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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.
by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen
Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur, has sown hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health, transforming their communities for the better.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens, Women of the World
by Susan Stern
When her 77-year old father sets out to kill himself and explain the reasons why, filmmaker Susan Stern faces both the painful questions and embattled debate about choosing death in America.
by Tze Chun
In the polarized economy of the near future, corporations offer incentives to their high-ranking female employees to pay for surrogate pregnancies and chemically accelerated births.
by Nancy Kelly
Meet Rene: at age 85, this unusual art collector continues to search for the work of northern California artists, hoping to make his next great discovery.
by Byron Hurt
To many African Americans, soul food is sacrament, ritual, and a key expression of cultural identity. But does this traditional cuisine do more harm to health than it soothes the soul?
by Julie Wyman
Weightlifter Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens