Provides healthcare professionals with the tools to interpret a 3-lead EKG. It begins with a description of the heart's anatomy and physiology, with a special emphasis on its conduction system. A detailed description of a normal EKG waveform is also presented along with guidelines for its interpretation.
Each year, millions of people attempt to slim down-and fail. If super-diets and weight-loss fads don't work, what does? This program presents ten science-based approaches to losing weight without starving as volunteers put the theories to the test.
Enables the viewer to see exactly what's happening inside patients with acute and chronic renal failure. Nurses can learn how to spot the signs of these pathophysiologic changes and intervene to prevent life-threatening complications.
An effective four-step plan for avoiding potential problems is presented. The incorporation of social skills into the curriculum is demonstrated. The audience sees first hand how to implement such behavior management methods as: color charts and signs, point system, token economy, and turtle-control technique.
This video presents: Initiating a peripheral IV, including identifying infusion site, promoting venous distention, venipuncture, initiating infusion, and dressing infusion site ; troubleshooting intravenous infusions, including assessment for potential complications, regular assessments, and use of infiltration and Phlebitis Scales ; discontinuing IV therapy, including removal of dressing, stabilizing catheter while site is cleansed, removal of catheter, and dressing venipuncture site.
Momentum in Science features 25 leading scientists, a primetime state-of-the-science report revealing the most cutting-edge research advances. Three additional specials (The Memory Loss Tapes; Grandpa, Will You Remember Me? with Maria Shriver; and Caregivers) capture what it means to experience the disease, to be a child or grandchild of one who suffers, and to care for those who are affected.
Sarah, a French college student runs a "pro-Ana" blog, part of a global online community of young women sharing tips on living with anorexia. Valerie Boyer is a passionate French National Assembly legislator proposing a groundbreaking bill to ban these online forums, issuing hefty fines and two-year prison sentences to their members. This documentary offers an unprecedented access into anorexia's hidden underground and considers how legal and free-speech issues are contested in a new media landscape.
See exactly what's happening inside your patient and know exactly what it means for your care: Link your patients' assessment findings to changes in the electrical conduction system; Differentiate between atrial fibrillation and various types of atrioventricular (AV) blocks and ventricular arrhythmias, including their pathophysiologies; Analyze electrocardiogram tracings and other test results to pinpoint the type and severity of your patients' arrhythmias.
Follows three articulate young people as they navigate the waters of daily life and journey toward self-understanding and self-advocacy. Their poignant and candid insights into the longing and isolation they feel offer a window into the Asperger's experience.
Identify factors that can trigger a dangerous acute exacerbation, expertly assess patients with asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis and prepare patients for therapy with bronchodilators, cortiosteroids, mast-cell stabilizers, antileukatrienes, anf other treatments.
Asylum: A History of the Mental Institution in America
This classic, award-winning program brings to light the complex and controversial history of the mental institution in the U.S. through a detailed study of St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Profiles five children with autism, their parents, and acting coach Elaine Hill as they take on the enterprise of a full-length stage production.
The Baby Human
Experience the first two years of a child's life just as they do. This groundbreaking program reveals what only the little ones know. What is their most profound need? How do they really see their parents? What does it feel like to struggle to walk or learn to speak?
Diana Israel, a Boulder-based psychotherapist and former champion triathlete, talks candidly about her long and agonizing personal struggle with eating disorders and obsessive exercising, fearlessly confronting her own painful past as she attempt to come to terms with American culture's unhealthy fixation on self-destructive ideals of beauty and competitiveness.
Big Bucks, Big Pharma 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.
Documents a young boy's struggle with Asperger's syndrome. Adam and his family share their everyday challenges and triumphs to provide unparalleled insights into this increasingly common disorder. Includes interviews with autistic children and their families, and features Dr. Temple Grandin, a noted authority on autism spectrum disorders.
When David Vetter died at the age of 12, he was already world famous: the boy in the plastic bubble. Here, serious questions are answered. Did doctors, in a rush to save a child, condemn the boy to a life not worth living and instead kill him?
Part of a series on understanding, identifying and responding to childhood trauma. This segment focuses on the effects that childhood trauma has on brain function. Introduces current research that shows how systems in the brain are activated by trauma, and how trauma changes neuron response and cognitive pathways.
Every moment of our lives we are making decisions based on information from our senses. What we hear and see tells us to stop or go, helps us connect with loved ones, and defines our world. As we age, the information that we receive from our eyes and ears becomes degraded and our ability to act on this information slows. But what if we could do something to impact these abilities? What if our brain holds the key to our independence?
Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. demonstrates how experts in various fields (a flutist, a baseball player, and a simultaneous translator) improve their neurological abilities through sustained, continuous, intense practice of their respective skill set and how such consequential neurological findings in experts compare to the average individual.
Explores how ordinary people are utilizing their brain plasticity to create lasting and astonishing changes. From aging to recovery from injury, the frontiers of neuroscience research are proving that our own neuroplasticity holds the key to previously unimaginable and incredible transformations.
Though he appears normal, Rick Franklin's brain injury has made his life anything but. Teaming up with veteran documentary maker and friend Lyell Davies, Rick explores the impact that brain injury has had on himself and other survivors and reveals helpful approaches to living with a brain injury. As they visit with brain injury survivors, invisible aspects of this disability become more clear; we see the wide range of deficits that survivors must face, both physically and mentally, and learn how no two brain injuries are alike. We also hear how survivors learn to deal with life after a brain injury by means of personal, medical, and even political strategies.
