Health


New! Coal's Deadly Dust / Targeting Yemen 54 min.

FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the rise of severe black lung disease among coal miners, and the failure to respond. This joint investigation reveals the biggest disease clusters ever documented, and how the industry and the government failed to protect miners. Also in this two-part hour, FRONTLINE presents a report from Yemen.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! President Trump Takes on the Press 54 min.

President Trump is taking on the press with a time-tested strategy. Explore the origins of the latest measles outbreak, pro sports free agency, and the consequences of a law meant to save wild horses. Andy Borowitz celebrates the no-apology apology.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Replace Private Insurance with Medicare for All: A Debate 83 min.

As the nation gears up for the 2020 election, Democrats are promising bold new changes to the American health care system. One idea championed by many on the left is “Medicare for All,” or a single-payer system, which would eliminate private health insurance for most forms of care. Advocates of this plan promise that nationalizing health insurance will cut costs by reducing overhead and promote ov...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

One Nation Under Stress 69 min.

From acclaimed directors/producers Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson (HBO’s I Am Evidence, Class Divide) comes an enlightening HBO documentary that explores the causes and effects of chronic stress from scientific, economic and sociological perspectives. In investigating the recent three-year decline in U.S. life expectancy for the first time in a hundred years, neurosurgeon and Emmy®-award winning...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Alcohol's Strain on Your Brain 7 min.

The saying "play stupid games, win stupid prizes" applies well to alcohol. While alcohol may be consumed safely, responsibly, and enjoyably, its natural effects can quickly lead to impaired judgment, poor decisions, and unforeseen consequences ranging from the embarrassing to the deadly. The body can process alcohol in moderation, but when one overindulges, alcohol slows down the brain and nervous...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Study Drugs: Brain Boost or Epic Fail? 6 min.

Tests and papers. Routine homework. Reading assignments. Athletics. Clubs. Social life. Keeping up with all of these aspects of typical teen life in the 21st century can be hard. Life moves fast, and the temptation to find short cuts is strong. Some teens have turned to using so-called study drugs to give them the boost they think they need to keep up. Study drugs, such as Adderall, Ritalin, or Vy...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Weeding Through the Facts on Weed 8 min.

Information about marijuana seems to change almost daily. A controlled and illegal substance under federal law, marijuana has been legalized in several states and others are considering legalization, sending conflicting messages about its legality. Studies show some health benefits from marijuana when used under the supervision of a doctor—but what about the health effects of recreational use? Wee...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Feel Calm: Natural Remedies for Anxiety - College and Youth Version 33 min.

This lively program examines powerful natural remedies for anxiety. It offers valuable tips from best-selling authors, medical professionals, and experts in nutrition, exercise, meditation, and more.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Feel Good: Natural Remedies for Depression - College and Youth Version 35 min.

This fast-paced program looks at natural remedies for depression, providing valuable tips from best-selling authors, medical professionals, and experts in nutrition, exercise, meditation, and more.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Get Focused: Natural Remedies for ADHD - College and Youth Version 32 min.

In this fast-paced lively program, viewers learn about powerful natural remedies for ADHD. The program offers tips from best-selling authors, medical professionals, and experts in nutrition, exercise, meditation, and more.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019