Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Health Science

Health Video Library

Osteoporosis Videos; Sciatica Causes and Treatments; Spinal Stenosis Videos etc...

videos demonstrating core clinical skills

University of London submitted on 26 May, 2008

Provides online videos demonstrating core clinical skills common to a wide range of medical and health-based courses.

Complex Health II

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College spring 2008 submitted on 17 April, 2008

Infertility, Endometriosis, Assessment of Reproductive System, Critical-Life Threatening Situations, Alterations GI, Inflammatory Intestinal, Gastrointestinal Alterations etc...

Occupational Safety Practice

McGill University, Winter 2008 submitted on 15 March, 2008

Occupational Health, Hygiene: Principles of safety and loss prevention; incident investigations and analyses, occupational safety management tools; loss recognition; safety standards, guidelines and legislation. Selected topics include: fire prevention; workshop, tool and machine safety; fall protection; laboratory safety; confined space entry; safe work permit systems; and materials handling.

World of Chemistry: Food

McGill University, Winter 2008 submitted on 15 March, 2008

Food, vitamins, Diet and Heart Disease, weight control, Diet drugs, minerals, Diet Cancer, Food Reactions etc...

Human Intelligence

Indiana University, Interview with Carol Dweck

why people's beliefs about their own intelligence are important, how praising students the wrong way can limit their intellectual growth, mythology of genius etc...

Introduction to Human Nutrition

berkeley Spring 2007 streaming

This course provides an overview of digestion and metabolism of nutrients. Foods are discussed as a source of nutrients, and the evidence is reviewed as to the effects of nutrition on health. The emphasis of the course is on issues of current interest and on worldwide problems of food and nutrition. Students are required to record their own diet, calculate its composition, and evaluate its nutrient content in light of their particular needs.

Human Nutrition

Professor Robert Nicolosi The University of Massachusetts Lowell Fall 2007

Nursing Health Alterations

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College 2007 podcast downloadable

Musculoskeletal System, Neurological Disorders, Nervous System, Diabetes, Cancer pain, Alteration in Endocrine, Perioperative Nursing, Cardiac, Cardiovascular, Respiratory etc...

Life: Concepts and Issues

Prof Jay Phelan, University of California Fall 2006 webcast podcast

Life: Concepts and Issues

Prof Jay Phelan, University of California Spring Quarter 2007 webcast podcast

Aging Well Free Login Required

Center for Successful Aging, The University of Toledo

Sensory changes in the older adult , Staying at home: safety Vs Independence, Normal Aging, Promoting health and wellness through physical activity, Generic dermatology, Alzheimer's disease, movement disorders etc...

Introduction to Human Nutrition

Berkeley Fall 2006 video and audio

Introduction, Nutrient Needs, Digestion, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Protein, Energy Metabolism, Obesity, Vitamins, Iron, Water, Alcohol, Sports Nutrition, Pregnancy, Malnutrition, Diet and Health, Food Safety etc....

Weight Training

MIT OCW, Spring 2006, video

Legs: Squat, Lunges, Leg press, Leg Extension, Leg Curl, Standing Calf Rise, Chest, Back and Shoulders: Bench Press, Pull Down, Chin up, Pull up, long row, Chest Raise, Arms: Dumbbell Bicep Curl, Triceps push down, etc...

Technology, the Brain, and the Future

Ray Kurzweil, inventor, writer; Howard Gardner, professor, HGSE

The Art of Being a Renaissance Man

Gary Radke, professor, Syracuse University

Heart Health Online


This is great resource of video lectures on all kinds of Diseases and Conditions. Some of the topics includes Heart, Cancer, Asthma, Allergies, Chickenpox and many more

Brain and Cognitive Sciences

MIT, Spring '05, Streaming and Downloadable

Mind/Brain Institute

Johns Hopkins University

Neuroscience Lectures [168 Letures on various topics ]

National Institute of Health, Streaming

Another Neuroscience Lecture Collection

John Hopkin, MIT, Rice University etc..., Streaming

Aging, Health, and Diversity

berkeley Spring 2004 streaming

1 comment:

Lanie said...

I read Fantastic Voyage, The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Singularity is Near, and they changed my life. I even found some of his lectures on Itunes and I find myself impatiently awaiting his next book.

Recently read another incredible book that I can't recommend highly enough, especially to all of you who also love Ray Kurzweil's work. The book is ""My Stroke of Insight"" by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. I had heard Dr Taylor's talk on the TED dot com site and I have to say, it changed my world. It's spreading virally all over the internet and the book is now a NYTimes Bestseller, so I'm not the only one, but it is the most amazing talk, and the most impactful book I've read in years. (Dr T also was named to Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People and Oprah had her on her Soul Series last month and I hear they're making a movie about her story so you may already have heard of her)
If you haven't heard Dr Taylor's TEDTalk, that's an absolute must. The book is more and deeper and better, but start with the video (it's 18 minutes). Basically, her story is that she was a 37 yr old Harvard brain scientist who had a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. Because of her knowledge of how the brain works, and thanks to her amazingly loving and kind mother, she eventually fully recovered (and that part of the book detailing how she did it is inspirational).

There's a lot of learning and magic in the book, but the reason I so highly recommend My Stroke of Insight to this discussion, is because we have powerfully intelligent left brains that are rational, logical, sequential and grounded in detail and time, and then we have our kinesthetic right brains, where we experience intuition and peace and euphoria. Now that Kurzweil has got us taking all those vitamins and living our best ""Fantastic Voyage"" , the absolute necessity is that we read My Stroke of Insight and learn from Dr Taylor how to achieve balance between our right and left brains. Enjoy!