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Lalli, Frank

Summary: "Inspired by his viral New York Times article, prize-winning investigative journalist Frank Lalli details how he mastered the ins and outs of health care--and how you, too, can get the best care for your money. Frank Lalli, the former editor of Money and George magazines, has devoted his career to getting to the bottom of a good story. When he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a rare but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613 LAL

Summary: This multi-segment program focuses on the world of education as it addresses aspects of how to conduct sociological research. After defining what exactly constitutes research, the video defines the concepts of reliability, validity, and representativeness through a study of social interaction in schools; sheds light on essential ideas in survey research via a study of educational inequalities;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Matthews, Dona J. (Dona Joyce)

Summary: An essential guide for parents and educators, offering practical suggestions and strategies for raising smart, well-balanced, happily productive children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anansi 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 MAT
1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 649 MAT

Summary: Assistance is rapidly developing for parents of children with special needs. This video examines the role of science and technology in helping challenged kids enter the mainstream learning community.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Welcome to Camden, New Jersey-one of the most economically depressed and crime-ridden cities in America. Even so, children here have hopes and dreams that compete daily with terrible hardships. This ABC News program documents the lives of three young Camden residents over the course of 18 months: six-year-old Moochie, who has vowed to get straight A's in school; Billy Joe, a teenager determined...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program brings together three psychologists who have transformed thinking about the role of creativity and emotion in maximizing human potential. In a conversation hosted by Yale University's Peter Salovey, Howard Gardner discusses his philosophy of multiple intelligences, Daniel Goleman expounds on emotional intelligence, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi talks about flow. Interwoven throughout...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: For people with special needs, augmentative communication technology is opening the door to fuller expression, better education, and higher self-esteem. This program illustrates the positive impact of augmentative communication technology on the lives of Adam and Mike. Adam, once considered mentally retarded by school staff, has become a college-educated professional-thanks in part to an...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Although facial and body hair are the most visible signs of male puberty, the process of becoming a man actually involves major organs like the heart and lungs. No one demonstrates that better than 14-year-old Jesse, whose physique is developing rapidly-while Mark, at almost the same age, poignantly awaits even the first hint of change. Meanwhile, 12-year-old choir member Dominic struggles to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Everything is wrong, complains Claudia-who, until her changing body lost its sense of balance, envisioned no obstacles to becoming a professional dancer. Identical twins Jessica and Rebecca prepare for high school and the social stress it will bring, with bra shopping at the top of their worry list. And Alex, now 13, sheds light on the trauma of starting puberty at age seven. Incorporating...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Teenagers are running away from home, dropping out of school, having babies, taking drugs, committing suicide, and going to jail for violent crimes. This program discusses normal adolescence and today's too-frequent scenarios: a juvenile delinquent whose drug use led him to criminality; an eighth-grader whose drug use completely altered his personality; a young girl who became severely...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Why is it that involvement in physical activity for girls drops off more rapidly than for boys? This is a serious concern, as participation in school physical education programs has been shown to have a positive influence on a person's physical activity later in life. Do girls lose the attention of PE teachers who favor nurturing the physical development of boys, or do they make a conscious...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Millions of children in America are being diagnosed with learning disorders and depression. While many say medications such as Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Prozac are the answer, others recommend counseling, social skills training, or dietary changes. How does one distinguish between a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and a kid who is just being a kid? This program offers parents,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Drugs that can cure cardiovascular disease, rather than simply slowing cholesterol buildup, are currently in development. This program examines the history of anti-cholesterol drug production, as well as current biochemical research that might lead to the eradication of heart attacks and strokes. Describing scientific studies of isolated populations-most notably the inhabitants of Limone,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Follows Damon Gameau as he embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as healthy. Highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC THA

Denning, Patt

Summary: "Just say no" just doesn't work for everyone. If you've tried to quit and failed, simply want to cut down, or wish to work toward sobriety gradually, join the many thousands of readers who have turned to this empathic, science-based resource--now thoroughly revised. A powerful alternative to abstinence-only treatments, harm reduction helps you set and meet your own goals for gaining control...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Guilford Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.86 DEN

Summary: When people decide whether or not to follow the crowd, what happens inside their brains? This ABC News program explores that question, highlighting neurological research that helps explain conformity and sheds light on the complex relationship between group and individual behavior. Placing test subjects in candid-camera style settings, the program illustrates how social pressures can alter...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In Physician Suicide Letters—Answered, Dr. Wible exposes the pervasive and largely hidden medical culture of bullying, hazing, and abuse that claims the lives of countless medical students, doctors, and patients. Now—for the first time released to the public—here are private letters and last words from our doctors who could no longer bear the pain of an abusive medical system. What you don’t...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Wible, M.D., Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 816 PHY

Summary: What harm could come from sitting leisurely at the computer, chatting with online pals? Unfortunately, many young people who spend hours in chat rooms or post sensitive information on the Internet have little or no idea of the risks involved. This program warns students about how vulnerable they are whenever they venture into the cyber realm-even when they think they're among "friends."...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: The more digital technology becomes inseparable from our daily lives, the more chances corporate and political media have to manipulate young people-unless students are taught how to dissect and defend against that manipulation. This program helps educators instill media literacy through an exploration of its basic concepts as well as examples drawn from film and television. Defining media...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Reading rate and comprehension can mean the difference between success and failure to students. Three strategies for improving both are presented in this program. The first suggests reading during the day, for short periods in a quiet place, for maximum efficiency. One method demonstrates how to divide words into groups on a page as an effective way of improving reading rate. The SQ3R Strategy...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Every goal, every touchdown, every home run is the product of years of arduous training-and, in most cases, a scientific strategy that melds the power of body and mind. This program explores the methods that help athletes become the competitors they long to be. In addition to weight training concepts, viewers learn the basics of a warm-up/cool-down system, focusing on decreasing the chance of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Davis, Robert J.

Summary: A look behind the hype promulgated by a variety of health promoters argues that many of these pronouncements are half-truths pushed to advance a variety of agendas and furnishes tips, facts, tools, and resources to help readers critically assess the datato do what is best to promote their health and overall well-being.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 613 DAV

Summary: Smart athletes put their trust in their coaches. So what do smart coaches do to earn that trust? This program offers detailed suggestions, examining the physical and mental areas of a player's development in which a successful coach operates. Using interviews with professional coaches, training experts, and student athletes, the film explores various aspects of the coach's responsibilities....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: In a world of information overload, information literacy has become a survival skill. But what exactly does information literacy mean? With a focus on the Internet, this video explains how to conduct solid online research by collecting information in an organized, efficient, and ethical way. Professor Maurita Holland of the University of Michigan School of Information provides expert commentary...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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