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Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

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"In the U.S., race --more than any other demographic factor-- determines levels of individual educational achievement, health and life expectancy, possibility of incarceration, and wealth. This film reveals a self-perpetuating system of inequity in which internal factors play out in external structures: institutions, policy and law. Designed for dialogue and learning, Cracking the codes : the system of racial inequity works to disentangle internal beliefs within, as it builds skills to recognize and address the external drivers of inequity"--Container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Oceans

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Features an exhilarating look under the sea through the eyes of those that live there. Incredible state-of-the-art-underwater filmmaking will take viewers breath away as they migrate with whales, swim alongside a great white shark, and race with dolphins at play. Includes first-ever images of elusive deepwater creatures, featurettes, music video, filmmaker annotations, and more.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Salud!

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"This video looks at the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped country with what the BBC calls 'one of the world's best health systems.' From the shores of Africa to the Americas, the filmmakers travel with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and interviews international medical students in Cuba -- now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the USA. Their stories plus testimony from experts around the world bring home the competing agendas that mark the battle for global health -- and the complex realities confronting the movement to make health care everyone's birth right."-- Publisher.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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An Inconvenient Truth

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Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences.
DVD
2006
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Advanced Prostate Cancer and Bone Loss [electronic resource]

This episode of Healthy Body, Healthy Mind outlines the treatments for advanced prostate cancer, with a focus on bone loss associated with this disease. Through firsthand accounts, the audience gains an understanding of how patients can make informed choices together with their caregivers, work with their doctors, and become partners in their own care. The program introduces emerging treatments that are being developed for prostate cancer. It also examines therapies to help men suffering with the bone loss that can accompany advanced prostate cancer.
Online
2010
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Gaucher Disease [electronic resource]: A Mysterious Genetic Disorder

An inherited metabolic disorder known as Gaucher disease was first described by the French physician Philippe Gaucher in 1882. It is the most common of a class of ailments called lysosomal storage diseases. Gaucher disease is characterized by a wide array of symptoms, and the severity ranges from undetectable to lethal. Though this devastating disease can affect any ethnic group, the most common form of it is seen in people of eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jewish descent. This program explores the history of the condition and introduces patients who talk about their struggles with it. Also highlighted are the new treatments now offering hope for people living with this mysterious illness.
Online
2010
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Living With Migraines [electronic resource]: Managing Migraine and Cluster Headaches

Migraines can be a painful and debilitating condition that has daily complications. They can keep sufferers up at night, making them feel tired and lethargic the next day. A more intense condition called "cluster headaches" - sometimes known as suicide headaches because of the withering nature of the pain - are far less common but much more debilitating. This program explores the many types of treatments for these headaches. One class of newer treatments, drugs commonly known as sumatriptans, has been effective in relieving the symptoms. But migraine patients often have to search to find the most helpful treatment for their particular type of headache. The good news is that today patients have newer options and better patient care.
Online
2010
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Pseudobulbar Affect [electronic resource]: Could This Be Happening to You?

This episode of Healthy Body, Healthy Mind focuses on the little-known condition called pseudobulbar affect (PBA), also known as emotional liability. PBA is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary and unpredictable episodes of crying, laughing, or other emotional displays. It affects people with underlying neurologic conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, or even Alzheimer's disease. The program discusses how to recognize the symptoms of PBA and encourages patients to talk to their physicians about ways to manage it.
Online
2010
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Coping With Chronic Pain [electronic resource]

Millions of Americans suffer every day from chronic pain, ranging from mild to severe. These symptoms can interfere with the quality of their daily lives. In this program, patients are empowered to learn about the fundamental obstacles associated with treating chronic pain and about some of latest and most effective treatment options available. The program also examines clinical trials and the continued ongoing research into safer and more effective treatments. Its goal is to inform patients about the importance of being proactive and becoming a partner in their own health care. By working together with their providers, patients may help to improve the outcome of their condition.
Online
2010
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Hope for the Alcoholic [electronic resource]: Scientific Breakthroughs

Alcoholism is a chronic medical disease of the brain, and, as with many other chronic diseases, it requires lifestyle changes, psychological and nutritional counseling, and medication to be most effectively treated. This program features the latest research that explores the differences between the brains of alcoholics and the brains of social drinkers. It shows why a comprehensive approach to treating alcoholism is the best way to get the disease under control. The benefit of support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous is highlighted, and patients' stories offer hope to those who are dealing with alcohol addiction and alcoholism.
Online
2010
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Innovations in Liver Transplantation [electronic resource]

