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Films on Demand-Streaming Videos on Various Health Topics
Redefining Health Care - Full Video (45:32)Providing comprehensive public access to affordable, quality health care is a mammoth struggle-even for wealthy societies with the political will to do so. This CNBC program looks at technological solutions that could potentially slash medical costs, reduce inefficiencies, and create tailor-made treatments for the individual patient. The program begins by exploring issues in personalized medicine, then moves on to improvements in diagnosis, treatment, health care delivery systems, and the insurance industry. Expert commentary comes from Dr. Steven Nissen, chairman of the Cleveland Clinic's Department of Cardiovascular Medicine; Tim Brown, CEO of the innovation consulting firm IDEO; Dr. Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania; and Dr. Bernadine Healy, health editor for U.S. News & World Report. A part of the series The Business of Innovation (Season 3).
Get the Picture: Childhood Immunizations - Full Video (06:25)Childhood immunizations were considered a life-saver just two generations ago, but today they are controversial to some. This clip explains the importance of vaccinations in keeping your child and other children safe from diseases. A Production of the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).(7 minutes)
Global Disease Detectives - Full Video (06:47)Because disease threats have no respect for borders, America’s Centers for Disease Control brings together leading experts anywhere in the world that public health is threatened. From rabid bats in a Guatemalan cave, to ensuring the health of Kenya’s poor, and investigating a mysterious disease outbreak among babies in China, the CDC works to protect America from health threats. A Production of the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). (7 minutes) Read Less
Reporting on Terrorism: The News Media and Public Health-A Fred Friendly Seminar - Full Video (58:02)How should the news media prepare for and cope with a potential bioterrorist attack? In this Fred Friendly Seminar, Professor Michael Dorf of the Columbia University School of Law and 12 panelists role-play a hypothetical scenario that begins in a city hospital where a spike in a flu-like illness causes the ER staff to confront a chilling possibility: that it is not the flu at all, but something far worse. What should the ER do with the overflow of patients? Send them home? What if they are contagious? When does bioterrorism become a possible cause? When should the health department be contacted? When will the public find out, and what will their reaction be? What is the job of the journalists covering this story? Should they report the story when the health department is uncertain of the diagnosis but rumors are flying and the public is clamoring for information?
Fighting Pandemics - Full Video (44:12)Much as technology leaps forward during times of war, the Ebola outbreak that began in 2014 is forcing medical science to evolve as quickly as the virus it's fighting. This horror is provoking a revolution that may give birth to a world virtually free of pathogens… and we are watching this seismic shift as it happens. Scientists and medical practitioners working at the front lines of disease prevention and control are finding breakthrough ways to fight pandemic viruses, from antibiotics and vaccines to computer programs that predict how viruses spread. These life-saving tools, battle-tested in the current crisis, will be used to fight a wide range of killer viruses in the near future.
Poisoned WatersStreaming on FRONTLINE and DVD on Shelf.
"More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, two iconic waterways -- the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay -- are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists fear contamination to the food chain and drinking water for millions of people. A growing list of endangered species also is threatened in both estuaries. [This film] examines the rising hazards to human health and the ecosystem and why it's so hard to keep our waters clean." -- Container.
Call Number: VIDEO TD420 .P65 2009
The waiting room by Nicks, PeterA character-driven documentary film that goes behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. Young victims of gun violence take their turn alongside artists and small business owners who lack insurance. The film weaves the stories of several patients-as well as the hospital staff charged with caring for them-as they cope with the complexity of the nation's public health care system, while dealing with a national recession.
Call Number: VIDEO RA975.5 .E5 W35856 2012
Publication Date: 2013
The weight of the nation: confronting America's obesity epidemic by Hoffman, JohnDeveloped in partnership with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the National Academies of Science, in association with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and with support from Kaiser Permanente and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, The Weight of the Nation is one of the largest public health campaigns on obesity the nation has seen to date.
The vaccine war. by Palfreman, Jon." ... lays bare the science of vaccine safety and examines the increasingly bitter debate between the public health establishment and a formidable populist coalition of parents, celebrities, politicians and activists who are armed with the latest social media tools ... and are determined to resist pressure from the medical and public health establishments to vaccinate, despite established scientific consensus about vaccine safety."
Call Number: VIDEO RJ240 .V33 2010
Nova: Vaccines, Calling the Shots by Pemberton, Sonya.Diseases that were largely eradicated in the U.S. a generation ago - including whooping cough, measles, mumps - are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children's shots. This takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, and shed light on the risks of opting out. The vast majority of Americans - more than 90% - vaccinate their children. Yet many people have questions about the safety of vaccines.
Call Number: VIDEO RJ240 .V3395 2014
Superstorm 2012 by Currington, Matt.National Geographic goes inside the eye of the superstorm, Hurricane Sandy, to explore why it happened and how it could happen again. Weaving together user-generated stories from those who rode out the catastrophic storm, first responders, weather experts and storm chasers, Superstorm 2012 explores the mammoth and merciless wake that caused fatalities and paralyzed life for millions of people.
Call Number: VIDEO QC944 .S54 2013
Frozen planet by Berlowitz, Vanessa.The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements, the weather, the rough ocean and the ice, is unmatched anywhere else on our planet. tells the compelling story of animals such as the wandering albatross, the adelie penguin and the polar bear, and paints a portrait that will take your breath away, at a moment when, melting fast, the frozen regions of our planet may soon be changed forever.
Call Number: VIDEO G590 .F794 2012 vol.1, vol.2
Of men and war by Bécue-Renard, LaurentFilmed over five years, from 2008-2013, Of men and war chronicles life at the Pathway Home in Yountville, California, which cares for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Focuses on the experiences of thirteen veterans and their families. Includes excerpts from group therapy sessions.
Call Number: VIDEO RC552 .P67 O32 2016
Japan's killer quake by Burke-Ward, Richard.In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a rising death toll in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear reactor meltdowns. It combines on-the-spot reporting, personal stories, compelling eyewitness videos, and exclusive helicopter footage for a unique look at the science behind the catastrophe.
Call Number: VIDEO QE537.2 .J37 J37 2011
Fed up by Couric, Katie.Narrated by Katie Couric, the film blows the lid off everything that was known about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public. Exposing the hidden truths contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history, it follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives and reveals why the conventional wisdom of 'exercise and eat right' is not ringing true for millions of people.