for aesthetic reasons, but also to prevent diabetes, cardiovascular inflammation, and other serious health threats. Gingivitis and periodontal disease destroy gum and bone tissue; the program shows how these mouth ailments can ultimately weaken systems throughout the body
|#9928/1420 DEPRESSION, DIABETES AND STRESS|
The program begins by defining stress, depression and diabetes and the influences they have on each other. Gives many helpful hints on how to manage and optimize diabetes control and a person's sense of well-being. "Positive" stresses are also included. Grades 9 to A
|#10274/0735 DIABETES: Lifetime Solutions (First Nations)|
Native North American communities are being ravaged by diabetes. It disables, it mutilates, it kills! What are the causes behind this disease? Why is it taking such a toll in the First Nations and what can individuals and communities and their governments do to curtail this devastation?
|#13389/0145 DIAGNOSIS RECOVERY GUIDE|
This program is for anyone diagnosed with a serious medical condition and provides practical information that explores what can be done today to improve the chances for a successful outcome. Patients, physicians, hospitals, and support groups will all benefit from this informative video.
|#15309/1725 DISTRACTED MIND (THE)|
Hosted by renowned neuroscientist and M.D., Ph.D., Dr. Adam Gazzaley, this video delves deeply into attention, distraction, the myth of multi-tasking, and how to use the latest research to possibly improve our skills and abilities at any point during our lives. While the brain can seem almost boundless in its potential, it has limitations, such as processing speed, attentional limitations, working memory limitations, and sensitivity to interference, which can be both internal and external.
|#6600/1430 DON'T GIVE UP! Autism|
This penetrating documentary chronicles two years in the life of Adrian, a four-year-old autistic boy. Focusing primarily on his experiences in a special therapy program, the film gives viewers an exceptional opportunity to experience the day-to-day struggles of his father and his special needs teachers and caregivers. By the end, Adrian has made a great deal of progress both socially and cognitively and, although he will need full time assistance, is ready to begin attending public school.
|#15002/0603 DR. TONY ATTWOOD PRESENTS: Asperger's Diagnostic Assessment|
Exploring the Asperger assessment process, this program presents unrehearsed interviews between Tony Attwood and Brett, a young boy with Asperger syndrome. Explains the various manifestations, including sensory and motor difficulties and social skills challenges, and considers gender-specific and age-specific challenges.
|#15961/1420 E-CIGARETTES: Facts and Myths|
This is an honest assessment of e-cigarette dangers - is it a safer alternative or another dangerous habit? Provides information on nicotine addiction, secondhand vapor, toxic chemicals and carcinogens, liquid nicotine precautions, and other safety issues. Designed for e-cigarette smokers and traditional cigarette smokers considering switching. Examines e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation tool as well as safer options. *A full-length preview of this title is available upon requestGrades 7 to A
|#9190/1690 ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS (10 Programs) DVD
This ten-part series provides a comprehensive video guide to the study of electronics, ranging from the fundamental laws and principles of electricity at the atomic level to troubleshooting and repair of electronic components. Lively computer animation and hands-on demonstrations make these videos an ideal resource for the classroom. Grades 8 to A
|#12225/1120 ELEMENTS OF HUMAN NUTRITION SERIES (6 Programs)|
Six fully revised programs explore the science and nutritional elements of food, their role in the human body, and their impact on our health: CARBS - Learn how our bodies use carbs, how many we should eat each day, and which foods are healthier choices for carbs than others. 21 minutes FATS - Discover the importance of lipids to good nutrition, the differences between various kinds of fat, and how fats relate to vitamins, hormones, energy, and our nervous system. 22 minutes PROTEIN - Learn what a protein is and the foods that provide it, how our bodies process protein, the difference between high and low quality proteins, and the recommended intakes of this essential nutrient. 21 minutes MINERALS - Learn the names and functions of minerals, and which foods are the best sources to ensure proper nutrition. 28 minutes VITAMINS - Teaches the basics about these essentials to human nutrition. Learn what vitamins are, and how they keep us healthy. Get tips on the best ways to get all the vitamins you need. 21 minutes WATER - Learn what water does for the body, from cell structure and joint lubrication to body temperature regulation and vitamin dissolution. 21 minutes *Closed CaptionedGrades 7 to A
|#16127/2003 ENGINEERING: Transforming Lives with Prosthetics|
Scientists and engineers have made great strides in recent years with prosthetics and orthotics. In this program we discuss how designers simulate the anatomy and physiology of missing limbs. Though some prosthetics are simple and minimally functional, others are complex bionic artificial limbs with improved designs, using advanced hydraulics, lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and computer microprocessors and sensors. This program will highlight how advances in prosthetics have improved life for people with certain injuries and disabilities. *Closed CaptionedGrades 8 to A
|#14628/0635 EPIGENETICS: How Food Upsets Our Genes|
This program examines growing indications that food affects our genes - a concept vitally important to the science of epigenetics. Why are girls entering puberty at progressively younger ages? Why are the rates of heart attack, cancer, and adult-onset diabetes rising? Could it be food and food additives?
|#15020/0860 ESSENTIALS OF INTERACTIVE FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY|
This is the ideal software for helping students and professionals thoroughly review components of structural anatomy. Featuring computer graphic models of human anatomy derived from MRI scan data, allows users to view the high-resolution 3-D models from all angles as well as fully interactive 3-D animations that detail muscle and joint function. Features 3-D computer graphic models that can be rotated 360 degrees and allow for 11 layers of anatomy to be removed. Pop-up labeling reviews the structures, and 34 animations demonstrate movement around joints. *DVD-ROM Both formats Software (See detailed description on our website)
|#9826/1420 EXPLORING THE NEW FOOD PYRAMID|
Even though food is relatively plentiful these days there are many, many concerns about nutrition and disease that won't seem to go away! The Food Pyramid from the USDA keeps changing in its attempt to address these concerns as a guideline to nutritional health. This is the latest version. Grades 9 to A
|#14064/1725 FACING DEATH: Confronting End-of-Life Choices|
How far would you go to sustain the life of someone you love, or your own? When the moment comes, and you're confronted with the prospect of "pulling the plug," do you know how you'll respond? But the real decisions of how we die - the questions that most of us prefer to put off - are being made quietly behind closed doors, increasingly on the floors of our intensive care units.
|#15808/0203 FAITH IN MEDICINE|
Everyone is concerned about their health. This program explores faith and spirituality as a medically proven means to improve health. After watching this program, the audience will gain a respect for religion as a scientifically proven aid in healthcare, and have a better understanding of how their faith influences every aspect of their lives.
|#11260/0165 FAMILY HEALING: Coming to Terms with Intellectual Disabilities|
This intimate family portrait made by one member of the family explores the impact of the developmental disability of a sibling on the interaction and relationships of the family as a whole. Allows family members to open repressed lines of communication and express their feelings of guilt, resentment, over-protectiveness, embarrassment. Questions about basic human rights and the sexuality of the intellectually disabled are also brought forward. Focuses on long-standing family conflicts and misunderstandings that skew relationships when disabilities command attention... unequal sharing of responsibility, planning for future care, the special concern of parents for a child who will never really achieve full adulthood. Grades 9 to A
|#16092/0635 FANTASTICAL WORLD OF HORMONES (THE)|
Leading endocrinologist Professor John Wass tells the fascinating story of hormones - the well-known but little-understood chemicals that govern our bodies. He traces the history of endocrinology discoveries and misperceptions. From our weight and appetite to how we grow and reproduce, hormones are a crucial part of what makes us human, even affecting how we behave and feel. They are also among the body’s most powerful medicines, which Professor Wass uses every day to help people’s lives. And they are crucial to cutting edge research that is tackling some of the biggest medical challenges facing our society today. *Closed Captioned
|#12923/1290 FAST FOOD NUTRITION|
Do people who go to fast food restaurants actually want to know? Of course they do! Viewers learn how to make the healthiest choices when eating on the go at fast food restaurants. Grades 6 to A
|#15662/0685 FEEDING FRENZY: The Food Industry, Marketing and the Creation of a Health Crisis|
While discussions about the spiraling obesity/health crisis have tended to focus on the need for more exercise and individual responsibility, FEEDING FRENZY trains its focus squarely on the responsibility of the processed food industry and the outmoded government policies it benefits from. The food industry floods the market with a rising tide of cheap, addictive, high calorie food products while employing a multi billion-dollar marketing machine charged with making sure that every one of those surplus calories is consumed.
|#14168/0463 FINE LINE (THE): Counseling Clients in Nutrition
Featuring a panel of renowned health/fitness professionals, this program reviews the key factors impacting what constitutes an appropriate scope of practice for trainers and any nutritional advice or information they might share with their clients. Provides an exceptional resource for trainers who want to better understand their professional boundaries concerning counseling clients in nutrition.
