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League of Denial: Should Kids Play Tackle Football?

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Learn how children's brains are affected differently by hits to the head that routinely occur during football practice and game play in this video from FRONTLINE: League of Denial. This video is also featured in the interactive lesson Is Football Safe for Kids? Use the lesson to learn more about the hypothesis that "just playing the game" places young football players at risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. For background on CTE, watch Introduction To CTE and review How CTE Affects the Brain. This resource is part of the FRONTLINE Collection.

Mary Lou Retton

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Discover how Mary Lou Retton's hard work paid off in Olympic competition.

West Virginia's First Ski Resort

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Examine the beginnings of the ski industry in West Virginia.

Healthy School Lunch Menus Spark Political Food Fight

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Use the debate about healthy school lunch rules to show students how Congress works and spark a discussion with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resource from May 30, 2014. The 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act required schools to use more wholesome ingredients and set fat, sugar and sodium limits. But Republican lawmakers have proposed a one-year waiver, arguing that students won't eat the new offerings or that schools can't afford them.

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law Subsidies

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See how President Obama responded to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold his health care law with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from June 25, 2015.

FRONTLINE: A Very Short History of Vaccines in America

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Learn how the battle over whether to enforce vaccination is not new, and, in fact, is older than the United States itself, in this video short from FRONTLINE. Before there were vaccines, the only way to avoid the spread of deadly viruses, such as smallpox, was to inoculate, or intentionally infect, people with a mild case. During a 1721 smallpox outbreak in Boston, while 2 percent of those inoculated died. This was a better outcome than the 14 percent death rate that occurred naturally. In 1777, General George Washington ordered a comprehensive campaign to inoculate every person in the Continental Army. This helped him win the Revolutionary War. This resource is part of the FRONTLINE Collection.

Rikers Island Announces Reforms Following Death of Former Inmate

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Learn why Kalief Browder became the face of prison reform at Rikers Island with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from June 23, 2015. 

The Doctor Will See You Now… Online

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Find out how technology is changing the way doctors see patients with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from July 13, 2015.

The Meaning of Mahu

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Learn about the ancient Hawaiian tradition of māhū, those who embody both male and female spirit, in this animated segment from A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE. Early Hawaiians valued and respected māhū as healers, caretakers, and teachers of ancient tradition. When Christian missionaries arrived in the 1800s, they failed to comprehend the spiritual and cultural significance of māhū and did everything they could to abolish them. But despite 200 years of colonization and repression, Hawaiians have retained their respect for gender diversity, and people “in the middle” continue to play an important and visible role in modern Hawaiian society.

Ebola Outbreak in Africa Claims Nearly 900 Lives

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Four African nations are fighting to contain the largest outbreak in history of Ebola, a virus with no cure. Update your students with the latest on the health crisis with this PBS NewsHour video and educational materials from August 5th, 2014.

Basic Black - International Marathoner, Jaulik Watkins

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Hear about Jaulik Watson's 2013 Boston Marathon run and her experience as a black woman marathoner, in this video from Basic Black: Black Perspectives Now.

What Are Viruses? | Spillover - Zika, Ebola & Beyond: Part 3

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Explore how viruses grow and spread, starting first with a host organism. The more species a single virus can occupy, the more likely it is to last into the future. The strain of Ebola that terrorized West Africa does an especially effective job of infecting the human body.

Are Energy Drinks Really that Bad? | Above the Noise

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Above the Noise host Shirin Ghaffary weighs the potential health risks of drinking energy drinks, and compares them to other sugary, caffeinated beverages. Energy drinks are a billion dollar industry and their popularity keeps growing despite health concerns. We are warned they are particularly dangerous for children and teens -- and there have even been reports of deaths linked to energy drink consumption. In this video we take a closer look at the science to see if energy drinks are really as bad as the hype, and what it is about them that has doctors concerned.

Julie Livingston, Public Health Historian and Anthropologist | MacArthur Fellows Program

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In this interview, 2013 MacArthur Fellow Julie Livingston explains the role of a medical historian and talks about her work examining the care and treatment of individuals suffering from chronic illnesses and debilitating ailments in Botswana. Drawing on her training in anthropology and public health, Livingston expands the historical narrative by including the emotional and social impact of illness and care on populations facing the challenges of twenty-first-century political and economic development. This resource is part of the MacArthur Fellows Program Collection.

Zika Transmission | Spillover - Zika, Ebola & Beyond: Part 6

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Zika, unlike Ebola, is less commonly spread by human-to-human contact. Instead, mosquitos are the root cause. Brazil has recently implemented mosquito controls to prevent the transmission several of viral diseases, including Zika. As the world's population grows and spreads geographically, human interaction with new wildlife opens up greater opportunity for zoonotic disease to spread.

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