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 #36253 Diabetes: Teens Fight Back
 #8149 Common Childhood Illnesses(+$20)
 #8175 Immunizations(+$20)
 #8176 Dental Care for Kids(+$20)
 #14615 Well-Baby Check-Ups: From Infant to Tot(+$20)
 #6161 Children's Medicine(+$30)
 #8263 The CPR Review: For Infants and Children(+$30)
 #11106 Early Childhood Health Issues(+$30)
 #30482 Backpacks and Kids: Safety Comes First(+$30)
 #36435 Nutrition for Infants and Children-in English with Spanish Subtitles(+$30)
 #26662 Tip Top Tots: The Nutrition Pyramid for Preschoolers(+$35)
 #14662 When to Call the Doctor If Your Child Is Ill(+$40)
 #2362 Repairing Birth Defects(+$50)
 #2519 Coping with Childhood Cancer(+$50)
 #4232 Caring for Sick Children(+$50)
 #4419 Raising Healthy Kids(+$50)
 #5332 Pediatric Diabetes(+$50)
 #5393 Overweight Kids(+$50)
 #5789 Kids and Doctors(+$50)
 #5790 Preventing Injuries to Children(+$50)
 #11045 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome(+$50)
 #35019 Bringing Baby Home: A How-To Guide for New Parents(+$50)
 #39515 Common Childhood Illnesses: Diagnosis and Treatment(+$50)
 #6779 Children with Cleft Lip and Palate(+$60)
 #4384 Childhood Obesity: Learning to Lose(+$110)
 #6886 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome(+$110)
 #7032 Asthma: In Search of Answers(+$110)
 #32367 Growing Up Hispanic: Children in Crisis(+$110)
 #33575 Medical Decisions: A Child's Life in the Balance(+$110)
 #33576 E.R. Detectives(+$110)
 #33577 Pioneers of Pediatrics(+$110)
 #33579 Counting the Cost: Children's Healthcare(+$110)
 #37385 I'm a Child Anorexic(+$110)
 #39162 Child(+$110)
 #33574 Children's Hospital(+$859.75)

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#36253 Child Health - Diabetes: Teens Fight Back (Run time 10 min.) DVD $39.95

An obesity epidemic has swept America-leading to an alarming rise in diabetes cases. This video looks at the disturbing trend and illustrates how diabetic teenagers can lead rewarding lives instead of becoming passive victims. Interviewing two young men and following them through their daily routines, the program reveals the benefits of staying positive and active. Will-a high school student with Type 1 diabetes-maintains a rigorous injection and glucose-monitoring schedule while excelling at soccer and remaining focused on school and his social life. Justin, age 12 with Type 2 diabetes, talks about his struggle with weight control and his triumphant loss of 18 pounds. (10 minutes)


#8149 Child Health - Common Childhood Illnesses (Run time 33 min.) DVD $59.95

This program addresses common childhood illnesses, their symptoms, possible at-home and professional medical treatments, and how to decide if a doctor should be consulted. School-age children describe how each illness feels, what it looks like, and how it's treated. Viewers learn about the symptoms and treatments for ear infections, common colds, mumps, tonsillitis, appendicitis, chicken pox, fevers, asthma, croup, measles, German measles, and abnormal bowel movements. A Cambridge Educational Production. (33 minutes)


#8175 Child Health - Immunizations (Run time 18 min.) DVD $59.95

Parents want their children to live happy and healthy lives. With help from the medical community this is possible. Immunizations at the appropriate points in a child's development can have lifelong benefits. This comprehensive program helps parents understand the need for vaccinations against disease, and explains how the vaccines work, and the results and reactions that may occur with each immunization. The proper immunization schedule is discussed as recommended by the American Pediatric Association. This program details the DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus) vaccine; the Hepatitis B vaccine; the Polio vaccine; the HIB (Haemophilus Influenza B) vaccine; and the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. Immunizations are undoubtedly the most significant contribution of science to the control of disease. With the information provided in this program, you will be better armed to keep your children healthy!A Cambridge Educational Production. One 20-minute video.


#8176 Child Health - Dental Care for Kids (Run time 29 min.) DVD $59.95

Nothing can warm a parent's heart like a child's smile. But that beautiful smile needs help. Dental Care for Kids is an adult's guide to children's teeth: how they develop, the care they need, and the diseases that can spoil a child's mouth. It gives useful information about proper dental care from the prenatal period through the development of primary teeth until permanent teeth come in. This program covers proper eating habits, brushing and flossing techniques, and when to visit your dentist. Parents, caregivers, educators, and anyone involved in child care is sure to benefit from this excellent program that helps children develop healthy teeth to last a lifetime. A Cambridge Educational Production. One 28-minute video.


