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Sexual and Asexual Reproduction [electronic resource]

All forms of life, from the simple to the highly complex, possess not only the ability but the instinct to reproduce. This program gives an introduction to the basic biological concepts involved with sexual and asexual reproduction. Starting at the cellular level, the video distinguishes between reproduction that occurs sexually, in an exchange of genetic material between two organisms, and asexually, in which organisms produce offspring with a genetic makeup identical to the parent. Several plant and animal examples are included, as are clear explanations of meiosis and mitosis. The various evolutionary benefits and disadvantages of both types of reproduction are also examined.
Online
2012
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Pregnancy and Childbirth [electronic resource]: The Real Story

The wonder and excitement of pregnancy and childbirth are unmistakable, but they also present a highly stressful experience for mothers as well as fathers. Covering the key developmental stages in each trimester, this insightful program addresses questions and anxieties that may be troubling new parents as it follows a new mother through the nine-month journey of pregnancy. Staying focused on the personal and practical elements of the story, the video presents medical information on fetal development, birthing options, the birthing process, and the emotional and physical aspects of pregnancy. On-camera experts include two experienced midwives and a respected obstetrician.
Online
2012
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Hostile World [electronic resource]

With each inhalation, human beings take in potentially lethal microbes, while life-sustaining sunlight can also cause irreparable damage to DNA. This program explains how the body defends itself against these and other threats. Viewers are introduced to a bull jumper whose muscles give him the strength to avoid a violent death, a 3-year-old whose internal army fights off the flu, and a man who gets injured constantly to earn his living. The video also includes incredible footage of Richard Edwards' radical double hand transplant as it shows how surgeons use medical expertise to exploit the body's natural healing abilities.
Online
2011
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Generation Rx [electronic resource]: Resisting the Culture of Overmedication

At the 1991 FDA Prozac hearings, scores of impassioned victims described how the drug pushed them to the brink of suicide. But the pharmaceutical industry succeeded in getting its own message out, ushering its products into the mainstream while voices on the opposite side of the debate have largely faded. This film reawakens many of the arguments made against the culture of psychotropic prescription. Assembling a plethora of leaked memos, flawed studies, and previously unseen conference footage, the documentary points to a pattern of collusion between drug manufacturers and the regulatory watchdogs at the FDA. Meanwhile, many experts believe that our society is in the grip of an epidemic of doping and drugging. Has an era of mercenary medication dawned, in which we'll forget what it [...]
Online
2008
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Teens and Trauma [electronic resource]

This video addresses the spectrum of traumatic events teens may experience, discusses healthy and unhealthy reactions to such stress, and explains the importance of dealing with life's challenges without resorting to self-destructive behaviors such as drinking or drugging.
Online
2004
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Suicide Awareness and Prevention [electronic resource]

This video explores the reality of suicide among adolescent boys and girls - and presents solutions. Among them: social support, communication, abstinence from drugs, access to medical and mental health resources, and good problem-solving skills. Teens will also learn how suicide affects parents, family members, and classmates.
Online
2003
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Mental Health First Aid, Weight-Loss Products, the Criminal Mind, 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: Mental Health First Aid-How You Could Save a Life: One in two of us will develop a mental illness at some point in our lives-so you or someone you know will experience a psychological problem which could be serious. You probably know how to do CPR, but do you know what to do in a mental health emergency? Mental illness is under-recognized, undertreated, and misunderstood-leaving some people feeling isolated and ashamed. Things could be different if we knew more about mental illness, including knowing how to recognize it in our family, friends, and colleagues-and then what to do a [...]
Online
2011
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The Human Microbiome, Ancient Remedies, Homeopathy, 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: The Human Microbiome and What We Do to It: Did you know that you and I are only one percent human? We've 90 trillion cells that don't belong to us. Have you ever wondered what it means to be human? It turns out that only a tiny percentage of what you and I are made of is actually human-and we need our nonhuman bits to survive. This part of us now has a name-it's called our microbiome. But we're doing dreadful things to this hidden majority, and it's damaging our health as a result. Delving into the Criminal Mind (Part 1): This is one of the most controversial areas in medical research.
Online
2011
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Bipolar Link, Pancreatic Cancer, Insomnia, 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: Bipolar Disorder Is Often Linked to Creativity and Being Intellectually Gifted, but Is the Link Real? Bipolar disorder is one of the most misunderstood and least recognized mental illnesses. It comes in various forms but at its core is a cycling between deep, dark depression and elated moods or even outrageous and flamboyant behavior. There's a belief that the disorder is linked to creativity and being gifted, but the question is whether the link is real. Dr. James MacCabe of the Institute of Psychiatry in London has been studying that exact theory, and Dr. Norman Swan sits down w [...]
Online
2011
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Larry Smith - Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career

In this funny and blunt TEDTalk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions. A professor of economics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, Smith coaches his students to find the careers that they will truly love.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Nancy Lublin - Texting That Saves Lives

