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1.

Fed Up

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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.
DVD
2014
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Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge

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Examines the most critical health threats facing the world today by portraying conditions in over twenty countries, examining why diseases that are curable still persist, the efforts to treat them, and the dangers of new "superbugs."
DVD
2005
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Influenza 1918

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In the spring of 1918, an army private reported to a hospital in Kansas. He was diagnosed with the flu, an illness that doctors knew little about. By the end of WWI, America was ravaged by a flu epidemic that killed 675,000 people.
DVD
2006
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Something the Lord Made

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Tells the emotional true story of two men who defined the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas form an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear them apart.
DVD
2004
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Addiction: A 14-Part Series

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Strives to break through the myths and explain what addiction really is, what causes it, and how to get the best available treatments.
BookDVD
2007
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Nurse Edith Cavell

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Historical re-creation of the selfless heroism of Nurse Edith Cavell during the First World War as she and three Belgian women risk their lives to aid allied soldiers in their escape from Brussels.
VHS
1984; 1939
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Murder at Harvard

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In November 1849, Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, suddenly disappeared. The police conducted an extensive search of the city and dredged the Charles River. Parkman had last been seen walking towards the Harvard Medical College. The Medical School's janitor, Ephraim Littlefield, who had a suspicion where Parkman might be found, spent two grueling nights tunneling beneath a basement laboratory looking for clues. What he discovered horrified Boston and led to one of the most sensational trials in American history.
DVD
2003
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: Facing Death

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Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross who has devoted her life to the study of death and dying, has done much to de-stigmatize dying and to draw attention to the treatment of the terminally ill. Now she lives in seclusion in the Arizona desert, on the verge of the transition she researched so passionately. Conversations with Elisabeth form the core of the film as she looks back on her life, describes her childhood and her work and explains how she herself faces aging and impending death. Includes interviews with family and colleagues, as well as extensive archival material.
VHS
2002
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Unsolved History: Death of the U.S.S. Maine

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"Through detailed examination of archeological and forensic evidence, existing photographs, artifact examination, and carefully selected interviews from eyewitnesses and experts - events are reconstructed and historical questions are finally answered... Learn new facts about the proud ship that steamed into the Havana Harbor to protect American interests, but met its horrible fate just three weeks later. On February 15th, 1898 the USS Maine exploded in a gigantic fireball, echoing throughout the city - killing nearly 300 men. This event signaled a death sentence for Spanish colonialism in the New World and the birth of the U.S. as a world power." -- from web site.
VHS
2002
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Visual MaterialsVHS
2003
Health Sciences (Health Sciences Reserve)
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Prof. Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies

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"Witness the exhibition that literally gets under your skin and where nobody can remain indifferent. More than 8 million vistors have already admired them: the authentic anatomical specimen from Prof. von Hagens - uniquely beautiful and instructive. Experience a digital reunion with the Runner, the Chess Player, the Posed Plastination with Skin, and other plastinates. Meet the man behind the BODY WORLDS, his pioneering invention, his work." -- from back of case cover.; "You will find on this DVD: a commented tour through the exhibition; explanations on the revolutionary plastination technique; pictures of the creation of the mega-plastinate "Rearing Horse with Rider"; an interview with Prof. Gunther von Hagens, inventor and exhibition organiser; information material on the exhibitio [...]
DVD
2002
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
12.

Red Gold: The Epic Story of Blood

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"From superstition to science, from bloodletting to synthetic plasma, this four-part series presents a history of humankind's understanding of the liquid that pulses through its veins." -- from introduction on web page viewed August 23, 2002 (http://www.films.com/FilmsHome/item.cfm?s=1&bin=3 0456).
VHS
2002
Health Sciences (Book Stacks)
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The Lynchburg Story

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This film charts the history of the American eugenics program under which 80,000 inmates in state institutions were compulsorily sterilized. In Virginia between 1905 and 1972, several thousand children deemed by the state as unfit to reproduce were taken from their families and forced to live in the Lynchburg Colony. Victims recall their experiences of beatings, solitary confinement and other abuses.
VHS
1993
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
14.

Partners of the Heart

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[Description from VHS cover] Against the backdrop of segregation, a Black carpenter's apprentice with a genius for surgery and a white surgeon who dared to defy medical gospel forged a partnership that changed the course of medical history. With only a high school degree, Vivien Thomas became a cardiac pioneer and a teacher to two generations of American's premiere heart surgeons at a time when he himself could not become one. His journey is a compelling, often overlooked American story of personal triumph.; Partners of the Heart tells the story of Vivien Thomas and Alferd Blalock, whose discoveries saved the lives of thousands of "blue babies" -- children born with a deadly heart defect. The men's stunning success ushered in a new era of cardiac medicine and launched modern heart [...]
DVD
2003
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Laparoscopically-Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy

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Records the surgery to remove the uterus, tubes, and ovaries through the vagina.; "Dr. Darlene Lanka of Walnut Creek, CA, performs a laparoscopically-assisted hysterectomy in this program. The surgery involves removing the uterus, tubes, and ovaries through the vagina. Although hysterectomy surgery has probably been over-utilized in the past, there are many situations where removal of the uterus is the best or only solution to a woman's health problems"-- from back cover of DVD case.
DVD
2003; 1996
Health Sciences (Service Desk)
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Vesalius, Pare and the Death of Henri II: A Historical Case of Head Trauma and a Modern Parallel

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Examines the fatal head injury sustained by France's King Henri II and the attempts by physicians Andreas Vesalius and Ambroise Paré to treat it. Contrasts King Henri's injury to a similar modern-day case, comparing pre-modern approaches to head trauma with those of today.
VHS
2001
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
17.

The Miracle of the Cards

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Based on a true story. An eight year old cancer patient (Craig Shergold, played by Thomas Sangster) who, during the course of his treatment, manages to shock the world by breaking the Guinness world record by receiving get-well cards, amassing an astounding 1.3 million cards from around the globe. University of Virginia Neurosurgeon, Neal Kassell, M.D. was portrayed by Richard Thomas.
DVD
2002; 2001
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Hopkins 24/7

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"A six-part documentary series filmed at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, by crews using hand-held cameras around the clock over a 3 month period. The series graphically depicts modern medicine as practiced at the hospital recently voted best in America by US News & World Report. In addition to all six episodes of this documentary, this DVD package includes portions of two Nightline broadcasts. In the first, Ted Koppel talks with doctors from John Hopkins and HMO's and their effect on the quality of medical care. In the second, Cynthia McFadden talks to Dr. Risa Moriarty about her decision to resign form Johns Hopkins's surgical residency program." -- taken from case.
DVD
2001
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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University of Virginia School of Medicine Student Class Play

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Visual MaterialsVideo U-MaticVHSDVD
1925
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)