Health Media Offered by Penn State Media Sales


Against the Odds
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A report on young black men fighting to survive and succeed on America's meanest inner-city streets, where they battle almost overwhelming odds: high rates of murder and drug abuse, a much greater likelihood of ending up in prison than in college, rampant unemployment and bleak job prospects, and poor health. Makes the point, however, that many are beating those odds. Produced by CBS for "48 Hours."
Alcohol and Pregnancy: Taking a Drinking History / Counseling and Referral
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This two-part program for training health professionals is designed to stimulate discussion on their own attitudes about alcohol and pregnancy and to illustrate some techniques of history taking, counseling, and referral of pregnant women who abuse alcohol. Print material included. Dr. Edward A. Mason.
Angels Don't Have Headlights: Children's Reactions to Death in the Family
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Observes the reactions of children to the deaths of close relatives, which can involve emotional, behavioral, or bodily expressions, and often are accompanied by troublesome fears and fantasies. Health professionals elicit some of these reactions from four children between ages three and eleven. Print material included. From the Pediatric Opportunities series. Dr. Edward A. Mason.
B.F. Skinner and Behavior Change: Research, Practice, and Promise
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Traces the development of modern behaviorism, its philosophy, and its application. Dr. Skinner and others discuss theory, practical uses, and ethical / social implications of behaviorism. On-site visits show applications of behavioral intervention in education, mental health, counseling, and medicine. (Skinner, Psychology)
Banish the Backache Blues
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Emphasizes good body mechanics as a simple method of preventing the back injuries that are a common source of absenteeism among health-care employees. Humorous illustrations show body alignment principles, pitfalls, and proper techniques involved in such activities as lifting, carrying, moving, and reaching. From the Training Programs for Health-Care Workers series. Produced by the Penn State Coordinating Council for Continuing Education in Health Care.
Barriers and Bridges on the Road to Better Communication
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Designed to help health-care employees deal with anxious clients and family members without resorting to common communication barriers such as becoming defensive, blaming, and patronizing. Presents techniques that can alleviate the sense of stress and tension that often is present for both patient and professional, opening the way for understanding and healing during communication. From the Training Programs for Health-Care Workers series. Produced by the Penn State Coordinating Council for Continuing Education in Health Care.
Communicating with the Elderly
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Health-care workers may find their interaction with elderly clients undermined by the sensory and physical limitations that accompany the aging process. This program offers insights into the clients' point of view and gives tips workers can use to better communicate with and provide a comfortable atmosphere for their elderly clients. From the Training Programs for Health-Care Workers series. Produced by the Penn State Coordinating Council for Continuing Education in Health Care.
Community Medicine: A Training Center in the Rural Philippines
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The Cebu Institute of Medicine, a medical school in the Philippines, directs a rural training program in which all medical students participate as part of their clinical instruction. Combining the principles of general clinical practice and public health, students learn how to work with patients, their families, and the community. Health problems common to rural areas of developing countries illustrate the ramifications of poverty, poor diet, water shortages, and exposure to infection. Produced by George M. and Helen A. Guthrie of Penn State University.
Continuing Care for the Chronically Mentally Ill
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Demonstrates the design and operation of the comprehensive system of care for long-term patients at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, its ability to respond to changing needs, and its wide variety of services. Dr. Edward A. Mason.
An Example of Mental Health Consultation
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A public-health nurse consults with a psychiatrist about a family in which the father has terminal cancer. This is an unedited interview, without discussion, to illustrate Dr. Gerald Caplan's consultee-centered case discussion technique. Dr. Edward A. Mason. Dated, but of historical interest.
Exploring Language: Thinking, Writing, Communicating -- The State of English
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The argument among authorities such as Edwin Newman and linguist Wayne O'Neill over the health of our language leads to an historical appraisal of the English language.