Two new mothers relate their experiences with postpartum depression and how therapy and medication helped them cope with PPD. The husband of a woman who became suicidal following her pregnancy recounts his struggle to understand why this happened.
Presents a history of cancer, from ancient times to the present day. Includes stories of contemporary patients and examines the latest scientific research which might indicate that we are on the brink of a lasting cure.
Cannabis: The Evil Weed?
This program explores the science and the public debate surrounding the world's favorite illegal drug. Tracing the birthplace of the humble plant to Kazakhstan in Central Asia, addiction specialist Dr. John Marsden guides viewers through several topics and issues--including links between THC and schizophrenia; experiments on mice suggesting cannabis-related cognitive impairment; the development of Sativex, a cannabis-derived medicine; and California dispensary system, which bears some resemblance to the legalization of marijuana.
Explores the modern American diet and its connection with the growing crises of diabetes and obesity.
Cardiac Disorders: Coronary Artery Disease
This video discusses that coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in modern societies.
Cardiac Disorders: Heart Failure
This program offers an interesting and detailed look at it causes, pathophysiology, and symptoms.
Cardiac Signs & Symptoms
Learn to recognize abnormal heart sounds (e.g. S3, S4, murmurs, etc.); determine proper patient positioning and stethoscope placement to ensure accurate assessment; characterize a murmur's intensity pity, quality, shape, and duration; and measure jugular vein distention.
The Cardiovascular System
Shot in HD using the latest in 3-D graphics, medical imaging and cadaver specimens, see the human body's cardiovascular system revealed in ways never seen before.
Caring for Bedridden Patients
Defines bedridden status, and looks at the role of the caregiver in maintaining comfort levels, and monitoring the resident's overall well-being. Gives tips on how to prevent residents from getting to a bedridden state, and identifies complications that can lead to bedridden status, such as skin breakdown, psychosocial changes, depression, anxiety, and dependence. Discusses contracture (the tightening of muscles in the hands, arms, or legs into a fixed position), and how to prevent it. Discusses the use of equipment and devices, such as, the hospital bed, booties, splints, and foam wedges.
Caring for Disordered Behavior in the Nursing Home
This program provides nurses and nursing assistants with a strategy to identify and describe problem behaviors in nursing home residents. The author shows how to apply this systematic approach, using several examples, of problem behaviors and suggesting appropriate interventions.
Caring for Your Parents
This documentary focuses attention on the United States' aging population and the many adult children who are undertaking the primary care for their aging parents, underscoring today's struggle to keep parents at home, tensions between siblings and social, cultural and economic issues.
1. Resistive and distressed behaviors
2. Six pieces of the puzzle
3. Sexual advances & explicit behaviors
4. Hallucinations: visual, verbal, tactile and questions and answers.
A Chance to Grow
In this documentary, an experienced nurse gives viewers a special perspective on what infants, parents and staff go through in the newborn intensive care unit, or NICU. Within this unique world, critically ill and premature infants receive a level of high-tech care never before possible. Medical professional work miracles on these fragile, new lives. But often lost amidst the cascade of technology are the tiny patients themselves, and their overwhelmed, bewildered parents, who find themselves thrust into an alien world.
With the debate over alternative energy sources as contentious as ever, this Academy Award-winning program offers a wealth of issues to consider; its reexamination of what happened at the Ukranian reactor and its investigation into the dark side of nuclear power parallel the questions many Americans have regarding the storage of radioactive material and the overall safety of the nuclear industry.
Examines the moral and ethical aspects of health care delivery. Nurses confront ethical dilemmas in four actual work situations. Raises issues for discussion.
Common Childhood Illnesses
Addresses common childhood illnesses, their symptoms, possible at home and professional medical treatments, and how to decide if a doctor should be consulted.
Conception to Birth
Follow the ultimate journey each one of us takes from the moment of our conception to the moment of our birth.
Consider the Conversation
Motivated by their personal experiences with loss, two long-time friends-one a hospice worker and the other a State Teacher of the Year-present a powerful and inspiring film on the American struggle with communication and preparation at the end-of-life. Consider the Conversation examines multiple perspectives on end-of-life care and includes interviews with patients, family members, doctors, nurses, clergy, social workers, and national experts from across the country.
Coronary Artery Disease and Angina Pectoris
Shows what's happening inside patients with coronary heart disease and angina pectoris, and what it means for nursing care.
Corpse Tech tours the boneyard to discover just how our remains are put to use. Meet a County Coroner and visit the University of Tennessee's famous Body Farm to see how dead bodies contribute to criminology. And tour a morgue, a crematorium, and one of the largest tissue banks in the United States to discover the multitudinous fates awaiting our earthly vessels.
Crank: Darkness on the Edge of Town
This program measures meth's shocking impact on one Tennessee town, examining the deadly drug phenomenon, the legislation aimed at controlling the sale of meth-precursor cold medicines and the hard lessons families learn about addiction.
Cry for Help
Takes a critical look at the issues surrounding teen depression and suicide. Takes an intimate look at the efforts of two high schools to identify adolescents at risk. It examines the difficult transition from high school to college through a first-person account.