|#14400/0635 FIRST AID BASICS: Knowing What to do in an Emergency|
First, call 911. This program shows viewers how to respond to common medical emergencies while waiting for professional help to arrive. With demonstrations and commentary from an experienced paramedic throughout, each section describes trauma situations or symptoms of distress and the best way to address them.
|#15389/0635 FIVE TIPS FOR HEALTHY EATING ON THE GO|
School, sports, work, social obligations - you have a lot to do. In order to get it all done you need energy, but preparing optimal meals is time-consuming. So where do you get the energy to keep up with your busy schedule - without resorting to fast/junk food? This program answers that question with five practical tips for healthy eating in a fast-paced lifestyle: plan ahead, don’t skip breakfast, learn to read food labels quickly, snack smart, and eat out wisely. Expert commentary is provided by a registered dietician, a healthy living coordinator, and a health officer - and pop quizzes reinforce the learning.
|#12272/1120 FOOD ADDITIVES|
From the history behind preserving foods to new concepts in enriching foods, this program presents examples of the many additives that are used to flavor, color, and preserve so much of what we eat. Takes a simple, factual look at the everyday trade-offs we make when we choose our food.
|#14497/1290 FOOD ALLERGIES: A Little Knowledge Can Prevent Big Problems|
What is the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity? Why do some schools have peanut-free zones? What is Celiac disease? Are some people sensitive to food dyes? Grades 6 to 12
|#13361/0545 FOOD FOR SPORTS PERFORMANCE|
Food gives us energy, repairs and replaces cells and allows growth to occur! Food is also one of the most important factors in making us "go fast"and allowing for peak physical performance in sporting activities. When people exercise they burn energy, can damage muscles and become dehydrated. This program will help students to understand the role that both foods and nutrients play in allowing themselves and elite athletes to enhance physical performance and succeed in all sporting arenas.Grades 8 to A
|#13354/0545 FOOD POISONING: Prevention is Better than Cure|
This program explores the causes of food contamination, the symptoms and ailments it produces, and the methods for preventing it. Grades 8 to A
|#10369/1120 FOOD SAFETY Revised|
Our classic program on food safety has been revised and updated! What is the leading cause of food poisoning? E. Coli? Pesticides? Not even close. The leading cause of food borne illness is consumer ignorance. Think of this video as preventive medicine.
|#16021/1290 FOOD SAFETY: It's In Your Hands!|
Ever get sick from something you ate? An estimated one in six people contract a foodborne illness each year, so what can you do to stay safe? Discover the steps to keeping food safe from foodborne illness by joining a chef in the kitchen along with a microbiologist to learn what you need to know for clean and safe food storage and preparation. FOOD SAFETY: It’s in Your Hands features short video segments that breakdown food safety essentials. *Closed CaptionedGrades 7 to A
|#13746/1290 FRESH FOOD: What is Farm to Table?|
Ok so here's the current food choice: fresh, local, organic, prepared by hand; or frozen, 4 days travel on an 18 wheeler, enriched with antibiotics, hormones and other tasty additives, and wrapped in plastic in a food processing plant (but, of course, $1 per serving cheaper). Four chefs explain and demonstrate why they have chosen to follow the former rather than the latter. Grades 6 to 12
|#14009/1290 FRESH INGREDIENTS: Healthy International Food Tips
Viewers get an introduction to the pleasures and benefits of grocery shopping, cooking and eating. Five video segments offer food and nutrition lessons we can learn from food markets around the world that can be applied to our home-cooked meals. Contrasts packaged and processed foods with similar fresh items found at your local farmer's markets and supermarket, while offering tips for using fresh, tasty ingredients in quick-to-prepare, healthful meals. The segments are: Planning fresh meals; Seasoning with fresh herbs; Seasoning with spices; Selecting olive oil; and, Selecting the best fish. Grades 6 to 12
|#15835/1290 FRUIT AND VEGETABLES: Color Power|
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, more is better. Fruits and veggies are filled with a host of health-promoting benefits, but often times we fall short on our daily servings. How can we get ourselves to eat and enjoy more fruits and veggies? Join food and health professionals and discover the power of fruits and vegetables!Grades 6 to A
|#14495/1120 GET OFF THE SOFAS! Avoiding Solid Fats and Added Sugars|
Teach your students why SoFAS don't belong in the kitchen! Viewers learn what solid fats and added sugars have in common, and why new nutritional guidelines say to avoid these calorie nightmares. But are other fats and sugars really any different? They are! This program explains the why, what, and how of it all. Grades 7 to A
|#15913/1290 GET WISE TO PORTION SIZE!|
Over the past few decades there has been a steady growth in portion sizes we’re served. While many of us have grown accustomed to oversized portions, these super-sized portions have brought rising rates of overweight and obesity. Learn more about why portion size matters and how to eat the right amount for you with short video segments that explain the portion size issue, including: Portion size: then and now; Why portion size matters; and, Tips for eating out and at home. *CCGrades 6 to A
|#13179/0545 GLUTEN FREE FOODS|
This program examines the characteristics and properties of gluten, the causes and symptoms of celiac disease, the effect of bread ingredients on gluten and the challenge of producing and marketing gluten-free products. Grades 8 to A
|#14210/0635 GOOD DEATH (A): Case Studies in End-of-Life Care
The patients in this film have all been diagnosed with a terminal illness - but instead of pursuing elusive cures and treatments, they have embraced the finality of their lives with guidance that contradicts much of conventional medicine. And they have made another courageous decision. They have allowed cameras to accompany them on their last journeys, which focus on spending time with loved ones and receiving palliative care that maximizes dignity and comfort.
|#14793/0545 GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT! Food Presentation and Service|
If food looks good, we are more or less compelled to find out if it tastes good too! This program explores the way food is styled and presented and how those aesthetic decisions shape the overall experience of a meal - whether at home or in a restaurant. Taking into account the human body’s five senses, the video demonstrates how we evaluate food and addresses the sense-related characteristics that people look for in a variety of meals. Interviews with a chef, a nutritionist, and a food stylist reveal the many ways in which food can be presented, from small parties to banquets.Grades 8 to A
|#15102/1710 GRIEVING THE SUDDEN DEATH OF A LOVED ONE: Guidance for When the Unthinkable Occurs|
Takes viewers through seventeen segments from "The impact of a sudden death" to "The pain of reality" to "Yielding to the season of grief". Presents expert advice about how everyone grieves in their own way, how children grieve, why environment influences how we grieve, and the ways that circumstances can affect grief.
|#12831/1290 GROCERY SHOPPING CHALLENGE (THE)|
Looking for the most bang for your buck at the grocery store? Want to know the nutrition values in the aisles of your grocery store? Look no further! Get the inside scoop on what stores do to get you to spend more at the checkout. Grades 6 to A
|#14128/0463 HEALING HUNGER: Dieting|
The question that arises is whether being obese, or even overweight, is more or less healthy than is constantly or repeatedly dieting? One of the most disturbing facts in North America is that although obesity is at an all-time high, 57 million people are dieting. How can health professionals inspire and educate clients to place value on their health and let the natural size follow?
|#12578/0145 HEALING WITHIN: How Your State of Mind Can Promote Health and Healing|
Meditation and relaxation techniques increase the emission of alpha waves by the brain and trigger a series of reactions that sooth the body. These techniques have helped patients with serious illness rediscover their confidence and their identity while bringing them a newfound energy to confront the illness face to face. In this program, five patients share their stories - each an emotional battle for survival.
|#15428/1725 HEALING WORDS: Poetry and Medicine|
A poignant and powerful documentary about the uses of poetry at a large teaching hospital in Florida. These days when we've grown cynical about health care costs, impersonal treatment, and the intrusion of corporate self-interest in the doctor-patient relationship, "Healing Words" reminds us of the best medicine can offer: a doctor at the bedside, really listening to a patient. Can poetry heal? This documentary gives a resounding YES!
