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Health Studies DVDs

7 Up / 21 Up / 28 Up / 35 Up / 42 Up [The Up Series]
Chronicles the lives and dreams of children from all over England as they grow older.
Call Number: UMDVD 849

49 Up
Continues to chronicle the diverse lives of a number of English children as they age.
Call Number: UMDVD 2543

56 Up
The latest installment in the groundbreaking case study about aging in England.
Call Number: UMDVD 7705

Advanced Style
Delves into the personal lives of New York City's most fashionable seniors.
Call Number: UMDVD 9089

Aging: What An Autopsy Reveals
Focuses on the rarely-seen, internal effects of aging through comparative autopsies.
Call Number: UMDVD 4968

Busy Forever: The Golden Years in Japan
Profiles several Japanese people working in their seventies and eighties.
Call Number: UMDVD 1773

Desert Migration
In the mid-1990s, many HIV-positive men migrated to California's Palm Springs in the hope of finding a healing desert oasis.
Call Number: UMDVD 10162

Dysfunctional Societies: Why Inequality Matters
Focuses on why the U.S. lags behind other rich Western societies in life expectancy, health, and more.
Call Number: UMDVD 9745

Elders Share the Arts: Transforming Memory into Art
Profiles the Brooklyn-based organization that encourages senior citizens to create art based on their life experiences.
Call Number: UMDVD 4119

Emergency Medical Technician: Paramedic
Guides students through the duties, required skills, and advantages of the EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic.
Call Number: UMDVD 5885

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
Examines the U.S. healthcare crisis, featuring interviews with individuals and health care professionals.
Call Number: UMDVD 8814

Gen Silent
Details the treatment of and challenges faced by LGBT senior citizens.
Call Number: UMDVD 9202

Health for Sale
Focuses on the policies that benefit the ten largest pharmaceutical makers.
Call Number: UMDVD 5751

How to Survive a Plague
Chronicles the work of young activists who mobilized to stop AIDS from becoming a death sentence.
Call Number: UMDVD 7396

Last Will and Embezzlement
Examines the global problem of financial elder abuse and its growing impact on a rapidly aging population.
Call Number: UMDVD 7451

Living Longer, Aging Well
Explores the lack of respect for elders in the U.S. as compared to other cultures.
Call Number: UMDVD 6233

Living Old
Describes the new realities of aging in the U.S.: chronic illnesses, increasing frailty, dementia, and more.
Call Number: UMDVD 4414

Making Rounds
Profiles two New York cardiologists whose method of diagnosis favors listening to the patient over high-tech testing.
Call Number: UMDVD 9716

Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness
Sheds light on the barriers to treatment and challenges faced by those with serious mental illnesses.
Call Number: UMDVD 5923

Minority Health
Examines the healthy living challenges faces by Latinos and older African Americans.
Call Number: UMDVD 6064

The Motherhood Manifesto
Tells the tale of what happens to working mothers and families in the United States.
Call Number: UMDVD 6808

The Open Road: America Looks at Aging
Details the personal and social impact of the impending retirement of 77 million Baby Boomers.
Call Number: UMDVD 2412

Out of Sight: The Rise and Fall of the Asylum-Madness
Traces the history of mental institutions, noting how theories of care reflected the social mores of the time.
Call Number: UMDVD 8223

Palliative Care: Care for Terminally Ill Patients
Covers the program that seeks to comfort terminally ill patients and their families.
Call Number: UMDVD 2642

The Released
Examines what happens to the many thousands of mentally ill prisoners when they leave prison.
Call Number: UMDVD 6110

Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge
Examines the most critical health threats facing the world today by portraying conditions in over 20 countries.
Call Number: UMDVD 4339

Silent Choices
Illustrates the abortion issue through the lives of African American women.
Call Number: UMDVD 5888

Still Doing It: The Intimate Lives of Women Over 65
Explores the lives of nine women aged 67-87 and their feelings about sex and love in later life.
Call Number: UMDVD 6135

Still Kicking: Six Artistic Women of Project Arts & Longevity
Profiles very old women artists who are living with zest in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Call Number: UMDVD 2773

Thin: Death by Eating Disorder
Tells the stories of four women between ages 15 and 30 who are joined by a common illness.
Call Number: UMDVD 3625

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
Argues that health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status and social justice issues.
Call Number: UMDVD 5047

Health Studies

This guide provides an overview of recent DVDs that may interest researchers in the Aging Services, Emergency Health Services, and Health Administration and Public Policy fields. Additional titles can be accessed through the library catalog; you can search by keyword, person, genre, or title.

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Suggested keywords: health services, aging, elder care, abortion, medical care, world health, drug industry, mental health policy

We also provide access to a number of streaming video resources, including Health & Society in Video and the PBS Collection.