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by Trevin Matcek
Simon Ender struggles with his decision to commit his elderly mother into a revolutionary nursing home alternative that has solved the rapidly growing Senior Citizen overpopulation.
by Kyle Boyd
In the 1960s, Baptist minister Curtis Boyd left his East Texas pulpit to become a doctor, providing safe abortions before it was legal. A documentary portrait by his son Kyle, Life Matters offers a myth-shattering look at a father, his times and his community.
by Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar
This inspiring, harrowing and intimate series follows five children as they fight against cancer with the help of their families, nurses, and doctors over a span of six years.
by Maria Finitzo
Mapping Stem Cell Research brings the stem cell debate to the forefront and examines the constantly evolving interplay between the promise of new discoveries, the controversy of modern science, and the courage of people living with devastating disease and injury.
by Catherine Gund, Sedika Mojadidi, and Jenny Raskin
Nearly one in seven Afghan women dies in childbirth. Follow an Afghan American filmmaker and her father to his native Afghanistan, where he brings desperately needed medical attention and expertise to the women most susceptible to maternal mortality.
Women of the World, Women and Girls Lead, Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater
One mother's fight for political asylum in the United States to protect her daughter from female genital cutting, a traditional practice in their home country of Mali.
by Dave Iverson, and Michael Schwarz
Beginning with the story of his own Parkinson's diagnosis several years ago, correspondent Dave Iverson sets out on a personal journey to understand this neurological disorder, which affects one million Americans.
by Franklin Getchell, Janet Cole, and Juanita Anderson
A frank, realistic look at real-life issues that impact those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
by Mickey Lemie
Building on his past as a Harvard professor, LSD pioneer and spiritual leader, Ram Dass works to transform his recent experience as a stroke survivor into words of wisdom for baby boomers facing aging, death, and dying.
by David E. Simpson, J.J. Hanley, and Gordon Quinn
A look at the fallout from the American medical establishment's incorrect assessment in the 1950s that autism was the result of poor mothering, leaving a generation of women who were branded emotionally frigid, or "refrigerator mothers," with permanent scars.