|#14287/1963 HEALTH FOR CHILDREN SERIES (8 Programs)|
Everybody wants to be healthy. When you're healthy, you feel good - physically and emotionally! But good health doesn't just happen. This series introduces young viewers to the importance of making good choices about health and wellness and gives practical advice about how to develop healthy habits and set personal health goals. *Includes PDF Teacher's Guides *Closed Captioned Series includes these 8 fifteen minute programs: DEALING WITH FEELINGS DECISIONS AND CONFLICTS DRUGS AND DISEASE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NUTRITION PERSONAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE SAFETY AWARENESS STAYING SAFE: Strangers, Cyberspace and MoreGrades K to 4
|#13837/1420 HEALTHY EATING ON A BUDGET FOR FAMILIES|
There is little doubt that in hard times many individuals and families are finding fast food outlets to be their most economical source for food, but at what cost to their own and their children's long term health? This program offers sound advice on meeting both nutritional and financial needs at the same time. Grades 9 to A
|#13927/1420 HEALTHY EATING ON A BUDGET FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES|
Singles don't like to cook for themselves and couples wonder how they can take advantage of savings that seem geared to larger families. This program will help both shop for, prepare and enjoy healthy meals and still save money. Grades 9 to A
|#14075/0635 HEALTHY EATING: A Guide to Nutrition (5 Programs)
In an age of fad diets, ultra-processed foods, body image issues, and rampant obesity, clichés like "You are what you eat" just aren't enough to educate teens about smart eating. This five-part series explores food-related issues with the energy, complexity, and engagement needed to reach today's young adults. Using eye-catching animation sequences and commentary from nutritionists, dieticians, and trainers, the series conveys detailed, real-world knowledge about basic nutrition, weight management, physical fitness, eating disorders, and food safety. The series includes five 25-minute programs: BASIC NUTRITION NUTRITION AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT NUTRITION FOR SPORTS AND EXERCISE NUTRITION AND EATING DISORDERS FOOD SAFETY AND DISEASE PREVENTION *Sub-titled *Includes PDF Guides Grades 7 to A
|#14388/0463 HEALTHY HOUSE (THE): A Novel Program for Pediatric Obesity|
Addresses the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity through observational learning and active play in a simulated home environment (The Healthy House). Also discusses how adapting concepts from social cognitive theory can enable healthy lifestyle choices to be modeled in a real-life setting, which may be translated into healthy behaviors in both the home and community.
|#11436/0485 HEALTHY PALATE (THE)|
Health-minded chefs, nutritionists, and researchers take a fresh look at how to prepare food that is both healthy and flavorful. Presented in a clear and concise format, discusses everything from nutritional facts and food category basics to the health effects of certain foods and methods for employing healthy foods and cooking techniques in everyday production. Grades 9 to A
|#4448/0885 HEALTHY WORKLIFE (A)|
When young people leave school and go to work, they often find themselves not quite ready to be on their own for the first time and making their own choices. This program is aimed specifically at this significant portion of the population that can be at serious risk in terms of nutrition, emotions, substance abuse and smoking. The long-term implications for their mental and physical health as well as for their careers are stressed.
|#14692/1710 HELPING CHILDREN GRIEVE|
This profound video resource offers information to adults (parents, caregivers, professionals) on how to help children of all ages grieve with hope and heart. You will meet two experts: Khris Ford and Paula D'Arcy, whose personal experiences with death give them intimate knowledge and compassion. And you will meet others who are now in the process of helping their children through grief.
|#14691/1710 HELPING PARENTS GRIEVE: Finding New Life After the Death of a Child|
A video for any parent who has experienced the death of a child and for those who aim to help someone who is grieving. Meet men and women who have suffered, who share their stories, and help to kindle hope for finding life again.
|#12976/1290 HERBS AND SPICES|
The essence of the world's cuisines is based on indigenous ingredients and flavorings. Most important are the herbs and spices which give the cuisines their personalities. Instead of the artificial (and unhealthy) flavorings found in most processed (junk/fast) foods, alternatives do exist through the use of natural and healthy herbs and spices. Viewers get an introduction to their use that shows how easy (and tasty) it is to prepare great meals. *CC Grades 6 to 12
|#12483/0145 HOLDING OUR OWN: Embracing the End of Life|
What does 'dying well' actually mean? Where do fear and grief fit into the process? How about family, friends and caregivers? Can a loved one 'die well' from their point of view? Viewers learn that instead of shrinking away from the inevitable without hope and in a state of terror and powerlessness, the end of life can be approached much more positively for all concerned.
|#14137/1725 HOW DOES THE BRAIN WORK?|
How does the human brain actually work? Host Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles one of science's major challenges in each of the four programs in this series. He will guide us as he explores dramatic discoveries and the frontiers of research that connect each central, provocative mystery.
|#11184/1365 HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHANGES|
An overview to making healthy lifestyle changes, this program gives viewers reasons to think about changing. Also helps them determine their own long-term goals and how to use short-term goals to achieve them. Shows how to identify barriers to change and anticipate obstacles.
|#12670/0635 HUMAN BODY (THE): How It Works (9 Programs)|
This nine-part series uses physiologic animations and illustrations, microscopic imaging, expert commentary, and footage of the body in motion to provide a thorough overview of the amazing human machine. Marvelously detailed, yet readily understandable. There are nine 22-minute programs in the series: CELLS, TISSUES, AND SKIN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM THE SKELETAL AND MUSCULAR SYSTEMS DIGESTION AND NUTRITION THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND THE SENSES *Viewable/printable instructor’s guides are available online *Closed Captioned
|#10153/0635 IMMUNE SYSTEM AT WORK|
Explains the function of first-line defenses and white blood cells, the distinction between viruses and bacteria, and the different functions of vaccines and penicillin. It also shows what happens when the immune system falters or fails, and how scientific understanding of the subject is increasing. Grades 7 to 12
|#16115/1725 IN DEFENSE OF FOOD: An Eater's Manifesto|
"Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants." With those seven words, journalist Michael Pollan distills a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by today’s industrially-driven Western diet. Pollan offers a clear answer to one of the most urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?
|#15354/0605 IN THE END: A Medical Dilemma|
*WINNER! American Psychological Association, 2012 Intensive care specialist Dr. Charlie Corke is committed to giving his elderly patients every chance to get better, but sees that sometimes treatment only lengthens the dying process, causing discomfort and distress. This documentary follows his journey trying to balance his own enthusiasm for medical technology with an acceptance that, after a long and healthy life, it may be time to go. A beautiful and profound film that chronicles the touching stories of patients, their families, and the physician who’s helping them deal with the less-examined consequences of the modern-day scientific advances that are prolonging patients’ lives.
|#15259/0545 INFLUENCES ON THE HEALTH OF INDIVDUALS|
Our ability to be healthy is determined by many different factors. In this program we explore the "determinants of health" or "influences on health" through practical examples over different life stages in today's society. We explain how health can be determined by a range of individual, social, cultural, environmental and lifestyle factors that are dynamic and interrelated.
|#12571/0545 INSIDE OUT: A Comprehensive Introduction to Psychology Series BOXED SET (22 Programs on 6 DVDs)
This series offers a comprehensive introduction to psychology that goes beyond key concepts and principles to provide learners - and anyone interested in the study of human behavior - an up-to-date look at the evolving world of psychological science. The 22 video lessons combine interviews with leading experts and researchers; computer graphics and animation; and real-life case studies that tell the story of psychology from a human perspective.
|#15460/0635 INTO THE MIND (3 Programs)|
Over the last century scientists have devised many ingenious methods to unlock the secrets of the mind. In this three-part series, host Michael Mosley investigates some of these groundbreaking achievements, now considered classics in the field of psychology. Traces the history of experimental psychology from its dubious beginnings through to the profound new understanding it has yielded of emotions, free will, and the mind itself. A BBC Production INTO THE MIND: EMOTIONS 49 minutes INTO THE MIND: MIND CONTROL 49 minutes INTO THE MIND: BROKEN BRAINS 52 minutes
|#13942/0605 IT'S A DIFFERENT WORLD|
This program follows three autistic children in one family: Scott (11 years old), Stephen and Katie Turner (10-year-old twins) over the course of two years. Each child was given a video camera to help explore their thoughts and feelings. This technique led to unique documentation of each child’s changing perspective on being autistic.
|#14695/1710 JOURNEY THROUGH THE SHADOWS: Hope for Healing after Someone You Love Has Committed Suicide|
Suicide deeply affects the lives of those who are left behind by the one who has died. This program offers encouragement and support to survivors who are both grieving the death of a loved one to suicide, and wondering why it happened at all. Advice from experts and family members who have walked this path combines with resources that teach friends how they can help.Grades 9 to A
|#13064/0433 JUST THE FACTS HUMAN BODY SERIES (3 Programs)|
This series of three 50-minute programs brings you the finest in educational programming and features fast-paced format that makes learning fun. Enhances viewers' understanding of the truly miraculous machine that is the human body. THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SSYTEM THE NERVOUS SYSTEM MAJOR SYSTEMS AND ORGANS Grades 7 to 12
|#15772/1416 KEY OF G: Disability, Caregiving and Interdependence|
*Winner! GOLDEN GATE AWARD and broadcast on PBS THE KEY OF G is an award-winning documentary about disability, caregiving and interdependence. The film follows Gannet, a charismatic 22-year-old with physical and developmental disabilities, as he leaves his mother's home to share an apartment with a close-knit group of artists and musicians who support him, not only as paid caregivers, but also as friends. Together they create a uniquely successful model of supported living, and a compelling alternative to institutionalized care.
