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The Ragin' Cajun: Usher Syndrome

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This program takes a sensitive look at this degenerative condition, Usher syndrome; as neurologist/author Oliver Sacks and Danny Delcambre explore the nature of deaf culture and the marvelous richness of American Sign Language, which includes a sophisticated touch-based variation called tactile signing.-- box cover.
DVD
2004; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Don't Be Shy, Mr. Sacks

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Neurologist/author Oliver Sacks probes the nature of Williams syndrome, a neurological disorder, shedding light on the influence of genetics and personality and the way the brain organizes experience.
DVD
2007; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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Poison in Paradise

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Guam disease, found only on that small Pacific island, causes symptoms strikingly similar to Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's, and Alzheimer's diseases, but it is not hereditary. In this program, neurologist/author Oliver Sacks travels to Guam in order to investigate this lethal illness. Prior studies done by epidemiologists, toxicologists, anthropologists, and other neurologists have raised suspicions over the water supply, the soil, the local fish, and even the nuts of indigenous cycads. However, as scientists continue to study and hypothesize, incidence of this disease that has plagued the islanders for a century is dropping. If a cure is to be discovered-providing valuable insights into other neurological disorders-it will have to be soon, or Guam disease may disappear on its own.
DVD
2004; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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An Ounce of Prevention [electronic resource]

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Visits several programs that are attempting to eliminate known risk factors that often lead to serious psychological disorders, including social isolation and inadequate parenting skills.
Online
1992
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The Enlightened Machine

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Uses microcinematography, case studies, and interviews with medical experts to explain general brain functions, to describe the emerging field of neuroscience, and to survey several brain disorders.
VHS
1984
Ivy (By Request)
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Epilepsy [electronic resource]: Having a Life

For centuries, many have labored under the false perception that epilepsy is a permanently debilitating condition, ironic given the success of such epileptics as Alexander the Great and actor Danny Glover. This program follows four people with the disease who have taken control of their lives with the help of their families, epilepsy education, and advancement in therapies. Dr. Martha Morrell, professor of neurology at Columbia University, and Dr. John Pellock, pediatric neurologist at Virginia Commonwealth University, explain how to recognize a seizure, provide tips to ensure a seizure treatment plan, and describe seizure first aid.
Online
2006; 2003
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The Multiple Sclerosis Revolution [electronic resource]

While multiple sclerosis is relatively common, it remains a mysterious disease that can be difficult to detect early, and one which can leave its victims with lifelong, devastating consequences. Nearly 400,000 Americans live with MS and it is believed to affect as many as 2.5 million people worldwide. But recent breakthroughs in the understanding of MS have dramatically transformed the way the illness is viewed by the medical community. This program explains how new findings about multiple sclerosis are leading to the development of innovative treatments and the promise of a better life for patients.
Online
2012
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Rupture: Living With a Broken Brain

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In 2007 former Bond girl Maryam d'Abo suffered a brain hemorrhage. The experience inspired her to make a film on survivors of brain injuries, giving a sense of hope to those who are isolated from the disease. As she guides us through her personal journey of recovery, she talks to others who have suffered brain injury along the way: literary editor of the London Observer Robert McCrum, jazz guitarist Pat Martino, music producer Quincy Jones and many more. Alongside the testimony of eminent neurosurgeons, neurologists and neuro-psychologists, their first-hand stories celebrate man's life force and will to survive.
Online
2013