Chip Taylor Communications



Subject: Health: Medicine

Advances in Science & Technology Series: Health & Medicine

Advances in Science & Technology Series: Health & Medicine

11 of 41 state-of-the-art programs from the Advances in Science and Technology Series that focus on Health and Medicine advances. Each program offers 4 - 6 clearly illustrated individual segments. Produced by London Television Service. Series: 41 x 30-minute programs.
Other focus areas in the series include: Agriculture; Computer Science; Environment; Vocational Ed.


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Bone, Knee, Hip and Joint Advances

Bone, Knee, Hip and Joint Advances

"Recommended. The information in this program, as well as the entire series, is up-to-date and of interest to both general audiences and to medical specialists." -EMRO Review
"Osteoporosis" - a new diagnostic device screens for signs of weakening of the bones; "See Through Bones" - a new x-ray machine which Click for more


Cancer Advances

Cancer Advances

"Marrow Harvest" - presents a new technique in which marrow cells can be extracted from a patient's bloodstream without the need for surgery, a welcome alternative to painful bone marrow extraction; "Cell Selection" - how scientists have developed an ingenious system to separate good cells from bad ones using electricity; Click for more


Dental Care Advances

Dental Care Advances

"Tooth Protection" - plants are being bred to produce specific molecules to protect teeth; "Fillings By Numbers" - computers, an infra-red camera and a robot are used to create once-in-a-lifetime fillings; "Glass Teeth" - a new way of protecting the teeth of younger patients with fluoride; "Growing Teeth" - dentists Click for more


Doctors Using High Technology

Doctors Using High Technology

"Recommended. A wide variety of technology advances; each segment presents a brief overview covering 4-5 minutes for each advance from development to implementation." -EMRO Review
"Paramedic Sight" - wearing a special transmitter a paramedic sends pictures of a patient back to a doctor for expert assessment; Click for more


Eye, Ear and Nose Advances

Eye, Ear and Nose Advances

"Laser Eyes" - laser surgery, which takes 15 seconds, brings life-long benefit for people with nearsightedness; "Glaucoma" - by asking patients to identify flickering targets on a computer screen, early signs of glaucoma can be detected; "Liquid Specs" - inexpensive glasses, made from plastic bags and water, can bring Click for more


Heart, Blood and Breathing Advances

Heart, Blood and Breathing Advances

"Fatty Heart" - a new and simple test for the chemical hydro peroxide offers an indication of the risk to life from a heart attack; "Vibrating Arteries" - a safe new method using a vibrating catheter, its gentle oscillation breaks down dangerous fatty tissue in veins; "Miniature Miracle" - a miniature ultrasound probe, Click for more


Muscle Mobility Advances

Muscle Mobility Advances

"Standing Up" - electrode implants stimulate leg muscles and help paraplegics stand; "Electronic Insoles" - electronic insoles redistribute pressure on the feet and help a polio victim walk; "Meyer Hip Brace" - Dr. Paul Meyer's brace helps children with Cerebral Palsy sit upright and walk with less difficulty; "Gait Click for more


Natural, Synthetic and Innovative Advances

Natural, Synthetic and Innovative Advances

"Highly Recommended. Each segment of the program is clearly delineated and the content of each is brief and informative. The video and audio quality are clear and well edited, and at 30 minutes long it is ideal for a class showing with time for discussion. Enough information is given so students can easily find Click for more


Pain Relief Advances

Pain Relief Advances

"Ametop Gel" - a new gel that acts as a skin anesthetic. So powerful, it is now used during skin-grafting operations; "Pain Relief" - an electronic device bursts high voltage signals through the spinal column helping to alleviate chronic pain; "Superglue Stitches" - a chemical superglue that will set in warm, wet wounds Click for more


Scanners, X-Rays and Lasers

Scanners, X-Rays and Lasers

"Surgeon's New Eyes" - a safe, non-invasive MRI scanning system allows surgeons to see organs moving inside the body; "Kindly Light" - a non-invasive, portable scanner, using light not x-ray, to scan a baby's brain; "3D Computer" - digitized 3D imaging of the human skull are fast becoming necessary tools in hospitals Click for more


Using Animals and Insects in Medicine

Using Animals and Insects in Medicine

"Transgenic Chickens" - an essential chemical for hemophiliacs has been discovered to reside in a chicken's egg and is now readily and inexpensively available; "Leeches" - Leeches provide a dependable anti-coagulant to help prevent blood clots and consequent heart attacks; "Tissue Culture" - artificial skin, necessary Click for more





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