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Welch, H. Gilbert

Summary: "Eat smart, exercise regularly, and get routine health screenings," the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advises the public in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And that is absolutely true - except for the checkup part. The American public has been sold the idea that seeking medical care is one of the most important steps to maintain wellness. However, surprisingly, medical care is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 WEL

Summary: Based on the life stories Edith "Big Edie" Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale who are the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis. They were raised as Park Avenue débutantes, but withdrew from New York society. They took shelter at their Long Island summer home called 'Grey Gardens.' As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DRAMA GRE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD GRE RATED PG

Summary: Over-the-counter medications provide a ready supply of potentially harmful substances to uninformed consumers and possible abusers alike. After opening with a general discussion of addiction and the personality type that commonly falls prey to addiction, this program examines non-prescription pharmaceutical drugs and their capacity for misuse and abuse. The inherent risks of drug abuse are...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Who is to blame for America's healthcare mess, and how can we fix it? In this ABC News program, John Stossel examines the insurance industry, the need for competition among care providers, and the possibility of combining lower costs with better medicine. Arguing against Michael Moore's documentary Sicko, which advocates government-funded healthcare, Stossel interviews Harvard Business School...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Parents want their children to live happy and healthy lives. With help from the medical community this is possible. Immunizations at the appropriate points in a child's development can have lifelong benefits. This comprehensive program helps parents understand the need for vaccinations against disease, and explains how the vaccines work, and the results and reactions that may occur with each...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: A rising divorce rate, frequent relocation, and a fascination with TV, video games, and computers are leaving more and more teenagers under-supervised, rootless, and isolated. Increasingly detached from traditional values and lifestyles, these young adults face daunting obstacles without the support base enjoyed by previous generations. This program investigates the hurdles faced by today's...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: According to insurance statistics, distracted drivers are responsible for almost 80 percent of all car crashes and 65 percent of near-collisions in the United States. In this video, celebrity psychology researcher David Strayer, a driving instructor, and other experts underscore the hazards of driving while texting, while talking on a cell or using an MP3 player, while eating, and while...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Get smart or get stung! This ABC News program gives new meaning to "let the buyer beware" as it exposes things that some advertisers, restaurant proprietors, and dentists would rather people didn't know about-like misleading before-and-after photos, questionable charges on the dinner bill, and risks associated with dental veneers. Ways to frustrate credit card/ATM thieves are also examined, as...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: In this provocative program, high school students offer a teen perspective on violence and its day-to-day impact at school, at home, and in the community. Opposed to the violence of which they have been a part, these young men and women speak their minds on topics including the causes of violent behavior, the effects of dysfunctional families, bullying and mob mentality, and the fear of being...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Child safety: the subject that most often keeps parents awake at night. This ABC News program features a child safety expert who helps parents identify their children's susceptibility to predators and abductors. As the program's candid camera-style scenarios unfold-with the participation of actors who demonstrate the ploys used by potential attackers-astonished parents watch as their daughters...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: First, call 911. This program shows viewers how to respond to common medical emergencies while waiting for professional help to arrive. With demonstrations and commentary from an experienced paramedic throughout, each section describes trauma situations or symptoms of distress and the best way to address them. The video also includes relevant advice on topics such as giving yourself the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Michaels, David

Contents: The manufacture of doubt -- Workplace cancer before OSHA : waiting for the body count -- America demands protection -- Why our children are smarter than we are -- The enronization of science -- Tricks of the trade : how mercenary scientists mislead you -- Defending secondhand smoke -- Still waiting for the body count -- Chrome-plated mischief -- Popcorn lung : OSHA gives up -- Defending the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 615.9 MIC

Summary: This program focuses on the making of wine, its chemical composition, and its effects on health. It explains the relationships between the process of making wine, the culture of the grapevine, and the taste of wine; illustrates the different steps in the making of champagne, from the vineyards of the French province of Champagne to the underground caves dug in chalk where it is aged; and shows...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: In today's high-speed, high-tech business world, more and more people are reaching their breaking points, falling ill and even dying. Filmed in the U.S., Japan, Canada, and France, this cautionary program takes an unflinching look at techno-stress and its expression as mood disorders, heart attacks, strokes, and brain hemorrhages. Powerful insights are provided by a diverse group including a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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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: Knowing what to do until medical assistance arrives is what first aid is all about. This video will prepare viewers to respond safely in emergency situations. Along with CPR and treating for shock, the program shows how to respond to minor injuries such as cuts, burns, sprains, and strains; how to recognize and care for heat and cold injuries; what to do in case of poisoning, bites, or stings;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Wargo, John

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.1792 WAR

Summary: According to some environmental experts, the air inside our homes and offices could be more polluted than the outdoor air in the largest cities. Radon, mold, household cleaning products, and secondhand smoke are only a few elements that may pose health risks. This program examines the issue in detail and illustrates ways to improve indoor air quality. Case studies include a nonsmoker diagnosed...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In a consumer society, smart shopping is a virtue-and in matters of healthcare, it is a necessity. This program seeks to demystify the complexities of America's healthcare system by offering indispensable information on healthcare organizations and practitioners, types of health insurance, common legal and ethical considerations, and individual rights as a health consumer. Definitions of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Kelly, Christopher R.

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Most new symptoms turn out to be minor issues, but if you have one, how worried should you be. The authors walk you through the most common symptoms and provide helpful, conversational guidance on what to do. Organized in a humouous, easy-to-access format and packed with practical information and expert advice, this book is an essential resource for your household. -- adapted from back cover...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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Summary: Dialing 9-1-1 is simple in itself, but few people are truly ready for a siren-filled ride to the emergency room. This program will help viewers prepare for such a crisis, providing detailed information on when to call 9-1-1, how best to speak with the dispatcher, what to do while waiting for an ambulance, and what to expect upon arrival at the ER. Expert guests include Emergency Medical...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The key to reducing violence is understanding its roots. This program offers insights and suggestions that can stop dangerous incidents before they start. Among the topics explored are ways to avoid becoming a victim of campus crime, domestic abuse and the cycle of violence theory as defined by psychologist Lenore Walker, date rape and guidelines for preventing it, the triggers for bias crimes,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Clark, Anna

Summary: "Recounts the gripping story of Flint's poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. It is a chronicle of one town, but could also be about any American city, all made precarious by the neglect of infrastructure"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.6 CLA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.6 CLA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.6 Clark 2018

Summary: Because teenagers have sources of income too, it's increasingly important for every young adult to master basic banking skills. That's where Checks and Balances comes in. This informative, practical, and entertaining video covers the fundamentals of checking and bank accounts, such as filling out a check correctly, maintaining a checkbook register, and reconciling a bank statement. In addition,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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