Crystal Fear, Crystal Clear
Documents a year in the lives of three families who have been devastated by addiction to crystal meth, or methamphetamine, which, being addictive, cheap, and easily obtained, has become the drug of choice for teenagers in small towns across North America.
Using a combination of home movies and interviews with Chris and other family members, this program, filmed by Chris's brother, is a multi-layered tale of three generations coping with bipolar disorder and autism. Chris has gone on to become an acclaimed artist, his creative expression triggered by the death of his father--whom he imagines to be playing cards with Nixon in the hereafter
Contents: Presentation DVD: Mollie's story. -- Dr. Goydos. -- Lesson plan CD: ABCDE's skin cancer. -- Skills driven learning opportunities for sun safety and early detection of skin cancer (lesson plan). -- Self examination skin check.
The trials and triumphs of four people facing a lifelong struggle with learning. Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading and writing difficulties, affecting about 10 per cent of the population. [This documentary] is designed to raise awareness and provide an understanding of dyslexia, to bring a human face to this invisible disability and to reduce the stigma surrounding it.
This six program series is available on one DVD, and focuses on critical thinking skills, such as how to properly respond to realistic but difficult workplace situations, and the "softer" skills, such as communication and patient education. Demonstrates how to apply critical thinking to solve some of the key legal, ethical, and professional challenges encountered in medical assisting program.
Tells the dramatic stories of people of different ages, from diverse backgrounds, who live with various forms of depression. Leading mental health experts highlight the latest scientific research and innovative treatments, offering greater understanding and hope for the millions of people living with this complex, but treatable, disease." From container.
This program highlights the latest breakthroughs in treatment and diagnostic tools spotlighting several people who have suffered with depression their entire lives, but are finding relief through a combination of treatment strategies and lifestyle changes.
Attitudes about the industrialization of food have changed greatly over the past several decades. What used to be considered a scientific miracle now seems like a horrific joke: piglets being reared in incubators that look like tiny iron lungs; fish raised in tanks of runoff water -- and growing at a remarkable rate! -- from a nuclear power plant. These scenatios and more are presented in Diet as it traces the rise and fall of processed food, from promising cure for malnourishement to eventually being linked to obesity, heart disease, and cancer.
Using the resources of the Brain Mapping Center of UCLA, this film illustrates the development of neuroscience from its classical reliance on information from brain injuries and autopsies through the new insights discovered with electronic microscopes, EEG equipment, PET scans and MRI machines.
Why does tolerance for alcohol differ so widely from person to person? Do genetic factors make alcoholism unavoidable in some people? Should we drink at all? This program searches for answers, following addiction expert Dr. John Marsden as he observes--and participates in--experiments that assess alcohol's neurological and physiological impact.
This program explores scientific discoveries about marijuana and its possible link to mental illness, with commentary from outspoken cannabis critic Professor Robin Murray of the Psychosis Research Group. Viewers follow three young people as they battle psychosis, paranoia, and hallucinations, all triggered by smoking pot.
"The story of Dr. William Hurwitz, a preeminent pain specialist sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug trafficking, provides a window into the ethical dilemma of opioid prescriptions. Painkillers give doctors tremendous power to relieve pain, a primary goal of any physician. But this power begets trouble when the same drugs can lead to addiction, abuse and death. In 2004 Dr. William Hurwitz was convicted of over 50 counts of narcotics distribution and handed a 25-year prison sentence. Dr. Feelgood traces Dr. Hurwitz's trial and eventual appeal, detailing the events that led to his arrest. Testimonies from the witnesses in Dr. Hurwitz's case contradict one another--some revere him, while others condemn him. Taken together, their accounts reveal a profile of a compassionate yet flawed doctor. The film, in telling his story, underscores the tension between every patient's right to pain relief and the lawful need for drug control. There could not be a more critical time to spark discussion on the topic, and call for careful thought and action."
This uniquely interactive program asks viewers a series of questions to help them focus on whether or not they have a problem with alcohol and other drugs. Questions include: Does your use of drugs or alcohol cause problems at school or at home? Have you found that you need increased amounts of alcohol or other drugs in order to get intoxicated or high? Do you feel like you would like to cut down or control your drinking or use of other drugs but can't? After each question, viewers hear the personal reflections of young recovering addicts and comments from a leading addiction expert.
As this five-part series shows, the brain can be affected by drugs and alcohol in many different ways, depending on the substance consumed. The effects of stimulants, painkillers, tobacco and alcohol, cannabis, and hallucinogens are analyzed in detail, using the latest research and computer graphics.
The filmmakers chronicle the often times complex decision on becoming an organ donor, with doctors and other medical experts sharing insightful advice and dispelling common myths for anyone thinking of becoming an organ donor.
Looks at how cancer develops in the different stages and underscores the importance of regular screening for early detection. Explains the four stages of breast tumor properties, provides key insight into studies linking the disease to estrogen-genetic factors, and explores the new drugs, treatment benefits, and diagnostic techniques used by leading cancer centers.
This series explores the science and nutritional elements of food, their role in the human body, and their impact on our health.
6 videodiscs (126 min.): Carbs -- Fats -- Minerals -- Protein -- Vitamins -- Water.
Families, experts and 'wise ones' share insights on aging, facing illness, and cooperating as siblings in the care of aging parents. Residents of a co-housing community for those over 55 offer attractive alternatives for the aging years.
