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41.

Chronic Kidney Disease [electronic resource]: Are You at Risk?

Chronic kidney disease is nearly as common as diabetes-the major cause of CKD-affecting one in every nine adults. This program lets viewers know who is most at risk as it outlines the five stages of the disease, and the causes and conditions associated with it. Patients who were surprised to learn they have renal failure speak frankly about dialysis and the benefits and limitations of kidney transplant, while a young woman diagnosed with CKD as an infant copes with the consequences of skipping her medications. In addition, National Kidney Foundation spokesperson Tracy Fortson addresses the high incidence of kidney disease in minority communities.
Online
2008
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Treating and Preventing Osteoporosis [electronic resource]

Osteoporosis affects one third of all women over the age of 50, and one in eight men. In this program medical experts explain what osteoporosis is and how it develops, outlining risk factors and early warning signs while stressing the importance of diet, supplements, and exercise as preventive measures. Medical treatments, and ways to keep low bone density from progressing to osteoporosis or even bone fracture, are also covered in the video. Dr. Thomas Gleason of the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute provides expert commentary, and people with the disease-including a 41-year-old personal trainer-describe how it can limit their daily activities if left untreated.
Online
2008
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HbA1c [electronic resource]

HbA1c is a lab test that shows the average level of blood sugar (glucose) over the previous three months. It shows how well you are controlling your diabetes.
Online
2011
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Physical Exam Frequency [electronic resource]

All adults should visit their health care provider from time to time, even if they are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to screen for diseases, assess risk of future medical problems, encourage a healthy lifestyle, update vaccinations, and maintain a relationship with a health care provider in case of an illness.
Online
2011
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Tracking Your Blood Pressure at Home [electronic resource]

Following your blood pressure at home has gotten a lot easier in the last few years. I'm Dr. Alan Greene. I'd like to share with you a little bit about that.
Online
2011
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Vaccines [electronic resource]

An active vaccination is an injection of an antigen (a weakened disease-causing substance) to trigger the body's long-term defense mechanism against the disease without developing it. B cells form antibodies against a specific disease to fight the disease when it enters the body.
Online
2010
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Ultrasound [electronic resource]: Intermediate

Ultrasound is one of the most useful procedures available for monitoring the fetus' development in the uterus. With ultrasound equipment, doctors can check for defects of the head, spine, chest, and limbs; diagnose serious conditions like placenta previa or breech birth; and check to see whether the mother will have twins or triplets. An ultrasound examination may be done anytime from week 5 until delivery. An ultrasound scanner uses inaudible sound waves to show the fetus inside the mother's uterus. The sound waves bounce off solid structures in the body and are transformed into an image on a monitor screen. An ultrasound scan is considered one of the best methods for visually diagnosing a major physical defect in a growing fetus. However, though there are now no known risks involve [...]
Online
2010
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A Healthy You Video Clip Collection [electronic resource]: Communicable Diseases and Malaria

Hitting hardest in the developing world, microbial diseases can nevertheless show up anywhere and their impact is often extremely severe. Some microbes can cause significant birth defects if an infected woman passes the virus or bacteria to her unborn child. Arming viewers with information on microscopic bio-threats, this collection of six video clips explores many of the major global culprits. Each clip averages four minutes in length. Video clips include: Chicken Pox: This illness causes skin lesions that look like a chicken's peck marks, but in reality it has nothing to do with poultry! It is one of the most common childhood diseases and is caused by the Varicella-Zoster virus. Measles: One communicable illness that continues to affect many households in the world is measles. Mo [...]
Online
2010
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A Healthy You Video Clip Collection [electronic resource]: Heart and Gastric-Related Health

What is the human body's most important system? Answer: they're all equally important, but when we take special care of our cardiovascular and digestive health, we have a good chance at a long, relatively disease-free life. This collection of seven video clips covers many of the basic concerns and illnesses related to heart and gastric health. Each clip averages four minutes in length. Video clips include... Cholesterol: The heart is the engine of the body, and one important factor in keeping it healthy is cholesterol control. Cholesterol is a lipid or fat that is made in the liver from fatty foods. Cholesterol is carried in the blood, and we all need it to keep healthy-but on the other hand, too much cholesterol circulating in the bloodstream can be dangerous. Diabetes: Diabe [...]
Online
2010
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A Healthy You Video Clip Collection [electronic resource]: Pregnancy and Lifestyle Health / HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis

