Health

Ride the Tiger

 

Search the bipolar brain to find out where the biological and chemical breakdowns occur and how we may be able to pre-empt disorders and fix or rewire our brains. Learn if new treatments can lead to advances in other areas of mental illness as well.

 

NOVA
Memory Hackers

 

On this thought-provoking journey into the mind, NOVA investigates the mysterious nature of how we remember. Using cutting edge research, neuroscientists are exploring the precise molecular mechanisms of memory. By studying individuals ranging from an 11-year old whiz-kid who remembers every detail of his life, to a man who had his spider phobias vanquished, to a woman who even had memories implanted, scientists have uncovered a provocative idea: while for much of human history, memory has been seen as a tape recorder that faithfully registers information and replays it back intact; but memory is far more malleable, always being written and rewritten, not just by us but by others.

 

PBS Hawaii devotes local programming to mortality

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Jimmy Borges, Kirk Matthews among those scheduled to participate in discussion

 

HONOLULU, HI – PBS Hawai‘i is dedicating the next two Thursday nights of its local programming to a topic that so many of us are afraid to face – our own mortality.

 

Entertainer Jimmy Borges, nightlife promoter Daniel Gray, former news anchor Kirk Matthews, and blogger Christa Wittmier are scheduled to appear on Insights on PBS Hawai‘i, Jan. 28 at 8:00 pm.

 

Insights on PBS Hawaii: Facing Life-Threatening Illnesses

 

Borges, Gray and Matthews are battling advanced stages of cancer. Wittmier says she is a stage-four cancer survivor.

 

On Feb. 4 at 8:00 pm, Insights is scheduled to host a follow-up discussion with the caregivers of each of the above guests.

 

On Feb. 4 at 9:00 pm, the documentary Living Your Dying will be showcased on PBS Hawai‘i Presents. The 2003 film follows the late Rev. Mitsuo Aoki, as he guides four individuals who are facing the end of their lives.

 

For over 40 years, Rev. Aoki attempted to take the terror out of dying, and showed others how to experience death as not just the end of life, but as a vital part of life, as well.

 

Both episodes of Insights on PBS Hawai‘i will be live streamed and posted online after the broadcast at pbshawaii.org/insights

 

After the Feb. 4 broadcast, Living Your Dying will be available to watch online for a limited time at pbshawaii.org

 

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Contact: Liberty Peralta
Email: lperalta@pbshawaii.org
Phone: 808.973.1383

 

PBS Hawai‘i is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Hawai‘i’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i to the world. pbshawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii

 

HIKI NŌ: Maui teen with Tourette Syndrome returns to public school with confidence

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HIKI NŌ episode 709: Bristyl, a Maui Teen that suffers from Tourette Syndrome.

After a year of being home-schooled, a Maui teen with Tourette Syndrome re-enters public school with more confidence. This report from Maui High School students will be featured on HIKI NŌ, premiering Thursday, January 21 at 7:30 pm on PBS Hawaii.

 

Bristyl Dempsey, 13, was diagnosed with the neurological disorder while she was in intermediate school. Classmates teased Bristyl because of her tics, and one teacher thought she was intentionally misbehaving in class.

 

Because of these difficulties, Bristyl’s mother had her home-schooled for a year. Bristyl’s symptoms improved through therapies such as meditation. Upon returning to public school, Bristyl aspires to be a cheerleader.

 

Ewa Makai Middle School students on West Oahu host this episode, which will also feature these stories:

 

  • Students from Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu profile ukulele phenom Jody Kamisato, who chose the high risk/high reward route of opening his own music school over the option of being an employee of someone else’s school.
  • Students from Wheeler Middle School on Central Oahu offer tips on how to prepare an emergency kit in the event of a hurricane.
  • Students from Kalani High Schoolin East Honolulu introduce us to The Canvas, a student designed, student run work/play space in Kalihi.
  • In keeping with the theme of students creating their own venues of expression, we take a look at a past HIKI NŌ story from Maui Waena Intermediate Schoolabout a high school student who created a youth version of TEDx, global events that promotes “ideas worth spreading.”
  • Students from Kapolei High Schoolon West Oahu tell the story of a youth volunteer at the Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a no-kill animal shelter.

 

This episode will be posted online after the broadcast premiere: pbshawaii.org/hikino

 

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For questions regarding this press release
Contact: Liberty Peralta
Email: lperalta@pbshawaii.org
Phone: 808.973.1383

 

PBS Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Hawaii’s sole member of the trusted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). We advance learning and discovery through storytelling that profoundly touches people’s lives. We bring the world to Hawaii and Hawaii to the world. PBSHawaii.org | facebook.com/pbshawaii | @pbshawaii

 

NOVA
Vaccines: Calling the Shots

 

Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago – including whooping cough, measles and mumps – are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children’s shots. Go around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations and discover the risks of opting out.

 

Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy

Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy

 

Air date: Mon., Aug. 17, 8:00 pm

 

Discover how yoga can come to the aid of anyone, regardless of age, who wants to increase strength and mobility. Yoga is both a natural weight-bearing exercise that builds strength and a low-impact way to work wonders for balance. Peggy Cappy, whose gentle yoga approach has helped many reduce stress and create greater comfort and ease in body, mind and spirit for more than 40 years, shows how yoga poses can increase range of motion, improve awareness of the body and help keep the metabolism running efficiently.

 

FRONTLINE
The Trouble with Chicken

 

FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our meat – particularly poultry – and why the food-safety system isn’t stopping the threat. Focusing on an outbreak of salmonella Heidelberg at one of the nation’s largest poultry processors, the episode shows how contaminants are evading regulators and causing more severe illnesses at a time when Americans are consuming more chicken than ever.

 

Caring for Mom & Dad

 

Americans are living longer than ever before, and soon older adults will outnumber the young. Today, family caregivers are providing 90 percent of parent care, in addition to balancing work and family, a job most cannot afford to do. This phenomenon is faced by millions of baby boomers who are approaching retirement themselves, and who are also grappling with the responsibilities of one or both of their parents’ care. The program explores the emotional, health and financial challenges that many caregivers face every day and offers some solutions and tips to help others embarking on this new future.

 

FRONTLINE
Outbreak

 

FRONTLINE presents the vivid, inside story of how the Ebola outbreak began and why it wasn’t stopped before it was too late. With exclusive access to key global decision-makers and health responders, and gripping accounts of victims from the slums of Monrovia to the jungles of Guinea, the episode exposes tragic missteps in the response to the epidemic.

 

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