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Filmography - New Acquisitions: May 2014 - July 2015: Health

These are select lists from the DVDs purchased by Media Services in the last year.

Health - New acquisitions May 2014 - July 2015

Media Services is continually adding DVDs and streaming videos to the library collection. This is a snapshot of some of the titles purchased in the last year under various subject areas.

Older, more complete filmographies for these topics can be found on the filmographies index page. Because it takes time to research and compile full filmographies, they may not contain the most recent titles acquired by the library. The library catalog always has an up to date listing of all Media Services items.

This is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible.  All DVDs listed below are located in Media Services on the Lower Level of Bender Library. To search the library’s complete videos holdings (including streaming videos) search the library catalog at:


May 2014 - July 2015 Additions


Designing healthy communities. Public Television series. 2011. 4 videodiscs (ca. 219 min.). "A public television multiple-media project providing a provocative and challenging view of the impact the built environment has on our public health -- how we live, where we live, and what we must change to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities."--Container. DVD 6448.

Faded : girls & binge drinking. 2011. 1 videodisc (60 min.). "Faded is a 60 minute documentary profiliing four young women (ages 14-25) and their struggles with binge drinking. Shot over the course of five years, the film dramatically captures the pressures, fears and roller-coaster existence of the 21st century girl, offering shocking new insights into what typically is considered a ’teenage rite of passage.’" –Container. DVD 11509.

Fed up. 2014. 1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.). Narrated by Katie Couric, the film blows the lid off everything that was known about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public. Exposing the hidden truths contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history, it follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives and reveals why the conventional wisdom of ’exercise and eat right’ is not ringing true for millions of people. HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 6424.

Poster girl. 2010. 1 videodisc (38 min.). Profiles Robynn Murray, an Iraq War veteran living with post-traumatic stress disorder. HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 11622.

Rodney Yee’s complete yoga for beginners. 2014. 1 videodisc (80 min).                 Internationally acclaimed yoga instructor Rodney Yee guides you through four beginner yoga practices, each with a different benefits. Learn correct form, and move through a variety of simple poses and sequences that will help increase flexibility, energize the body and calm the mind. Yoga basics: this slower paced routine walks you through the basic yoga poses, including mountain, plant and cobra and guides you through simple bends and twists. Yoga for flexibility: stretch the body slowly and deeply with this relaxing practice that focuses on increasing your range of motion. Yoga for energy: A perfect way to start the day. These gentle yoga sequences will get your blood flowing and draw energy up and through the body. Yoga for relaxation: transition from your busy day to a series of slow, mindful movements allowing you to calm the mind and release stress.Bonus, yoga express and pose guide: download rodney’s 10 minuet yoga express practice and his easy reference pose guide at HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 11744.

Second opinion : Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering. 2014.  1 videodisc (73 min., 44 sec.). "The story of a young science-writer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, who risked everything by blowing the whistle on a massive cover-up involving a promising cancer therapy"--IMDb. HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 11631.

Still Alice. 2014. 1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.). Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 12218.

The angry heart: the impact of racism on heart disease among African Americans. 2001. 1 videodisc (57 min.). "African-Americans die from heart disease at disproportionately higher rates than white Americans, yet many in this community are painfully unaware of the scope of the problem. [This film] spotlights this modern epidemic through the story of 45-year-old Keith Hartgrove, who has already experienced two heart attacks and quadruple bypass surgery. Together with the experts who are interviewed in this important documentary, he analyzes the impact of a wide variety of factors including depression, stress, diet, smoking and other lifestyle issues, but makes clear that, for African-Americans, such factors are inseparable from racism, and from the discrimination, poverty, segregation, substandard education, and day-to-day tensions which racism engenders." -- Container. DVD 11735.

Tuberculosis in America: the people’s plague. 1995. 2 videodiscs (114 min.). Chronicles a history that has shaped much of our modern public health policy. Examines a disease that is highly curable and almost entirely preventable and yet today has returned to catch our country’s health care system off guard. DVD 12269.