Physiological studies in the mid-twentieth century, based largely on animals, and more recent neuroimaging studies of humans have uncovered hard evidence that neural circuits support emotional experience. Affective neuroscience thus blends the insights of psychology with methods from neuroscience
Through the story of one young visiting nurse and her elderly patient, this challenging video documentary will help to stimulate discussion about a wide range of ethical and professional dilemmas faced by nurses working in home care and community settings.
The program explores consequences of drinking. Young people who drink are more likely to experience health problems, risks to their still-developing brains, school problems and social problems. Alcohol is the chief culprit in many car crashes. For women, it greatly increases the risk of getting pregnant. For those who drink during pregnancy, the effects on the developing fetuses can cause problems that last a lifetime.
Provides a summary of everything students need to know about the dangers of using tobacco. Vividly illustrates the health effects of smoking using interviews of smokers ravaged by cancer, heart disease and lung disease. Identifies the toxic chemicals inhaled in every puff of cigarette smoke, including benzene, arsenic, cyanide, pesticides, carbon monoxide, and ammonia.
This DVD series shows how each drug or drug class works inside the body to produce its therapeutic effects. You'll see how specific drugs halt or reverse a disease process and what adverse reactions they may cause.
This documentary explains our psychological responses to food, shares new scientific knowledge about hunger, eating, and human metabolic operation. Shows how external pressures such as oversized restaurant portions and the unending barrage of food advertisements make fighting fat so difficult.
When single mom and filmmaker Yuka Sekiguchi, overweight at nearly 200 pounds and fast approaching fifty, determines to lose weight in hopes of becoming healthier and happier, she decides to film her struggle, figuring that public humiliation will be a strong incentive to succeed. FAT CHANCE, by turns serious and humorous, chronicles her six-month effort.
Tells the true story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs in Africa and the global south in the 1990s, leading to the preventable deaths of at least ten million people, and how a remarkable coalition of people came together to stop them.
This program explores a glaring paradox in Canada's food-obsessed culture: that knowledge of nutrition has never been better while the collective wisdom has never been worse. Profiles several families showing the real-world challenges of healthy eating. TV chef Michael Bonacini, historian Harvey Levenstein, and Foodshare director Debbie Field add commentary.
A man suffers a minor car accident, and a week later constructs a new identity, claiming he can't "remember" being a father. Nearly twenty years later, his amnesia persists, yet no brain damage or physical cause are ever found. Enthralling and thought-provoking, "Forgetting Dad" offers an award-winning case study of dissociation, parental abandonment, and family enmeshment in mental illness.
In the era before antibiotics, tens of thousands of immigrant patients were separated from family, detained in the hospital on Ellis Island, and healed from illness before becoming citizens. 350 babies were born, and ten times that many immigrants died on Ellis Island and were buried in pauper's graves around New York City.
This documentary film profiles the farmers, business executives and community organizers who are reinventing our food system. Fresh focuses on the people who are making a difference. It's character-driven, says producer Ana Joanes. The experts are secondary.
From the miracle of conception to the wonder of birth, this is an inside view of our most fascinating journey. The development of a human life within a woman's body is revealed from the incredible first moments of cell division through the baby's growth over the next nine months.
Documents the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.
When eighteen high school girls from Gloucester, Massachusetts were accused of making a pact to become pregnant in 2008, the mainstream media quickly perpetuated and sensationalized the story. The Gloucester 18 looks behind the headlines and hype to tell the real stories of these girls, putting a human face on a startling statistic: the fact that the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the developed world.
Combining excerpts from three earlier videos, this overview of 13 years in Alzheimer's patient, Grace Kirkland's life, including home care, and foster home care. The primary health care giver, Grace's husband, Glenn Kirkland, addresses the demands of the disease, both loss of cognitive and physical function, and the end stages which lead to Grace's death.
Combining excerpts from three earlier videos, this overview of 13 years in Alzheimer's patient, Grace Kirkland's life, including home care, and foster home care. The primary health care giver, Grace's husband, Glenn Kirkland, addresses the demands of the disease, both loss of cognitive and physical function, and the end stages which lead to Grace's death.
Using excerpts from the film "Grace", Dr. Rabins presents the progression of dementia, the related symptoms and behaviors, and changing caregiver role. Staff join in the discussion suggesting positive ways they handle similar behaviors in long-term care.
This ABC News program goes inside the homes of children living with severe mental illness, sharing the stories of three young girls whose schizophrenia commands them to harm themselves--or their younger siblings. Their parents' video diaries document the challenges, breakdowns, and frustrations that occur as they seek help for their children and relief for the rest of the family.
Bill Moyers talks with physicians, scientists, therapists, and patients-- people who are taking a new look at the meaning of sickness and health ... He discusses their search for answers to perplexing questions: How do emotions translate into chemicals in our body? How do thoughts and feelings influence health? How can we collaborate with our bodies to encourage healing?
Emotional abuse, fits of jealousy, and the use of physical force have no place in a healthy romantic or friendly relationship. This enlightening program offers teenagers practical approaches to nurturing healthy behavior in themselves and in others.
Intended to increase understanding of these complex diseases which in turn will enhance the nurses's ability to care for patients. Gives practical information on every clinically relevant aspect of these two disorders.
Examines heart disease, the number one killer in America and one of the nation's greatest health challenges for both men and women. Presents personal stories that showcase the scientific advances that are transforming the field of cardiology and the effect these changes will have on people stricken with heart disease.
