Healthy Body, Healthy Mind - Season 1

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  • 1/1/06
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    Part of the award winning public television series Healthy Body/Healthy Mind. "One in three adult Americans suffer from arthritis or chronic joint symptoms. Also, nearly 300,000 children have arthritis." Aching joints, pain and swelling so bad it prohibits people from exercising or just walking. These may not be signs of aging; they could be symptoms of arthritis. Untreated it can affect everyday activities and impact your way of life. In this program, we uncover the early warning signs of arthritis and provide an understanding of patient's options.moreless
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    Part of the award winning public television series Healthy Body/Healthy Mind. It's a condition that's been documented for centuries, but those living with epilepsy don't have to fall victim to disabling prejudice. If you have epilepsy, you already know that it's not a mental disorder. It can be caused by anything that affects the brain. In this program, learn how people with epilepsy live happy, productive, fulfilling lives.moreless
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    Part of the award winning public television series Healthy Body/Healthy Mind. Bipolar Disorder, aka, manic depression is misunderstood and, sadly, sufferers from this disease are often ostracized by their family and friends. This program demystifies this disorder by introducing research advancements, new treatments and proves conclusively with patience and support people can live productive, fulfilling lives.moreless
  • Part of the award winning public television series Healthy Body/Healthy Mind. Mental Illnesses are complex diseases of the brain affecting thoughts, moods, and coping ability. There are many diseases you can see, feel and understand, but there are others that aren't as easy to comprehend. Education and compassion are key. Untreated mental illness costs Americans more than 100 billion dollars each year. Fear of Mental Illness and the lack of understanding prevent millions of people from seeking much needed treatment. Meet some of these people in this program.moreless
  • Heart Disease
    Episode 10
    1/1/06
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    Part of the award winning public television series Healthy Body/Healthy Mind. Heart Disease is the number one killer of both men and women in America today, but as this episode clearly states, if you know your risk and are aware of the symptoms, you can avoid falling victim to this devastating disease. Coronary Artery Disease or CAD is often a silent disease and in about half of the people with CAD the first sign of a problem is either a heart attack or sudden cardiac death. Fortunately it doesn't have to be the end of the story, but can be the beginning of new life.moreless
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    Part of the award winning public television series Healthy Body/Healthy Mind. Are you a man age 40 or older and haven't had a PSA test for Prostate Cancer? Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, after skin cancer. It is estimated that approximately 230,110 men in the United States will be diagnosed with the disease this year, and about 30,000 men will die from it. PSA or Prostate Specific Antigen is a simple blood test that can save your life. In this episode, patients and doctors explain what the PSA test is and how it can be used to identify cancer at its earliest stage. Remember, no man should die from Prostate Cancer. Watch this program and get the facts.moreless
  • Overcoming Obesity
    Episode 7
    1/1/06
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    Part of the award winning public television series Healthy Body/Healthy Mind. Approximately 127 million adults in the U.S. are overweight, 60 million obese, and 9 million severely obese. Obesity is a complex, multi-factorial chronic disease involving environmental (social and cultural), genetic, physiologic, metabolic, behavioral and psychological components. It is the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. In this episode we define people at risk and detail some of the Nutritional solutions to help people stay healthy.moreless
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    Part of the award winning public television series Healthy Body/Healthy Mind. What do dust, cat hair, and pollen have in common? They are common allergens, insignificant to most people but not for those who have Allergic Rhinitis (AR) also known as Hay Fever. For these folks, dust, cat hair, and pollen trigger itchy eyes, closed lungs, and lots of sneezing. This can either be seasonal or year round. This program explains that you don't have to suffer year round. Learn how you can bring AR under control.moreless
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    Part of the award winning public television series Healthy Body/Healthy Mind. Hepatitis C is a blood born disease affecting over 5 million Americans. Dangerously, most people infected aren't even aware they've contracted it. On this program, Infectious Disease Specialists discuss the latest scientific & clinical data including treatment options and their side effects. We visit with real people who for years were unaware they were carrying the virus, found out, sought proper treatment and now live virus free.moreless
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    Part of the award winning public television series Healthy Body/Healthy Mind. In this program a leading expert states, "I look at diet as a four letter word. It's a matter of making healthy food choices and that should be for the rest of your life." Through this Nutrition & Exercise program, viewers will learn how to prevent health problems such as heart disease and diabetes and make healthy lifestyle choices.moreless