Fitness for Life: Exercise -- Nature's Tranquilizer
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Examines the body's physiological response to stress, health problems associated with unmanaged stress, and techniques for managing stress. Emphasizes the beneficial role of exercise as a stress management technique. Features Dorothy V. Harris, professor of exercise and sport science at Penn State. Developed by Penn State's Department of Exercise and Sport Science and produced by Penn State Television / WPSX-TV.
Fitness for Life: Pay Attention to Details
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Makes the point that fitness programs often are curtailed because of exercise-related injuries. Presents methods of preventing injuries, first aid for common injuries, and rehabilitation techniques. Features William Buckley, assistant professor of health education at Penn State. Developed by Penn State's Department of Exercise and Sport Science and produced by Penn State Television / WPSX-TV.
Group Studies and Social Psychiatry
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Excerpts from lectures delivered in a 1965 seminar by the late Dr. Erich Lindemann, a pioneer in community psychiatry who surveyed the developing field of social psychiatry. Contains material of historical importance that has remained relevant to the mental health field. Dr. Edward A. Mason.
Heart Healthy: Getting Personal / Changing Habits
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This media package, designed to be offered at the worksite or in a health-care facility, is intended to motivate participants to evaluate lifestyle patterns and establish healthier eating behaviors. The program's goal is to reduce the risk of heart disease by reducing and/or preventing elevated blood cholesterol levels. The program was developed by the Penn State Nutrition Center and produced by Penn State Television / WPSX-TV.
Live-In Cat
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This three-part series deals with establishment of successful companion-pet programs in health-care centers, providing residents with a much-needed outlet for love and affection. The first program covers selection of cats with suitable temperament andhealth; maintenance requirements such as proper diet, housing, brushing, recreation, and litter; and arrangement of staff responsibility for the cats. Produced by the Center to Study Human-Animal Relationships and Environments, University of Minnesota.
Live-In Dog
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Covers selection of dogs with suitable temperament and health; maintenance requirements such as proper diet, housing, exercise, and area for waste elimination; and arrangement of staff responsibility for the dogs.
Live-In Rabbit
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Covers selection of rabbits with suitable temperament and health; maintenance requirements such as proper diet, housing, and exercise; symptoms of stress and illness; and arrangement of staff responsibility for the rabbits.
A Love Canal Family
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The death of their son and the discovery that their Love Canal neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York, was sitting atop one of the nation's largest chemical dumping grounds shattered the lives of the Kenny family. The program documents Jon Kenny's illness and death, the conflicting opinions of health professionals about the cause, and the radicalization of parents who believe their son died of exposure to chemical waste. Produced by WMHT, Schenectady, and WNED, Buffalo, for the U.S. Chronicle series.
Peasant Ecology in the Rural Philippines
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Examines the ecology of the rural Philippines, describing the physical environment, housing, and the complexity of relationships among cultural patterns. Looks at the limited technology of village industries and at food production, including wet rice,vegetable, and fruit cultivation. Notes the effect of poor diets on the health and growth of children. Produced by George M. Guthrie of Penn State University.
Preventing Malnutrition by Reinforcing Improved Diets
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Describes a field experiment conducted in a rural community in the Philippines. The research goal was to reinforce specific behavior patterns of women in order to improve the care and growth of their children. Various aspects of the research setting are illustrated, followed by a step-by-step explanation of the year-long experiment. Preliminary results are summarized, indicating that such programs may be one method of dealing with rural health problems. Produced by George M. and Helen A. Guthrie of Penn State University.
The Psychiatrist in the Community
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Excerpts from lectures delivered in a 1965 seminar by the late Dr. Erich Lindemann, a pioneer in community psychiatry who surveyed the developing field of social psychiatry. Contains material of historical importance that has remained relevant to the mental health field. Dr. Edward A. Mason.
Reflections at 75
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Ten graduates of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, including Karl Menninger and Wilfred Bloomberg, recall experiences in their training to care for the severely mentally ill, thus providing a perspective on the history of mental-health care in the United States. Dr. Edward A. Mason.