Contents: [pt. 1]. Cells tissues and skin (22 min.) -- [pt. 2]. Immune system (22 min.) -- [pt. 3]. Human development and the reproductive system (42 min.) -- [pt. 4]. Respiratory system (20 min.) -- [pt. 5]. Circulatory system (22 min.) -- [pt. 6]. Skeletal and muscular systems (20 min.) -- [pt. 7]. Digestion and nutrition (20 min.) -- [pt. 8]. Endocrine system (20 min.) -- [pt. 9]. Nervous system and the senses (20 min.).
This series takes us across continents, meeting those who have pushed their bodies to the max. The latest CGI and camerawork depicts their ordeals in vivid detail both externally and through the internal workings of their bodies.
Lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes and inside of us. Tells the personal stories of people who believe their lives have been affected by chemicals and takes viewers to the front lines as activists go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry.
Identifies signs of "the silent killer" and aids the nurse in helping patients with hypertension before life-threatening complications occur. Differentiates between primary and secondary hypertension. Identifies modifiable and unmodifiable risk factors. Spots hard to detect signs and symptoms that point to potential complications.
Nothing is more challenging in dementia care than effective communication. Have you had trouble getting a loved one to a screening, or aren't sure how to communicate when there is a need to stop driving? This video offers the skills necessary to tackle these crucial conversations and safeguard your loved one.
Looking at what science does and does not know about diet and health, author Michael Pollan proposes a new way to think about what to eat, informed by ecology and tradition rather than by the nutrient-by-nutrient approach.
In these videos the viewer will see the kind of care needed for infants and toddlers to thrive in their child care settings. Contents: [Module 1.] Child centered curriculum (23 min.) -- [module 2.] Exploring and learning (25 min.) -- [module 3.] Sensory and art (29 min.) -- [module 4.] Keys to quality care (24 min.) -- [module 5.] Investing in caring relationships (24 min.) -- [module 6.] Promoting language and literacy (29 min).
Explore infant intelligence, information processing and memory. See the progression of infant communication from crying--to giggling--to euphoric babbling and their first words! Understand how language is learned and how caregivers can use infant-directed speech to foster cognitive development.
Examine the different stages of emotional development, and learn how children form attachments with people. Observe how personality and temperament affect an infant's social and emotional growth and how caregivers handle various situations.
A compelling blend of autobiography and history that recounts the life of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century and illuminates scientific developments in our understanding of the brain's role in recording and preserving memory.
... Bulimia is on the rise, both nationally and internationally. Yet it is often portrayed in the media as almost a joke, as a kind of 'extreme' dieting practiced by models and others obsessed with their appearance. In reality, this eating disorder can be as hard to overcome as any addiction-- and it can be a killer. This documentary takes us into the lives of women and men who are struggling to cope with bulimia and its consequences on their health, their work and play, and their relationships.
Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick is faced with a difficult decision when she tests positive for the breast cancer gene. Now she has the difficult decision of whether she should have her breasts and ovaries removed or hold on to her ability to have children.
A documentary that takes the viewer into the land of the deaf, a world of silence inhabited by an estimated 130 million people worldwide. The filmmaker portrays the difficulties and joys of being deaf, offering portraits of a charismatic sign language teacher, a woman forced into a mental ward as a teen, a young man who remembers the first horrifying experience of using a hearing aid, and a deaf couple's marriage.
From the moment of conception, every human embryo embarks on an incredible nine-month journey of development. Now, cutting-edge technology makes it possible for National Geographic Channel's "In the Womb" to open a window into the hidden world of the fetus and explore each trimester in amazing new detail.
The major characteristics and features of the circulatory systems are explored, with special emphasis placed on circulatory problems and caring for the circulatory system. Includes extras: glossary, slides, and an instructor's manual in PDF format.
A young mother tells her personal story of how she discovered she was HIV positive. She discusses how it has affected her relationship with her family and how she has come to cope with carrying the virus.
A look at the subject of abortion where there can be no absolutes, no 'right' or 'wrong.' Equal time is given to both sides, covering arguments from either extremes of the spectrum, as well as those at the center, who acknowledge that, in the end, everyone is 'right' or 'wrong.'
Who decides how life ends? This is a compelling and deeply personal exploration of four families and their terminally-ill loved ones as they face death. It brings up a multitude of matters implicit in an individuals' option to hasten death when the dying process makes life unendurable. Last Rights explores medical, ethical, and political issues.
Defines dyslexia, dyscalculia, attention deficit disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and shows how explicit, multisensory, systematic teaching based on language structure can be used to improve reading and math skills.
Focuses on teaching youth and general audiences the importance of breast cancer prevention and early detection. Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options are presented and emphasis is set on the importance of early detection through self-examination, where a step-by-step process is demonstrated.
Features 30 video vignettes that show parents and children-- aged birth to 3 years-- interacting during playtime and everyday routines. These vignettes vividly capture how learning unfolds through loving interactions with parents and caregivers, and highlights the critical role that adults play in supporting children's healthy development.
Addresses the needs of the Alzheimer person. The key concepts and philosophies presented create an environment in which both patient and caregiver can transcend the disease. Coste introduces her pioneering form of care--habilitataion.
"Lewy body dementia, the second most prevalent form of dementia, is regularly msdiagnosed and particularly challenging for caregivers and patients alike. Knowing about LBD-specific medication intercations is critical to best protect your loved one or patient, and solutions for behavioral changes will help you increase mutual understanding."