#14615 Child Health - Well-Baby Check-Ups: From Infant to Tot (Run time 19 min.) DVD $59.95

The purpose of this video is to inform new parents of typical procedures doctors and healthcare professionals follow during normal well-baby check-ups. This program gives advice to parents and expectant parents on the recommended schedule of well-baby visits, the normal evaluations a doctor or healthcare provider will perform on the child at each visit, the usual time when certain tests will be performed on the child (blood tests, eye screenings, etc.), what questions will likely be asked by the doctor, and what questions parents should ask of the doctor. Information is delivered utilizing video, on-screen graphics, narration, and interviews with pediatricians. Entertaining scenes with young children add humor and warmth to this well-thought-out production. A must for every new parent! A Cambridge Educational Production. One 20-minute video.


#6161 Child Health - Children's Medicine (Run time 13 min.) DVD $69.95

This program examines the use of over-the-counter medicines for children. Pharmacy and supermarket shelves are filled with choices for distressed parents, from decongestants and cough syrup to antihistamines, even though tests have proven that most of these remedies are no more effective than placebos. The program examines the use of these medications and the serious concerns of the medical community about their possible misuse. (13 minutes)


#8263 Child Health - The CPR Review: For Infants and Children (Run time 34 min.) DVD $69.95

Would you be able to give CPR to an infant or child in an emergency? Do you know the differences between infant CPR and child CPR? When was the last time you reviewed your knowledge of CPR? Information is presented in an easy-to-understand manner with minimal use of technical language. The American Heart Association's guidelines are followed and the latest CPR techniques are demonstrated. Viewers learn the important differences between infant CPR and child CPR, how to clear a blocked airway, the correct placement of hands during chest compressions, where to locate a pulse on infants and children, how and when to give Rescue Breathing, and much more. A Cambridge Educational Production. One 33-minute video.


#11106 Child Health - Early Childhood Health Issues (Run time 16 min.) DVD $69.95

Preventive healthcare is crucial to the well-being of young children. This program covers vital health issues including vaccinations and immunizations, as well as how to recognize symptoms of serious illness. Recently developed vaccines for chicken pox and Hepatitis B are examined, and the myths that polio and diphtheria have been eradicated are addressed. Foundation health habits such as proper diet, exercise, rest, and cleanliness are also discussed. A Meridian Production. (16 minutes)


#30482 Child Health - Backpacks and Kids: Safety Comes First (Run time 10 min.) DVD $69.95

Backpacks and kids go together like peanut butter and jelly-but when a pack exceeds ten percent of a child's total body weight, it poses a health risk. This insightful program looks at how to select a good backpack, guidelines for determining how heavy is "too heavy," and the best way to load a backpack. Interviews with pediatricians, who outline potential hazards such as spinal injury, are included as well. This video provides a concise overview of how to use a backpack safely both at school and for outside activities. (10 minutes)


#36435 Child Health - Nutrition for Infants and Children-in English with Spanish Subtitles (Run time 27 min.) DVD $69.95

The saying "You are what you eat" is oh-so-true-especially for little ones. This video explains the importance of good nutrition for newborns, infants, and toddlers and examines its beneficial effects on their growth and development. Filled with how-to and when-to advice, the video also discusses the relative merits of breastfeeding and bottle-feeding, potential food allergies, the importance of a balanced diet and physical activity even at a young age, and special dietary preferences like vegetarianism. Perfect for new parents and parents-to-be, caregivers, and anyone who wants to learn more about feeding children from day one through age five! A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education, National Educational Technology Standards, and Standards for the English Language Arts. A Meridian Production. (26 minutes)


#26662 Child Health - Tip Top Tots: The Nutrition Pyramid for Preschoolers (Run time 21 min.) DVD $74.95

An informative program for caregivers, with a musical ending to teach to the tots! Learn about the nutrition pyramid and serving sizes for preschoolers, why proper nutrition is so important at this age, and how to determine portions. Then you will see some creative, fun ways to prepare foods so that children enjoy their mealtimes. (20 min.) A Meridian Production.