When Nancy Lublin started texting teenagers to help with her social advocacy organization, what she found was shocking: they started texting back about their own problems, from bullying to depression to abuse. So she's setting up a text-only crisis line, and the results might be even more important than she expected. Lublin is CEO and Chief Old Person at DoSomething.org, where she harnesses the extraordinary energy of teens and focuses it on issues they care passionately about.
Online
2012
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Moderate Exercise, Anxiety, Salt and Fat, 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: *Moderate Exercise-It's What We're Told We Need to Do, but What Is It Exactly? Moderate exercise: many of us are confused about what "moderate" actually means. Casey Beros heads to the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne to find out from an international expert in this field just what is considered moderate exercise, and how much of it we need to do. *Anxiety-One of the Most Common Yet Poorly Recognized Psychological Problems, Affecting Many of Us: The first in a gripping three-part series on anxiety. Anxiety is one of the most common yet least well-recognized psyc [...]
Online
2011
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Teeth Whitening, Body Mass Index, Bee Stings, 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: *Part 2 of Our Anxiety Investigation-How It Affects Childhood and What's Being Done about It: Previously on Tonic, we started a three-part series on anxiety-an incredibly common psychological problem that often goes unrecognized and untreated. This week we look at the time in life when anxiety tends to begin, yet often goes detected-in childhood. We meet a young boy who suffers from anxiety and find out about the treatment that has helped him and his family deal with the condition. *Teeth-Whitening Products-Safe or Scary? There's no end to the things some of us will do to make our [...]
Online
2011
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Pharmacogenomics, Too Clean Kids, Chronic Illnesses, 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: *Part 3 on Anxiety-How Anxiety Affects Adolescents: Adolescence can be a tough time for anyone, but those dealing with an anxiety disorder can have a particularly hard time, especially when their condition goes unrecognized or untreated. When young people start to mature, general worries become more prominent. Focusing on their studies, separating from parents, and becoming more social are all extremely important factors, and with hormonal, physiological, and psychological changes taking place, it's hard to know what's considered normal behavior and what could be an anxiety disord [...]
Online
2011
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Bone Density and the Prostate, Women's Heart Health, Immunization, 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: *The Link in Men between Bones and Prostate Gland: Prostate cancer is extremely common-in fact, most men will develop the condition if they live long enough. They won't necessarily die from it, as it's usually slow-growing and often comes to nothing. However, the holy grail for men would be a way of detecting the truly aggressive prostate cancer that requires treatment-and that's exactly what researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore are exploring. They've found, in following men as they age, that those with particularly strong or dense bones may be at increased risk of [...]
Online
2011
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Low Vitamin D Risks, Clinical Trials, Lower Back Pain, 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: *The Harm Caused by Low Vitamin D Levels: We hear lots of talk about problems with low vitamin D levels, from increased risk of cancer to multiple sclerosis and more-and now research from the U.S. adds another: an increased risk of stroke. Dr. Norman Swan interviews an expert from Johns Hopkins University about the issue. *Using Virtual Reality to Change our Perception of Our Bodies: The same realistic technologies employed for modern video games can be applied to a health care setting, and virtual reality can be used to alter our perception of the way we see ourselves. Casey Bero [...]
Online
2011
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Caring for the Mentally Ill, Selenium Supplements, Fears and Phobias, 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: *The Impact on Children of Growing Up with a Parent Who Suffers from Mental Illness: A staggering one in two of us will have a mental illness at some point in our lives. For most people that means anxiety or depression, but a significant proportion will have severe mental illness. Many of those people have children, so how does their condition affect the mental health of their offspring? We meet an incredible man who grew up with a schizophrenic parent; we find out how it affected him and learn about the amazing program he's created to help kids in the same position. Then, we meet [...]
Online
2011
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Body Perception, Heart Diseases Risks, Diagnosing Alzheimer's, 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: *Using Virtual Reality to Change Our Body Perception: Bioprinting: amazing technology that uses printers in ways you'd never imagine! Science fiction is becoming reality with the development of a machine that might one day make human spare parts. This is cutting-edge technology that will blow your mind-and if your mind does get blown, don't worry: we can make you a new one, or any other organ. Casey Beros has the story. *Cholesterol as a Risk Factor for Heart Disease-Is It All It's Cracked Up to Be?
Online
2011
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Sexual Health, Internet Self-Diagnosis, 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: *Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Affects Up to One in Six Women-Yet When Many See Their Doctor, They Don't Get the Right Diagnosis or Help: Up to one in six women suffer from a condition that can profoundly affect their lives, yet many of them don't know what's wrong with them. When they see their doctor, they don't get the right diagnosis or help. Dr. Norman Swan sits down with an internationally recognized expert in polycystic ovary syndrome to find out why women get it, what they can do about it, and what the new guidelines say in terms of treating it. *The Benefits and Risks of Dati [...]
Online
2011
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No Ordinary Lives [electronic resource]: Living With Cystic Fibrosis

This very special episode of Tonic-the final episode for series 1-features a remarkable story of courage, resilience, and achievement by young people. Thirteen years ago, a film was made about the experience of teenagers living with a disabling, life-shortening condition called cystic fibrosis. In those days, it was common for children and young people to die from this disease which damages the lungs and causes problems with digestion, resulting in malnutrition. Since then, the story has changed and people with the inherited condition live much longer lives. We catch up with the original interviewees to see what's become of them as adults, and we follow two young people living with the condition today.
Online
2011