|#13748/1290 KIDS AND FAMILY FOOD ISSUES|
Food and mealtime issues, obesity and eating disorders, eating together at regular family dinners; all of these issues can be contentious for both parents and children. Viewers learn that they can also be the source of family communication and strengthened relationships.
|#14183/1290 KITCHEN SAFETY SMART|
In this funny kitchen safety instruction video a bumbling chef sends shivers through his teenage assistants with his total disregard for every aspect of food prep from knife usage to cleaning up his messes. Grades 6 to A
|#15318/0605 LAST RIGHTS: Facing End-of-Life Choices|
*Western Psychological Association Film Festival, 2010 Who decides how life ends? The patient? The family? The physician? The health care system? LAST RIGHTS is a compelling, deeply personal exploration of four families and their terminally-ill loved ones as they begin to contemplate death. It brings up a multitude of issues - medical, ethical, and political - implicit in the individuals’ option to hasten death when life becomes unendurable.
|#14429/0167 LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING ABOUT ALLERGIES AND THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM|
This animated video provides basic knowledge about what allergies are, how they affect the respiratory system and what you can do to prevent or control an allergy attack.
|#14428/0167 LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING ABOUT BREAST CANCER|
This animated video presents the basic facts about breast cancer - the symptoms, risk factors and treatment options with emphasis on the importance of early detection.
|#14862/0167 LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING ABOUT DIABETES (Types I and II)|
In this educational animated video you will find the necessary information, presented in a simple and lively way, to better understand Diabetes, how it affects your body and what you can do to keep it under control.
|#14859/0167 LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING ABOUT DYSLIPIDEMIA|
Dyslipidemia or Lipids Disorder is the medical term for abnormal levels - high or low - of cholesterol and triglycerides. This animated video provides basic knowledge about what Dyslipidemia is, how it affects your body and what to do to control it.
|#14861/0167 LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING ABOUT HYPERTENSION|
This animated video provides basic knowledge about what Arterial Hypertension is, its symptoms and consequences as well as the importance of its prevention.
|#12569/0145 LEARNING DISABILITIES: A Complex Journey|
What could be more important in any child's development than making them comfortable and competent in the learning process? If a child is not learning, underachieving in school, there is quite often a reason in the form of an actual neurological learning disability. Explains signs and symptoms that parents can look for and offers advice on how to proceed.
|#15531/0605 LESSONS FOR THE LIVING|
*OFFICIAL SELECTION ... Copenhagen DOX Film Market, 2011 Hamptons International Film Festival, 2012 LESSONS FOR THE LIVING reveals a unique subculture of hospice volunteers as they reflect on their experiences with the dying and their new-found philosophies of life and death. However small or great these moments spent with the dying are, these volunteer's lives have been change forever. As the baby boomer generation enters its senior years, this film offers a timely look at what it means to face mortality.
|#16001/0603 LIVING WITH ASPERGER'S: Life Skills for People on the Spectrum|
This is a video for parents, Aspie's, anyone with sensory issues or on the autism spectrum, and anyone who works with them! Jennifer has a lifetime of personal experience with Asperger's syndrome and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), so her concrete ideas of what worked and didn't work for her actually are fascinating. She openly talks about the innovative ways she learned to navigate the world of the "normal" people. She would be good enough to listen to just for those things, but the fact that she's straight-forward and laces it all with a hearty sense of humor creates a riveting presentation you won't forget.
|#14321/1384 LIVING WITH HOSPICE|
This poignant, award-winning documentary spotlights stories of families, patients and caregivers and their experiences with hospice and provide the viewer with a rare opportunity to hear about dying as a time of comfort, acceptance, love and healing. Quality of life is an underlying theme, turning the most difficult times into a time for healing. Excellent resource for hospice workers and families.
|#13387/0145 LOSING YOUR BEST FRIEND: Coping with the Death of a Pet|
The fact of the matter is that many people actually relate better and more fully to their pets that they do to other human beings. The death of a pet can be the cause of extreme grief. As with the deaths of friends and family members, grieving for pets can be a positive experience if proper steps are followed.
|#12769/0635 MANAGING CHOLESTEROL|
If cholesterol levels are a measure of how long a person will live, why don’t more people make an effort to lower them? This program illustrates how LDL and HDL cholesterol affect the heart and circulatory system - and how untreated LDL levels can kill without warning. It also features revealing case studies of three patients.
|#15308/1725 MAYO CLINIC DIET (THE)|
Join the experts at Mayo Clinic as they debunk the various weight-loss programs and provide a real plan for lifelong weight management and success. Not a fad diet, just the facts, and tools to help you lose weight the healthy way. This program is the result of years of research at the Mayo Clinics in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona. Based on research conducted under the most rigorous and exacting standards by the most respected physicians, nutritionists and other medical experts in the world.
|#14090/0685 MEDIA AND HEALTH SERIES (8 Programs) DVD
A special series price on eight of MEF's most personal titles dealing with the use of media for advertising and marketing and its effect on public health! It's your body and big corporations are messing with your head to make profits from it. Grades 9 to A
|#16111/1725 MEMORY HACKERS|
Discover how researchers on the cutting edge of mind-control can implant, change, and even erase memories. On this thought-provoking journey into the mind, an investigation into the mysterious nature of how we remember. *CC
What exactly is a migraine headache anyway, what causes them and can they be prevented? Why do only certain people suffer from these devastating occurrences and how common are they in the population? Specialists in migraine research inform viewers of the latest scientific work being done.
|#13403/0450 MILLIE AND DUNCAN: A Story of New Love|
The death of a spouse/mate/partner can certainly be one of the most devastating and depressing events in many peoples' lives. This highly recommended real-life dramatization offers hope and encouragement to those inconsolable in their grief and shows how the sharing and caring of others can provide healing powers.
|#14093/1615 MIND LIKE MINE (A): Adult ADHD|
A compelling documentary chronicling a year in the life of two adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Seven years after documenting their lives as children with ADD/ADHD in the film ODD KID OUT, the filmmaker turns the lens back to document their growth into young adults. Closed Captioned
|#16181/0157 MINDFULNESS FOR INSOMNIA|
Insomnia occurs when individuals who frequently suffer from chronic sleep disturbance try harder to sleep or develop an anxious response when they are unable to sleep. Mindfulness-based therapy for insomnia, or MBTI, combines mindfulness principles and practices with behavioral techniques to treat this common issue. MBTI teaches clients with insomnia how to use meditation practices to cultivate mindful awareness and change how they may be thinking about their insomnia symptoms. This process, called metacognitive shifting, is one of the keys to reducing the symptoms of chronic insomnia. *Closed Captioned
|#14869/0545 MORE FRIES WITH THAT?|
This program explores the popularity of convenience meals and the growing health and social concerns associated with them. Who pays the price for fast cheap food!Grades 8 to A
|#15814/1615 MORE THAN HORSEPLAY|
This unusual film explores the intersection of therapy and social science research, while offering a joyous look at the experiences of three children with cerebral palsy as they grow in self-confidence and physical capability through participation in "hippotherapy", an increasingly popular form of physiotherapy through riding horses.
|#11402/0635 MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES|
This insightful and uplifting program examines how, within Hispanic, African-American, and Asian-American cultural contexts, the needs of high-functioning members of this population are being met through the empowering assistance of their families and through healthcare- and employment-related programs that promote self-determination.
|#12545/0635 MULTIPLE MEDS|
Patient confusion over multiple prescriptions and appropriate dosages can be dangerous or even fatal. Provides essential know-how on properly monitoring drug intake at home and in the hospital. This program explores the challenges that patients often face as they cope with drug interactions. Grades 9 to A
|#14176/0635 MUSIC OF THE BRAIN|
As many non-Western cultures have always known, music affects human development from the womb to the grave - in fact, it may even have specific health benefits. This documentary examines the role music plays in shaping our brains and improving our well-being.
|#11930/0635 MY PYRAMID: The NEW Food Pyramid (Three-piece set)
Use this three-piece set to get a handle on the USDA’s new nutrition model! Covers all of the government’s 2005 food and fitness recommendations. Grades 7 to 12
|#15999/0603 MY SENSORY BASED WORLD with Dr. Temple Grandin|
Virtually every child on the autism spectrum has at least one sensory issue that creates problems for them. When they can’t express the problem they’re having verbally, there’s only one way they can express themselves, which is in their behavior. Because of her personal experiences with sensory issues, Dr. Temple Grandin considers sensory dysfunction to be one of the most major problems for children on the autism spectrum, and it’s probably one of the least understood. She explains not only the various ways parents, teachers, and professionals can identify sensory issues and the behaviors that are the result of sensory issues, she also focuses on some of the most recent scientific research related to the senses that will help many children on the spectrum and their parents and caretakers.
