Health


New! Rethinking Obesity: Nature vs. Nurture? 16 min.

As a species we’ve been getting larger over the past 50 years and obesity is at epidemic proportions in some Western societies. So why are we doing so much damage to ourselves, our health services and our planet? Is it mainly due to nurture, the environment? Or is it more to do with nature, our biology? In Rethinking Obesity, featuring contributions from two of the leading figures in this debate,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Clinica De Migrantes 41 min.

Filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin (HBO’s Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer) shines a well-deserved light on Puentes de Salud, a health-care clinic serving a population that all-too-easily slips through the cracks: undocumented immigrants. Clínica de Migrantes counters the often dehumanizing and highly politicized rhetoric surrounding America’s immigrant population, providing a compassionate profile of patients...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Tracking Zika 54 min.

Zika: the name of a forest in Uganda where the virus of the same name was first identified in 1947. Virtually forgotten at the far end of the world, Zika was thrust into the spotlight in 2013. This video highlights the difficulties of stopping this deadly virus, tracking its movements, and the effects of Zika.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Warning: This Drug May Kill You 60 min.

From journalist/producer/director Perri Peltz (HBO’s Risky Drinking), Warning: This Drug May Kill You takes an unflinching look at the devastating effects of opioid addiction in the U.S., profiling four families who have seen their lives tragically changed by abuses involving their loved ones, whose addictions arose due to doctors’ prescriptions of dangerous painkillers. Through the personal and e...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Reading and Understanding the New Food Label 30 min.

This program highlights changes in the new food label, which will be required in 2018. Viewers learn how it has been simplified for the consumer and modernized based on current nutrition science.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! The Long, Strange Trip of LSD 14 min.

In the 1960s, mind-altering drugs likeLSDhelped fuel the counter-culture. Today, psychedelics are turning on a new generation—of scientists.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

New! Fighting Fat 13 min.

Thirty-five years after the first dietary guidelines, how much do we really know about the science behind a healthy diet?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

New! Atomic Vets 14 min.

The story of the veterans who witnessed secret atomic testing and how their decades-long struggle for recognition affects soldiers today. This story is a coproduction with our friends at Reveal, from The Center for Investigative Reporting.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

New! A Change of Heart 13 min.

The artificial heart became a media sensation in the 1980s as it both raised hopes and spread controversy. Today its impact on medical science is still playing out in surprising ways.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

New! "Could You Patent the Sun?" 12 min.

Decades after Dr. Jonas Salk opposed patenting the polio vaccine, the pharmaceutical industry has changed. What does that mean for the development of innovative drugs and for people whose lives depend on them?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016