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Medstar Communications

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Works: 136 works in 198 publications in 1 language and 1,513 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Popular works 
Classifications: RC552.A5, 362.25
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Most widely held works by Medstar Communications
Dying to be thin ( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
This program profiles a young woman obsessed with the desire to be thin. It has taken her four hospitalizations and years of outpatient therapy to help her overcome her problem. Experts discuss the characteristics of anorexia nervosa and bulimia and identify those most likely to be affected by these disorders
Addiction the family in crisis ( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Explains alcoholism using expert commentary and one family's experience. Tells the story of one man's addiction to alcohol and explains the process of addiction in the brain. Shows how a person starts abusing a drug to alter a mood or avoid a thought or situation. With continued drug use, the brain's pleasure circuit is activated and behaves as if the drug is important for survival. Explores how the family of the alcoholic is devastated by his behavior and the typical role of "enabler" which family members too often play. The program follows the alcoholic through a treatment program as he learns the causes of his addiction and how to keep his alcoholism under control through abstention
Domestic violence 'til death do us part ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
By examining the relationship of Audrey Stack to her husband, the program illustrates what makes an abusive relationship and how the victim can handle the situation. The program explores how to identify an abusive relationship, the dangers involved in an abusive relationship, some of the possibile causes of domestic violence, and the reasons it can be difficult for a victim to leave an abusive relationship
Raw terror ( visu )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Describes an eleven-year-old boy's near death from E. coli bacteria food poisoning and the measures taken to save him
Spinal injuries recovery of function ( visu )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Describes the need for immediate treatment of spinal injuries at the scene of the accident or in the hospital; the diagnosis of spinal injury and the different levels of spinal injury; side effects of treatment; and the latest advances in rehabilitation
Wake up America a sleep alert ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Program covers the functions of sleep for us as well as different sleep disorders. Also discussed are the functions of a sleep lab and the pros and cons of sleep medications
Epilepsy breaking the barrier ( visu )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Explores the misconceptions about epilepsy, describes epileptic seizures, and looks at recent research into its causes and treatment
Diagnosing heart disease ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Investigates the latest techniques being used to diagnose heart disease. Discusses the importance of early detection through various warning signs, several risk factors, and what can be done to stop a heart attack from striking
Carpal tunnel syndrome ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Examines the causes, contributing factors, early signs and symptoms, treatments, and ways to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
How to prevent a heart attack ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
This documentary incorporates the latest medical findings into a thorough examination of heart disease. The program outlines risk factors such as high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes, and discusses the effect of such habits as smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise
Speck of evidence ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Results of pyrolysis gas chromatograph mass spectrometry prove that convicted child molester Frank Jarvis had been involved in the disappearance of nine-year-old Vicki Lynne Hoskinson in Tucson in 1984
Deadly parasites ( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
In 1993, residents of Milwaukee began reporting incidents of diarrhea and gastrointestinal symptoms. Cryptosporidium, a waterborne parasite, was discovered to be the cause of the nation's largest waterborne disease outbreak
Bitter potion ( visu )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
A poisoning is solved with the aid of a psychological profile of the murderer
Men's health ( visu )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Explores issues in men's health; what a man can do to reduce his risk of heart disease; problems associated with the prostate and the steps needed to prevent these problems; testicular cancer and how to do a testicular self-exam; and sex--safe practices, impotence, and diseases. Emphasizes that men need to develop the same regular maintenance schedule for their health as they have for their cars
The blood trail ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
(Producer) Graham Backhouse said that his neighbor, Colyn Bedale-Taylor, planted a bomb that injured Backhouse's wife. Backhouse also claims he shot and killed Taylor in self-defense. Blood splashes on the scene, however, are inconsistent with a struggle, and Backhouse shows no signs of self-defense wounds. Wool fibers matching Backhouse's sweater are discovered on a pad that matches one found on the letter. Backhouse is charged with writing the letter to himself, with planting the bomb and attempting to kill his wife for her insurance, and with killing Taylor to divert suspicion
Treating Tourette's and other mental illnesses ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Profiles a psychiatrist who suffers from Tourette's syndrome, his speech interrupted by vocalizations and uncontrollable movements. With medication, he can live a fairly normal life. Explains the imbalance in the brain chemical dopamine which can cause Tourette's; how dopamine and other chemicals affect the brain; mental disorders and family history; diagnosis of Tourette's and other mental illnesses in children; medications and their side effects; psychotherapy and counseling; drug abuse and mental illness; and what imaging techniques reveal about mental illness
Medical detectives explorations in forensic science ( visu )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
In this series, police investigators and forensic experts use the latest medical and forensic science to unravel one baffling case after another, often with the barest of evidence. DNA profiling, reverse paternity testing, ballistics, luminol blood tracing, insect analysis, forensic psychology, and police artistry are among the sophisticated methods used to solve crimes
Causes of hearing loss ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the millions of Americans who suffer from hearing loss and examines two important causes: exposure to loud noises and ear infections
Planted evidence ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
"In this program, molecular geneticists perform DNA tests on two seed pods and, by proving that they come from the same tree, trap a suspected killer. Watch forensic scientists grind the pods into powder, add chemicals that produce the PCR chain reaction, place the material in a thermocycler, and extract information that produces DNA "bar codes" from which genetic matches are made. Investigators place the murderer at the scene by matching the DNA of one seed pod, whic happened to fall into the murderer's truck the day of the crime, with the the DNA of a seed pod from a tree growing at the crime scene."--Container
Charred remains ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Early one evening in 1991, a custodian for a computer company discovered the charred remains of a body in a dumpster. This program illustrates the forensics used by police to find the killer. An autopsy reveals the body is that of a woman, and a radiographic exam finds bullet remnants in her skull. A forensic odontologist helps identify the woman when he discovers a condition known as mesiodens--an extra tooth below the gumline. A lengthy and convoluted police investigation traces the murder to a male exotic dancer. Ballistics match bullets found in the body to a gun owned by the suspect; and blood, hair, fiber, and body tissue found in the trunk of his car match those of the victim
 
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