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Pagán, Carlos

Overview
Works: 48 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 1,483 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Popular works  Case studies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs 
Roles: Host
Classifications: PN1997, 616.8527
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Most widely held works by Carlos Pagán
Cholesterol : raising the good and lowering the bad by Pierre Ménard( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By now, most people have heard the terms HDL (good cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol). But do you know what makes good cholesterol good and bad cholesterol bad? And how does the wrong combination of these lipoproteins affect the risk of heart disease? This program delves into these important questions and provides useful information about how to keep one's cholesterol under control
Unmasking the mystery of acromagaly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone in adults. The name acromegaly comes from the Greek words for "extremities" and "enlargement" and reflects one of its most common symptoms, the abnormal growth of the hands and feet. The symptoms of acromegaly can vary and they develop gradually over time; therefore, a diagnosis of this condition may be difficult. Once recognized, acromegaly is treatable in most patients, but because of its slow onset, it frequently is not diagnosed correctly. If left untreated, acromegaly can lead to serious illness - including cardiovascular disease and diabetes - and premature death
The science of multiple sclerosis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can be devastating especially since the condition can affect people in many different age groups. But while the disease is well-known there is much still misunderstood about the condition. In this program we explore the many ways to manage MS, including the latest treatments available. Plus we'll hear the encouraging news from doctors who believe that MS is very treatable if therapy is started early
Von Willebrand disease( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people wouldn't give a second thought to a minor cut. But for individuals with von Willebrand disease, bleeding is often a cause for concern, particularly when it involves a serious injury or surgery. Von Willebrand disease is a hereditary condition, making it the most common bleeding disorder. It afflicts men and women, as well as children. Though incurable and often challenging to diagnose, there are numerous medications that can be used to effectively control and manage this condition
Dealing with degenerative disk disease( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program profiles two patients with lumber DDD - one an office worker, the other a firefighter -- who get relief through two entirely different courses of treatment. The first opts to address the symptoms with physical therapy and a form of acupuncture called intramuscular stimulation, while the second decides to eliminate the root cause of the discomfort with disk replacement surgery. The importance of early diagnosis is emphasized"--Container
Learning about rheumatoid arthritis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a detailed look at how rheumatoid arthritis appears, progresses, and responds to treatment. Features case studies that demonstrate the potential dangers of RA while outlining new therapies that have reduced the effects of the disease
Electronic health records by Dorothy Dupree( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether they are needed to ensure properly dispensed prescriptions, monitor a patient's recovery, or make an urgently needed diagnosis, accurate health records are crucial to a patient's safety. This program highlights the important work of health information technicians and shows how electronic health records can help make medical care both safer and more efficient. In-depth commentary on medical information technology and its challenges comes from Dr. David Bates, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Don Detmen, Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia. Both are leading experts in medical informatics."--Container
Aspects of MS( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is considered an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system which includes the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. A fatty tissue called myelin, surrounds and protects the nerves in the central nervous system, helping nerve fibers send electrical messages to the entire body. While the exact cause of this disease is still unknown, most scientists agree that several factors are involved, including: genetics, gender, or environmental triggers such as a virus or bacteria. Researchers have long been searching for an infectious agent that may trigger MS. While many viruses and bacteria have been studied, nothing has been confirmed. In recent years, disease modifying medications have been shown to slow down the progression of MS, its rate of relapse and the body's overall disability
Depression : not a normal part of aging by Malcolm Brown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program highlights the latest breakthroughs in treatment and diagnostic tools spotlighting several people who have suffered with depression their entire lives, but are finding relief through a combination of treatment strategies and lifestyle changes."--Http://www.healthybodyhealthymind.com)
Adult ADHD : Regaining Focus( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adults describe how ADHD has altered their lives, and share how they have worked to overcome its effects. Leading medical experts in the field explain how the human brain misfires in people with ADHD and what new treatment options are helping adults finally gain control over this condition
