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|#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.
|#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.
|#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.
|#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.
|#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.
|#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
|#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
|#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
|#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.
|#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.
|#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
|#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
|#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.
|#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.
|#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.
|#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.
|#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
|#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.
|#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.
|#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
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