This program highlights the advances in liver transplantation surgery over the years. The hepatitis C epidemic has fueled an international need for liver transplantation, and innovations in surgical treatments and anti-rejection therapies are helping ever-increasing numbers of people to live healthy lives with new livers. The organ's unique ability to regenerate has led to one of the most exciting operations: the living donor liver transplant. Through patients' stories and interviews with experts, the program shows how liver transplantation can save lives and bring health and healing to families around the world.
Online
2010
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Relieving Low Back Pain [electronic resource]

One of the most common conditions in America is low back pain. It can happen in young people, older adults, and everyone in between. And, because it is so prevalent, many may not think of it as serious. But anyone who has lived with chronic low back pain knows how much it can affect all aspects of one's daily life. This program introduces experts who educate viewers on what low back pain is, the impact it can have on a person's quality of life, and the latest developments in our understanding of optimal care. The program features interviews with patients who discuss their therapies - including non-invasive treatments and other programs of excellence in low back pain care.
Online
2010
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Treating Insomnia [electronic resource]: The Importance of Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Most of us have had trouble getting to sleep once in a while, but for some people that "once in a while" is every night. They have insomnia, a common condition for which there are many types of treatment. Before sufferers can be effectively treated, however, they must bring their condition to the attention of a medical professional. This program educates viewers on how insomnia can make people gain weight, increase their risk for serious conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and negatively affect their relationships and overall quality of life. Experts believe that in most cases insomnia can be managed effectively. Internationally known sleep specialists - and patients whose lives have improved dramatically because they are now sleeping well - contribute to the program.
Online
2010
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Post-Stroke Spasticity [electronic resource]

When a person has a stroke there can be severe physical consequences and side effects. One side effect that many people don't think about is called spasticity; it often shows up several weeks, even months, after the stroke. And it can be both painful and debilitating. This program explains what post-stroke spasticity is, tells what treatments are available to manage it, and features patients talking about their struggles to regain their quality of life.
Online
2010
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Breakthroughs in Advanced Prostate Cancer [electronic resource]

It is the most common cancer diagnosed in men, and the good news is that the vast majority of patients with prostate cancer can be cured of the disease. Many men with this condition don't even need to be treated. But in about a third of the cases, prostate cancer can relapse. This episode of Healthy Body, Healthy Mind highlights many of the treatments available even in those with advanced prostate cancer, and shows how these treatments are helping men to live longer.
Online
2010
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Type 2 Diabetes [electronic resource]: New Hope, New Treatments

Although type 2 diabetes is common, it is a very dangerous illness that puts people at risk for potentially life-threatening conditions like heart attacks and strokes. However, it is also a disease that can be relatively easy to manage. And research shows that, if patients bring their blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol under tight control, they can lower their risks. This program explores what makes people vulnerable to developing type 2 diabetes and shows what can be done to effectively treat it.
Online
2010
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The Dangers of Neutropenia [electronic resource]

Few people have heard of neutropenia unless they have it or have worked in a medical office or hospital. It sounds like a rare and probably deadly condition. But, as viewers learn in this program, neutropenia is a blood disorder that arises from an unusually low number of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell. And it can often occur after cancer treatments. Experts discuss advancements made during the past ten to twenty years and the breakthroughs that are allowing for better treatment of this condition. There are also interviews with neutropenia patients who have been treated and are working to resume normal lives.
Online
2011
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Saving Lives With Total Artifical Heart [electronic resource]

Heart transplantation is often the last resort when a person has a diseased heart that no longer functions. But unfortunately there are many more people who need donor hearts than there are hearts available. To help balance this reality, innovative scientists and researchers working for decades have developed the total artificial heart to be a "bridge to the transplant." This program will educate viewers on the total artificial heart, discussing how a normal heart works, how heart failure can develop, when an artificial heart is needed, what an artificial heart is, and what it does for patients. Viewers will see the history of the development of the artificial heart in its many forms and hear success stories from recipients.
Online
2011
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Treating Dupuytrens Contracture [electronic resource]: A Debilitating Hand Deformity

Dupuytren's contracture is a slowly developing hand deformity that affects the connective tissue under the skin of the palm. In many cases the fingers affected by the disease can't be straightened, and that can make even simple things like shaking hands, putting your hands in your pockets, or putting on gloves very difficult. But there are treatments that can help people with Dupuytren's get the use of their hands back. This program introduces patients who developed this deformity and shows how the condition can be successfully treated.
Online
2011
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Hepatitis C [electronic resource]: A Silent Epidemic

Hepatitis C is a chronic viral infection of the liver that can lead to cancer, liver failure, and even death. Millions of Americans are believed to be infected by the virus, and the shocking fact is that many don't even know it. In this program viewers hear stories from patients who did not know they had hepatitis C, and learn how they discovered their condition. Experts tell about the importance of seeking a specialist to discuss medical options after a patient is diagnosed. The program also explains why anyone who is at risk for the disease should see a health professional and be tested.
Online
2011