Physical, Eating, and Sleep Disorders

  • Nutrition and Diets: How to Build Up Your Immune System

    Christine Marquette explains that there are many things that can be done to build up the immune system, including stress management, physical activity and nutrition. Marquette explains that stress can depress your immune system, and that you should get lots of fruits and vegetables (especially those with antioxidants), and lean protein. She also recommends probiotic-rich yogurt, milk, or cheese. How…

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  • AIDS Documentary

    The Fire Within is an illuminating story of two people with singular spirit. Bob Bowers is a long-term AIDS survivor. Shawn met him 10 years ago and in spite of his disease, she married him six months later. To this day she remains HIV-negative. This clip records Shawn’s participation in a 7-day, 575-mile bike ride as she tries, in some…

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  • Childrens Cancer Hospital Ranks High for Cancer Care

    The Childrens Cancer Hospital at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation for treating children with cancer according to a world report survey. The survey measured reputation of pediatric oncologists and care-related measures. This hospital uses new therapies and supportive programs to treat children. They have adopted a family-centered approach to…

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  • Overcoming Binge Eating The Secret Food Diaries

    The Secret Food Diaries is a short film which follows Dinutta as she comes to terms with her eating disorder. Dinutta binge eats and keeps very little in her cupboards to thwart her overeating. She will not eat with her son because she worries he will mirror her eating habits. Mary goes shopping with Dinutta to help her select food…

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  • Intervention Nicole

    This clip from Intervention shows Nicoles story and her struggle with an eating disorder (dysphasia). She describes being molested as a young child and her inability to swallow as a result of the abuse. She chews food for the flavor and spits it up into a cup (sometimes feeding herself through a tube in her stomach). Name some social, biological,…

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  • Night Eating Syndrome

    Steve Tromans discusses the night eating syndrome. He explains what it entails, how it is received, and how to stop. Tromans advises eating appropriately through the day and sleeping through the night. He uses a combination of techniques to re-train the mind (including hypnosis). In night eating syndrome, people eat what percentage of their daily food intake after their evening…

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  • Do I Have a Sleep Disorder?

    Video 1: This video from the Harley Street Medical Center is a great video that covers methods to identify a sleep disorder. This is a perfect video for use in a presentation or class due to the lack of voice over. This will give the student/presenter a clean slate to create audio. You could even mute the video and create…

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  • Narcolepsy Girl

    In this clip, a man (in cahoots with his brother) surprises his fiance who has narcolepsy. His brother bursts into the room and the woman screams then falls over asleep. How common is narcolepsy? What are the DSM criteria for narcolepsy? Does this woman exhibit narcolepsy appropriately, or does this look like a stunt?

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  • Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea is a condition that causes a person to stop breathing for short periods of time during their sleep. The most effective way to treat this condition is with continuous positive airway pressure, also known as CPAP. Ann, a heart transplant patient, was referred to a sleep clinic and discovered she had sleep apnea. Patients who have cardiovascular disease…

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