|#15340/0605 MY WONDERFUL LIFE AS A VEGETABLE|
After developing the incurable degenerative neurological disease amyotrophic lateral schlerosis - also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease - Birger Bergmann became fiercely determined to educate other ALS patients and their families. He’s published several books and describes himself as a happier man after his diagnosis, despite his head-to-toe paralysis and obstacles to communicating. This program raises valuable ethical dilemmas including the question of whether governments have the right to deny life-saving medical equipment when costs become exorbitant.
|#12426/1830 NATIVE AMERICAN HEALING IN THE 21ST CENTURY|
Ancient remedies now endorsed by modern medicine! This program is a comprehensive look at the healing practices of American Indians and how so many of those natural remedies are applicable to today's alternative health-conscious society.
|#15684/0603 NEWEST TEMPLE GRANDIN|
Dr. Temple Grandin’s BRAND NEW presentation on the autistic brain, how DSM-5 will affect everyone from parents and children on the spectrum, and her frank assessment of the state of autism and therapies.
|#12339/1397 NORM: A Documentary about Love, Family, and Survival|
*Winner of two Gemini nominations! Norm was born with Down Syndrome in 1949. He spent much of his childhood with his family but ultimately was put into foster-care by his parents. Then his grown sister decides to rescue and take care of her older mentally challenged brother. The story evolves into one of hilarity and healing and the gathering up of all the frayed strands of a lost and guilt-ridden family. NORM is an exuberant celebration of life. *Postscript: Norm continued to live with his sister until he died peacefully at home on September 22, 2010 surrounded by family and friends.
|#14994/1290 NUTRIENT BASICS|
Nutrients are the substances in food that work to keep our bodies healthy and eating a variety of foods from the food groups will give your body the nutrients it needs maintain good health. Registered Dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang and two students explore the functions, benefits and sources of the six types of nutrients, including: Fats, Protein, Carbohydrates, Vitamins, Minerals, and Water.Grades 6 to A
|#12925/1290 NUTRITION CONTROVERSIES|
Food safety, organic foods, genetically engineered foods, food allergies, MSG, functional foods, dietary supplements; once you start thinking about the food that keeps us alive there is a never ending list of questions that seem to have no real answers, or do they? Concerned teens ask, "What should we be eating?!" Grades 6 to A
|#15301/1120 NUTRITION LABELS: Reading Between the Lines|
Whether you’re explaining Trans Fat or how to balance calories, this video supports your efforts! Students learn the meaning of each item on the Nutrition Facts labels, how to use daily values, and how to interpret label health claims.Grades 7 to A
|#16053/1290 NUTRITION STARTS HERE: Smart Eating on a Budget|
Develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime and join Chef Marshall O’Brien as he shares nutritious food choices and healthy eating strategies in Nutrition Starts Here: Smart Eating on a Budget. Chef Marshall demonstrates and explains how cooking and eating healthy food can be both fun and delicious while saving money.
|#14465/1945 NUTRITION: What Your Body Does with Food! (8 Great Modules)|
Gets down to the fruits and nuts of the vitamins, minerals and water needed to make our bodies work. Teens will understand the importance of the choices they make to maintain a healthy, strong lifestyle and what makes up the perfect plate! This series consists of eight 26-minute programs: 1: INTRO: CELLS AND MACRONUTRIENTS - Provides the breakdown of the six main types of nutrients that a body needs to get fueled everyday. 2: WHAT YOUR BODY DOES WITH FOOD – Explains Digestion, Metabolism, Metabolic Syndrome, Sugar Overload and Processed Foods, Calories and Nutrients, Hunger, and Appetite. 3: THE FOOD SPECTRUM - Covers what foods do for you and your body. Topics covered: Grains, Fruits and Veggies, Nuts, Seeds, Beans, Fish, Poultry, Eggs and Red Meat, Dairy and Calcium, Sugar, Salt, Oil and Alcohol, and Food Geometry. 4: MICRONUTRIENTS: VITAMINS, MINERALS, AND WATER - Without micronutrients, you wouldn't be able to access the energy the macronutrients provide. 5: PREVENTING NUTRITIONAL DISORDERS - Topics covered: What Are Nutritional Disorders, Exploring Nutritional Disorders, Exercise, Weight Management, and Weight Loss. 6: EATING IN CONTEXT - Humans come in all shapes and sizes. Students will deep dive into the factors that determine body composition, body type and our reactions to foods. 7: WHERE DOES YOUR FOOD COME FROM? Students will gain an understanding of what it means for a food to be organic and discusses fresh, local foods and their alternatives. 8: THE SAVVY EATER - Discusses practical tips for being an informed and savvy consumer in the grocery store. Then delves into the harrowing world of food safety. *Includes a CD-ROM with a Digital WorkbookGrades 6 to 12
|#13744/1290 OBESITY IN A BOTTLE II: Understanding Liquid Calories and Nutrition|
The 'drink' wars are heating up. Huge amounts of money are at stake. Advertisers are always looking for a youthful customer base that can keep buying their products. But some people believe many drink producers are killing their young customers with sugar and calories. This continuation of the best seller explains their new tactics.Grades 6 to 12
|#11257/1290 OBESITY IN A BOTTLE: Understanding Liquid Calories and Nutrition|
I mean really! Is the entire beverage industry just a gigantic money grabbing hype machine? Coke and Pepsi sell bottled water that is from municipal supplies! Sport and energy drinks that are inferior in effect to simple water or a glass of milk get hard marketing aimed primarily at youth and young adults. They are so cool! And of course they push diet drinks that actually make users fatter than their sugar laden non-diet equivalents. Viewers get some tips on how to make healthy choices in this all important area. Grades 6 to A
|#12608/0145 ODD KID OUT: Living with Attention Deficit Disorder|
Captures the frustration parents feel as they cope with their children's inappropriate behavior, scholastic failure and day-to-day hyperactivity but also emphasizes that children with ADHD are intelligent and can even be gifted in spite of the social and academic difficulties they face. Highly recommended for parents, teachers, and others who work with ADHD-affected families. Closed Captioned
|#6183/0635 ON OUR OWN TERMS: Bill Moyers on Dying (4 Programs)|
In this 4 part series on DVD, Bill Moyers puts his well-recognized skills to work in this investigation into the changing attitudes towards death and dying. Instead of a deep secret that no one mentions, death is becoming an acknowledged 'ultimate' rite of passage. Fascinating stuff! The series consists of four programs. Each program is 87 minutes... LIVING WITH DYING - Describes the search for new ways of thinking and talking about dying. A DIFFERENT KIND OF CARE - Presents the important strides being made in the area of palliative care at pioneering institutions. A DEATH OF ONE'S OWN - Unravels the complexities underlying the many choices at the end of life. A TIME TO CHANGE - Introduces crusading medical professionals, who have dedicated themselves to improving end-of-life care by changing an overburdened health system.Grades 9 to A
|#10276/0735 ONE BREATH AT A TIME (First Nations Smoking Prevention)|
How ironic that sacred ritual, the use of tobacco, first introduced to Europeans by aboriginal North Americans has been transformed into a huge killing industry that actually takes a very grim toll in First Nations communities. Presents a native perspective on addiction to nicotine, the health problems that result, and the challenges involved for individuals and whole communities trying to quit!
|#15947/0899 OUR DAILY POISON|
"A superb blend of archival footage and documentation, as well as personal and expert interviews. ...It offers a fascinating and somewhat horrifying look at the production of food across the globe as it makes its way from farmers' fields to our plates. The cinematography and sound quality are excellent. OUR DAILY POISON would make a great addition to any library, public, academic, or classroom collection. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" Educational Media Reviews Online Cancers, autoimmune and reproductive disorders are all on the rise. Could the cause be the 100,000 novel molecules introduced into the environment over the last 70 years? OUR DAILY POISON is a hard-hitting, in-depth investigation into everyday products and the broken systems regulating them.
|#15859/0157 PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER|
USFSP Psychology Professor V. Mark Durand - a leading authority on autism - demonstrates his positive parenting approach to working with mothers and fathers of children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). *CC
|#15744/0405 PARKINSON'S DISEASE AND ... EASE|
Commonly thought of as an elderly person’s affliction, Parkinson’s disease in reality often begins before a patient reaches an advanced age. This film presents case studies drawn from a broader age range than is normally associated with the disorder. The causal factors, symptoms, and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease are explored, with intriguing medical developments. Contains surgical scenes of a graphic nature.