Safety Is Everyone's Business
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With a touch of humor, this program follows a health-care administrator as he attempts to pinpoint the cause of an epidemic of accidents. Discusses steps all employees can take to reduce common safety hazards in health-care institutions. Covers such concerns as falls, fires, electrical hazards, burns, and cuts, and stresses the importance of incident reports. From the Training Programs for Health-Care Workers series. Produced by the Penn State Coordinating Council for Continuing Education in Health Care.
Some Beginnings of Social Psychiatry
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Excerpts from lectures delivered in a 1965 seminar by the late Dr. Erich Lindemann, a pioneer in community psychiatry who surveyed the developing field of social psychiatry. Contains material of historical importance that has remained relevant to the mental health field. Dr. Edward A. Mason.
Time Management: One Way to Prevent Stress
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Explores the relationship between time-consuming activities and stress, and shows some simple strategies the viewer can use to increase control over time spent on daily activities. The insights and organizational tips set forth are intended to reward the user with more leisure time and freedom from unnecessary concerns. From the Training Programs for Health-Care Workers series. Produced by the Penn State Coordinating Council for Continuing Education in Health Care.
Total Quality Management: 2 -- Changing Organizational Culture
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Reviews the change in corporate cultures under TQM, and looks at how the relationships between employees and managers are recast to achieve a sense of shared objectives and common commitment. Features interviews with staff and managers from Inova Health Systems, who describe the difficulties and benefits they have experienced through TQM.
Taking Charge of Your Health
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Stresses individual potential for enhancing quality of life by profiling 5 people who did so by avoiding risk factors such as smoking, lack of exercise, obesity, drug and alcohol, and chronic stress.
Graduation Video - Health and Human Development - Spring 1999
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Murshidat: Female Primary Health Care Workers Transforming Society in Yemen
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Share the experiences and accomplishments of the female primary health care and social relations in their coastal plains community of Yemen. These twenty women have transformed a dormant facility into a thriving health center, which includes former social outcasts and slaves - as both health care recipients and health care providers. The documentary features the murshidat speaking out on their changing roles, identities and aspirations as Muslim women. Follow the women on their home visits and in the maternal and Child Health Center where they provide prenatal care, do routine deliveries, immunizations, infant growth monitoring and family planning. Delores M. Walters, Ph.D.. in Anthropology, collaborated with the murshidat in making this video, which is based on research she has conducted in Yemen since the 1980's. (English voice-over)
Creating Incredible Wellness
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Greg Anderson is one of America’s leading health and wellness investigators. He is the author of six books including The 22 (Non-Negotiable) Laws of Wellness and Living Life on Purpose, the books upon which this video is based. Greg communicates with a passion born of his own successful battle with lung cancer. He is founder of the American Wellness Project whose mission is to reveal and integrate the principles and practices of wellness into our healthcare system. Listen and learn from Greg Anderson as he teaches us about personally Creating Incredible Wellness. ©1998 WPSX-TV
Graduation video - Health and Human Development - Spring 2000
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Introduction to Clinical Neurology: 4 - Functional Syndromes with Pronounced Physical Symptoms
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silent, Copyrighted 1938 , Psychological Cinema Register Deals with cases in which physical symptoms not caused by neurological impairment play a major part: hysterical epileptiform seizures, hysterical pseudohemiplegia, apparent weakness of legs and difficulty in walking, functional tremors, and tics. Compares functional and organic paralysis cases in carrying out purposeful acts with partially paralyzed members. Four miscellaneous neurological cases are shown for contrast. Pamphlet included. Produced by the U.S. Public Health Service. J.D. Reichard and S.B. Wortis.
