Health


New! Take Heart: Deadly Heart 79 min.

Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) causes permanent damage to the heart. It results from a throat or skin infection caused by Strep A bacteria and if not managed properly, it can lead to heart failure, disability and premature death. It is also entirely preventable. This program examines the fight to eliminate RHD, using examples from Australia, and considers what can be done on a community level to co...

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New! Can Psychedelics Cure? 54 min.

Hallucinogenic drugs--popularly called psychedelics--have been used by human societies for thousands of years. Today, scientists are taking a second look at many of these mind-altering substances--both natural and synthetic--and discovering that they can have profoundly positive clinical impacts, helping patients struggling with a range of afflictions from addiction to depression and PTSD.

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New! Ending HIV in America 54 min.

Almost 40 years after the discovery of HIV, could we be on the verge of ending the AIDS epidemic in America? How did scientists and the public health community tackle one of the most elusive deadly viruses to ever infect humans? Can innovative drugs bring new infections to zero? This is the story of scientific achievement and public health work that still needs to be done to end HIV in America.

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Should We Eat More Processed Foods: A Debate 53 min.

From grinding grain to make flour and bread to turning milk into cheese, humans have been processing food—transforming agricultural products into more edible, tasty, and nutritious forms—for millennia. In recent years, however, scientists have developed new technologies to create foods that can't be made in home kitchens, such as plant-based meats and dairy products made with plant proteins. Are t...

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Beating Superbugs Better: Can We Win? 68 min.

This feature-length documentary presents an accessible yet in-depth and up-to-date message with a touch of mystery and suspense: Can we, in fact, beat superbugs--antibiotic-resistant bacteria? Superbugs’ partnership with COVID-19 bookends the film: When COVID weakens its victims, superbugs often come in for the actual kill. Nevertheless, ingenious solutions to their advance are either in place or...

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Pandemic Perspectives 92 min.

This documentary offers a unique and important window into core societal issues illuminated by the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was filmed remotely using local film crews during the Omicron variant outbreak and features short, thought-provoking clips of 32 leading experts in the fields of public health, psychology, sociology, philosophy, political theory, history, law, science, education, and medicine.

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COVID and Anxiety 6 min.

This brief program considers the impact of COVID-19 on rates of anxiety around the world.

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COVID and Higher Ed 5 min.

This brief program explores challenges faced by institutions of higher education as they seek to accommodate disruptions caused by COVID-19.

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COVID and Race 6 min.

This brief program explores the impact of race and racism on rates of exposure to and infection with COVID-19.

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COVID-19 and Society 17 min.

This series looks at different aspects of how the COVID-19 pandemic affected people, institutions, and society as a whole.

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