#14662 Child Health - When to Call the Doctor If Your Child Is Ill (Run time min.) DVD $79.95

It's 3:00 A.M. and your four-month-old child has developed a rash and a low fever (100.6 F). Could it be serious? Should you call the doctor now or wait until morning? What other symptoms should you look for? Every parent faces this situation with apprehension and concern. Because it is often difficult or impossible for an infant or child to communicate "what hurts," parents must learn what symptoms to look for when deciding if they should seek medical assistance or if they should treat the problem themselves. Describes what to look for when deciding the seriousness of medical conditions for both infants and children of all ages, and teaches what information to gather prior to calling the doctor. Common illnesses of infants and children are explored, warning signs described, and possible treatments explained. This lesson is a "must see" for anyone who is involved in the care of infants or children. A Cambridge Educational Production. One 41-minute video.


#2362 Child Health - Repairing Birth Defects (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95

Birth defects can be genetic or congenital, caused by substances taken in by the mother during pregnancy or by events during birth. They can be life-threatening or cause dysfunction or disfigurement. This program from The Doctor Is In deals with defects like clubfoot, cleft palate, webbed digits, asymmetric head shape, torticollis, and protruding ears-defects which run the gamut from the debilitating to the seemingly superficial. It explains corrective surgical procedures-many serious and requiring numerous procedures across many years. These procedures can be difficult and painful, but they do provide the means of a normal life for some children with birth defects. A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center production. (26 minutes)


#2519 Child Health - Coping with Childhood Cancer (Run time 28 min.) DVD $89.95

Coping with chronic and perhaps fatal disease and gaining control over their lives is something that childhood cancer victims must learn. This program presents open and honest interviews with five family members of childhood cancer patients. The stress on the family is intense; often, the brothers and sisters of children with cancer or any chronic life-threatening illness are most severely affected emotionally. The program provides caretakers and concerned adults with an insight into the coping mechanisms, and provides those who are themselves subject to such stress with a model of coping. (28 minutes)


#4232 Child Health - Caring for Sick Children (Run time 28 min.) DVD $89.95

Children and adults both get sick, but the needs of sick children are different. This program from The Doctor Is In looks at some unique programs for children. Pediatricians Dr. Berry Brazelton and Dr. Stephen Kairys of the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth discuss sick children's needs, and offer pointers for parents and caregivers. A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center production. (28 minutes)


#4419 Child Health - Raising Healthy Kids (Run time 24 min.) DVD $89.95

This program looks at the choices and challenges in the medical and psychological rearing of youngsters: diet for health, growth, and avoidance of disease; exercise; the danger of obesity; parent/child relationships; safety; and the scheduling of medical checkups and immunizations. (24 minutes)


#5332 Child Health - Pediatric Diabetes (Run time 28 min.) DVD $89.95

Children can develop diabetes at a very young age, requiring them to deal with the daily complexities of this disease. The children who do best are those who handle most of the responsibilities of disease management themselves. This program from The Doctor Is In looks at how they learn to analyze their blood sugar levels and manage their care. Viewers meet several children ages 9 to 15 who have diabetes. They and their parents show how they handle daily injections of insulin, numerous blood checks every day, and a complex balancing of food and exercise. A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Production. (28 minutes)


#5393 Child Health - Overweight Kids (Run time 18 min.) DVD $89.95

What is it like to be an overweight child? This program provides insights into the emotional and social impact of childhood obesity, and shows the kind of nutritional training that helps these kids and keeps them from growing up to be overweight adults: eat when you're hungry, don't eat when you're not, and have fun exercising. The program talks to overweight kids about their self-image, and to a nutritionist and a pediatrician about children and obesity; it offers hope to other overweight children and their parents, as well as to adults who grew up overweight and may still have that overweight child living within them. (18 minutes)


#5789 Child Health - Kids and Doctors (Run time 19 min.) DVD $89.95

There is more to health care than just doctors and medicine-there should be a partnership between patient and doctor, especially where children are concerned. This program highlights the case of a ten-year-old boy with asthma and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The program explores the importance of the patient, his parents, and his doctors working together, and demonstrates the difference that good health care and proper management can make in a sick child's life. The program explores how to choose a pediatrician, the role of parents and educators in keeping children healthy and detecting problems, the role of the child as patient, advice on preventing injuries to children, and what to do if a child is injured. (19 minutes)


#5790 Child Health - Preventing Injuries to Children (Run time 19 min.) DVD $89.95