|#14516/1963 PERSONAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE|
This program explores the importance of basic personal hygiene, including tooth brushing, bathing and proper skin care. But personal health doesn't end there! Students learn the benefits of getting plenty of sleep, good nutrition and loads of physical activity. Grades K to 4
|#13621/0545 PERSONAL HYGIENE|
It's a health issue, a social issue and a psychological issue even if it is just about teens keeping themselves clean. Teeth, hair, body odour, relationships, self-esteem, dates, jobs are all related one way or another to the 'growing up' notion that even if your mom doesn't make you take a bath every Saturday night it's still probably not a bad idea...and brush your teeth once in a while too. Grades 7 to 12
|#13733/1410 PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES SERIES (4 Programs)|
Three people with disabilities speak passionately from their own personal experiences. Viewers who use this series will: Increase their understanding of negative stereotypes for people with disabilities; Learn how to use proper and respectful language and terminology; and, Increase understanding of the psychosocial and physical aspects of sexuality for people with disabilities. HOW TO TALK TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES BEING PC PERCEPTIONS, MYTHOLOGIES, AND STEREOTYPES SEXUALITY AND DISABILITY Part One - PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS SEXUALITY AND DISABILITY Part Two - PHYSICAL ASPECTS Four 30-minute programs
|#10873/1420 PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF SMOKING|
This is a video that offers smokers or people who love them...or can't stand the smoke anyway...reasons to quit and backs them up with scientific evidence on how really destructive smoking is to the entire human body. Grades 9 to A
|#4780/1290 PORTION SIZE ME|
As far as obesity and weight loss is concerned, the gist of this video is that even if you eat at fast food counters ALL THE TIME you can actually lose weight if you eat portions properly measured to body size and activity level. Really! The proof is in the pudding! Watch and see. Grades 7 to A
|#4670/1290 PORTION SIZE ME and PORTION SIZE ME TOO! (2 Programs)
As far as obesity and weight loss is concerned, the gist of this video is that even if you eat at fast food counters ALL THE TIME you can actually lose weight if you eat portions properly measured to body size and activity level. Really! The proof is in the pudding! Watch and see. Grades 7 to 12
|#14193/1290 PORTION SIZE ME TOO!|
This documentary dives deeper into the concepts introduced in PORTION SIZE ME. It answers questions such as: Who determines portion size? How should it be determined? How can you make healthy choices at fast food restaurants? Grades 7 to A
|#10345/1330 POSSIBLE DREAM (A): The Andrea Friedman Story|
Narrated by Joanne Woodward, examines the life of accomplished actress and respected public speaker, Andrea Friedman, who also happens to have been born with Down Syndrome. Viewers will definitely rethink their preconceptions about "disabilities".Grades 9 to A
|#12584/0635 PREVENTING A STROKE|
A major stroke can hit without warning and leave a broken body and a damaged mind in its wake. But there are ways to prevent strokes, even among high-risk groups. This program looks at anticoagulation and its role in averting strokes and other devastating conditions.
|#14014/2044 R WORD (THE)|
*Featuring Joe Clayton, Metis narrator People have called them "village idiots", "imbeciles", "fools", "subhumans" and "retards". They have been incarcerated in prisons and institutions, abused and even at times murdered. They have been feared and misunderstood for centuries. This program chronicles the incredible struggles of a culturally diverse group of Canadian people with intellectual disabilities and their families to be recognized and treated as fully human with the same rights as anyone else in society. *Closed Captioned
|#14132/0463 RAISING FIT KIDS|
It seems that childhood obesity has become so common that simply overweight children are seen as being the norm. Other 'norms' that require more examination are childhood inactivity and the ingestion of prepared foods. This program aimed at parents and coaches explores and defines options that can enhance the level of health and general well-being of kids.
|#15265/1416 READ ME DIFFERENTLY: Disabilities - New Perspectives|
A shock of recognition in social work led to this exploration of how undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD have impacted three generations in her family, starting with her own struggles. With surprising candor, vulnerability and even a touch of humor, this program reveals the strain of misunderstood learning differences on family relationships. *Includes Viewing Guide
|#11965/1120 REAL FOOD: The Cost of Convenience|
Slow food, locally grown and as un-processed as possible makes you healthier, wealthier and wiser overall! Save your body, mind, your money and do your bit for the planet and the local economy. This program illustrates how much we pay - in dollars and nutrition - when we buy processed foods. Using compelling and memorable examples, viewers will learn how buying local products, fresh ingredients, and raw foods will impact their health as well as their wallets.
|#13123/1005 RESISTING THE FLU: How to Minimize Your Risk|
Reduce infection rates in your workplace by training your employees to follow a few simple habits that stop them from spreading sickness to their coworkers - and help them avoid getting sick in the first place. Some of these habits are just common sense but how do you get people to remember and actually do these things, day after day? This practical advice extends to taking care of sick family members in ways that protect the caregiver and stop the spread within households.
|#13368/0545 ROLE OF ENZYMES (THE)|
Enzymes are catalysts and drive every chemical reaction that takes place in the human body and enable our bodies to be built from proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. This program explains the role of enzymes as well as the recent immense progress science has made in the manufacturing of synthetic and therapeutic enzymes. Grades 10 to A
|#12610/1725 SECRET LIFE OF THE BRAIN (5 Programs on 3 DVDs)
This intriguing five-part series comprehensively covers the neuroscience of the human brain from conception to old age. DVD One THE BABY'S BRAIN: Wider Than the Sky THE CHILD'S BRAIN: Syllable from Sound DVD Two: THE TEENAGE BRAIN: A World of their Own DVD Three: THE ADULT BRAIN: To Think By Feeling THE AGING BRAIN: Through Many Lives
|#14950/0603 SENSORY CHALLENGES AND ANSWERS (Temple Grandin)|
In this unique program, Dr. Temple Grandin eloquently and candidly describes the sensory challenges she has faced and offers no-nonsense ideas for caregivers and for individuals on the spectrum.
|#14998/0603 SENSORY ISSUES IN LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR|
In this program, Carol Kranowitz delivers a presentation on sensory strategies and activities that are used internationally to address sensory processing disorder (SPD). Kranowitz discusses research on SPD, explains the six types of SPD and how they impact affected children’s daily lives, looks at common coexisting problems, and explores treatment and therapy options.
|#14999/0603 SENSORY STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION, SOCIAL SKILLS AND BEHAVIOR|
Explains how anxiety and sensory overload can affect a child’s behavior and demonstrates how a "sensory diet" can help a child focus and learn. Also provides simple but proven techniques for improving therapy through better communication among parents, teachers, and therapists and offers concrete ideas that you can apply immediately.
|#4463/0635 SEPSIS: The Peril of Infection|
The body's immune system can sometimes overreact in attempting to protect itself from a bacterial infection. Known as sepsis, this condition can cause serious damage and even death. This program thoroughly examines the cause of sepsis, its specific symptoms and effects, and the possibility of treatment and recovery if life support and antibiotics are administered in time.
|#7870/2003 SIGN LANGUAGE MADE EASY|
These comprehensive award-winning programs teach conversational sign language, in a fun, easy manner and is ideal for students, parents and teachers. The focus is to teach hearing students basic to advanced communication skills, vocabulary, finger spelling, the alphabet and grammar principles to be able to start signing and communicating easily and quickly. This is the most complete series on signing ever produced. *Ten DVDs with 4 programs on each
|#15183/2003 SKIN OUR LARGEST ORGAN|
The skin is the largest human organ. Take a close look at the epidermis, which provides the first line of defense against the outside world and delves into the mysteries of the dermis - the inner skin. Discover how the body fights off infections and the damaging effects of the sun.Grades 4 to 9
|#15643/1120 SKINNY ON SOLID FATS (THE)|
This program explains the different types of fat and why solid fats are harmful to your health (and waistline!). Take a ride on an LDL and HDL raft to discover how fats affect your cholesterol. Find out where fats hide in your diet and ways to reduce the amount you consume.Grades 6 to 12
|#15958/0545 SLEEP: An Overview|
Sleep has been the subject of extensive research for many years, and while our understanding of sleep and its role in good health has advanced considerably over the past few decades, there is still much we don't know about it. Presented by psychologist Steve Taylor and other experts, this program examines sleep, covering its four stages, common sleep disorders, impacts of sleep deprivation, and several theories about why humans sleep in the first place. The video also looks at treatments offered at sleep disorder clinics. *Sub-Titled *A viewable/printable worksheet is available online.Grades 12 to A
|#15378/1290 SLEEPLESS EPIDEMIC: Practical Steps to Help Adolescents Get the Sleep They Need|
It is estimated that 85 percent of adolescents are sleep deprived. With the proper amount of sleep, adolescents report feeling better and are less stressed. Their grades and athletic performance improve, they experience fewer sick days and are less prone to obesity and type 2 diabetes. This program provides practical steps to ensure that good night's sleep!Grades 6 to A
|#12951/1290 SMART NUTRITION!|
What makes teenagers eat what they eat? Is it advertising, peer pressure, body image, health concerns (yah right!), all of the above? None of the above? Addiction to saturated fats, maybe? Or perhaps just convenience and availability? Teen viewers are asked to consider their options and the consequences of their choices. Grades 6 to 12
|#14548/0697 SMOKEY JOEY|
*Recommended! School Library Journal This young persons' video explores how peer pressure leads Joey Fingerhead (finger puppet) to begin smoking even though he knows it is not good for him.
