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Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Teens [electronic resource]

This program helps to instruct and reassure parents whose children have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Featuring easy-to-understand animations, the video gives parents the necessary groundwork to develop the skills they'll need to support their child both in managing diabetes and in continuing to lead a healthy life.
Online
2009
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Hand Washing and Cleansing [electronic resource]

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of common infections. This video demonstrates proper hand-cleansing techniques using soap and water as well as alcohol-based gels. Follow the steps shown here to help keep infections at bay.
Online
2009
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm [electronic resource]

This program outlines the major issues surrounding abdominal aortic aneurysm, or AAA - its dangers and how it occurs. Animated presentation of the vascular system helps promote patient understanding. Topics include the dangers of rupture, signs and symptoms, common risk factors, testing and diagnosis, and treatment options with lifestyle management.
Online
2009
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Carotid Artery Disease [electronic resource]

This very informative summary of carotid artery disease - a progressive illness in the arteries of the neck that supply blood to the brain - includes a discussion of treatments to lower one's risk as well as an outline of ways to control arterial disease. Topics include stroke and carotid artery basics, a list of risk factors, diagnosis and treatment, and controlling arterial disease.
Online
2009
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Peripheral Arterial Disease [electronic resource]

This overview of peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, includes information on atherosclerosis - a hardening and narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the extremities or major organs, caused by the gradual buildup of plaque in blood vessels. Plaque buildup that occurs in the carotid artery, located in the neck, can lead to stroke. Although peripheral arterial disease cannot be cured, proper treatment together with a healthy lifestyle can help to improve blood flow and thereby prevent disease progression. With animated demonstrations to enhance the instructional presentation, this video covers signs and symptoms, common risk factors, diagnostic testing, treatment and follow-up, and tips for healthy living.
Online
2009
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Safety [electronic resource]: Car Seats for Infants and Toddlers

This program teaches parents how to select and properly use the car seats they'll need as their child grows from newborn through toddler size. With car crashes being the number one cause of death for children aged two and up - largely due to the lack or improper use of a car seat or seat belt - the information shown here is vital for children's car-riding safety. This video demonstrates infant-only, convertible, and toddler seats. To learn about car-seat safety for children aged four and up, see item #52792, Safety: Car Seats for School-Age Children.
Online
2009
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Safety [electronic resource]: Car Seats for School-Age Children

This program provides important car-safety information for parents with children aged four and up. With car crashes being the number one cause of death for children aged two and up - largely due to the lack or improper use of a car seat or seat belt - the information shown here is vital for children's car-riding safety. This video explains the proper use of booster seats and seat belts. To learn about car-seat safety exclusively for infants and toddlers, see item #52791, Safety: Car Seats for Infants and Toddlers.
Online
2009
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Nausea and Vomiting in Children [electronic resource]

At some point in their young lives, most children will experience nausea and vomiting - symptoms indicative of any number of potential issues. Nausea means having the urge to vomit and sometimes, though not always, occurs before vomiting. Younger children may not be able to describe nausea but will instead complain of a stomachache or other general malaise; they may feel dizzy or break out into a sudden sweat. This video teaches parents what to do when their child is suffering from nausea and vomiting.
Online
2009
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Diarrhea in Children [electronic resource]

This program helps parents know what to do when their child has diarrhea, which may be accompanied by abdominal pain, cramping, nausea, or vomiting. Importantly, the video advises against medication treatment unless it has been prescribed by a health care provider.
Online
2009
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Colds and Flu in Children [electronic resource]

This video guide on pediatric colds and flu helps parents know how to best protect their children. With valuable information and advice, the video teaches parents what to do - and what not to do.
Online
2009
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Breast-Feeding [electronic resource]

This program helps both new and experienced parents who may have questions or concerns about feeding a newborn. Breast-feeding is considered the best option for the health and development of infants, and many experts recommend breast-feeding newborns until they are at least six months old. This video includes a 3-D animation demonstrating the proper position of the nipple in the baby's mouth. However, breast-feeding is not always possible for everyone. The program discusses how feeding your newborn infant formula can be a healthy choice.
Online
2009
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Bottle-Feeding [electronic resource]

This program teaches parents how to properly bottle-feed babies. Although breast-feeding is considered optimal for a baby's health and development, it is not the only option for feeding infants. Your baby can still do very well if you want or need to bottle-feed. More than anything, children need good nutrition and plenty of love - and both those needs can be met with bottle-feeding. This video includes important safety information throughout.
Online
2009
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Asthma in Children [electronic resource]

Asthma is a chronic disease in which the airways that carry air in and out of the lungs become swollen, inflamed, and reactive. Asthma can be especially serious for children since their airways are smaller. With this easy-to-understand video, parents can learn about their child's condition and how to help keep it under control.
Online
2009
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MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging [electronic resource]

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a test that lets health care providers see detailed and clear pictures within the body - often of soft tissues, such as of the brain, joints, or heart. MRI does not use X-rays or other radiation. Instead, harmless yet strong magnets and radio waves work together to form a sharp image. This video reassures patients by helping them understand the common diagnostic procedure that is MRI.
Online
2009
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Keeping Your Back Healthy [electronic resource]

Most people experience back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, back pain is one of today's most common health problems. Normal aging and certain physically demanding occupations tend to cause spinal discs to wear out. Bad posture and poor movement patterns can speed up that process. This program describes the care and proper balance needed for lifting heavy objects. Providing clear instructions and showing model techniques to help avoid strain and injury, the video is especially relevant for seniors. Topics include the correct posture for proper support, large and small muscles, reaching and twisting, and easy-to-remember tips.
Online
2010
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Ultrasound [electronic resource]

Ultrasound imaging is a test that uses sound waves to make detailed pictures of the organs. There are three different kinds of ultrasound imaging: abdominal, pelvic, and Doppler ultrasound. Each of these imaging tests can help your health care provider assess pain or other symptoms in different parts of your body. Ultrasound does not involve any radiation and is generally a safe procedure. Nevertheless, patients should always discuss any concerns they may have with their health care providers.
Online
2010
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Vital Signs [electronic resource]: Know Your Numbers

Your heart rate, breathing or respiratory rate, blood pressure, and temperature are known as your vital signs. After measuring your vital signs, your health care provider can evaluate your basic bodily functions. Discover how to assess your vital signs by learning how to read the numbers.
Online
2010
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Tubal Ligation [electronic resource]

This program on tubal ligation defines and explains fallopian tubes, having one's tubes tied, sterilization, birth control, permanent birth control, infertility, and fertility. In addition to 3-D animations of the tubal ligation procedure, easy-to-understand outlines of the risks, benefits, and alternative therapies help patients decide if tubal ligation is right for them. The video also offers information on recovery.
Online
2010
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CT or CAT Scan-Computed Tomography [electronic resource]

This program offers a comprehensive overview of the CT or CAT scan. Computed tomography, or computerized axial tomography, uses X-rays and computers to look inside the body. A computer then analyzes the images taken and creates a three-dimensional view of the structures within. After viewing the typical CT imaging procedures shown here, patients will know what to expect and can thus set their mind at ease.
Online
2009
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Anesthesia [electronic resource]

Anesthesia simply means a loss of sensation and usually of consciousness, typically needed in the event of surgery. This helps to keep a patient still, unable to feel pain, and safely unaware of the procedure taking place. This easy-to-understand overview of anesthesia helps patients understand what to expect and how to prepare for any procedure. The video includes visuals of actual equipment in an operating room setting.
Online
2010