From the joys of pregnancy to the dangers of substance abuse and the threat of infectious diseases, this collection of six video clips explores a variety of health and lifestyle issues. Topics include maternal-fetal health, facts on alcoholism, the long-term impact of cigarette smoking, a basic medical explanation of HIV and AIDS, the realities of living with those diseases, and a 21st-century look at tuberculosis. Each clip averages four minutes in length. Video clips include: Pregnancy: From conception to birth, pregnancy is a mysterious and wonderful part of human development. Expectant parents-both mothers and fathers-have an opportunity to bond with each other, as well as with their baby, when they take part in this amazing experience. Alcoholism: In many parts of the world, d [...]
Online
2010
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Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Teens [electronic resource]

This program helps to instruct and reassure parents whose children have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Featuring easy-to-understand animations, the video gives parents the necessary groundwork to develop the skills they'll need to support their child both in managing diabetes and in continuing to lead a healthy life.
Online
2009
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Hand Washing and Cleansing [electronic resource]

Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of common infections. This video demonstrates proper hand-cleansing techniques using soap and water as well as alcohol-based gels. Follow the steps shown here to help keep infections at bay.
Online
2009
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm [electronic resource]

This program outlines the major issues surrounding abdominal aortic aneurysm, or AAA - its dangers and how it occurs. Animated presentation of the vascular system helps promote patient understanding. Topics include the dangers of rupture, signs and symptoms, common risk factors, testing and diagnosis, and treatment options with lifestyle management.
Online
2009
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Carotid Artery Disease [electronic resource]

This very informative summary of carotid artery disease - a progressive illness in the arteries of the neck that supply blood to the brain - includes a discussion of treatments to lower one's risk as well as an outline of ways to control arterial disease. Topics include stroke and carotid artery basics, a list of risk factors, diagnosis and treatment, and controlling arterial disease.
Online
2009
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Peripheral Arterial Disease [electronic resource]

This overview of peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, includes information on atherosclerosis - a hardening and narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the extremities or major organs, caused by the gradual buildup of plaque in blood vessels. Plaque buildup that occurs in the carotid artery, located in the neck, can lead to stroke. Although peripheral arterial disease cannot be cured, proper treatment together with a healthy lifestyle can help to improve blood flow and thereby prevent disease progression. With animated demonstrations to enhance the instructional presentation, this video covers signs and symptoms, common risk factors, diagnostic testing, treatment and follow-up, and tips for healthy living.
Online
2009
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MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging [electronic resource]

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a test that lets health care providers see detailed and clear pictures within the body - often of soft tissues, such as of the brain, joints, or heart. MRI does not use X-rays or other radiation. Instead, harmless yet strong magnets and radio waves work together to form a sharp image. This video reassures patients by helping them understand the common diagnostic procedure that is MRI.
Online
2009
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Keeping Your Back Healthy [electronic resource]

Most people experience back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, back pain is one of today's most common health problems. Normal aging and certain physically demanding occupations tend to cause spinal discs to wear out. Bad posture and poor movement patterns can speed up that process. This program describes the care and proper balance needed for lifting heavy objects. Providing clear instructions and showing model techniques to help avoid strain and injury, the video is especially relevant for seniors. Topics include the correct posture for proper support, large and small muscles, reaching and twisting, and easy-to-remember tips.
Online
2010
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Ultrasound [electronic resource]

Ultrasound imaging is a test that uses sound waves to make detailed pictures of the organs. There are three different kinds of ultrasound imaging: abdominal, pelvic, and Doppler ultrasound. Each of these imaging tests can help your health care provider assess pain or other symptoms in different parts of your body. Ultrasound does not involve any radiation and is generally a safe procedure. Nevertheless, patients should always discuss any concerns they may have with their health care providers.
Online
2010
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Vital Signs [electronic resource]: Know Your Numbers

Your heart rate, breathing or respiratory rate, blood pressure, and temperature are known as your vital signs. After measuring your vital signs, your health care provider can evaluate your basic bodily functions. Discover how to assess your vital signs by learning how to read the numbers.
Online
2010
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Using Pharmaceutical Drugs Safely [electronic resource]

Over-the-counter medications provide a ready supply of potentially harmful substances to uninformed consumers and possible abusers alike. After opening with a general discussion of addiction and the personality type that commonly falls prey to addiction, this program examines non-prescription pharmaceutical drugs and their capacity for misuse and abuse. The inherent risks of drug abuse are spelled out, and information for responsible consumers on drug interactions and side-effects is included.
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