Depicts the journey of a red blood cell around the human circulatory system to discover the efficiency and elegance of design that delivers oxygen and food to all parts of the body and removes wastes before they can do harm.
What is the difference between run-of-the-mill memory difficulties and the effects of Alzheimer's disease? If an older person is experiencing more "senior moments" than usual, should he or she be concerned? What happens inside the brain of an Alzheimer's patient? This program addresses those questions with the help pf expert interviews and compelling case studies.
This documentary is the result of over two years of interviews and research, and is meant to be a resource for newly diagnosed fibromyalgia patients and their families. It presents a basic foundation of information about the condition as well as an introduction to treatments from nationally recognized experts and real patients who have learned how to successfully survive, and even thrive, with fibromyalgia.
In the age of surgically enhanced beauty and reality television, how do we perceive body image? To address that question, this film features media producers and consumers, surgeons and their patients, clinical psychologists, media theorists, and youth who are coming of age in a culture where bodies seem to be customizable.
This film explores the challenge of explaining visual perception. The production includes an overview of the human visual system, illustrated with animated graphics and live action footage and describes, using engaging 'optical illusions,' the profound technical and philosophical challenges scientists face in attempting to explain perception. The film ends with a thought-provoking discussion of the essential role of human experience in determining what we perceive
Profile of Martha Mason, a Cleveland County, NC woman, who at age 11 was struck with polio and became paralyzed from the neck down. She graduated first in her class at Gardner-Webb College and Wake Forest College. Even though she has spent most of her life inside an iron lung, it has not stopped her from enjoying life, friends, and writing her own autobiography.
In recent years, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of children being diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders and prescribed medications that are just beginning to be tested in children. The drugs can cause serious side effects, and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact.
These videos present the stories of ten brave men who overcame stigma to tell about their experiences with depression. They describe with fearless candor how depression undermined their lives; how they learned they had a treatable disease and finally found the help that made recovery possible...
Looks at findings from researchers in Europe and the United States which show a dramatic drop in human sperm production over the past 50 years, as well as similar problems in the animal kingdom. Research is pointing to a long list of molecules and substances that affect the endocrine system-- including those found in plastics, pesticides, and cosmetics-- as the cause.
Sensitively explores the controversial subject of the blurring of gender as well as the serious social and family problems - even dangers - often faced by those whose gender may fall somewhere in between male and female.
The most common hospital birth scenarios are realistically shown in this new compilation. Each intimate segment offers educators an effective tool for explaining the stages of labor, coping techniques, pain management, medical interventions, and breastfeeding.
The most common hospital birth scenarios are realistically shown in this compilation. Each intimate segment offers educators an effective tool for explaining the stages of labor, coping, pain management, medical interventions, bonding, and breastfeeding.
Explore the promising ways to reduce health care expenditures while improving overall quality of medical care. This film captures the difficult end-of-life treatment choices made by patients and their families, investigates the controversy surrounding diagnostic testing and screening, and finally treatment variations among patients receiving a variety of elective procedures.
Money-Driven Medicine reveals why comprehensive health care reform remains the challenge of the years ahead and points to paths for the future. Doctors and health researchers show how the movement for patient-centered, accountable care can be carried into classrooms, hospitals, doctors' offices and community forums across the country.
This film follows two women dealing with terminal cancer. Threaded through the two women's narratives are the perspectives of hospice workers, funeral directors, bereavement counselors and others who deal with death and with dying people on a daily basis. Palliative and hospice care are examined, as well as advance directives and how to include loved ones in end-of-life decisions.
An evidence-based approach to person-centered daily mouth care for persons with cognitive and physical impairment. Combines best practices in oral hygiene with proven techniques to overcome resistance to care among persons with dementia and related conditions.
Through cinemicrophotography, shows how human muscles produce enormous strength as two types of molecules telescope against each other in large numbers. Includes muscular activity that takes place involuntarily, such as contraction of the heart muscle and the motion of the digestive tract.
Shows how human muscle activity is coordinated by the cerebellum and how position sensors in the muscles and joints along with the balancing mechanism of the inner ear enable the body to be controlled. Presents cinemicrophotography of the interior of the knee.
My Different Life offers insight into the world of the learning disabled, illuminating the many hurdles they must overcome, the discrimination they face and the triumphs that can be achieved if parents and schools are afforded adequate support.
When the USDA replaced MyPyramid with MyPlate, the goal was to simplify dietary recommendations by providing at-a-glance guidelines without having to weigh and measure at every meal. This program explores the key concepts of MyPlate and how it correlates to the more detailed Dietary Guidelines for Americans, including portion sizes, proportions, food group choices, and caloric balance.
Each of the three programs that make up this DVD focuses on a different aspect of what we thought we knew, what we know now, and what we're on the verge of learning about the heart. This material is presented through the real-life dramas of people who suddenly learn that a normal, functioning heart is not something that can be taken for granted.
Explores the human nervous system, showing how nerve signals are transmitted. Examines the part played by nerve messages in reflex actions and the chemical and electrical activities of nerve cell networks.
Demonstrates that the energy and exploration of two year olds are means of learning about their bodies, minds and world around them. Shows children actively increasing physical abilities, making new mental connections, increasing their language skills and learning to deal with emotions and social situations.
