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Events in the Library - Fort Wayne: Health Fair

Health Fair

Books about Nutrition

Books about Fitness

Online Databases

Health & Wellness Resource Center

Contains scholarly and popular articles on all aspects of medicine, health, and alternative health. Also includes health-related videos, medical & alternative health encyclopedias, health assessment tools, and a drug and herb finder. Over 400 full-text medical journals and fitness magazines.


Award-winning streaming video collection from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ABC News, NBC News, BBC, National Geographic, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Bill Moyers, Shopware, The Open University, A&E, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Fred Friendly Seminars, Cambridge Educational, and many more. 2,933 titles in Heath & Medicine group alone.

Diseases, Disorders & Disabilities (1,265)

Health Care & Treatment (1,093)

Health Careers (104)

Human Anatomy and Physiology (405)

Nutrition (257)

Personal Health & Wellness (875)

Public Health (298)

Videos from Films on Demand

What We Eat

We like to think of ourselves as having a healthy diet, eating more fruit and knowing more about which foods are good or bad for us. But what’s the truth—are we eating well or not? In this informative film, Professor Alice Roberts discovers the real story behind our modern-day eating habits. From the teabags that contain hefty doses of potentially dangerous fluoride, to the much-maligned hard cheese that could actually help you lose weight, this timely documentary profiles the foods we love to eat most. What do our choices say about us? What goes into our food and how can we get the best out of it? And, most importantly, what’s in your shopping trolley? A BBC Production.

Light, Health and Habits

Using wearable technology to track office workers' exposure to natural light, neurologists and sleep researchers are learning more about the importance of light to our health and our habits.

Should I Eat Meat?

Meat—particularly red and processed meat—has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. There have been stories saying that it's a killer, that it causes cancer and that it can take years off your life. Michael Mosley wants to find out if red meats and processed meats are really as bad as we are led to believe. In this program, Mosley meets eminent scientists and doctors who have been studying meat for decades and finds out what happens to his body when he goes on a meat heavy diet. Will meat still be on the menu?

Untangling Alzheimer’s with David Suzuki

A medical investigation driven by David Suzuki's journey to understand the science of Alzheimer's and the surprising new insights into its cause, “Untangling Alzheimer’s” gives viewers a rare glimpse into his personal life and family history—his mother, aunt, and two uncles died of the disease. Audiences join David on an intimate journey as he explores the newest medical research breakthroughs as well as his own chances of contracting the condition. Scanning imagery can now reveal beta amyloid proteins that accompany symptoms. Electrodes implanted in the hippocampus can stimulate memory in patients, slowing or improving cognitive decline. One doctor has identified links between insulin resistance and Alzheimer’s, suggesting “type 3” diabetes. Finally, a family with a rare hereditary form of early onset dementia participates in a trial attempting to develop a preventative treatment.



RA645.N87 S87 2004

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat. For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must eat three square meals a day, he must eat everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. He treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and a number of regular folk while downing McDonald's to try and find out why 37% of American are now overweight. Spurlock's grueling diet spirals him into a metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac.



S494.5.B563 O296 2015

Within the last half century, our agricultural and food industries have changed more than ... ever before. New technologies and scientific ingenuity have given rise to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other man-made foods. People have begun to raise concerns about the safety of GMOs in our food supply, given their incredible dominance in a large portion of our diets. Traditional organic farmers have been under constant attack by large corporate farming interests who seek to monopolize the farming industry. This Of the Land film looks at our current food supply system as well as a variety of smaller, organic options available to consumers who want to support more sustainable and healthy farming methods.



TP248.65.F66 G566 2014

Director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can't gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family's table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate?

Journals & Magazines

COMING SOON - Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine, publishes a print magazine about alternative medicine. It is written by researchers, health practitioners and patients. As a forum for the entire alternative medicine community, it presents scientific information (pro and con) on a wide variety of alternative medicine topics.

Prevention is an American healthy lifestyle magazine, started in 1950, and published by Rodale Press in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The range of subjects includes food, nutrition, workouts, beauty, and cooking.


Use our puppet collection to instill early healthy life habits in your kids. These puppets are available for check out with your Ivy Tech ID. They check out for two weeks, just like books. Explore our entire puppet catalog here.