Child's play can be dangerous. Accidental injuries kill 10,000 kids every year in the U.S. and over 50,000 more are disabled. Over one million children are injured every year on bikes, roller-blades, and in playgrounds. This program focuses on two children, one who fell off a bike and suffered brain trauma, and another who suffered a severe arm injury in a roller-blading accident. The program stresses the importance of prevention, focusing on the need for and proper use of protective equipment, the role of parents and educators in preventing injuries, as well as the need to train children how to safely pursue their activities. (19 minutes)


#11045 Child Health - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Run time 17 min.) DVD $89.95

Several thousand seemingly healthy babies die in their sleep each year. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is one of the leading causes of death in infants. This program explores what is known about SIDS and examines some practices that may reduce risk factors. Physicians and other health experts discuss appropriate prenatal care and examine child sleeping positions, parental smoking, and other factors. Although significant advances have been made in the treatment of many serious illnesses, doctors and scientists remain baffled by SIDS and stress that there can be no blame if a baby succumbs to this silent killer. An excellent program for future parents, child care providers, and anyone else who has responsibility for infants. A Meridian Production. (17 minutes)


#35019 Child Health - Bringing Baby Home: A How-To Guide for New Parents (Run time 60 min.) DVD $89.95

This down-to-earth video takes nothing for granted as it guides parents through the first six months of a newborn's life. Divided into four sections, Bringing Baby Home concisely covers more than a hundred topics with practical demonstrations and authoritative information. Daily activities such as diapering, bathing, and breastfeeding are clearly shown, and basic health concerns including colic, jaundice, fever, SIDS, and vaccine reactions are addressed. Postpartum issues are also discussed, and advice for couples is provided by a family therapist. A viewable/printable educator's resource guide is available online. (60 minutes)


#39515 Child Health - Common Childhood Illnesses: Diagnosis and Treatment (Run time min.) DVD $89.95

At some point in their young lives, children will probably come down with a cold, a stomach upset, an earache, pinkeye, or the flu. Drawing upon the knowledge and insights of two pediatricians, a pediatric nurse, and parents with a lot of hands-on experience, this program will show viewers how to identify and deal with those common childhood illnesses-and reduce the likelihood of future reinfection, too. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. Correlates to all applicable National and State Educational Standards including the NCLB Act. A Cambridge Educational Production. (29 minutes)


#6779 Child Health - Children with Cleft Lip and Palate (Run time 24 min.) DVD $99.95

This program shows how a support team consisting of a plastic surgeon, orthodontist, general dentist, logopedist, dental surgeon, otorhinolaryngologist, and a social worker cooperate to provide help for children and families of children born with this condition. The various types of schisis (formerly, harelip) are shown before and after operations, which are described through animation. Some subtitling. (24 minutes)


#4384 Child Health - Childhood Obesity: Learning to Lose (Run time 28 min.) DVD $149.95

Obesity among children is up an astonishing 54% in the last 15 years; the FDA says that between 25 and 30% of today's children are obese. An obese teenager has only a 1 in 28 chance of attaining and maintaining normal weight in adulthood. This program looks at the cycle of obesity, and how some some families and young children have found ways to turn their lives around through simple but long-term lifestyle changes. (28 minutes)


#6886 Child Health - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Run time 49 min.) DVD $149.95

This silent killer claims 1 of 500 infants in the United States each year. Much is being done, however, to discover the cause of SIDS. In this program, we hear from parents who have lost infants to SIDS, and from doctors and researchers working tirelessly to understand and defeat it. Specialists provide information on which infants are at highest risk, and what precautions parents can take to protect them. New research, using electronic monitoring of various infant groups, and studies that focus on the infant brain and apnea, are providing clues to the cause of the problem. Parents, including actor Lloyd Bridges and his wife, share their personal anguish over the loss of infants. (49 minutes)


#7032 Child Health - Asthma: In Search of Answers (Run time 46 min.) DVD $149.95

Asthma is now the most common childhood disease. In this program, David Suzuki investigates the causes of this debilitating condition, and the treatments available to control it. Suzuki and a host of asthma experts examine air pollution, cigarette smoke, allergies, and pets as possible asthmogenic triggers. Physicians and their patients, including a professional athlete, evaluate treatments from steroids to muscle relaxants to inhalers. (46 minutes)


#32367 Child Health - Growing Up Hispanic: Children in Crisis (Run time 58 min.) DVD $149.95

