Health


New! Ken Burns: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope and Science 116 min.

This is the story of the renowned institution that has been called the “place for hope when there is no hope.” By combining the history of the institution with stories about present-day patients, the film makes an important contribution to discussions about our commitment to taking care of each other, about the role of money and profit in medicine, and about the very nature of healing itself.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Transplanting Hope 53 min.

Thousands of people die waiting for organ transplants each year. This extraordinary inside look at transplant procedures tells moving stories of organ donors and recipients, and the scientists working to end the organ shortage.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Understanding the Opioid Epidemic 56 min.

This program traces the causes behind the unprecedented growth in the use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having in virtually every part of America. It captures the story of the opioid crisis through personal stories and interviews with experts and reveals the tragic impact of the overuse of prescription painkillers on individuals, families, and communities.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Retail Alliances, Not Washington, Will Save the U.S. Health Care System: A Debate 76 min.

Despite efforts by Republicans in Washington to repeal and chip away at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the landmark health care law passed by a Democratic-controlled Congress in 2010 remains in effect. The ACA has provided millions of Americans with subsidies to obtain medical insurance and gain health care. But the U.S. health care system remains mired in problems: It is co...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

A Dangerous Son 86 min.

One in 10 American children suffers from a serious emotional disturbance and over 17 million have experienced a psychiatric disorder. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus, A Dangerous Son focuses primarily on three families in crisis, each struggling with a child’s severe mental illness and desperately seeking treatment in the face of limited resources and support. Interspersed with inte...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New to Our Collection! The Gene Doctors 55 min.

Every year, over a million babies are born worldwide with a hereditary disease—most are serious, and many are fatal. For much of history, doctors could only treat symptoms. Now an elite cadre of pioneers, gene doctors, is starting to target root causes. Through intimate stories of families whose lives are being transformed, The Gene Doctors takes viewers to the genesis of a medical revolution.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! Food on the Brain 55 min.

Discover how the chemistry in our food affects our brains and creates our deepest cravings. Learn about a whole new way of thinking about our relationship to the modern diet, and the wonderful effect it has on our minds.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! A Matter of Taste 55 min.

Take a global culinary adventure to reveal the science that makes our food taste delicious and the powerful effect it has on our tongue and nose. Taste is far more than just being delicious—it's a matter of survival.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! NOVA: Poisoned Water 54 min.

Turn on the faucet and it is always there. Without it we perish. But how safe is our tap water? In this special report, NOVA investigates what happened in Flint, Michigan when local officials changed the city's water source to save money, but overlooked a critical treatment process. As the water pipes corroded, lead leached into the system, exposing the community—including thousands of children—to...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! We Are What We Eat 55 min.

Travel the world and step inside the UK's leading food laboratory to deconstruct our favorite meals, going inside the food to the molecular level, revealing how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017