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Health is a hotbutton issue, and this selection reflects the current status of human wellness.

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Andrew Weil
Andrew Weil

Andrew Weil has devoted his life to practicing the most natural and preventive medicine possible. LearnOutLoud.com has plenty of offerings from Andrew Weil on audio and they are here for you to get started immediately on your road to better health.

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8 Weeks to Optimum Health
8 Weeks to Optimum Health
by Andrew Weil

Now expanded and updated: The audiobook in which one of America's most brilliant and respected doctors gives us his famous program for improving and maintaining health--already the program of choice for hundreds of thousands.
Anatomy of the Human Body, Part 1
Anatomy of the Human Body, Part 1
by Henry Gray

Henry Gray's classic anatomy textbook was first published in 1858 and has been in continuous publication ever since, revised and expanded through many successive editions.
Basic Human Anatomy
Basic Human Anatomy
by John K. Young

The structures that lie beneath our skin represent a remarkable and beautiful assortment of biological machines essential for our lives. Often, however, we take these structures for granted; it is only when we become ill that we wonder how the body functions and what has gone wrong.
Basics of Genetics
Basics of Genetics
by Betsey Dexter Dyer

Professor Betsey Dexter Dyer examines the wideranging field of genetics, which is the study of the hereditary information of organisms, how it is used, and how it is transferred through generations.
Biology 2120: Lectures on Anatomy and Physiology Podcast
Biology 2120: Lectures on Anatomy and Physiology Podcast
by Dr. Gerald Cizadlo

Anatomy and Physiology Lectures - This is the second semester of a year-long series from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN.
The Building Blocks of Human Life: Understanding Mature Cells and Stem Cells
The Building Blocks of Human Life: Understanding Mature Cells and Stem Cells
by John K. Young

Every human is composed of an amazing assortment of cells and tissues that carry out myriad functions necessary for sustaining life.
Cheating Death
Cheating Death
by Sanjay Gupta

An unborn baby with a fatal heart defect . . . a skier submerged for an hour in a frozen Norwegian lake . . . a comatose brain surgery patient whom doctors have declared a "vegetable."
Critical Condition: Health Care in America
 
Critical Condition: Health Care in America
by James Steele

Investigative reporting team Donald Barlett and James Steele discuss Critical Condition: How Health Care in America Became Big Business and Bad Medicine at the 2007 Chautauqua Institution Summer Program.
DNA
DNA
by James Watson

The co-discoverer of DNA structure gives a lively behind-the-scenes look at the advances of molecular biology and choices they will force us to make.
DNA and the Brain - Dr. James Watson speaks at Google
 
DNA and the Brain - Dr. James Watson speaks at Google
by James Watson

James D. Watson, Nobel Laureate and Chancellor of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, describes the years leading up to his 1953 discovery of the structure of DNA...
Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography
Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography
by Sherwin B. Nuland

How was medical science able to make this extraordinary journey? What major discoveries made it possible?
Dr. Dean Ornish on Healing
 
Dr. Dean Ornish on Healing
by Dean Ornish

Dean Ornish talks about simple, low-tech and low-cost ways to take advantage of the body's natural desire to heal itself.
Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
by Siddhartha Mukherjee

A magnificent, beautifully written epic "biography" of cancer---in the tradition of Andrew Solomon's The Noonday Demon, this is a brilliant exploration of the past, present, and future of a complex disease that defines us and our time.
General Human Anatomy
 
General Human Anatomy
by Marian C. Diamond

The functional anatomy of the human body as revealed by gross and microscopic examination. Video of lectures available at webcast.berkeley.edu/courses.
Great Minds of Medicine
Great Minds of Medicine
by Dr. William Castelli

What's it like to live with manic depression? What should you know about hospital emergency rooms? Could you help...
Hospital
Hospital
by Julie Salamon

Determined to understand the whole spectrum of factors that determine what kind of medical care people receive in this country, best-selling author Julie Salamon spent one year tracking the progress of the center and getting to know the characters who make the hospital run.
How Cancer Begins
 
How Cancer Begins
by Robert Weinberg

If you’re worried about getting cancer, do yourself a favor: steer clear of red meat and rich foods, and avoid cigarettes. In this lecture, Robert Weinberg provides the scientific basis for this commonplace advice…
How Doctors Think
How Doctors Think
by Jerome Groopman

A New Yorker staff writer, bestselling author, and professor at Harvard Medical School unravels the mystery of how doctors figure out the best treatments---or fail to do so. This book describes the warning signs of flawed medical thinking and offers intelligent questions patients can ask.
The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal
 
The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal
by Anthony A. Goodman

This course explores the many ways the body meets the challenges of disease and injury with remarkable defenses and restorative powers, and how, in some cases, it may either overreact or fail.
Instant Anatomy Podcast
Instant Anatomy Podcast
by Robert Whitaker

Podcasts to help the learning of human anatomy for doctors, medical students, nurses and anyone else who has an interest in human anatomy by Dr Robert Whitaker, Cambridge, UK
Introduction to Human Anatomy
Introduction to Human Anatomy
by John K. Young

Learn about your body with this lecture delivered by Professor John K. Young on the axial skeleton of the human. Professor Young starts the lecture with some definitions of basic human anatomy terms.
Introduction to Human Nutrition
 
Introduction to Human Nutrition
by Nancy Amy

This course provides an overview of digestion and metabolism of nutrients.
JAMA Weekly Summary and Commentary Podcast
 
JAMA Weekly Summary and Commentary Podcast
by Dr. Catherine DeAngelis

Weekly Audio Commentary for JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, by Editor-in-Chief Dr Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH.
KCRW's Second Opinion Podcast
KCRW's Second Opinion Podcast
by Dr. Michael Wilkes

