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The hidden epidemic : heart disease in America

Author: Elizabeth Arledge; Larry King; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Video (Firm)
Publisher: [South Burlington, Vt.?] : WGBH Boston Video, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines heart disease, the number one killer in America and one of the nation's greatest health challenges for both men and women. Presents personal stories that showcase the scientific advances that are transforming the field of cardiology and the effect these changes will have on people stricken with heart disease. Includes a discussion hosted by Larry King in which medical experts and physicians present  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Arledge; Larry King; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1593756801 9781593756802
OCLC Number: 85838779
Language Note: Closed-captioned; optional audio-described soundtrack for the visually impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast on PBS on Feb. 14, 2007.
Region 1, NTSC, widescreen format; Dolby digital 2.0.
Special features include: 10 easy steps to a healthier heart from Reader's digest magazine; heart-healthy recipes from chef and television host Ming Tsai and from the PBS children's shows Arthur, Postcards from Buster, and Zoom; printable fact sheet about heart disease; bonus interview with Larry King about his own heart disease experiences. Some features require computer with DVD-ROM drive.
Credits: Director of photography, Erich Roland ; editor, Doug Quade ; music, Mason Daring.
Performer(s): Narrator, Michael Murphy.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 116 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: The hidden epidemic : heart disease in America. Out of nowhere --
Scary statistics --
When hearts fail slowly --
The keys to prevention --
Heart disease in women --
Cholesterol's secrets --
Inherited risk --
Within the walls --
Root causes revealed --
The challenge ahead. Take one step for a healthy heart (Larry King segment). Why don't we pay attention? --
What women need to know --
Sex, heart attacks & stress --
The golden hour --
Heart disease & obesity --
Medication, exercise & disparities --
Doctor-patient relations.
Other Titles: Take one step for a healthy heart.
Heart disease in America
Heart disease in America :
Responsibility: produced, written, and directed by Elizabeth Arledge ; produced by WGBH.

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Examines heart disease, the number one killer in America and one of the nation's greatest health challenges for both men and women. Presents personal stories that showcase the scientific advances that are transforming the field of cardiology and the effect these changes will have on people stricken with heart disease. Includes a discussion hosted by Larry King in which medical experts and physicians present strategies and practical tactics for improving heart health.

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Heart Disease in America. The Hidden Epidemic

(EMRO user published 2007-05-04 ) Very Good Permalink
The statistics on heart disease in the U.S. today are quite alarming. It is the number one killer—especially among women where it outnumbers deaths from all types of cancer combined. If we don’t die because of it, 80% of us will die with it. Every 26 seconds there is a cardiac event in this country....
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