|#4303/0405 SMOKING OUT THE TRUTH: Teens and Tobacco|
Why, why, why do teenagers still take up smoking?!? Aimed at teen classroom audiences, this video examines root causes like perversely-focused marketing and peer pressure to demonstrate how manipulation lies behind the continued 'popularity' of this seriously addictive and dangerous substance. Grades 7 to 12
|#5712/1365 SMOKING: Getting Ready to Quit - 2nd Edition|
Identifies and explains positive techniques that can make quitting easier and more successful. Actual smokers, in various stages of quitting, share tips and techniques that have helped them control their tobacco cravings. Grades 9 to A
|#10871/0505 SMOKING: The Toxic Truth 2.0|
Now updated to include social media, this very popular title explains what your friends won't tell you about cigarettes! The real ugly side of smoking is portrayed for prevention; Interviews with informed teens debunk myths about smoking. Viewers are shown horrific medical realities of smoking.Finally, teens warn teens about tobacco addiction. Grades 7 to 12
|#15003/0603 SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING AND FRUSTRATION MANAGEMENT|
This dynamic and comprehensive presentation with Dr. Jed Baker is extremely valuable to all family members and professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities, mood and anxiety disorders, and other issues that impact social-emotional functioning.
|#15972/0635 SOFTENING: Loving a Child with Special Needs|
*WINNER! Documentary NYC festival, Grand Jury Prize Winner "An experience unlike any other...One of the truest portraits of family I have ever seen." Toronto Film Scene "I’m not really one of those parents of a kid with special needs who thinks it’s a gift from God or a blessing in disguise," says filmmaker Kelly O’Brien. O’Brien speaks honestly about her struggle to cope for the first five years following the birth of Teddy, born with extensive brain damage resulting from an in-utero viral infection. The rewards as well as the challenges of caring for him are evident in this video. In leaving out the grittier details of Teddy’s daily regimen to focus on the moments of intimacy and play, the film also documents O’Brien’s gradual process of opening up emotionally - her softening - about her son’s difficult diagnosis. *Closed Captioned
|#15306/0685 SOUL FOOD JUNKIES: A Film about Family, Food, and Tradition|
"Soul Food Junkies is a thoughtful, emotionally riveting, and historically grounded film. Byron Hurt masterfully strikes a delicate balance in understanding how food is both a site of inequality and deeply treasured cultural tradition. Though rooted in African American culinary culture, it speaks to the universal themes of love, loss and well-being." Imani Perry | Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets. Presents an absorbing and ultimately inspiring look at the cultural politics of food and the complex interplay between identity, taste, power, and health.
|#12397/0203 SOUND INSIGHT: Breaking the Sound Barrier in a Deaf World|
Can a 'disability' ever become a personal asset or at least be recognized and used to advantage? Perhaps the answer is 'not very often', but viewers of this video get a different perspective on just such a situation.
|#15184/2003 SPINE AND SPINAL CORD (THE): The Body's Control|
The spinal cord has fascinated scientists for centuries. The ability to walk is engineered by the spinal cord and the spinal column. This program looks at the design of the spinal cord and the medical advances in treating spinal cord injuries. Discover the research continually being done by scientists researching paralysis in an effort to one day find a cure.Grades 4 to 9
|#12099/0145 SPIRITUAL HEALING: Healing from Within|
What connection, if any, is there between one's physical health and the state of one's spiritual development? Renowned experts in various fields of spirituality explain historical and contemporary occurrences to demonstrate the philosophy of spiritual healing.
|#15065/0463 SPORTS DRINKS AND EXERCISE PERFORMANCE: Scientific Evidence|
This program provides an overview of what constitutes a sports drink and the impact of each principle component in a sports drink on physiological function. Also details the purpose of having sodium in a sports drink.
|#16048/1445 STDs - LIFETIME CONSEQUENCES|
This essential program offers straight talk about STDs and the heavy price young adults are paying for having unprotected sex. *Part of the CONNECT WITH KIDS Series for Grades 6 and up.
|#15024/0545 STROKE: Understanding the Disease|
In this program, two stroke victims take us through their experiences and explain the affects stroke has had on their lives. Also features experts to help viewers understand more about the physiology of stroke, what a stroke actually is, the warning signs, symptoms and risk factors.
|#16168/2153 SUGAR COATED: How the Food Industry Seduced the World One Spoonful at a Time|
IS SUGAR THE NEW TOBACCO? How did the food industry get us to stop asking the question: IS SUGAR TOXIC? It all starts with a secret PR campaign dating back to the 1970s. For forty years, Big Sugar deflected all threats to its multi-billion dollar empire, while sweetening the world’s food supply. As obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates skyrocket, doctors are now treating the first generation of children suffering from fatty liver disease. The sugar industry is once again under siege. They dodged the bullet once. Will they do it again? This documentary investigates the history of the food industry’s use of sugar, its health impact on society and the politics of the "new tobacco". It’s dangerous, it’s everywhere, it’s PR-protected. But has the sugar industry finally met its match? DVD includes the 91-minute feature length documentary, as well as a 60-minute abridged version shortened for use in the classroom. Includes English sub-titles. (*Special price for K-12 schools and non-profit $99.95 - Public Libraries $49.95)
|#15429/1725 SUICIDE PLAN (THE): The Hidden World of Assisted Suicide|
In stunning portraits of individuals grappling with the end of life - along with the doctors, family members, activists and legal experts with stakes in their decisions - this program explores with clear-eyed intimacy America’s ambivalence about assisted suicide and its consequences.
|#16003/1120 SUPERFOODS OR SUPERMYTHS?|
Eat beetroot! Add kale! Stick to salmon and pomegranate and chard! These aren’t just foods, they’re (cue trumpets) superfoods! Trusted experts say they’re so super-healthful, when you eat superfoods in super-quantities, you sleep right, feel strong, sound smarter, avoid cancer, and become unequivocally - .super! It seems logical: spinach is full of antioxidants; tomatoes are packed with lycopene. Your body needs these; therefore, foods with lots of it should be great for us. Right? Hyperbole alert! Whenever we see claims supporting extreme behavior - even the extreme intake of healthful foods, it’s time to dig deeper. In this program, explore the facts and fascination, myths and messages surrounding so-called superfoods. *CC
|#12207/1290 TEEN NUTRITION: What's the Big Debate? CANADIAN Edition|
This Edition includes the Canadian Food Guide. There's no debate that healthy eating is good for you, but too often, teens don't make smart choices when it comes to food and activity. Two high school classmates prepare for a debate on healthy eating, a nutritionist gives advice, and student interviews give a "real life" view of eating habits. Grades 6 to 12
|#15064/0463 TEENAGE BRAIN: A Work In Progress|
This program reviews discoveries in the adolescents’ social, emotional, cognitive, and linguistic development that can help individuals better understand why teenagers behave the way they do.
|#9081/0405 TEENS DEALING WITH DEATH|
As the stories range from suicide, to sudden death, to terminal illness - for many young people, this will be their first exposure to death. How can teachers and school administrators help guide them through the experience? Viewers learn how to release their feelings. As healing and personal growth continue, an amazingly positive spirit, in most cases, actually overshadows the sadness.
|#7430/1615 TEN COMMANDMENTS: Communicating with People with Disabilities|
*WINNER of many awards including CHRIS - Columbus International *Listed as #1 of Top 50 Business Videos This outstanding video uses light-hearted, humorous vignettes to help employees learn how to communicate respectfully, sensitively with people who have a wide range of disabilities. Crucial for anyone who employs, serves or communicates with the disabled. *Closed Captioned version followed by a second version with open captioning and audio descriptor all on one video cassette. Grades 9 to A
|#14392/0463 TEN NUTRITION TACTICS OF TOP ATHLETES|
What do elite endurance athletes put on their plate or in their mouth before or during an event This program takes lessons from the top athletes and discusses the science behind their nutrition-related tactics. Offers tools and advice that health/wellness professionals can share with their clients. Also discusses the science underlying diet strategies that are typically adhered to by endurance athletes and details evidence-based information and insights concerning how they fuel their workouts - all appropriate within the scope of practice.