Democracia Indigena
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Available in Spanish or English Democracia Indigena examines the rights revolution of Indian Mexico through the municipal elections in Huehuetla, Puebla - the same Totonac Indian community featured in "The Tree of Life" and "The Tree of Knowledge". In 1989, the Huehuetla Totonacs formed the Organizacion Independiente Totonaca (OIT), and joined in an electoral alliance with the Partido de la Revolucion Democratica to sweep the municipal elections. During the following nine years, the OIT and PRD carried out a non-violent revolution. The visible signs of this Totonac renaissance are the health posts, schools, drinking water, and electricity available to everyone for the first time. But the real change is in the new self-confidence and pride of the Totonacs themselves. Democracia Indigena follows Cruz Garcia, an "expatriate" Totonac, as he examines the changes in his homeland. Opening with the PRD electoral campaign, Cruz meets with the Totonac mayor and council, , visits rural projects, talks with his Totonac family and neighbors, as well as the parish priest and the mestizo mayoral candidate of the opposition PRI. With Cruz, we watch the voting, the vote counting, and the stunning 3 am victory celebration. The film concludes with an examination of the strengths and weaknesses of this powerful example of democracy in action.
Graduation video - Health and Human Development - Spring 2001
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IPM: A Conversation with Growers
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L24915VH 1993 This program is about the success of three Pennsylvania growers using integrated pest management (IPM). We visit their full-time operations on a dairy farm with agronomic crops, a Christmas tree farm, and a commercial greenhouse. These growers produce high-quality products at a profit while protecting the health of their families, their employees, and the environment.
Pasture for Horses
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L25504VH , 1998 One of the greatest expenses of owning a horse is feed. Feed costs can be minimized by maintaining productive horse pastures. Productive pastures also are attractive and can improve horse health. This video not only provides advice on horse and pasture management, but also suggests easy-to-follow steps to ensure that pastures remain healthy and productive.
Loss in a New Light
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L24612VH, 1989 . This video features four people who discuss how they faced and coped with a significant loss in adulthood, including losing custody of a child, losing health in mid-life, becoming a quadriplegic as a young man, and losses associated with moving to a retirement home.
Murshidat: Female Primary Health Care Workers Transforming Society in Yemen (Arabic Version)
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Share the experiences and accomplishments of the female primary health care and social relations in their coastal plains community of Yemen. These twenty women have transformed a dormant facility into a thriving health center, which includes former social outcasts and slaves - as both health care recipients and health care providers. The documentary features the murshidat speaking out on their changing roles, identities and aspirations as Muslim women. Follow the women on their home visits and in the maternal and Child Health Center where they provide prenatal care, do routine deliveries, immunizations, infant growth monitoring and family planning. Delores M. Walters, Ph.D.. in Anthropology, collaborated with the murshidat in making this video, which is based on research she has conducted in Yemen since the 1980's. (English voice-over)
Creating Health Part 1: Osteoporosis and Bone Health
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Part 1: Osteoporosis and Bone Health This half hour broadcast provides an overview of osteoporosis and explores profiles of three people with the disease. The program offers practical information about nutrition and diet, exercise and risk assessment to provide an understanding of osteoporosis and a discussion of prevention options. Produced by Craig Kauffman. Creating Health is a public service initiative developed by Penn State Public Broadcasting in partnership with Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and Cooperative Extension, College of Health and Human Development, College of Medicine/Hershey Medical Center, and Outreach Office of Marketing Research. c 2001 the Pennsylvania State University. See http://creatinghealth.psu.edu/osteo/definition.html Price Does Not Include Classroom/Instructional Performance Rights. Please contact Media Sales if you need Classroom/Instructional Performance Rights
Pennsylvania Parade #110 – Tough Choices
