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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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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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Patient Rights in the Hospital

It's important to remember that as a hospital patient, you have rights.
Online
2018; 2004
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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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Fall Prevention: When to Call Your Doctor

Know when to call your doctor while you continue your at-home recovery.
Online
2018; 2012
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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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Advanced Directives

Professor of Law and Medicine Alex Capron talks about the value and importance of communicating one's wishes in advance concerning end-of-life issues and decisions.
Online
2015; 2011
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Understanding Depression

Dr. Andrew Leuchter, Director of Adult Psychiatry at UCLA, explains that depression is an illness not a weakness, and that real, physical changes in brain neurochemistry or in hormones often, ". . . prevent the depressed patient from being themselves."
Online
2015; 2011
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How to Change Your Two-Piece Ostomy Skin Barrier

Watch and understand how to properly change your two-piece ostomy skin barrier.
Online
2018; 2015
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Rehabilitating the Schizophrenic

Dr. Andrew Leuchter, Director of Adult Psychiatry at UCLA, explains that treating schizophrenia involves more than just medication. He talks about the importance of rehabilitation and re-integration into society, the family and normal relationships through social skills training to maximize the function of schizophrenic patients.
Online
2015; 2011
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HIV/AIDS: Blood Supply Safety

Dr. Alexandra Levine, Chief of the Division of Hematology at the USC School of Medicine, talks about the strides that have been made in making sure the blood supply in the United States is safe in the wake of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Although there is still a very small chance that blood from an individual with HIV can make it into the nation's blood supply, the blood supply in 1981-1982 was completely unprotected. In fact, Dr. Levine says when referring to the blood supply at that time, "...we didn't even know what to look for."
Online
2015; 2011
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Psychotherapy Options

Dr. Andrew Leuchter, Director of Adult Psychiatry at UCLA, talks about the range of psychotherapies that are available, including traditional psychoanalysis, as well as briefer, structured psychotherapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy.
Online
2015; 2011
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Your Care at Home: After Surgery

If you’ve had surgery, you’ll need to take special care of yourself once you leave the hospital and return home. This program provides vital information on incision care, medical follow up, activity restrictions, medication management, and other important post-op topics.
Online
2018; 2014
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What Is a Tracheostomy?

Understand what a tracheostomy is and why one may be needed. Also, learn the different parts of a tracheostomy and how it works to help you breathe.
Online
2018; 2016
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Healthy Lifestyle Changes: SMART Goal Setting

Learn how to use SMART goal setting to help you create a plan that fits into your life for making healthy lifestyle changes.
Online
2018; 2016
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Violence: Emotional and Physical

Dr. Astrid Heger, Director of the Violence Intervention Program at L.A. County-USC Medical Center, talks about the continuum of violence, from emotional to physical to sexual. Dr Heger notes that, in many cases, emotional violence as expressed through extreme, chronic verbal abuse can be just as damaging as physical violence.
Online
2015; 2011