Health/Phys. Ed.

Career Connections | Sonographer

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Meet a cardiac sonographer at the Cleveland Clinic who uses an ultrasound machine and probe to obtain amazing images of the heart, so doctors can diagnose problems.

Hooked Rx: From Prescription to Addiction

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“Hooked Rx: From Prescription to Addiction” is a special investigative project on the destructive epidemic of opioid addiction, produced by advanced journalism students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. 

For about four months, dozens of students throughout the school crisscrossed the state to produce a multimedia investigation into Arizona’s—and the country’s—dependence on prescription pain medication and the toll addiction takes on families and patients. The project includes: 

● A 30-minute investigative documentary to be aired Jan. 10 by every Arizona television station and most of the state’s radio outlets. The broadcast was shot and reported by a team of students led by chief videographer Sean Logan under the direction of Cronkite professor Jacquee Petchel. Assistant Dean Mark Lodato and Cronkite News television production manager Jim Jacoby assisted in production. 

● More than two dozen stories, graphics and videos on "Hooked Rx: From Prescription to Addiction." Cronkite News digital reporters, led by professor of practice Christina Leonard and students in Petchel’s Depth Reporting class, produced the digital content focusing on doctors, addicts, rehabilitation, pills and taking action. 

● Cronkite News digital production and social media students, led by professors of practice Rebecca Blatt and Jessica Pucci and student Hope Flores, put the website together, and developed and executed the social media plan. Cronkite News developer Bhuvan Aggarwal designed and built the website.

 ● 360-degree video produced by students in the New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab, led by professor of practice Retha Hill.

 ● The Public Insight Network, directed by Theresa Poulson, found sources throughout Arizona who were willing to share their stories with reporters.

 ● Communications students in the Cronkite Public Relations Lab, under the direction of professor of practice Mark Hass and Sonia Bovio, developed a strategic communication plan and organized an advocacy campaign designed to inform young people on campus and across the state about the dangers of opioid abuse.

 ● Hospital emergency department data was obtained from the Arizona Department of Health Services and analyzed by Professor and Knight Chair in Journalism Steve Doig.

“Hooked Rx” follows in the footsteps of the award-winning "Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona," a 2015 documentary that was also broadcast on all Arizona television stations. It was awarded the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and launched a nationwide campaign by the National Association of Broadcasters to combat opioid abuse.

 - Kevin Dale, executive editor, Cronkite News at Arizona PBS

Alzheimer's Disease

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Learn about the difficulties that arise from identifying the genetic causes of diseases for which there currently is no cure, and explore the potential for gene therapy to one day cure diseases like Alzheimer's, in this video segment from the Secret of Life School Video: "Genetic Medicine: Tinkering with Our Genes."

The Heart, Part 1: Under Pressure | Crash Course A&P 25

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Your heart gets a lot of attention from poets, songwriters, and storytellers, but today we'll learn how it really works. The heart's ventricles, atria, and valves create a pump that maintains both high and low pressure to circulate blood from the heart to the body through your arteries, and bring it back to the heart through your veins. You'll also learn what your blood pressure measurements mean when we talk about systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

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Seizing Their Stories | Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story Film Module

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In this module, we hear Cyntoia analyze and reflect on her past sexual history and victimization as well as one step she recently took in prison in response to that past.

Vision | Crash Course A&P 18

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Next stop on our tour of the sensory systems is vision. With a little help from an optical illusion, we take a look inside your eyes to try to figure out how your sense of vision works-and how it can be tricked.

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Seizing Their Stories: Rosa | Girls on the Wall Film Module

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In this module, viewers reexamine Rosa’s snapshot from "Rosa's Story: Portraits of Girls in the Criminal Justice System" with an eye to examples of her resiliency.

After Newtown: Guns in America: Philadelphia

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After Newtown: Guns in America is an unprecedented exploration of America's enduring relationship with firearms. Examine the evolution of guns in America, their frequent link to violence, and the clash of cultures that reflect competing visions of our national identity.

Blood Vessels, Part 2: Blood Pressure Kills | Crash Course A&P 28

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In this episode, we return to blood vessels. We discuss what blood pressure is, how it can become "high," and what that means for our health. One of the more interesting points is that your body has ways of dealing with high blood pressure, but they're not ways we want out bodies to operate on a full time basis.

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Disease! | Crash Course World History

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Join host John Green to learn about disease and the effects that disease has had on human history. Disease has been with man since the beginning, and it has shaped the way humans operate in a lot of ways. John will teach you about the Black Death, the Great Dying, and the modern medical revolution that has changed the world.

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