Health


New! Wonder Boy 19 min.

In this special edition ofNightline, Elizabeth Vargas follows Nathaniel Newman's amazing story of transformation: Newman was born with the facial anomaly Treacher Collins syndrome and endured 53 surgeries by age 11. Also interviewed isWonderauthor R.J. Palacio, who tells the story behind her inspiration for the acclaimed book—which the Newmans credit with easing Nathaniel's move up to middle schoo...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! One Nation, Overdosed 19 min.

Pierre Thomas andABCaffiliates report on the opioid addiction epidemic that kills at least 91 Americans every day. Watch a DEA drug bust, EMS revive individuals who overdose, and the impact of addiction on a family on this episode of Nightline.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

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

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terminally Broken 95 min.

Is the U.S. health care system terminally broken? The United States spends more money on health care than any other nation in the world, but the system remains woefully inefficient. Consumers are fed up with soaring costs and poor outcomes, insurers rail against market instability, and providers lament rising barriers to quality care. And while government is forced to contend with enormous financi...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

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 to Our Collection! The Science of Sleep 44 min.

Sleep has long been regarded as nothing more than a way to charge our batteries. But what if it can control our weight, allow us to make memories, and help us to fight off diseases like Alzheimer’s? We travel the world to investigate how revolutionary new technology has revealed the sleeping brain as an energetic and purposeful machine.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

10 Things to Know About (Series 2): Sports Performance 24 min.

This week we look at some of the advances in science and technology which are helping us to limit, prevent or recover from injury, and improve our general performance… but also find out what can happen when we push things a little too far… Concussion continues to be a hot topic in the sports world. Jonathan meets RCSI’s Dara Meldrum who is developing an app to rehabilitate inner-ear imbalance – a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016