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[Executive director] "It was a terrible year. It was awful." (Home health care is in trouble in McKean County, Pennsylvania.) [E.D.] "We want to stay in business. I know that I'm pleading." (For the Visiting Nurse Association, "trouble" means bankruptcy.) [E.D.] "I'm being sincere when I say I can't pay $35,000 by March 31st." (Nationwide, home health agencies are going out of business.) [State regulator] "It's regulations, and we must follow them." (Medicare programs have tighter reviews of reimbursement claims.) [E.D.] "Well, (regulator), you've got me backed into a corner." (Nurses spend more time on paperwork than on patient-care.) [Narrator] "The financial walls of Francie Ambuskie's administrative world are relentlessly pressing in." McKean County (Pa.) VNA is rescued from bankruptcy at almost the last moment, through merger with a larger, stronger agency; Francie Ambuskie's struggle to balance her agency's budget and continue care to her patients "succeeds" by failing. But the fundamental problem continues; other social service agencies face similar or worse problems. Tough Choices shows that hard work and good intentions are not always enough to sustain a helping agency in an increasingly harsh regulatory and economic climate. Produced by P J O’Connell for Penn State Public Broadcasting and The Rural America Documentary Project. ©1988
Graduation - Health and Human Development - Spring 2002
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May 2002
Complex PTSD in Children I: Etiology, Assessment, Advocacy
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While this country spends large amounts on abused and neglected children----some thirty to forty billion dollars a year, according to Bessel van der Kolk----relatively little of this money is devoted to helping children recover from the psychological damage they have suffered. As a result, many survivors continue to suffer from the effects of their trauma---depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, etc.---in their adult lives. In this video series, Bessel van der Kolk and other clinicians from The Trauma Center, along with therapists Joyanna Silberg and Frances Waters, describe the assessment tools and therapeutic approaches that they have found most useful in working the severely traumatized in children. The clinician’s role in such cases often includes working with parents or guardians as well as children, and can extend far beyond the therapy room to encompass psychoeducation and advocacy. Before they can be treated, abused children need to be identified. The presenters describe the range of symptoms with which a traumatized child may present, and explain the ways in which a trauma assessment differs from a general mental health assessment Topic include developmentally appropriate behavior, differential diagnoses, parental trauma history, and the importance of early intervention.
Complex PTSD in Children I: Etiology, Assessment, Advocacy, II: Therapeutic Intervention
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While this country spends large amounts on abused and neglected children----some thirty to forty billion dollars a year, according to Bessel van der Kolk----relatively little of this money is devoted to helping children recover from the psychological damage they have suffered. As a result, many survivors continue to suffer from the effects of their trauma---depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, etc.---in their adult lives. In this video series, Bessel van der Kolk and other clinicians from The Trauma Center, along with therapists Joyanna Silberg and Frances Waters, describe the assessment tools and therapeutic approaches that they have found most useful in working the severely traumatized in children. The clinician’s role in such cases often includes working with parents or guardians as well as children, and can extend far beyond the therapy room to encompass psychoeducation and advocacy. I: Etiology, Assessment, Advocacy Before they can be treated, abused children need to be identified. The presenters describe the range of symptoms with which a traumatized child may present, and explain the ways in which a trauma assessment differs from a general mental health assessment Topic include developmentally appropriate behavior, differential diagnoses, parental trauma history, and the importance of early intervention. 41 minutes II: Therapeutic Intervention For children with complex PTSD, safety must be established both externally and internally. Maintaining internal safety can be an especially difficult task when the child is highly dissociative. The presenters discuss ground techniques that can help a child to stay safe and stable, and describe the therapeutic modalities—play, talk, art, and group therapy—that they have found useful. Topics include controlling aggression, accessing emotions, changing the trauma story, and using EMDR. 43 minutes
Cancer: Increasing Your Odds for Survival
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This documentary is specifically designed to provide a comprehensive overview of topics pertinent to surviving cancer.The four-part series includes one-hour segments on Diagnosis and Empowerment,Treatment, Mind/Body Interventions, and Spirituality and Mortality. Hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite, Cancer: Increasing Your Odds for Survival is a thorough review of cancer treatments and complementary therapies featuring interviews with cancer survivors and prominent health experts and authors. ©1998 New Way Productions
