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Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

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Frontline reporter David Hoffman investigates the alarming rise in hospitals, communities, and across the globe of untreatable infections. Fueled by decades of antibiotic overuse, the crisis has deepened as major drug companies have abandoned the development of new antibiotics. Without swift action, the miracle age of antibiotics could be coming to an end.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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TB: Return of the Plague

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"A deadly airborne disease is making a dramatic comeback, passed on by a cough or sneeze, TB is travelling fast. Multi drug resistant mutations are starting to appear in London, but this film takes us to Swaziland, where TB is already officially a national emergency. In this gripping account we witness victims from two-families battling with the crippling effects of MDR-TB over the course of a year. A tragic, yet heart-warming account documenting the value of human life, love and family." -- Container.
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sexually-Transmitted Diseases

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Intended as a comprehensive practical guide to the more prevalent sexually transmitted diseases: AIDS, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, and venereal warts. Provides a detailed and complete description of causes, symptoms, and treatments for these illnesses, as well as current scientific knowledge about how to combat them.
VHS
1995; 1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Rx for Survival: The Heroes

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This two-hour special tells the real-life stories of unsung champions who protect people worldwide from the ravages of disease. Using highlights from the acclaimed six-hour Rx for Survival-a global health challenge series, this unique program takes viewers inside the stirring campaigns that have saved countless lives and renewed hope for poor communities around the world.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Emerging Infectious Diseases [electronic resource]

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Studies the complex causes and far-reaching impacts of emerging infectious diseases around the globe. Points out that old diseases like malaria and influenza are returning with renewed vigor.
Online
2003
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Microbes and Human Diseases [electronic resource]

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Examines how microbes come into contact with humans, the many factors leading to disease outbreaks around the world, how scientists track the spread of infectious diseases, and the considerations necessary to control disease worldwide.
Online
2000
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Infectious Diseases, Eczema and Psoriasis, Men's Pelvic Floor, and More [electronic resource]

In Tonic, Dr. Norman Swan leads a team of reporters who cover all aspects of health, from lifestyle to complementary medicines to the most recent medical discoveries. Topics covered in this episode include: *Infectious Diseases-Where Are They Now? A Retrospective and What We've Got to Look Out For in the Future: We've seen some scary epidemics in recent years, as viruses mutate and present in forms that threaten our existence, inciting panic within the public. The media floods us with negative stories and reminds us of the fragility of human life and our experiences with diseases of the past. Then the hype dies down and many of us seemingly forget about the disease and indeed about the threat. Dr. Norman Swan speaks to Professor Stephen Morse of Columbia University-a world-leading ex [...]
Online
2011
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New Hope for People With Hepatitis C [electronic resource]

An estimated 4 million Americans live with chronic hepatitis C, but because the disease can be asymptomatic, most are unaware that they have contracted it. This inflammation of the liver is caused by a virus that is usually spread when infected blood enters the body, often through sharing needles or via unsterile tattoo and piercing equipment. While there is no vaccine or sure cure for hepatitis C, the disease often responds favorably when patients undergo treatment. In this program, scientists and patients tell their stories, and viewers learn why there is new hope for people diagnosed with hepatitis C.
Online
2011
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Catching a Killer [electronic resource]: Preventing Meningococcal Disease

Meningococcal disease has a well-deserved fearsome reputation. It can cause a lethal form of bacterial meningitis as well as septic shock, and is capable of striking quickly-often without warning-leaving patients dead or seriously impaired in a matter of hours. This program gives an overview of meningococcal disease and the vaccines that are available to prevent it. Viewers meet a patient whose case wasn't discovered by the ER doctors who initially treated her, and then learn which telltale symptom prompted her new physician to begin lifesaving treatment. The video also provides tips on how to be proactive in the prevention of meningococcal disease.
Online
2011
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Attack of the Superbug [electronic resource]: MRSA Superbug

MRSA, a bacterium once prevalent in hospitals, is now infecting people all over. This ABC News report investigates the spread of this disease and the lasting effects on those that contract it.
Online
2008
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Breaking the Wall of Tropical Diseases [electronic resource]: How the Tropical Laboratory Initiative Is Increasing Access to Health Care in Low-Resource Countries

