ACP offers free DVDs and guidebooks designed to help educate you on a variety of conditions, including COPD, gout, diabetes, and HIV.
Each topic is covered extensively in a DVD and and several of the DVDs also come with a guidebook with information from physicians about the causes, risk factors, and treatment options of each disease.
Recently Released DVDs
Acute Coronary Syndrome DVD: Preparing for Your First Doctor's Visit After Hospital Discharge and Medications After a Heart Attack
Two patient videos geared to empower patients to actively engage in their care are available to healthcare providers and patients. Topics include medications given after an initial cardiac event and preparing for a patient's first doctor's visit following discharge from the hospital after a heart attack.
Excess Weight and Your Health
With the partnership of the Obesity Action Coalition, this booklet and DVD program was designed to educate people on why some people gain excess weight, the risks of having excess weight and what you can do about it. In this DVD and program, you will learn nutrition and fitness tips that will show you how to make better food choices and build more physical activity into your life. You will also learn about medicines and surgical techniques that may be options for those with significant excess weight.
Alzheimer's Disease Visit 1: Assessing Cognition and Recommending Follow-up
This is the first of a three-program series developed to help physicians assess for possible cognitive impairment and disclose an Alzheimer's disease diagnoses. Part one is Assessing Cognition and Recommending Follow-up.
Alzheimer's Disease Visit 2: Disclosing an Alzheimer's Diagnosis
This is the second of a three-program series developed to help physicians assess for possible cognitive impairment and disclose an Alzheimer's disease diagnoses. Part two is Disclosing an Alzheimer's Diagnosis.
Peer-to-Peer Discussion of Important Aspects of Assessing Cognition and Disclosing Alzheimer's Disease during Primary Care Visits
This is the third of a three-program series developed to help physicians assess for possible cognitive impairment and disclose an Alzheimer's disease diagnoses. Part three is Peer-to-Peer Discussion of Important Aspects of Assessing Cognition.
COPD is a serious lung disease that makes breathing difficult, it cannot be cured. But there are many things you can do to improve your quality of life. With the right treatments and key lifestyle changes, you can live better with COPD. This booklet explains COPD and how you and your health care provider can work together to manage it well. You will learn what causes COPD, how COPD can be treated and ways to remain active with COPD.
Gout is a type of arthritis that causes sudden severe pain, swelling and tenderness. Left untreated, gout attacks can become more frequent and severe. Approximately 8 million people in the United States cope with gout, but it is still often not recognized or treated. This booklet and DVD program will explain the basics of gout and how it can be successfully managed. You'll learn: What causes gout, how to relieve gout pain and ways to reduce the risk of future gout attacks.
For Your Life (English/Spanish)
Para su vida: El manejo de Diabetes Tipo 2 para Hispanos explica los síntomas de la diabetes tipo 2 así como formas de controlarla. El video presenta a Juan Marichal, ex jugador de las Ligas Mayores de beisbol.
Simple HIV Facts
It is important to remember that HIV can affect anyone. The Simple HIV Facts DVD will explain the basics of HIV, how you can get tested and most importantly, how to prevent being infected. Becoming educated with simple HIV facts is an important step toward protecting yourself and those you love from this serious virus.
PreDiabetes: An Overview
This video provides an overview of prediabetes, a common condition usually seen in patients who are overweight or obese.
PreDiabetes and Proper Diet
This video provides an overview of prediabetes, an elevated blood sugar not in the diabetic range, and explains strategies for staying healthy, including eating right.
PreDiabetes: Increasing Activity
This video describes prediabetes, an elevated blood sugar not in the diabetic range, and explains strategies for staying healthy, including exercise.
How to Use a Powder Inhaler (Disc Style)
This video shows step-by-step instructions for using a disc-style powder inhaler.
How to Use a Powder Inhaler (Egg Style)
This video shows step-by-step instructions for using a egg-style powder inhaler.
How to Use an Inhaler without a Spacer
This video shows step-by-step instructions for using an inhaler without a spacer.
How to Use an Inhaler with a Spacer
This video shows step-by-step instructions for using an inhaler with a spacer.
How to Prepare for Your Diabetes Doctor Visit
This video provides a list of ways you can prepare for your diabetes doctor visit.
How to Give Yourself Insulin
A certified diabetes educator provides detailed instructions on how to give yourself insulin.
How to Use an Insulin Pen
A certified diabetes educator provides detailed instructions on how to use an insulin pen.
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
This video explains hypoglycemia, which is low blood sugar, and how it is treated.
Diabetic Foot Exam
This video describes and performs a diabetic foot exam.
How to Take Your Own Blood Pressure
This video explains how to take your blood pressure at home.
ACP Video News Stories
Video news stories about important medical and health issues, featuring new research from Annals of Internal Medicine, clinical guidelines, healthcare advocacy issues and other topics.
Downloadable patient tip sheets with important information developed to help you manage your health.