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Han, MeiLan K.

7 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "An authoritative, accessible guide to how our lungs work and how to protect them. Most of us pay little attention to the workings of our lungs, but the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked interest in their functioning and fear about the risks they face. Dr. MeiLan K. Han, a leading pulmonologist and a national spokesperson for the American Lung Association, takes readers on a fascinating tour of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2022

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Summary: "A graphic nonfiction volume that introduces the respiratory system in the human body"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 612.2 RES

Fromer, Liza

Summary: Describes the digestive system and the many noises it creates, from burps to stomach growls to farts. Why do we hiccup? Sneeze? Snore?

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tundra Books 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 612.3 FRO

Salt, Zelda

Summary: In this book, readers discover the most fascinating facts about respiration, the structure of the lungs, and even some of the seemingly gross processes that happen in their body!

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 612.2 SAL

Summary: For nearly a hundred years, asbestos fibers were woven into the very fabric of commercial and residential life in North America and Europe-despite an industry awareness that asbestos dust is extremely dangerous. This program featuring Geoffrey Tweedale, author of Magic Mineral to Killer Dust, and environmental consultant Barry Castleman illuminates the dark history of flame-retardant asbestos:...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The tremolite asbestos-tainted vermiculite from Zonolite Mountain has spread its lethal legacy well beyond Montana and the town of Libby, where it was mined and milled for decades: over the years, 236 cities in 42 states received billions of pounds of it to be processed into a range of consumer products. This ABC News program focuses on trouble spots in Michigan, New Jersey, and Colorado. With...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: What happens when asthma goes undetected until adulthood? This program features four individuals (including the film’s director) who have suffered from the condition for decades but have only recently realized that it is the source of their health problems. Each describes for the camera how they are coming to terms with asthma’s impact on their lives - from the constant battle for breath...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Left untreated, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency can seriously, even fatally, damage the liver and lungs. This program enables viewers to understand the incurable disorder and how it can be identified and treated. Computer-generated animation shows how AAT, a protein that facilitates lung function, can back up in the liver and never reach the lungs. Three case studies, including one featuring a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Lee, Justin

Summary: Discusses what the respiratory system is, how it works, and how it may be affected by various diseases.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Central 2001

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 612.2 LEE

Summary: The health hazards of cigarettes were scientifically established by the 1930s. What kept those findings under wraps for so long? This program explores the history of medical research into smoking and the sustained efforts of tobacco companies to block public scrutiny of their deadly product. Renowned anti-smoking activists-including Dr. Stanton Glanz of the University of California San...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The lungs may be subject to internal medicine, but in a very real sense they are also exposed to the environment. Consequently, the body has developed elaborate immunological defenses to protect its respiratory and pulmonary systems-defenses that become increasingly fragile as we age. Knowing how the lungs function and their important role in overall health will help nurses and assistants...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2000

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Summary: Over 19 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea. But the potentially fatal disorder only presents during sleep-so a large number of sufferers remain unaware of the danger. This program explores the causes of OSA and the treatments available for it. Two instructive case studies will help viewers understand and feel comfortable about current diagnostic approaches, including the completion...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: To most people, air pollution is a global issue. But what about the air we breathe every day-on the street, at work, and in our homes? This program studies fine particle air pollution and its public health hazards. Using detailed graphics that magnify a compound 100,000 times, the video explains the concept of fine particles and their ability to penetrate and disable cells-clearly illustrating...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Much of what is known about the environmental disaster in Libby, Montana, has been due to the unflagging efforts of residents Les Skramstad, U.S. attorney for Montana, and Gayla Benefield. In this ABC News program, these determined individuals are joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Andrew Schneider; Drs. Brad Black and Alan Whitehouse, of Libby's Center for Asbestos-Related...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Lung disease-or pulmonary fibrosis, to use a more clinical term-is actually a set of illnesses that cause progressive scarring inside the lungs. This program takes a close look at the disease, the ways in which it is often detected, and current strategies for treating it. Showing how, over time, pulmonary fibrosis replaces healthy lung tissue with scar tissue, the program demonstrates how this...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: ABC News' World News Tonight has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute, and the North American Quitline Consortium to provide viewers with a comprehensive look at the leading cause of preventable death in America: lung cancer. This compilation of WNT segments reports on issues ranging from tobacco-related public health policy, to the latest...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: For most of a century, industrial and automotive smoke were equated with progress and prosperity. But the cost in human health has been devastatingly high, particularly in developing countries. In this program, Devra Davis, author of When Smoke Ran Like Water; Peter Brimblecombe, executive editor of Atmospheric Environment; and others use examples such as smog-related deaths in Donora,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Several thousand seemingly healthy babies die in their sleep each year. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is one of the leading causes of death in infants. This program explores what is known about SIDS and examines some practices that may reduce risk factors. Physicians and other health experts discuss appropriate prenatal care and examine child sleeping positions, parental smoking, and other...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: While hay fever-also known as allergic rhinitis-can cause seasonal or even year-round misery, allergy sufferers have reason for optimism. This program presents case studies that show how physicians diagnose allergies and determine the best treatment for them. Highlighting a diagnosis method in which doctors inject chemical triggers into a patient's skin and examine the reactions, the program...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an umbrella term used to describe patients with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, or any combination among those three ailments. This program examines the impairments of COPD, including shortness of breath and mobility so restricted that simple tasks like walking to the car are almost impossible. Several case studies reveal both the clinical and the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: When antibiotics first came on the scene, deaths from pneumonia plunged. But the microbes that cause the lung infection are resilient and continue to evolve, creating new strains that don't respond to conventional drugs. This program tours a high-tech medical lab where super-bacteria are identified, illuminates ongoing research into fighting drug-resistant MRSA, and explains why serious...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Food allergies or intolerance can mean anything from minor discomfort or inconvenience to a life-threatening situation. This informative program explains the difference between food allergy and food intolerance and examines the eight most common food allergens. Symptoms of food allergy or intolerance are given, as well as ways they can be relieved. The video also covers the creation of a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: For millions of people with respiratory illnesses, every breath is a struggle for life. Free to Breathe, Free to Live is a reality-style documentary that allows viewers to step inside the lives of patients who are grappling with respiratory diseases-and winning. Children attending specialized camps for youths with asthma are spotlighted, as are a number of adults battling a variety of chronic...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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