This hard-hitting program documents the drastic effects on the filmmaker's well-being as he weans himself off Paxil and reveals unethical links between the FDA, the American Psychiatric Association, and the pharmaceutical industry, all of whom downplayed Paxil's harmful side effects.
Profiles several nurses who are recovering from addiction to drugs or alcohol. Presents situations in which supportive peers and employers have helped addicted nurses to confront their dependency and to regain control of their personal and professional lives...
Debunks many common misconceptions about nutrition that are perpetuated by examining the special nutritional needs of adolescents, whose growing bodies require additional calcium, iron and other minerals.
This program details how the right foods combined with an adequate amount of exercise can help you avoid certain diseases and cope with existing medical conditions. Basic exercise tips and fitness assessment pointers are combined with suggested daily diets, especially the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, as explained by Dr. John Cook.
Explores the prevalence, assessment, causes and treatments of obesity. It features extensive interview with Dr Barry Popkin Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Dr. Charles Billington Associate Director of the Minnesota Obesity Center in addition to many other experts in the field of obesity and type-2 diabetes.
Chronic pain is often a concern for older adults. Using a variety of assessment tools, this DVD will help caregivers to evaluate the presence and severity of pain, whether the patient is able to verbalize it or not. This DVD demonstrates how to assess for pain in older adults, using these four tools: the Faces Pain Scale, the Verbal Descriptor Scale, the Numeric Rating Scale, and the Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale. The DVD goes further to document how to assess and re-evaluate the effectiveness of the applied interventions, as needed.
Expectant parents will learn tangible ways they can manage pain, whether they choose non-medicated or medicated relief. Volume one is an excellent tool that guides expectant parents through comfort techniques they can practice in class or at home. As a bonus, each volume includes a complete, inspirational birth story that audiences are sure to enjoy.
Expectant parents will learn tangible ways they can manage pain, whether they choose non-medicated or medicated relief. Volume two provides a balanced approach to the risks and benefits of analgesics and epidurals, and includes 3D animation of the epidural procedure.
This video explains palliative care in the words of a palliative care patient and several care providers. They will talk about the many facets of palliative care including pain and symptom control, the team approach, keeping your own doctor and communication with patients and their family members.
With an edgy visual style that reflects the emotional roller-coaster many new mothers experience, this film transcends misconceptions about postpartum depression and the initial months of parenthood. Viewers gain insight into a condition that frequently affects mothers with no prior history of mental or mood disorder issues, and who are often left isolated, misunderstood, and untreated.
During the worst biological disaster in the history of mankind, the so-called black death released an indiscriminate fury which shook the very foundations of human order. When all was said and done, nearly one-third of Europe's population had been completely wiped out, and devastated survivors were left to contend with a world forever changed, both socially and economically.
In this series parents learn how to use positive discipline techniques instead of more harmful practices to get the results they want. Viewers will see real-life parenting challenges and learn age-appropriate strategies that lead to non-violent resolutions.
This program spells out the Four Rs of child abuse--the harsh Reality of its presence in our society, the Results it leads to, the many ways to Recognize it, and the proper channels for Reporting it. Each of these concepts is explained through dramatizations and supported by interviews with education and child welfare experts.
Of the body's major systems only the reproductive organs and structures are different in men and women. There is no greater miracle on the planet than the creation of a new life. Join Dr. Mark Reisman as he takes you through each stage of this miracle, from the genetic basis of life, to the development of sex organs, to the formation of sex cells, to conception, to the emergence of the embryo, to the growth sequence of the fetus, and finally to the birth of a new human life.
Staff in long term care and assisted living are often faced with the dilemma of a resident refusing necessary care. Staff know residents have the right to refuse care but they also fully appreciate the importance of positive health outcomes and quality of life. Find out how nursing staff prevent confrontations, respect residents' rights and still deliver the necessary care.
Explains nursing assessment of respiratory signs and symptoms, such as adventitious breath sounds and dyspnea; identifies their likely causes; and offers ways to provide prompt and effective nursing care.
This program focuses on the role of the nurse in the therapeutic patient environment. A model composed of four characteristics is presented to help the nurse analyze patient needs and set priorities for intervention.
This SBS Independent production focuses on the lives and experiences of several people who suffer or have recovered from an anxiety disorder, as well as comments from healers, both medicinal and spiritual, who have helped people on the road to recovery.
Explores the extent of the baby's vast world of perceptions, from intrauterine life to the first months following birth. How does the baby perceive its world and ours? What are its capacities for learning and memorizing? Do babies respond to external stimuli? What happens when the baby leaves the intrauterine environment of amniotic fluid and enters the world of gravity and air?...
Ticking away inside the human body are the timepieces that govern our daily and seasonal lives. This program shows how these biological clocks dictate physiological behavior--determining when our brains are most alert, when our stomachs are ready to break down food, and when our bodies want to sleep.
Examines the case of "Genie," a girl whose parents kept her locked in a bedroom in total isolation, until she was discovered in 1970 at age 13. At first, her rehabilitation seemed to be an opportunity to test hypotheses of language acquisition, but disputes about the nature of her disabilities, the intensity of her therapy, and the progress of government funded research turned Genie's case into a sad example of the ethical quandaries of research on human subjects.
When Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger's nine-year old daughter died of a rare type of leukemia, his world collapsed. As a grief-stricken father, he struggled for years to make sense of what happened. His search for answers led to a shocking discovery of Marine Corps cover-up of one of the largest water contamination incidents in U.S. history.
