Health

The Real Thumbelina

The Real Thumbelina

In most respects, Amelie is exactly like any other four-year-old girl. Adorable and precocious, she revels in dressing like a princess and taking part in creative activities at school. But Amelie must contend with a unique set of challenges...

8.00

Overpill

Overpill

Big Pharma has a pill for whatever ails you. This is particularly true in regards to mental illness. Awareness of conditions like anxiety and bipolar disorder has grown by leaps and bounds in recent times, and the pharmaceutical industry...

7.12

Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat

Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat

Obesity is the most substantial epidemic in healthcare today. It's contributed to record instances of heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and a host of additional chronic conditions. Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat takes a lively and occasionally...

7.18

The Girl Who Never Ate

The Girl Who Never Ate

Seven-year old Tia McCarthy was physically incapable of eating. It was a puzzle that continued to mystify the medical community in spite of their best efforts to correct it. The fascinating and touching documentary The Girl Who Never Ate...

8.83

Hepatitis Country

Hepatitis Country

The current opioid crisis has proven devastating to users, families and entire communities. It's also given rise to acute cases of Hepatitis C, a potentially deadly infection whose rate of occurrence has nearly doubled in the United States since...

8.78
2005 , Health 1 Comment

The Man with the Seven Second Memory

The Man with the Seven Second Memory

According to his son, Clive Wearing was at one time an "intellectual colossus". He was also a highly acclaimed conductor and musician. Then, in 1985, a virus left sections of his brain severely impaired, particularly those responsible for memory...

8.47

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

The average American family of four incurs an annual healthcare insurance tab of $23,000. In many cases, this astronomical sum doesn't afford them nearly enough coverage for emergency medical care. That's just one of the startling realities presented in...

8.28

Live Long Die Young

Live Long Die Young

In research facilities across the globe, scientists have found a way to extend the life span of a typical laboratory mouse by up to 50%. Could the same result be made possible for humans? Live Long Die Young, produced...

8.36

When a Mother's Love is Not Enough

When a Mother's Love is Not Enough

Rosa Monckton is the mother of a teenage daughter with Down syndrome. Her emotionally involving documentary When a Mother's Love is Not Enough isn't just about the struggles and triumphs of her experience, but the plights facing all parents...

8.67

Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics constitute one of the most consequential medical advancements of the past century. We rely on them to battle infections and disease, and they're often the first line of defense in emergency rooms and physician offices across the globe....

8.76

Music on the Brain

Music on the Brain

In an advanced age home in Australia, a substantial number of residents suffer from dementia, a merciless disease which robs them of their memories and their ability to perform even the most rudimentary of daily functions. Caregivers work desperately...

9.14

Here's to Flint

Here's to Flint

The water crisis that is currently gripping residents of Flint, Michigan is one of the most tragic predicaments of recent times. It is all the more tragic for being entirely preventable. The hot-off-the-press documentary Here's to Flint explores the...

9.12