Healthy living presents special challenges for members of minorities living in lower-income neighborhoods-particularly senior citizens. This program examines those challenges, and the health problems that can result, by focusing on African-Americans and Latinos. A thought-provoking perspective on minority rights and social inequality in America's urban areas. (24 minutes) A streaming videorecording.
Stress: Portrait of a killer
A Stanford University neurobiologist has been advancing our understanding of stress - how it impacts our bodies and how our social standing can make us more or less susceptible. Research reveals that the impact of stress can be found deep within us, shrinking our brains, adding fat to our bellies, even unraveling our chromosomes. Yet understanding how stress works can help us figure out a ways to combat it and how to live a life free of the tyranny of this contemporary plague. (52 mins.)
Broadcasts of seminar, conferences or meetings delivered to live or recorded to a world-wide audience over the Internet.
Visualizing Health Disparities Webinar
This webinar, originally conducted on May 7, 2012, will explore cases where mapping has been utilized to better understand health disparities, disease prevalence, and their relation to geography and sources of pollution.
Obesity in America: A National Crisis
Backed up by meticulous research, this two-part set is a provocative, thorough investigation into the upsurge of obesity in America. 2-part set, 76 and 79 minutes each.
Strategies to Promote the Health of Individuals
The World Health Organization defines health promotion as the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health. Referencing the WHO's Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, this program takes a close look at lifestyle approaches, preventive medical approaches, and public health approaches to health promotion. The importance of integrated health promotion involving educational initiatives, a variety of media approaches, the expansion of health-friendly environments, government support, and ongoing medical research is stressed. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. A part of the series Understanding Personal Health. (26 minutes) A streaming videorecording.