A few minutes of medical information from the practical to the political.
Life of a Drug
 
Life of a Drug
by Timothy Maher

What is a "black-box" warning? Who's looking out for your well-being? Should "Fen-Phen" have ever happened? What about Vioxx?
The Long History of Practical Genetics
The Long History of Practical Genetics
by Betsey Dexter Dyer

In this lecture Professor Betsey Dexter Dyer provides an overview of the thousands of years in which humans have applied practical genetics in their daily life.
The Making of Modern Medicine
The Making of Modern Medicine
by Andrew Cunningham

This major new Radio 4 series charts the development of Western medicine and healing, from the ancient Greeks to the pioneering organ transplant operations of the 20th century and beyond.
McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine Podcast
McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine Podcast

HOL Grand Rounds Lectures, HOL Updates, Hursts the Heart Updates.
Medical Science
Medical Science
by Richard Eimas

Though medical science began with the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, dissection and the study of the human body was prohibited for religious reasons until the Renaissance.
Medline Plus: NLM Director's Comments Podcast
Medline Plus: NLM Director's Comments Podcast

Weekly highlights of What's New in MedlinePlus.gov are narrated by the U.S. National Library of Medicine's Director.
The Men's Health Longevity Program
The Men's Health Longevity Program
by The Editors of Men's Health Magazine

Health, adventure, sex, energy, and success can be yours - starting this Monday! In this unique, easy-to-follow 12-week program, the trusted, pull-no-punches editors of...
NEJM This Week Podcast
NEJM This Week Podcast

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Weekly Audio Summary RSS feed. NEJM (http://www.nejm.org) is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion.
NREMT Paramedic Exam Audio Study Guide
NREMT Paramedic Exam Audio Study Guide
by EMSSuccess.com

Study ONLY NREMT exam tested material. No “fluff” or other information you don’t need to know to pass.
Nutrition and Physical Activity for a Lifetime
 
Nutrition and Physical Activity for a Lifetime
by Christina Economos

Christina Economos discusses Living in the Balance: Nutrition and Physical Activity for a Lifetime as part of the Healing and Healthy Aging: Nurture and Nature track at the 2007 Chautauqua Institution Summer Program.
Oprah.com's Health and Wellness Channel Podcast
Oprah.com's Health and Wellness Channel Podcast
by Oprah Winfrey

Take control of your health, your weight and your life with advice from fitness expert Bob Greene, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Christiane Northrup.
Panic in Level 4
Panic in Level 4
by Richard Preston

Bizarre illnesses and plagues that kill people in the most unspeakable ways. Obsessive and inspired efforts by scientists to solve mysteries and save lives.
Seven Pillars of Health
Seven Pillars of Health
by Don Colbert

Dr. Don Colbert is a board-certified medical doctor, highly trained in alternative medicine, and Christian author with thirty-six titles totaling over 3.5 million copies sold.
A Short History of Medicine
A Short History of Medicine
by Frank Gonzales-Crussi

Praised for his erudite writing, renowned scientist Frank González-Crussi penned this concise history of medicine, beginning with the most primitive healthcare practices and ending with the technology of modern medicine that we enjoy today.
Sound Medicine Podcast
Sound Medicine Podcast

Listen to Sound Medicine, the weekly talk radio show sponsored by the IU School of Medicine and WFYI, 90.1 FM, the Indianapolis NPR affiliate.
Spirituality in Patient Care
Spirituality in Patient Care
by Harold G. Koenig

More and more information points to the necessity of doing a religious/spiritual profile on a patient—in addition to a physical and lifestyle assessment—in order to provide the optimum plan for health and healing.
Strength for Life
Strength for Life
by Shawn Phillips

Is there a connection between inner development and physical training? Leading strength and fitness expert Shawn Phillips says there is.
UCSF Mini Medical School Videos
 
UCSF Mini Medical School Videos

UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public, a series of programs providing an opportunity to learn about health and the health sciences directly from UCSF faculty members and other nationally-recognized experts.
UCTV: Health and Medicine
 
UCTV: Health and Medicine

Find practical advice and the latest medical research. Presented by the University of California.
The Ultimate Weight Solution
The Ultimate Weight Solution
by Dr. Phil McGraw

I want to challenge you about your weight in a way that you have never been challenged before.
Ultraprevention
 
Ultraprevention
by Mark Hyman

Two physicians unveil a revolutionary, accessible, science-based, patient-centered program for living an active, age-defying, disease-free life.
The Uncertain Art
The Uncertain Art
by Sherwin B. Nuland

Long-time physician Sherwin B. Nuland presents a provocative and stimulating collection of stories illustrating the vagaries of medical practice over the years.
Unseen Diversity: The World of Bacteria
Unseen Diversity: The World of Bacteria
by Betsey Dexter Dyer

Bacteria are the most overlooked organisms on your nature walk. You see birds, trees, and wildflowers.
Walking through the Storm: Living with Cancer
Walking through the Storm: Living with Cancer
by Andrew Weil

Almost all of us know - or are - cancer survivors. Here you will find an abundance of useful information designed to improve quality of life for anyone facing cancer or other health challenges.
The Wisdom of Your Cells
The Wisdom of Your Cells
by Bruce Lipton

An internationally recognized authority on cellular biology takes listeners on an in-depth exploration into the microscopic world, where new discoveries and research are revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness.
World Health Organization Podcasts
World Health Organization Podcasts

The WHO podcast delivers speeches by the Director-General, health information and health-related news.

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