health

Xmas Without China (2013)

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Exploring the intersection of consumerism and immigration in American culture, XMAS WITHOUT CHINA is an intimate portrait of families wrestling with our drive to consume cheap products, but also with our desire for human connection and a sense of who we are in a fast-changing world.

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01:03
Xmas Without China

The Trouble with Bread (2013)

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Michael Pollan (author of "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation") told the filmmaker, Maggie Beidelman, that her gluten intolerance could all be in her head. She half agreed with him, because the number of Americans buying into the $10.5 billion "gluten-free" industry is disturbing.

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00:27
The Trouble with Bread

The Allergy Fix (2014)

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Why is there such an alarming increase in the number of children with food allergies?
THE ALLERGY FIX explores the science behind the surge in childhood food allergies over the last twenty years. More than three times as many children have food allergies now than twenty years ago. And one out of every three children is now allergic to something, be it food, animals, or plants.

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00:43
The Allergy Fix

In Organic We Trust

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We can no longer stomach our food system. 78% of Americans eat some organic food, mostly because they think it's healthier. But is it everything it's cracked up to be?

This film examines the shortcomings of the certified organic industry. What does "certified organic" mean? Is organic food really better for us?

Our broken food system is harming human health, the environment, and our communities. "In Organic We Trust" looks beyond organic for real solutions.

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01:21
In Organic We Trust

What is Science? (2011)

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This instructive video describes what makes science different from other disciplines, while highlighting many exciting science career opportunities.

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Primary
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00:11
What is Science?

Matilda Bone (Unabridged)

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Orphaned Matilda is not at all pleased when she arrives at Blood and Bone Alley to become an assistant to Red Peg the Bonesetter. She is a religious, well-educated girl who can't picture herself doing dirty chores or helping sickly patients.

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04:02
Matilda Bone (Unabridged)

Max Va Al Doctor (Max Goes to the Doctor)

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When it is time for his yearly check-up, Max goes to the doctor and gets very good news.

Please note: This title is in English and Spanish.

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Max Va Al Doctor (Max Goes to the Doctor)

Your Body (2013)

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The human body is capable of amazing things. This captivating program explores some of the fascinating features of the body. Special attention is given to the healthy maintenance of growing bodies.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:12
Your Body

The Danger Zone: Steering Clear of Drugs (2004)

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Includes 3 15-minute programs. Part 1: "Alcohol, Tobacco, and Marijuana," Using animation as well as dramatic vignettes, this program focuses on the damage these these substances cause damage to the body and the brain.

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00:45
The Danger Zone: Steering Clear of Drugs

Portion Distortion: Seeing the Healthy Way to Eat (2004)

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This program teaches students how to choose the rights food portions and to avoid "supersizing" at fast food restaurants. Using easy-to-understand analogies, children learn how to visualize proper portion size. For instance, a protein portion should be about the size as the palm of your hand.

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Elementary
Middle
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00:20
Portion Distortion: Seeing the Healthy Way to Eat

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