Reports from reputable medical sources reveal a statistical correlation between healthcare issues and poor academic performance in Hispanic communities nationwide. In this program, the National Council of La Raza's Raul Yzaguirre, former Surgeon General David Satcher, the Hispanic Dental Association's Nelson Artiga, and other experts address the pervasive health concerns-most notably dental problems and pediatric obesity-and insufficient access to healthcare that plague America's Hispanic population, significantly undermining Latino children's education as well as long-term well-being. Health initiatives in California, Texas, Florida, and New York are featured, along with case studies from those states. (58 minutes)


#33575 Child Health - Medical Decisions: A Child's Life in the Balance (Run time 55 min.) DVD $149.95

When a child's organs start to fail, a transplant is usually the best option-but not always. In this program, specialists at Children's Memorial, home of the renowned Siragusa Transplantation Center, present the difficult case of an 11-year-old boy. His successful liver transplant has become infected, and now his mother must decide: opt for the risks of a second transplant or bet his life that the potentially fatal infection can be treated? The shortage of organs for transplant in general is also discussed. Transplant surgeon Dr. Riccardo Superina is featured. (55 minutes)


#33576 Child Health - E.R. Detectives (Run time 54 min.) DVD $149.95

Is it a bad sprain or a broken bone? A benign cyst or cancer? An accident or abuse? At Children's Hospital, the ER team is trained to find the cause-and find it quickly. In this program, a BB injury to the eye and a case of post-operative reactive psychosis serve as opportunities to see how doctors, nurses, and technicians use investigative skills and high-tech equipment in diagnosing mysterious maladies. "You have to act with minimal amounts of information," says attending physician Elizabeth Powell, "but you've got to do something." (54 minutes)


#33577 Child Health - Pioneers of Pediatrics (Run time 56 min.) DVD $149.95

Pioneers in the field of pediatric medicine are uncovering many exciting new treatments, but it always takes courage to be the very first patient. This program spotlights doctors at Children's Memorial-a constituent part of the Children's Memorial Institute for Education and Research, one of just five U.S. institutions dedicated exclusively to pediatric research-who are leading the way. Patients in clinical trials include a three-year-old boy with neuroblastoma and a two-year-old girl with a giant nevus. Plastic surgeon Frank Vicari is featured. (56 minutes)


#33579 Child Health - Counting the Cost: Children's Healthcare (Run time 56 min.) DVD $149.95

When a child's life is at stake, money should be no object. But how much care should society fund? And what should families be asked to sacrifice? Using case studies, this program addresses one of the hard realities of private medical insurance-that it rarely covers new or experimental therapies-while providing information on a promising treatment for pediatric cancer called triple tandem stem cell rescue. Financial support provided by Children's Memorial to fill such gaps is also discussed. Morris Kletzel, director of the Stem Cell Transplant Program, is featured. (56 minutes)


#37385 Child Health - I'm a Child Anorexic (Run time 57 min.) DVD $149.95

Therapists in America and Europe have noticed a disturbing trend: anorexia now appears in elementary-school-age children. This film documents the highs and lows of a London clinic's 12-week program, during which malnourished patients must confront and conquer their fears of eating. Girls as young as eight enter the clinic dangerously emaciated and depressed-and although most battle their way back to good health and reunions with loved ones, do their attitudes toward food really change? Once home, will they revert to old ways? The documentary reveals frighteningly distorted beliefs that run rampant among the young patients-one girl even insists that water contains calories-and it offers surprising revelations about the role of idealized body images in the media. A BBCW Production. (57 minutes)


#39162 Child Health - Child (Run time 51 min.) DVD $149.95

During the first few years of life, the body builds up key survival mechanisms while facing some of its most deadly enemies. This program explores that process of defense-building and what happens when those defenses are compromised. Nine-year-old James's heart is so malformed it could collapse at any time. To survive, he must endure one of the most severe traumas a body can face-a heart transplant. Nine-year-old Arun is rushed to the hospital when he suffers a terrible asthma attack. Viewers will witness his battle for life from inside the lungs and from the medical team's viewpoint. Finally, every parent's nightmare is explored as two-year-old Gabriel's defenses are put to the test after a terrible train accident. A BBCW Production. (51 minutes)


#33574 Child Health - Children's Hospital (Run time min.) DVD $899.7

More than 80,000 children are brought to Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital every year. Together with their parents and skilled medical professionals, they balance uncertainty with hope as they come face-to-face with pain, fear, and, all too often, the real possibility of death. This compelling six-part series draws on actual case studies to shed light on the specific challenges of pediatric medicine. Sherry Stringfield-Dr. Susan Lewis of the acclaimed television series E.R.-hosts. 6-part series, 54-56 minutes each.




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