|#15817/1290 THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK: Sugar Shockers and Beverage Tips|
What we choose to quench our thirst matters more than you might think!. Beverages are the single largest source of calories in the average diet and their contribution often goes largely unnoticed. Soft drinks, sweetened teas, specialty coffee drinks, sports drinks, fruit-flavored juices, and energy drinks are the sugary, empty-calorie culprits contributing to rising rates of obesity and other chronic diseases. Discover the best beverage bets and learn more about how to make healthy choices through short video segments.Grades 6 to A
|#14552/0510 TOBACCO (Teen Files Flipped)|
A powerful program that graphically demonstrates to teens who use tobacco exactly what this deadly habit is doing to them. Today, the number of teen smokers is the highest it’s been in two decades. A Discovery Production.Grades 9 to 12
|#15981/1710 TRANSFORMING POWER OF CAREGIVING (THE): Returning to Life after Caregiving Ends|
Whether you have cared for your loved one for one year or many, when it ends, it will feel abrupt. The life and routine that have become yours, suddenly comes to an end with a finality that is painful on many levels. You have become a different person during your caregiving experience, yet you haven’t had time to realize who that person is. Your focus was on someone else, and the thought of shifting that focus to yourself - may be scary. However, exploring who you are, now, as well as what you learned about yourself - and about life itself - during your caregiving experience can be an experience full of discovery and adventure. This program is about returning to life after caregiving ends.
|#14217/0603 TREASURE CHEST OF BEHAVIORAL STRATEGIES for Individuals with Autism|
In this insightful presentation, Maria Wheeler describes in detail what challenging behavior looks and sounds like - including meltdowns, anxiety and panic attacks, and inappropriate sexual behavior - and provides easy-to-understand, easy-to-use strategies. An excellent resource for parents, teachers, and other professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
|#15181/2003 TRIP THROUGH THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM (A)|
This program explores two different physiological systems that work together in order to keep our bodies running efficiently. Students will learn how our respiratory system processes oxygen and how oxygen is used within our bodies. Well also learn about the circulatory system and how it transports oxygen throughout our bodies.Grades 4 to 9
|#16017/0545 TROUBLE WITH DYING (THE)|
On Friday February 6th, 2015 The Supreme Court of Canada overturned the existing law pertaining to doctor assisted dying. The Government of Canada now has one year to develop new legislation. This program is what led up to the Supreme Court decision. Currently, medically assisted dying is illegal in Canada. And while some advocates believe offering terminal patients help in ending their lives is the compassionate thing to do, opponents believe the medical system must uphold respect for all human life. The issues surrounding the right-to-die debate are further coming to a head since Quebec introduced legislation in 2013 that would allow for medically assisted dying in some cases. Two patients in this film examine the options available to them, confronting their own mortality in the process. *CC *A full-length preview of this title is available upon request
|#16189/0635 TRUTH ABOUT FAT (THE)|
Fat has a reputation as public health enemy number one. We’ve spent decades trying to eat less of it—yet today we’re unhealthier than ever. This engaging film sees a group of health service workers undergo a series of eating trials - including a bold experiment to investigate the effects of giving up fat altogether. Monitoring the effects of their drastic diet, the program demonstrates how, for healthy people, low-fat diets are bad news. Stuffed full to bursting with more astonishing facts and surprising experiments, this program reveals how a little bit of what we like can be good for us. A BBC Production.
|#13131/0635 TRUTH ABOUT FLU VACCINES|
Should I or shouldn't I? No one enjoys getting a flu shot, but most people realize they need to. Vaccination, however, is not only vital for the individual but also for the well-being of friends, coworkers, and loved ones. This program corrects myths and misconceptions concerning influenza vaccines and explains who is most at risk for flu-related complications.
|#13353/0545 UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING TYPE 2 DIABETES|
With diabetes on the rise around the world - and with the type 2 strain afflicting up to 90 percent of the diabetic population - the need for greater awareness and working knowledge has also risen. This is a valuable learning resource for nursing students, clinical nurses, and support staff delivering hands-on care.
|#14729/0635 UNDERSTANDING FIBROMYALGIA|
Often mistaken for a psychological problem, fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that manifests as memory problems, sleep disturbances, and bowel and bladder irritability, and pain throughout the body. In this program experts discuss how patients can be diagnosed, explain the possible causes, and identify the lifestyle changes and treatment methods that can assist those who have the condition to get their lives back on track
|#15620/0787 UNDERSTANDING THE DEFIANT CHILD|
Tantrums, resistance to chores, negativity--occasional clashes between parents and children are not uncommon. But when a child's defiance is chronic and disruptive of family life, he or she may have Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). In this clear and accessible video program, leading authority Russell A. Barkley illuminates the nature of ODD and presents real-life scenes of family interactions and commentary from parents.
Going vegetarian is a big step that many people are considering, or actually trying. But is it really a positive move health-wise, and how difficult is it to get proper nutrition as well as taste satisfaction from a non-meat/fish diet?
What exactly is a virus and how do these microscopic parasites infect their human hosts? In this program, students will examine the characteristics of these simple organisms and learn why they can have such devastating consequences. Grades 5 to 8
|#13712/2017 WALKING IN THE DARK: Finding the Light in Autism|
When parents are given the diagnosis that their child has autism, they often feel very lost with a sense of hopelessness. This documentary educational tool helps parents seek unanswered questions and find ways to network. Through meeting families who have overcome their fears and distress, they find hope and help.
|#14785/1710 WE WILL MISS YOU: Support for Grieving the Death of a Pet|
Animals are guileless. That sort of honesty touches the human heart in a unique way. We invest a deep part of ourselves in the relationships we have with our pets. They are our family. When a beloved pet dies, we become vividly aware of the loss, and we need support that understands the depth of our love and attachment. This video offers this level of support as you grieve the death of a pet who was a companion, a family member, and a friend.
|#13067/1120 WELCOME TO HOLLAND|
Follows the journey of three families with special needs children (Down syndrome and Phelan-McDermid Syndrome). Through parents' insight and shared experiences, viewers discover the importance of structure and predictability in the home and how to incorporate other positive affect resiliency factors - all while ensuring a nurturing and loving environment for the family.
|#14638/0697 WHAT ABOUT ME? Kids and Grief|
This award-winning video highlights boys and girls ages 4 to 14, while they discuss grief experiences due to the death or chronic illness of a sibling or parent. The children talk about their experiences to offer hope, support and a sense of community to other children.Grades 4 to A
|#11730/1615 WHAT DOES NORMAL MEAN?|
This is a compelling documentary film about the "inclusion" of children with disabilities in public schools. The film follows seven children - elementary to high-schoolers - with a broad range of disabilities, over an academic year. Produced by multiple Emmy award winning filmmakers, the children’s struggles and triumphs give dramatically clear testimony to the value of equal educational opportunities for all. Grades 9 to A
|#16210/0987 WHAT THE HEALTH???|
This film examines the link between diet and disease, and the billions of dollars at stake in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food industries. WHAT THE HEALTH is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award winning documentary COWSPIRACY. The film follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases - and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it. With heart disease and cancer the two leading causes of death, and diabetes at an all-time high, the film reveals possibly the largest health cover-up of our time. This surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary should be a part of any DVD collection!!!
|#14694/1710 WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES: Walking Through Grief as a Teenager|
An ideal resource to help a teen dealing with grief featuring interviews with bereaved teens, because teens are most receptive to their peers. They speak from the heart, sharing candidly about their pain and healing. Gives insight not only to teenagers, but also parents, teachers, and counselors who want to know how to help bereaved youth.Grades 8 to 12
|#14129/0463 WOMEN AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: Long-Term Success
Focuses on training programs designed specifically for women. Explains differences in programs for women vs. men and provides an overview of weight-loss programming involving a three-month goal setting regime that has proven successful for women.
|#15134/0603 WRITING SOCIAL STORIES with Carol Gray|
A Social Story is a ground-breaking tool that uses several carefully-written sentences to describe a social situation to someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. This DVD and accompanying workbook provide step-by-step training for writing effective Social Stories.
|#2604/0860 YMCA HEALTHY BACK|
Presents the proper exercise techniques to make the back healthy and strong, as well as shows how to conduct the exercises with a group. Also covers where exercisers should feel each stretch, incorrect stretching techniques, first aid measures, advice for maintaining back fitness, and healthy back positions while standing, sitting, sleeping, driving, and lifting.
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