Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 4

An Ottawa cancer patient undergoes the removal and reconstruction of her remaining breast. A Montreal psychiatrist administers electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to a patient with debilitating depression. In Vancouver, a doctor tends to an immigrant family from Iraq whose elderly mother is suffering from PTSD. A First Nations man who lost part of his foot because of diabetes places hopes for ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/28/2015

Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 5

In Vancouver, a daughter donates her kidney to her 81-year-old father and two heroin addicts visit a groundbreaking Downtown Eastside clinic to receive daily injections of prescription heroin. In Toronto, a deaf baby gets her cochlear implant activated and hears her mother’s voice for the first time, while a family doctor practices innovative ways to deliver healthcare to homebound patients. ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/10/2015

Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 6

A single mother in Hamilton, whose premature baby was born at only 26 weeks gestation, waits alone as doctors prepare her tiny son for surgery. A former Richmond high school athlete who weighs almost 400 pounds hopes to change his life with bariatric surgery to reduce his stomach size. In Quebec’s far north, a Cree doctor wages her own battle ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/10/2015

Keeping Canada Safe Keeping Canada Safe, Episode 5

A police task force in Quebec City undertakes the suspenseful, chilling arrest of a suspected child pornographer. Canadian Forces fighter jet pilots in Cold Lake engage in a thrilling mid-air dogfight to test their response in the event of enemy attack. A Commercial Vehicle Inspection Officer engages in high-speed pursuit of a truck on an Alberta highway — and finds ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/06/2017

The Current Labels are for Cans: Managing autism in the workplace

People with high-functioning autism are said to have an "invisible disability." But it's not always completely invisible. There can be problems communicating, troublesome ticks, or socially inappropriate behaviour. Sometimes, it's enough to result in dismissal. Advocates say workplaces should be more accommodating. But as CBC reporter Julie Ireton discovered, there is a bigger debate taking place about whether workers with ...
  • 2014
  • 00:19:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2014

The National Life Sentence: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) can lead to learning disabilities, poor judgment and antisocial behaviour. It is caused by maternal drinking during pregnancy. FAS causes permanent organic injury to the brain. One in 500 babies born in Canada suffers from this condition. Now, new research suggests our prisons are full of victims of FAS – many of them undiagnosed. A study shows ...
  • 1997
  • 00:23:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Firsthand Lost on Arrival: Me, the Mounties & PTSD

The lifetime prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in war journalists is 28.6% — 3.5 times the general population. In 2014, longtime CBC journalist Curt Petrovich was diagnosed with PTSD. This insightful film captures his courageous efforts to rebuild himself from the inside out. From running marathons to experimental MDMA treatments, Curt tries anything to stop the traumatic images ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2017

My Brilliant Brain Make Me a Genius

Can you turn an ordinary child into a prodigy? For Susan Polgar, this hypothetical becomes reality as she is transformed into the world’s first female chess grand master. Susan was not born with her brilliant brain; it was created by a unique educational experience that dominated her childhood. With no history of brilliant chess players in her family, Susan spent ...
  • 2007
  • 00:50:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2016

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The Nature of Things Me, My Brain and I

The program looks at general theories that explain how the brain works and, in particular, how the frontal lobes are involved in processing and interpreting information from the world around us. Previously, scientists believed that the frontal lobes served no real purpose. Now, a whole new picture is emerging. We see examples of how the frontal lobes are involved in ...
  • 2001
  • 00:53:44
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - January 2014 Military Suicides in Canada

Post-traumatic stress syndrome, more commonly known as PTSD, can take over the life of someone suffering from the disorder. In recent years, more than 100 Canadian soldiers have taken their lives due to PTSD and people are calling on the military to do more to help people suffering from it.
  • 2014
  • 00:18:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/15/2014

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