Preventing flu and pneumonia( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines the science behind influenza and pneumonia and the conditions, both hygienic and environmental, that contribute to the spread of dangerous viruses and bacteria. Animation sequences, case studies, and interviews with physicians highlight ways to prevent these illnesses
Overcoming infertility( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Difficulty in conceiving a child is becoming an increasingly common problem for many couples. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, infertility affects more than 6 million men and women in the United States. As this program shows, infertility can be frustrating, mysterious, and difficult to cope with- however, advances in assisted reproductive technology are also highlighted, demonstrating that many couples are eventually able to achieve their dream of starting a family. Interviews with renowned infertility experts and patients who have undergone infertility treatment provide encouraging and informative case studies
Narcolepsy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program examines the chronic neurological disorder and its connection to the brain's inability to regulate the correct times for sleeping and waking. ... The program presents case studies and expert interviews"--Container
Improving the lives of patients and families with Alzheimer's( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the affects of Alzheimer's disease is eventually debilitating, it's important to realize it is a chronic disease that people can successfully live with for many years. This episode will examine ways to help Alzheimer's patients and their families, cope with the changes that occur as they experience this journey together
Life After heart attack( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each year, more than one million men and women suffer a heart attack. This event suddenly and dramatically alters a person's life forever, but studies show that if sufferers can get to a hospital quickly, more than 90 percent will survive. This program explores the radical and unexpected changes that heart attack sufferers must deal with. Spotlighting the importance of targeted medications, lifestyle modifications, and--no less importantly--determination, the program provides case studies in which patients have regained productive and enjoyable lives. In addition to expert commentary, the program also overviews the warning signs of a heart attack and how they might differ between men and women"--Container
Menopause : HRT and other treatments by D. J. S Hunter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a life change that every woman faces. Unfortunately, menopause can lead to serious medical issues such as brittle bones, mood disorders, and sexual dysfunction. This program explains the biological changes that take place in the female body during menopause and assesses the potential of hormone replacement therapy, or HRT. It also examines findings on possible links between HRT and the risk of cancer and heart disease, while outlining alternatives to HRT and other treatment options. Case studies shed light on the human and medical dimensions of menopause. Commentary comes from Dr. Lila Nachtigall of the NYU School of Medicine and Dr. Hugh Taylor of the Yale School of Medicine
Patient safety by Lucian L Leape( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether they are needed to ensure properly dispensed prescriptions, monitor a patient's recovery, or make an urgently needed diagnosis, accurate health records are crucial to a patient's safety. While the developed world embraces unified electronic patient records, the U.S. is still debating and delaying. This program highlights the important work of health information technicians and shows how electronic health records can help make medical care both safer and more efficient
Advanced care planning : preferences for care at the end of life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In our society where so much attention is devoted to the immediacy of daily life, issues like serious illness and death are never easy to think about or discuss. But ignoring these topics can have devastating consequences. A growing number of people - both young and old - are taking a proactive role through a process known as Advanced Care Planning that includes completing a living will, a medical power of attorney and considering organ-donation options (viewed April 16, 2009, http://www.itvisus.comn)
Understanding hemophilia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether it occurs in mild, moderate, or severe cases, hemophilia is a serious and sometimes frightening disease. This program explores the basic aspects of hemophilia and features case studies of patients who are successfully managing the condition. Illustrating the lack of specific blood proteins, or clotting factors, at the root of hemophilia, the program explains both Type A and Type B varieties and shows how treatments have evolved over the decades
Pulmonary fibrosis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lung disease- or pulmonary fibrosis, to use a more clinical term- is actually a set of illnesses that cause progressive scarring inside the lungs. This program takes a close look at the disease, the ways in which it is often detected, and current strategies for treating it. Showing how, over time, pulmonary fibrosis replaces healthy lung tissue with scar tissue, the program demonstrates how this causes airways to constrict, making oxygenation difficult and eventually impossible. Doctors, researchers, and patients are interviewed, presenting several case studies. Viewers will discover how clinical trials may one day lead to a drug that prevents lung function from worsening- allowing patients to live longer.--Container
 
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