The Mother - Infant Interaction Series Part 1: Forms of Feeding at Six Weeks
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Forms of Feeding at Six Weeks is the first in the series of films about the behavioral and emotional interaction between mothers and infants in the first year of life. More than 100 mother-infant pairs were observed clinically, and the feeding of each infant by the mother was filmed at intervals during the year. Seven types of maternal behavior with infants are examined. A running narrative text outlines criteria for each type and presents brief clinical comments about each pair shown. Drs. Sylvia Brody and Sidney Axelrad, Psychology 1968 This classic seven-part series on infant development is a critical examination of the development of character formation. The series illustrates in striking detail the influence that a mother can have on the emotional and cognitive development of her infant. The films remain as timely and useful today as when they were first released. The series reflects the pioneering research work of the producers, Drs. Sylvia Brody and Sidney Axelrad, at the City University of New York's Child Development Research Project, under a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health from 1963 to 1968. Their work later continued with the support of the William T. Grant Foundation which continued the funding from 1968 to 1973. American Psychiatric Assoc. honoree American Academy of Child Psychiatry honoree Assoc. for Child Analysis honoree American Psychoanalytic Assoc. honoree
Creating Health--Type 2 Diabetes Part 2
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This special focuses on Type 2 diabetes, a disorder resulting from the body's inability to make enough, or properly use, insulin. The most common form of the disease, accounting for 90 to 95 percent of diabetes, Type 2 diabetes is nearing epidemic proportions, due to an increased number of older Americans, and a greater prevalence of obesity and sedentary lifestyles. The complications of diabetes can include heart disease; stroke, high blood pressure; blindness; kidney disease, nervous system diseases; amputations; and dental disease. This program profiles several individuals - some who are at high-risk for contracting the disease and some who already have it. Viewers learn how lifestyle changes are helping these individuals manage the risk and the disease, and maintain a high quality of life. The program also offers valuable information from health experts with a focus on prevention. Hosted by Penn State Sports Nutritionist, Kristine Clark, the special features the following experts: Dr. Barry Goldstein Director of the Division of~Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia Dr. Jan Ulbrecht Endocrinologist at Center Medical Surgical Associates Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine - Penn State Carla Miller Assistant Professor of Nutrition at Penn State Co-director, Diet Assessment Center - Penn State~Department of Nutrition Jackie Gardner, M.S. Project Coordinator Department of Kinesiology - Noll Physiological Research Center Jodi Whipple Registered Dietician - Registered Diabetes Educator
Developing Communication Strategies
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Children who have hearing losses often misunderstand or are misunderstood when they communicate with others. Developing Communication Strategies introduces a treatment program to help children develop strategies for coping with this communication breakdown. Emphasis is placed on helping children learn to supplement speech, speechreading, listening and / or sign skills with techniques for managing the enviroment (e.g., background noise, distance from th speaker) and alternate communication modalities (e.g., writing). based on nine years of research conducted at The University of Iowa's Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center, this 57-minute video provides parents, teachers and clinicians with a foundation for designing activities to be used in home, school, and clinic settings. Clips from actual treatment sessions allow viewers to gain insight regarding the children's reactions to communication breakdown and the benefits of coping strategies introduced through the treatment program. OPEN-CAPTIONED Everyone is Communicating, winner of the prestigious Telly Award for health videos, teaches new ways to communicate effectively with a person whose disability may make communication seem difficult. Through animation, a professional cartoonist tells of ways people can benefit from sharing their similarities with others as well as valuing each other's uniqueness in order to make comunication fun and interesting. Jill L. Elfenbein, Ph.D, holds American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certification in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and had twenty years of clinical experience in public school, hospital, and university clinic settings. At present, she is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University where she continues to do research in the area of rehabilitative audiology.
