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  • Torso and arm of a person with an oximeter and an IV in a hospital bed while a doctor tests responsiveness. Caption: showing symptoms of a stroke,

    Explains what a stroke is, types of strokes, warning signs, physical and mental effects of strokes, and risks for strokes. Presents information on the diagnosis and treatment of strokes and stresses the importance of early treatment. Stroke victims and their families share their experiences.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Young person sitting on an examination table with leg extended while someone looks at it. Spanish captions.

    When Brandon was 10 he was diagnosed with psoriasis. At first, he was very ashamed due to the visible patches on his skin. However, five years after his diagnosis, with adequate treatment, he lives with the disease and has a normal life.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Person in scrubs handling medical equipment. Spanish captions.

    So many technological developments have taken place this century that enable medical professionals to practice medicine at a distance. Thanks to information technologies it is no longer necessary to go to the doctor's office for a checkup or diagnosis. Doctors now have the ability to take vital signs, perform tests, or even operate from a distant location.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Cluster of nerve fibers. Caption: that can image deep into biological tissue,

    Imagine having the ability to manipulate light waves in order to see through a skull right into the brain, or being able to use lasers to diagnose a bacterial infection in a matter of minutes. At the Center for Biophotonic Sensors and Systems (CBSS) at Boston University, technologies enabling these abilities and many others are coming to light. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), mechanical engineer Thomas Bifano and his colleagues are developing optical microscopes that can image deep into biological tissue, helping scientists observe molecular-scale activity. Their goal is to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”

    (Source: DCMP)