Health


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

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 Food Detectives 150 min.

We’re bombarded with information about food these days; it’s impossible to keep track of the healthiest ingredients, tastiest recipes, best shopping suggestions and smartest consumer advice. And how do we know which sources to trust? In this one-stop shop for food-related facts and guidance, scientist Alice Roberts, top chef Tom Kerridge and journalist Sean Fletcher sift through the latest tips an...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Food Detectives: Episode 1 50 min.

In this new series scientist Prof Alice Roberts, Chef Tom Kerridge, and journalist Sean Fletcher are keen to improve your cooking, your health and your bank balance by dishing up the plain facts about our food. Chef Tom Kerridge is on a mission to improve our cooking skills one dish at a time. He responds to the public's kitchen disasters. This time he's in Poole and Weymouth to help viewers who h...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Food Detectives: Episode 2 51 min.

In this episode Prof Alice Roberts finds out about the latest research which suggests that that drinking artificially sweetened drinks can encourage us to eat more than we might expect. Alice is also investigating the chemical that's causing the problem and asks how worried should we be about eating meat? And… do aphrodisiacs actually work? Alice finds out. Chef Tom Kerridge is on a mission to hel...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Food Detectives: Episode 3 50 min.

Can changing your surroundings alter how food and drink tastes? Prof Alice Roberts and a group of diners enjoy a culinary experience with a difference. The music, lighting and even the shape of the plates are changed throughout the meal to see what effect this has on how we perceive the taste of food. Sensory gastronomy is a new field of scientific research and although it may sound unfamiliar, it...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Autism: Insight from Inside 25 min.

Temple Grandin, Jonathan Chase, and Steven Shore explore how Autism affects their lives, the benefits and drawbacks to being diagnosed, and how society can help those afflicted lead more fulfilling and productive lives.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Reclaiming Hope 15: Dr. Fredrick J. Streets 22 min.

Dr. Frederick J Streets discusses his hopes for the United States after September 11th, 2001. Agreeing to be re-interviewed in 2016, the former chaplain of Yale University explains how the country has changed in the past 15 years and addressing lingering concerns. Topics include: anxiety, resillence, tolerance, patience, and hatred.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016