Complementary and Integrative Medicine

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The Science of Integrative Medicine
In the last few decades, a wide array of practices have gained greater acceptance as forms of treatment and healing. If you've ever considered herbal supplements, meditation, acupuncture, yoga, or a change of diet to promote better health, then you're already familiar with integrative medicine. Integrative medicine describes the addition…
Making the Case for Integrative Medicine
Review the science behind the benefits of healthy habits, including eating well, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. Discover the multitude of positive impacts these habits can have on your mind, body, and overall wellness. Get tips to easily integrate simple changes into your daily routines.
Money-Driven Medicine
An essential introduction to help Americans better understand and address the unmet challenges of healthcare reform in the coming decade. Produced by Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side; Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) and inspired by Maggie Mahar's acclaimed book, Money Driven Medicine: The Real…
Breast Cancer
Breast cancer seems related to a specific lifestyle, diet, age of puberty, the number and spacing of pregnancies. And though the percentage of breast cancer cases has increased in recent years, this program reveals how there is hope in fighting this insidious disease through education, new forms of contraception and…
Heart of the Man
In this program we learn Sir Magdi Yacoub is more than a surgeon. He believes in promoting preventative medicine, in training younger surgeons, and in researching and pioneering innovative life-saving surgical techniques.
Associated Article: "The Ethiopia Campaign (Malaria)" -Smithsonian Magazine The cause of Malaria is a parasite, carried by a specific mosquito. Research is intense and solutions may be just around the corner; however, at the moment the most effective practical response seems to be education coupled with mosquito nets soaked in…
Mind Games (Brain Functions)
While the human brain is an immensely powerful organ, it is also extremely fragile. Trauma, disease and mental illness can cause serious disability. Here we discover that new scanning techniques are providing new information on how the brain functions. As a result, scientists are developing new techniques for repairing the…
The Old Enemy Returns (Resistant Bacteria)
For some infections, like TB, doctors are now facing untreatable multi-resistant strains and everyday bacteria are also gaining increasing resistance. This program looks at what the future holds for hospital-based medicine around the world faced with this increasingly difficult problem.
Scar Wars
Why and how do wounds heal? Scientists have only recently begun to address these questions and are now developing techniques to prevent scars that are disfiguring. Their work should also give hope to people suffering from persistent wounds, like ulcers, notorious for being constantly painful during the long healing process.…
Flexible heat shields, robotic tools, and communications systems - all the result of man's quest in space; and the spin-offs are almost endless. Now a telescope, an extraordinarily sophisticated medical research tool, developed for use in outer space, is helping us study living human cells. "Recommended. Informative and though-provoking, the…
Web of Life
Plants are a vital part of everyday life in the poverty-stricken region of northeast Brazil, where plants are often the only affordable medicines. It is vital, therefore, that those plants are properly identified. Here we see how the United Kingdom's Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, is playing the leading role in…
Perspective Series: Health & Medicine Technology
The Perspective Series offers a comprehensive perspective on the latest technologies being utilized in the worlds of Health and Medicine today. Produced by London Television Service.