What Good Are Bats?
The mosquito population in your area is increasing at an alarming rate. You and your team have been called in to become experts on the local bat species and what you can do to promote their health.
How Humans Change the Atmosphere
This exercise is designed to introduce students to the idea that human activities can alter the chemistry or gaseous composition of the atmosphere, resulting in a variety of impacts on human health and the environment.
Examples of What Doesn't Cause ADHD
Examples of What Doesn't Cause ADHD. Part of the series: How to Tell if Your Child Has ADHD. Examples of what doesn't cause ADHD in this children's health video.
The Power of Fruit and Vegetables
This video presentation describes the good characteristics of fruits and vegetables and the positive effects they have on our bodies and our health. The presentation does not include narration, but does have easy-to-read text and background music. (3:06)
Lunch with a Laureate: Eric Chivian
In 1978, in his last years of residency in psychiatry at Mass General Hospital, Eric Chivian decided to do something bold. Encouraged by Australian physician, Helen Caldicott, who spoke of the medical dangers of the nuclear fuel cycle and of nuclear power, in particular, he decided to restart an old medical organization—Physi
Personal, Social and Health Education 2004/5 annual report on curriculum and assessment QCA
A Qualifications and Curriculum Agency (QCA) report on investigations into curriculum, assessment and qualification issues in Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) at all key stages and 16+. It makes an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the interrelatedness and yet distinctiveness of PSHE, Citizenship education, RE, Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and careers education. It also addresses the issues raised about curriculum models in relation to subject specialist teac
Changing the Face of Medicine
This exhibition honors the lives and achievements of women in medicine. Women physicians have excelled in many diverse medical careers. Some have advanced the field of surgery by developing innovative procedures. Some have won the Nobel prize. Others have brought new attention to the health and well-being of children. Many have reemphasized the art of healing and the roles of culture and spirituality in medicine.
In this module, mental health professionals observe a patient named Jerry, a classic schizophrenic. Jerry’s case and medication schedule are described, and his disordered speech and behavior are shown. Prominent psychiatrists describe schizophrenia and the prognosis for those diagnosed with this disease; a locked psychiatric ward provides a graphic illustration.
Emotions, Stress, and Health
Commentary from scientists, dramatic reenactments, and graphic illustrations show the consequences of prolonged stress on health. Animated diagrams show the brain releasing hormones, followed by a role-playing situation illustrating on-the-job stress that may set this process in motion. Researchers explain how low-level stress leads to the breakdown of frontal lobe funct
Stress: Locus of Control and Predictability
The classic rat experiment described by Dr. Jay Weiss of Rockefeller University, New York, is presented in this module. Two rats are connected to a stressor — an electric shock to the tail. One rat is able to turn off the stimulus by turning a wheel, while the other receives the stress stimulus regardless of what it does. The rat with more control is shown to suffer fe
Risk, Exposure and Health
We all require food, air, and water to survive — which are contaminated to some extent by man-made pollutants. Two studies, one in a rural western mining town and another in a dense urban population, reveal how these exposures impact health, and what can be done to reduce the risks.
The Placebo Effect: Mind/Body Relationship
Explores a number of areas presented in general psychology, including biological bases of behavior, experimental control, health, and mind/body relationships.
She Walks In Beauty - poem by George Gordon, Lord Byron, 1814
In the summer of 1814 Lord Byron attended a party and was captured by the beauty of his cousin, Mrs. Wilmot. Mrs Wilmot was in mourning and wearing a black mourning dress. He there for the first time saw his cousin, the beautiful Mrs. Wilmot. According to his friend, Mr. James Webster, "When we returned to his rooms in Albany, he said little, but desired Fletcher to give him a tumbler of brandy, which he drank at once to Mrs. Wilmot's health, then retired to rest, and was, I heard afterwards, in
A cold war chronology
An image history of the cold war. Its cause, its social impact, and its environmental and public health legacy. Created for a visit by the Secretary of Energy. Later used in schools to provoke discussion and insight about the Cold War Era.
President John Kennedy's speech at Madison Square Garden
President John Kennedy makes an address at Madison Square Gardens. Discussions include minimum wage, overtime page, medical care (health care), social security and other topics. End has narration by Al Mann, ABC.
Baby Red Pandas
Farley is a baby panda who undergoes great health difficulty. They show him going to a zoo in Syracuse where they introduced him to a panda companion that could show him how to climb. Run time 02:39.
The Service Architecture in the ACTIVEMATH Learning Environment
We discuss the usage of web-services in the ACTIVEMATH learning environment, describe the prototypes implemented and the experience gained. Requirements for an ideal web-service technology are described. They include the notion of event propagation as well as the consideration for stateful web-services. Finally we propose models to make the web-services of ACTIVEMATH available to client components without affecting privacy or security. Further work, within the LE ACTIVEMATH EU project is describ
Family Planning Policies and Programs
Introduces issues and programmatic strategies related to the development, organization, and management of family planning programs, especially those in developing countries. Topics include social, economic, health, and human rights rationale for family planning; identifying and measuring populations in need of family planning services; social, cultural, political, and ethical barriers; contraceptive methods and their programmatic requirements; strategic alternatives, including integrated and ver
STI Prevention: Using Epidemiology to Inform Policy and Program
Considers features of sexually transmitted diseases relevant to their control, reviewing the natural history of the infections and laboratory diagnoses. Emphasizes policy development and public health practice for STI control and prevention, including behavioral interventions and medical screening/treatment intervention of sexually transmitted diseases.
HST.921 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future (MIT)
This innovative, trans-faculty subject teaches how information technologies (IT) are reshaping and redefining the health care marketplace through improved economies of scale, greater technical efficiencies in the delivery of care to patients, advanced tools for patient education and self-care, network integrated decision support tools for clinicians, and the emergence of e-commerce in health care. Student tutorials provide an opportunity for interactive discussion. Interdisciplinary project team