Tropical diseases were defined in the 1970s as infectious ailments - like malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, and Ebola - that disproportionately affect poor and marginalized populations in the developing world. Guided by the awareness that adequate health policies can help defeat such diseases, Columbia University's Earth Institute, headed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, has developed the Millennium Villages Project as a model for helping rural African communities to rise out of extreme poverty. Dr. Yanis Ben Amor - a molecular biologist with almost a decade of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS research experience in organizations such as the Pasteur Institute - directs the Tropical Laboratory Initiative and coordinates the tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS control programs of the Millennium Villages Project, [...]
Online
2012
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Breaking the Wall of Child Mortality [electronic resource]: How Immunization and Malaria Control Are Saving Senegal's New Generations

According to The Economist, child mortality in Senegal dropped 40 percent in just five years, from 2005 to 2010 - one of the fastest global reductions ever witnessed. The country had falls of more than eight percent a year since 2005, almost double the percentage necessary to reach the Millennium Development Goal 4. In this Falling Walls lecture, Senegal's health minister Awa Marie Coll-Seck explains how such achievements are due mainly to immunization and malaria control. Renowned as a specialist in infectious diseases and as a health policy maker with leading roles at UNAIDS and the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, Coll-Seck reformed the health sector in Senegal by activating partnerships involving government, civil society, and the private sector to implement and expand public [...]
Online
2012
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Better Test for Lyme Disease in Pets [electronic resource]

A new test for Lyme disease in horses and dogs can better determine the stage of infection, and can increase the effectiveness of treatment.
Online
2012
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Deadly Bacteria Go Viral [electronic resource]

Tricking the tuberculosis bacterium could save many people.
Online
2013
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How Airports Influence the Spread of Disease [electronic resource]

Researchers identify the U.S. airports most likely to affect the transmission of epidemics.
Online
2012
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Why Flu Season Is in the Winter [electronic resource]

Researchers show that it's not the cold air on its own that creates the spike in flu cases.
Online
2013
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Cervical Cancer [electronic resource]

In years past cervical cancer was not seen as a serious public health problem, but today it is recognized as the second most common cancer worldwide among women between 14 and 44 years old, and the third leading cancer-related cause of death. Epidemiology is also pertinent in view of cervical cancer's link to STD (sexually transmitted disease) transmission. Since 1999 human papillomavirus, or HPV, has been considered the main cause of cervical cancer. What methods does medical science offer for effectively identifying HPV? Can we someday expect more effective, more efficient ways to detect its presence? Indeed, will we eventually be able to prevent cervical cancer altogether with the arrival of more and more sophisticated technologies? This program shows how advances in molecular bio [...]
Online
2012
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AIDS Conference Returns to U.S. For First Time Since 1990 [electronic resource]

NewsHour's Ray Suarez talks to Dr. Diane Havlir, U.S. co-chair of AIDS 2012 and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and Joseph Elias, Global Village coordinator, about the AIDS Conference held in Washington D.C. and how the gathering hopes they can "begin to end the AIDS epidemic." Origina?
Online
2012
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Chlamydia [electronic resource]: The Secret Is Out

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States, and causes no symptoms in up to 75% of infected women and up to 50% of infected men. If left untreated, Chlamydia can cause infertility in women and men. In this video, Chloe is shocked when she receives a text from a boy she was with, letting her know that he has the infection, and Kane must inform his two sexual partners of his diagnosis. See how these teens deal with the shock and stigma attached to the disease, and how they learn about treatments.
Online
2008
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Herpes [electronic resource]: The Secret Is Out

The Herpes Simplex Virus, or Herpes, is a sexually transmitted, viral disease that can cycle between active disease and remission. There is no cure for the HSV, and the virus remains in the body for life, with recurrent outbreaks possible. This video presents the facts about herpes including how it's contracted, safe sex strategies to avoid infection, and medical advice on treatment.
Online
2010