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Summary: "A guide to herbal and holistic medicine for brain health and neurologic disorders. Provides detailed herbal, antioxidant, and nutritional strategies for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine, and seizures. Supported by scientific studies and years of successful clinical practice. Discusses potential side effects, counter-indications, and the proper dosages to reduce...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Healing Arts Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 KUR

Summary: Michael Merzenich studies neuroplasticity - the brain's powerful ability to change and adapt - and how we might make use of that plasticity to heal injured brains and enhance the skills in healthy ones. In this TEDTalk, Merzenich explores the brain's power to actively rewire itself and how science might one day harness that ability to confront disorders such as autism, cerebral palsy, dementia,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Some people suffer chronic pain long after an injury has healed, while others can jump from a two-story building and not feel a thing. This film reveals the physiological foundations of both scenarios as it examines the mechanics of pain perception. Viewers meet a family whose unique genetic code has lent insight into the sensation of pain, while a man who cut off his own arm to save his life...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Gregory Petsko is a biochemist who studies proteins in the human body. Working with Dagmar Ringe, Petsko has reinvented our view of protein compounds, their biochemical functions, and their relationship to disease. In this TEDTalk, he makes a convincing argument that, in the next 50 years, we'll see an epidemic of neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's, as the world population ages. His...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Julie loves the glorious colors associated with the sound of a rooster crowing, while Mandi remembers phone numbers by their hues. Until John read a newspaper article about synesthesia in later life, he thought that everyone saw the days of the week as various shades of blue. In this program people with synesthesia describe their experiences and perceptions, and the benefits and drawbacks of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: How well do we understand the neurology of learning? Why does the brain's ability to learn diminish as we age? Can science find a way to extend brain "fitness," even for the very old? This program addresses those questions as it describes important medical experiments and studies. Topics include the central role of nerve cell connections in learning and cognitive development; cerebral...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Doctors and researchers have new tools to better identify, study, and treat the brain and spinal cord lesions that cause MS. This program enters an MRI lab and presents informative case studies as it reveals state-of-the-art developments in the battle against MS. Topics include the four types of MS, MRI diagnosis and monitoring, sclerotic scars, and cognitive rehabilitation. Viewers will also...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program from The Doctor Is In studies the cases of three patients with Lou Gehrig's disease. Expert medical commentary is provided by Lucie Bruijn, Ph.D., science director of the ALS Association, and Jeffrey Cohen, M.D., a neurologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. In addition, a family care provider talks about the challenges one faces in that role. Although there is currently no...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: In this program from The Doctor Is In, families who are caregivers provide practical information on how to manage the in-home care of a loved one who has Alzheimer's. Important decisions, such as whether to use outside day care or in-home health aides, are discussed. Several hints on how younger family members can participate in the caregiving include reading or telling stories to the patient....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The experience of the family members and spouses in this program reflects that of thousands of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers who struggle daily with the heartfelt conflict of love and obligation. This program presents examples of caregivers who have learned to cope effectively with these stresses, restoring balance in their own lives. The importance of caregiver support groups and other...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Several years after he was given less than a year to live, David, a patient with glioblastoma multiforme, is alive and cancer-free. In this program, Henry Friedman, of the Duke University Medical Center; Michael Prados, of the University of California at San Francisco; and other medical experts use case studies to show how scientific advances in the areas of brain mapping, laser surgery, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Reudiger Gamm performs complex arithmetic instantly and without help-his brain stores numbers like a calculator. Orlando Sorrel remembers exactly what he was doing on any date, at any hour, and can accurately predict the day of the week thousands of years in the future. Kim Peek-the original "Rain Man"-has read 12,000 books and hasn't forgotten a single word. What lies behind these astonishing...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Until a cure for MS is discovered, medical science is doing all it can to help people delay the onset of MS and manage its symptoms so they can continue living physically active lives. In this program, Jerry Wolinsky and Staley Brod, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and patients with primary-progressive and relapsing-remitting MS share their insights. After...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Using the illness of Michael J. Fox as a springboard, this program theorizes that most Parkinson's cases are the result not of heredity but of viral attacks and environmental toxins that severely damage the substantia nigra, the "gearbox of the brain." Fox, Oliver Sacks, neurologists from The Parkinson's Institute and The University of British Columbia, and others share insights drawn from...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Nick van Bloss possesses astonishing musical talent. He is also afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome. As this program illustrates, the two are often linked, leading those born with the disorder to view it as both a curse and a gift. Nick's journey-taking him from the humiliating loss of his career as a concert pianist toward a more self-assured acceptance of his condition-is not only inspiring;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Rabies, Lyme disease, West Nile virus-all are examples of zoonosis, an infection that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In this program, several experts discuss major zoonotic diseases of concern, as well as outline safety tips for both people and pets. Dr. Wendy Walker, president of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association; Joe Conlon, medical entomologist with the American...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Oleksy, Walter G.

Summary: Explains the nervous system, its parts, functions and disorders.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Pub. Group 2001

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 612.8 OLE

Summary: For centuries, many have labored under the false perception that epilepsy is a permanently debilitating condition, ironic given the success of such epileptics as Alexander the Great and actor Danny Glover. This program follows four people with the disease who have taken control of their lives with the help of their families, epilepsy education, and advancement in therapies. Dr. Martha Morrell,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program introduces the subject of multiple sclerosis, covering onset, short- and long-term physiological effects, and treatment. A pair of patients with relapsing-remitting MS describe their experiences while the late Lawrence Jacobs, a pioneer in MS research and treatment, and other MS experts emphasize the benefits of early identification and intervention in managing this autoimmune...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Parkinson's disease currently afflicts one out of every 100 Americans over the age of 60. How do they cope with it? And what new medical insights are being derived from the study of it? This program from The Doctor Is In sheds light on both of those questions through interviews with Stanley Fahn, professor of neurology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and scientific director of the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The ethical debate over embryonic stem cell use may have been rendered moot by pioneering research being conducted at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Australia, where Dr. Perry Bartlett and his team have isolated stem cells within the human brain. In this program, Dr. Bartlett discusses in detail the different types of stem cells, what research is being done with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This edition of Science Screen Report looks at the design and function of the spinal cord, how damage to the cord affects body movement, and medical advances used in treating spinal cord injuries. After outlining the components of the spine and central nervous system, the program portrays studies and experiments ranging from a high-tech muscle stimulation therapy to the development of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Dorsey, Ray

Summary: "Neurological disorders are now the world's leading source of disability, and the fastest growing of these disorders is Parkinson disease. Between 1990 and 2015 the number of people with Parkinson's doubled to over 6 million and is projected to double again by 2040. The causes are shocking, and the remedies are woefully out of date and ineffective. It's time to take action. We need widespread...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2020

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Summary: Comatose after a car accident, Paul Nadler defied medical prognoses that he would never walk or talk again. This award-winning program illustrates his recovery from severe brain trauma and his return to a highly physical and creative lifestyle. Using the innovative visual approach Nadler developed as a television director, the film allows the artist to explain his frustrations and goals in his...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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