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1.

Adjusting to Life With Your New Pacemaker

See how making a few adjustments in your daily routine, keeping regular check-ups with your doctor, and monitoring your pulse rate can help keep your pacemaker working properly.
Online
2018; 2014
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Adjusting to Life With Your ICD

Learn what you may experience when your ICD delivers therapy, and the small adjustments you’ll have to make in your daily life.
Online
2018; 2014
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At Discharge: Returning to Activity

See how the activity guidelines in your discharge plan can improve your recovery.
Online
2018; 2012
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Family Violence

Dr. Astrid Heger, Director of the Violence Intervention Program at L.A. County-USC Medical Center, talks about abused women who come into her practice. Dr. Heger explains that many of them come not so much to protect themselves, but to protect their children.
Online
2015; 2011
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Living With Your Tracheostomy

Learn steps for living with a tracheostomy to ensure it stays working well and infection-free. Also, learn circumstances for which you should call your healthcare provider or 911.
Online
2018; 2016
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What Is an Implanted Access Port?

Learn what an implanted access port is and how it works to deliver medication, fluid, and nutrients to the body. It also can be used to draw blood samples when needed.
Online
2018; 2015
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Stroke and Depression

Dr. Andrew Leuchter, Director of Adult Psychiatry at UCLA, talks about research that helps identify which patients are at highest risk for depression after a stroke. Dr. Leuchter explains that, ". . . It appears that strokes in the frontal portions of the brain, particularly in the left frontal portion, affecting some of the deeper structures in the left frontal lobe, put a patient at highest risk for having a depressive episode after a stroke."
Online
2015; 2011
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Genetics and Aging

Dean Hamer, Director of the Gene Structure and Regulation Unit at the National Cancer Institute, talks about the link between genetics and aging. Dr. Hamer focuses on some of the more serious problems associated with age, in particular, Alzheimer's Disease.
Online
2015; 2011
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Harm Avoidance (Part One)

Dean Hamer, Director of the Gene Structure and Regulation Unit at the National Cancer Institute, talks about harm avoidance, which he explains is the opposite of novelty seeking. In the words of Dr. Hamer, people who are harm avoidant see the world, "...through dark colored glasses...sort of like getting up on the wrong side of the bed every morning."
Online
2015; 2011
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Who Decides? (Part Two)

Professor of Law and Medicine Alex Capron talks about another aspect of the "who decides?" question--namely, who decides what is health and illness? He then explores a related issue: should access to treatment be greater for those who have a disease, or should it be made equally available for those who are not ill, but wish to improve some aspect of their health?
Online
2015; 2011
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Role of DNA, the

Dean Hamer, Director of the Gene Structure and Regulation Unit at the National Cancer Institute, talks about the role of DNA in human behavior. Dr. Hamer explains that DNA is like ". . . a blueprint that determines not only our physical bodies, but also, at least in part, our brains."
Online
2015; 2011
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Understanding Your ICD

Find out how an Implantable Cardioverter Device (ICD) works to correct disorganized heart beats and restore the heart’s normal rhythm.
Online
2018; 2014
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Recognizing Depression

Dr. Andrew Leuchter, Director of Adult Psychiatry at UCLA, talks about the differences between what he calls, ". . . normal ups and downs," and depression. Dr. Leuchter says that when someone is down for weeks at a time, ". . . that's when we start to think of somebody as, not just being down but, being depressed and needing treatment."
Online
2015; 2011
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Depression and the Brain

Dr. Andrew Leuchter, Director of Adult Psychiatry at UCLA, talks about brain-mapping and other techniques for looking into the brain that may predict whether a patient suffering from depression is going to benefit from a particular treatment that's being used.
Online
2015; 2011
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How to Care for Your Tracheostomy Stoma

Learn how to properly care for your tracheostomy stoma to ensure you are breathing comfortably and to prevent infection.
Online
2018; 2016
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Schizophrenia and the Brain

Dr. Andrew Leuchter, Director of Adult Psychiatry at UCLA, talks about studies showing distinctive features in the brains and brain function of many schizophrenic patients.
Online
2015; 2011
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Size Matters

Losing weight is never easy; it takes patience, time, and a lot of effort. With 40% of the global population overweight, is there a solution to this weighty issue?
Online
2018; 2017
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Infants and Children in the Hospital

More than 3 million children are hospitalized in the United States every year. Learn about ways to make the hospital stay as safe as possible. Also, your newborn’s first checkup will happen in the hospital, which includes screening tests and immunizations as well as advice about the baby’s care and condition.
Online
2018; 2009
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Domestic Violence: A Global Perspective

Dr. Astrid Heger, Director of the Violence Intervention Program at L.A. County-USC Medical Center, talks about efforts underway globally to stem the tide of domestic violence, particularly when children are the targets.
Online
2015; 2011
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Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Knowing when and how to use an AED is a life-saving skill everyone should have.
Online
2018; 2004