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Medstar Communications

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Works: 126 works in 196 publications in 1 language and 1,585 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Case studies  Television news programs  Documentary television programs  Fiction  Short films  Instructional films  Drama  Trials, litigation, etc 
Classifications: PN1997, 615.9
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Publications about Medstar Communications
Publications by Medstar Communications
Most widely held works by Medstar Communications
Speck of evidence ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 70 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 by Joseph Linzie( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 66 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 65 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
Grave evidence ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 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
Knot for everyone ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 56 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
Domestic violence : 'til death do us part ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 56 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 55 libraries worldwide
Describes an eleven-year-old boy's near death from E. coli bacteria food poisoning and the measures taken to save him
60 minutes ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 54 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
Charred remains ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 54 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
Beaten by a hair ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 52 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
Invisible intruder : analyzing blood clues ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 49 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 )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 46 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
Deadly formula ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
When Patricia and David Stallings's baby, Ryan, died in the hospital of what seemed to be ethylene glycol poisoning, Patricia was charged with murder. While awaiting trial she gave birth to son David, who soon began to sicken like Ryan. David was diagnosed with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA), a rare genetic disorder which causes overproduction of propylene glycol. A doctor retested Ryan's blood and found that he did have MMA. The research of Dr. William Sly, along with that of genetics expert Dr. Piero Rinaldo, proved that Ryan was toxin-free and Patricia was innocent--and that it might have been the initial treatment for antifreeze poisoning that cost Ryan his life
Spinal injuries : recovery of function ( visu )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
This program 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; when immediate treatment may slow or stop the damage that causes paralysis; the use, effectiveness, and side effects of methylprednisolone; electrical stimulation; advances in rehabilitation, and why it starts sooner today; the team approach; assisted technology; and what rehabilitation holds in store
Epilepsy : breaking the barrier ( visu )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Explores the misconceptions about epilepsy, describes epileptic seizures, and looks at recent research into its causes and treatment
Wake up America : a sleep alert ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 35 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
How to prevent a heart attack ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 35 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
Carpal tunnel syndrome by Alan K Reeter( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Examines the causes, contributing factors, early signs and symptoms, treatments, and ways to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
Deadly parasites ( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 31 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
Diagnosing heart disease ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 28 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
 
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