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Medstar Communications

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Works: 141 works in 200 publications in 1 language and 1,779 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Short films  Documentary films 
Classifications: HV8073, 362.25
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Publications about Medstar Communications
Publications by Medstar Communications
Most widely held works by Medstar Communications
Deadly formula ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
A science researcher and genetics expert help prove that baby Ryan Stallings had the rare disorder, methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) and could not have been murdered by his mother who had been convicted of ethylene glycol poisoning
Speck of evidence ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 81 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
Dying to be thin ( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 74 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 67 libraries worldwide
This concise explanation of alcoholism combines expert commentary with one family's experience. A sober alcoholic, his wife, and their daughter discuss the progression of his alcoholism and its devastating impact on their lives. Experts explain how family members often act as enablers, unintentionally making it easier for the alcoholic to keep drinking. Finally, the program addresses treatment options for alcoholics and sources of support for families.--Website
Domestic violence 'til death do us part ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 65 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
Knot for everyone ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
A criminalist who was also a student of the Locard Exchange Principle examines circumstantial evidence (parachute rope and scisssors) found in the brutal rape and strangulation of six women in remote locations of California
Beaten by a hair ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
A wig fiber discovered in a murdered woman's hairbrush was used to bring charges against the gardener who had the wig in his possession
Innocence lost fiber analysis ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
When five-year-old Melissa Brannen disappeared from a Christmas party, the police immediately began tracing and questioning every guest. By the time they got to Cal Hughes' house, it was 1:00 a.m., but they found him awake--and washing his clothes. In this program, detectives and forensic experts scrutinize the fiber evidence found in Hughes' car, comparing it to an outfit identical to the one worn by Melissa and, as a control, to many other fiber samples. The results proved conclusive and Hughes, in the absence of the victim's body, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for abduction with intent to harm
Grave evidence ( visu )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
A forensic reconstructionist and the FBI determine that what was originally thought to be an accidental shooting was actually homicide after confirming that the gun had a discharge distance of several feet
Charred remains ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 58 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 illustrated the forensics used by the police to find the killer
Raw terror ( visu )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Describes an eleven-year-old boy's near death from E. coli bacteria food poisoning and the measures taken to save him
Invisible intruder analyzing blood clues ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
When Darlie Routier awoke during the night to find herself confronted by an intruder and two of her children dead of multiple stab wounds, she roused her husband and called the police. In this program, detectives, a medical examiner, and an FBI agent use wound and blood spatter analysis, "amido black" and luminol testing for eradicated blood stains, behavioral profiling, and computerized analysis of the 911 call Darlie made to determine that the crime was actually an "inside job" and that Darlie herself was the murderer
T̓il death do us part toxicology ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
The wife of Robert Curley comulatively poisoned her husband with thallium over the course of a year and nearly got away with murder-util an alert physician correctly identified Robert's true condition, overturning an initial diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome. In this program, doctors, police investigators, and forensic sicnetists apply toxicology and chemical analysis to a crime as clever as it was vicious, which led, five years later, to a plea-bargained conviction
Epilepsy breaking the barrier ( visu )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Explores the misconceptions about epilepsy, describes epileptic seizures, and looks at recent research into its causes and treatment
How to prevent a heart attack ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 37 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
Spinal injuries recovery of function ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 34 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
Carpal tunnel syndrome ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Examines the causes, contributing factors, early signs and symptoms, treatments, and ways to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
Diagnosing heart disease ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 32 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
Wake up America a sleep alert ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 31 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
Bitter potion ( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
A poisoning is solved with the aid of a psychological profile of the murderer
 
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