A Patient's Guide To Cardiac Surgery (Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery)
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A Patient's Guide To Cardiac Procedures/Angioplasty (PCI)
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Commonly known as angioplasty, this program covers what happens on the day of the procedure, immediately after the procedure, through to at-home care. This program is designed to help set expectations and to successfully help individuals understand the angioplasty procedure. Reviewed for accuracy by teams at Columbia University Medical Center,…
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This 6-part series is designed to educate individuals and nursing students on what a patient should expect after receiving diagnoses or surgery recommendations for some of today's most common medical conditions and procedures. Included in each program are risk reduction recommendations, detailed 3-D anatomy, treatment options and what to expect…
A Patient's Guide to Knee & Hip Replacement
This program provides easy-to-understand information on knee and hip replacement surgery as well as arthritis, treatment options, and potential complications. Reviewed for accuracy by Western Orthopaedics
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Part of the Series: Show Me Science Series - Advanced
Medical professionals all over the world are constantly looking for better ways to treat patients and diseases. In this program, doctors at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center treat a patient with a type of cancer that affects the area of the…
Diagnosis: Unknown - Season 2
Medicine is a battle that is fought every day, in every corner of America, and all around the world. It is a fight against the ultimate villain, death, and it is waged heroically by men and women who live their lives by one profound oath: "I will do no harm."…
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Medicine is a battle that is fought every day, in every corner of America, and all around the world. It is a fight against the ultimate villain, death, and it is waged heroically by men and women who live their lives by one profound oath: "I will do no harm."…
Penicillin: The Magic Bullet
In the late 1920's, Alexander Fleming worked on a mould called penicillium and its ability to attack bacteria. But his laboratory notes reveal that he abandoned work on the substance convinced it would never work in living tissue. Ten years later, Australian Howard Florey found Fleming's article and hand picked…
A Patient's Guide To ACL Reconstruction & Recovery
Part of the Series: A Patient's Guide
Using a combination of video, 3D animation, and motion graphics the program covers the anatomy of the knee, ACL and other ligament injuries, non-surgical treatment options, the reconstruction procedure, and rehabilitation. Reviewed for accuracy by Rocci Trumper, MD - Orthopedic Center of the Rockies
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Dr. Susan E. Mackinnon is a plastic surgeon whose pioneering work in nerve transfer surgery is restoring movement to limbs that many doctors believe to be permanently paralyzed. Loren was 15 when she was brutally stabbed five times, severing the nerves in her neck. Michael faced a similar, dead-end diagnosis…
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Flexible heat shields, robotic tools, and communications systems - all the result of man's quest in space; and the spin-offs are almost endless. Now a telescope, an extraordinarily sophisticated medical research tool, developed for use in outer space, is helping us study living human cells. "Recommended. Informative and though-provoking, the…
Money-Driven Medicine
An essential introduction to help Americans better understand and address the unmet challenges of healthcare reform in the coming decade. Produced by Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side; Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) and inspired by Maggie Mahar's acclaimed book, Money Driven Medicine: The Real…
Treat the Cause, Not the Symptom
Definitive emergency care requires, first and foremost, a diagnosis. Visit a community emergency department that shares space with an urgent care center, and learn how patients like a 2-year-old with a persistent cough and a 49-year-old with a stuffy nose illustrate the importance of treating the cause--not the symptoms.