As teenagers become sexually active, STDs become a major risk. Watch as high school students deal with having an STD. Real life scenarios present male and female points of view through the initial discovery, the subsequent fear and embarrassment, the doctor's check-up, and the sexual partner confrontation. Realistic STD prevention methods are presented.
New and fabulously effective medicines may be found in the Amazon's plant life, but the forest is disappearing. Even worse, the tribal shamans--healers and encyclopedias of rain forest botany--are the Amazon's most endangered species. The shaman's apprentice is the story of one scientist's quest to help Amazonians document and preserve their treasure house of life and culture.
FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand how other advanced capitalist democracies - the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Switzerland - deliver healthcare, and what the United States might learn from their successes and failures.
This groundbreaking documentary travels to the Arctic, New Mexico, Shanghai, Hiroshima and New York City to follow the multi-million dollar investigation into the effects on those who were witnesses to the very dawn of the atomic age.
Stroke patients suffer a variety of complications that can be a challenge. This program shows practical approaches you can take to care for language, preceptual and emmotional issues in the stroke patient. Includes causes of stroke, resume ADLs and independence, measures to prevent stroke and more.
The Stroke Recovery Project intends to illuminate what stroke survivors can do for the best possible recovery. With the help of leading physicians and specialists working in the field of stroke, as well as long time survivors, we are looking at every life area impacted by stroke and identifying the very best approaches to restoring - or at least reinventing - your health and your life.
Use this program to show your students how to take control of stress! It distinguishes between positive and negative stressors, describes how the body reacts to stressors, explores common causes of teen stress, and suggests ways to manage stress—particularly as it relates to exams. The video also explains why drugs are the wrong way to try to cope.
Because so many teens eat at fast food restaurants, this video is designed to meet them on their own turf and give them the tools they need to make smarter and healthier decisions, including avoiding fast food restaurants altogether.
This film takes us inside the walls of Renfrew Center, a residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders, closely following four young women who have spent their lives starving themselves-- often to the verge of death.
From raging tantrums to fits of giggles, it's no secret that toddlers are skilled at expressing their emotions. One minute they anger a friend, the next they comfort the same child. Learn about the theory of the mind and how toddlers come to understand how their actions can effect others. Examine how gender and temperament play a role in development. Observe toddlers interacting with family and peers as they develop attachments and social bonds.
By watching a dozen families in unique situations, Dr. Brazelton shows how and why children develop the way they do. The information in this video can help parents learn to carefully watch and understand their child's behavior and strengths, and thus meet the needs of their children during the crucial early years.
This documentary seeks to answer the question, why does anyone still die of cancer? Filmmaker Linda Garmon shares the personal story of her own husband's battle with cancer and seeks to tell us where we stand in fighting this decades-old war.
How can a bone withstand 1,000 pounds of force without breaking? Why do some people bleed more easily than others? And, how can sound be used to make blind people see? These are just a few of the mysteries you'll explore in this fascinating documentary. Through amazing internal photography and advanced computer graphics, get an intimate look at nature's most complex machine.
Thomas Lynch, 58, is a writer and a poet. He's also a funeral director in a small town in central Michigan where he and his family have cared for the dead -- and the living -- for three generations. For the first time, Lynch agreed to allow cameras inside Lynch & Sons, giving FRONTLINE producers Miri Navasky and Karen O'Connor rare, behind-the-scenes access -- from funeral arrangements to the embalming room -- to the Lynches' world for this film, The Undertaking.
A four-hour documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status, people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice. Each of the half-hour program segments, set in different racial/ethnic communities, provides a deeper exploration of the ways in which social conditions affect population health and how some communities are extending their lives be improving them.
A character driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices.
For many women raped by the enemy during a time of war, the legacy of assault lives on in the child born of that hateful act. How can the mother look into her child's eyes and not see her assailant? How can the children live with the horrible truth about their conception? Is there any hope for love between these wounded women and the children of the enemy? In a cry for help and justice, victims of war rape and "war babies" tell their stories.
People today work harder and take better care of their health than any previous generation. So how could two-thirds of us fail to measure up when it comes to eating right and exercising? HBO and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences have joined together to bring you the nation’s foremost experts and definitive research on weight and weight loss. The Weight of the Nation explains how we got to this unhealthy place and how we can get to a healthy weight by overcoming the forces that drive us to eat too much and move too little.
Created to meet the needs of a steadily growing American senior population, this series addresses important issues that affect the quality of life of older men and women, as well as their spouses, family, and friends. Through scenes of daily living, interviews, and expert commentary, these programs provide valuable insights and advice on mental wellness, the key to successful aging.
Explores the phenomenon of effortless slimness and its biological causes. Investigates genetic factors, evolutionary influences, and learned behavior associated with zero weight gain, as well as the possibility that a virus could be responsible for some obesity cases. Based on a 1967 experiment involving Vermont State Prison inmates, follows ten volunteers who agree to double their normal intake of calories over four weeks--producing intriguing physiological results.
Follows patients and families facing critical medical decisions as they navigate their way through the health care system. Provides a look at a variety of patients' cultures and the culture of medicine. Raises an awareness about the role sociocultural barriers play in patient-provider communication and in the provision of healthcare services for culturally and ethnically diverse patients.