A Step in the Right Direction
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A video for the beginner, the overweight person, or the individual simply wanting to get in shape Starting a regular exercise program can be a daunting prospect. but in her new video, fitness instructor Cindy Lee Hanawalt presents a moderate-intensity, low-impact workout that combines aerobic and muscle conditioning exercises she specifically designed as an entry level fitness program. "What makes this video so accessible is that it's easy to follow and it doesn't require an assumed level of fitness. The workout has been carefully choreographed to provide an effective training program for everyday people, "says Cindy Lee. "The aerobic exercises in the video utilize large muscle group movements without placing excessive stress on the knees and lower back. This video also includes muscle strength and conditioning exercises to enhance muscle tone on both the upper and lower halves of the body." Instructor/researcher/author Cindy Lee Hanawalt received her Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health in 1994 and immediately began developing a nationally syndicated educational television course for William C. Brown Publishers called "Health for Living." She is currently in medical school working toward her M.D.
Agricultural, Occupational and Environmental Health Policy Strategies for the Future
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Portrays farmers' concerns about health and safety on their farms. Emphasizes the need for new public policies to deal with rural health and safety issues.
The 11th Hour Jack LaLanne
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With over sixty years of inspiring people to achieve greater health through exercise and nutrition, Jack LaLanne shows why he is the “Godfather of Fitness” and the importance of taking care of one’s mind and body. In facing your own mortality, what final message would you leave to future generations? Since 1991, distinguished individuals from around the world have been invited to answer this provocative question by contributing their living testament as they would like to be remembered when delivering their lasting message to the world.
Creating Health - Childhood Obesity Part 3
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WPSU-TV's on-going health series explores the growing problem of childhood obesity in Creating Health: Childhood Obesity with host Kris Clark. More than five million American children and teens are considered overweight or obese, with resulting health issues including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, breathing and heart problems. The program explores causes of childhood obesity, including the impact of larger food portions and reduced physical activity, and demonstrates how today's American lifestyle of fast food, driving instead of walking and activities such as video games and computer use have affected children's health.
Graduation - Health and Human Development - Spring 2004
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Wondrous Healing
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Why do human beings have the ability to to into a trance state? Is there an evolutionary or genetic componet to this ability? What effect does shamanistic ritual have on human health? Should alternative healing practices be subjected to federal law? Through interviews with physicians, patients, and alternative healers, Wondrous Healing explores the relationships among shamanistic ritual, belief, and human health.
Building Green in Pennsylvania Three Disk Series Disk 1 - Making the Case for Green Building, Better Places to Learn
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Making the Case for Green Building Better places to work, healthier environments, more productive spaces. Pennsylvania businesses are learning that "smart building is smart business". Tour the buildings and hear from executives of PNC Bank, PP&L, the PA Turnpike Commission, PA Department of Environmental Protection, Liberty Property Trust and others. Better places to work that cost less to operate! Better Places to Learn High performance school design includes better day lighting, more fresh air, energy savings to school districts and improved teacher and student health and improved academic performance. See firsthand how Pennsylvania schools are realizing the benefits of high performance school design.
Building Green in Pennsylvania Three Disk Series Disk 3 - Furnishing High Performance Green Buildings, Model Office Recycling
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Furnishing High Performance Green Buildings Focuses on flexible design that reduces churn cost featuring ergonomics to improve health and comfort. Also included are examples of the use of recycled systems furniture and the incorporation of recycled materials and recyclable design in furniture. Model Office Recycling The design and implementation of a total office recycling program.
