Health


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! 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

Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped 54 min.

Alzheimer’s ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide. Join scientists as they untangle the cause of this tragic illness and go behind the scenes of major drug trials to discover the therapies that may slow and even prevent the disease.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

Medicinal Cannabis—Catalyst 29 min.

The anecdotal evidence that cannabis has a positive effect on a long list of medical conditions from epilepsy, pain, cancer, even Alzheimer’s disease is building. However, to date there’s been scant clinical evidence to back up these claims. At long last that’s changing. Researchers are now applying scientific rigor to convert anecdote into data and it turns out there’s plenty of promise in this s...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Tick Allergy / Swift Parrot Update—Catalyst 28 min.

Mammalian meat allergy is on the rise in Australia and the surprising cause is a tick bite. Dr Jonica Newby meets Dr Sheryl van Nunen, the clinician who discovered the link, and this story is a must-see if you want the latest tips on how best to remove a tick. In 2015, we brought you a story about the swift parrot—one of Australia's most charismatic birds, but also one of its most endangered. Logg...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Risky Drinking 86 min.

From Oscar® and Emmy®-winning filmmaker Ellen Goosenberg Kent and journalist/producer Perri Peltz, Risky Drinking takes a case-study look at the risks of alcohol use and the ways in which the medical community is viewing and treating “risky drinkers” today. Profiling four subjects (filmed over the course of several months in 2014), who fall at different points on the spectrum of problem drinking,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The God Cells: The Fetal Stem Cell Controversy 53 min.

Fetal stem cell treatment has demonstrated near miraculous potential but many patients are forced to seek therapy abroad. This program investigates the religious and regulatory roadblocks hindering its market approval. Filmmaker Eric Merola travels to Kiev, Ukraine, to undergo a three day personalized anti-aging fetal stem cell program. EmCell, a clinic founded by Dr. Alexey Karpenko, has had 70%...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016