Health


New! Where Justice Ends 51 min.

This documentary sits at the intersection of two important and timely topics of social justice: conditions in the US prison system and the injustices that befall transgender people encountering the law. The film explores why so many transgender people encounter the police, how those encounters often lead to discriminatory treatment, and the inhumane conditions that transgender people all too frequ...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

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

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

Beyond Innovation: Episode 10 24 min.

A software platform unifies disparate data, a thousand drones set a world record, and a healthcare startup helps reverse diabetes. Plus, Michael and Anthony speak with astronaut Scott Kelly about what it will take to put humans on Mars. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Other featured guests include: Girish Pancha, Co-Founder & CEO, StreamSet...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019

Beyond Innovation: Episode 23 24 min.

An AI plays matchmaker for social media influencers, a flowerpot keeps the elderly company and a robot performs a backflip. Plus, Michael and Anthony speak with fitness guru Tracy Anderson about technologies that can help us get in shape. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Other featured guests include: Edwin Wong, Founder and CEO, Cloudbreakr...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019

The Parkinson's Drug Trial - A Miracle Cure? Episode 1 52 min.

Filmed over six years, 42 people with Parkinsons take part in a groundbreaking medical trial. Can the results give hope to 10 million sufferers worldwide?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

The Parkinson's Drug Trial - A Miracle Cure? Episode 2 52 min.

The results are revealed of a six-year medical trial into a new treatment for Parkinson's. Can it give hope to ten million sufferers worldwide?

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