Building Green in Pennsylvania Three Disk Series Disk 1 - Making the Case for Green Building, Better Places to Learn , Disk 2 - Pennsylvania's First Green Building, Lessons Learned , Disk 3 - Furnishing High Performance Green Buildings, Model Office Recycling
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Building Green in Pennsylvania Three Disk Series Disk 1 Making the Case for Green Building Better places to work, healthier environments, more productive spaces. Pennsylvania businesses are learning that "smart building is smart business". Tour the buildings and hear from executives of PNC Bank, PP&L, the PA Turnpike Commission, PA Department of Environmental Protection, Liberty Property Trust and others. Better places to work that cost less to operate! Better Places to Learn High performance school design includes better day lighting, more fresh air, energy savings to school districts and improved teacher and student health and improved academic performance. See firsthand how Pennsylvania schools are realizing the benefits of high performance school design. Disk 2 Pennsylvania's First Green Building The story of the design and building of PA's first green building, the PA Department of Environmental Protection South Central Office Building. Go behind the scenes to see recycled steel, fabric made from soda pop bottles, paneling made from wheat and soybeans, environmentally friendly carpets, paints and finished. PA is a leader in green building -- see how it all started. Lessons Learned Focuses on the integrated design process that led to a LEED‘ Gold Building, PA Department of environmental Protection’s Cambria Office Building Disk 3 - Furnishing High Performance Green Buildings Focuses on flexible design that reduces churn cost featuring ergonomics to improve health and comfort. Also included are examples of the use of recycled systems furniture and the incorporation of recycled materials and recyclable design in furniture. Model Office Recycling The design and implementation of a total office recycling program.
Graduation - Health and Human Development - Spring 2005
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Graduation - Health and Human Development - Spring 2006
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The entire ceremony from procession to recession including commencement addresses. A great keepsake for the graduate and the graduate's family.
The ACE Study Part 1
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Part I This video, intended for general audiences and policymakers, discusses the origins and findings of the largest-scale study to date of the incidence and effects of childhood trauma, known as the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. According to data collected from the over 17,000 Kaiser patients in this ongoing retrospective and prospective study, adverse childhood experiences, though well concealed, are unexpectedly common, have a profound negative effect on adult health and well-being a half century later, and are a prime determinant of adult health status in the United States. VHS or DVD $125
The ACE Study Parts 1 & 2
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Part I This video, intended for general audiences and policymakers, discusses the origins and findings of the largest-scale study to date of the incidence and effects of childhood trauma, known as the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. According to data collected from the over 17,000 Kaiser patients in this ongoing retrospective and prospective study, adverse childhood experiences, though well concealed, are unexpectedly common, have a profound negative effect on adult health and well-being a half century later, and are a prime determinant of adult health status in the United States. Part II This video describes the ACE Study's implications for the healthcare professions: that all patients should be routinely screened for adverse childhood experiences; that a childhood trauma history may be very relevant to both serious illness and vague somatic complaints; and that appropriate approaches to treatment must include dealing with childhood trauma. Additional data suggest that evaluating patients for ACEs is also cost-effective.
Wounds That Won't Heal
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Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), though well concealed, are unexpectedly common, and have a profound effect on adult health. Three men and five women, adult survivors of ACEs, describe their experiences and the effects later in life. Condensed from The ACE Study. VHS or DVD $40
Graduation - Health and Human Development - Spring 2008
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The entire ceremony from procession to recession including commencement addresses. A great keepsake for the graduate and the graduate's family.
B.F. Skinner and Behavior Change: Research, Practice, and Promise
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Traces the development of modern behaviorism, its philosophy, and its application. Dr. Skinner and others discuss theory, practical uses, and ethical / social implications of behaviorism. On-site visits show applications of behavioral intervention in education, mental health, counseling, and medicine. (Skinner, Psychology)
Angels Don't Have Headlights: Children's Reactions to Death in the Family
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Observes the reactions of children to the deaths of close relatives, which can involve emotional, behavioral, or bodily expressions, and often are accompanied by troublesome fears and fantasies. Health professionals elicit some of these reactions from four children between ages three and eleven. Print material included. From the Pediatric Opportunities series. Dr. Edward A. Mason.
Liquid Assets
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Liquid Assets, a ninety-minute documentary, tells the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. These systems, some in the ground for more than 100 years, provide a critical public health function and are essential for economic development and growth. Largely out of sight and out of mind, these aging systems have not been maintained, and some estimates suggest this is the single largest public works endeavor in our nation’s history. Exploring the history, engineering challenges, and political and economic realities in urban and rural locations, the documentary provides an understanding of the hidden assets that support our way of life. Locations featured in the documentary include Atlanta, Boston, Herminie (Pennsylvania), Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.


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