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Health Update
Program 1011
Original Airdate: 12/7/1979

Subject Keywords
Hypertension
Lupus
Public health - Boston - Massachusetts
Sickle cell anemia

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Aladjem, Henrietta
Frazier, Dr. Patricia
Gibson, Beverly
Jean-Charles, Dr. Roger
Vera, Dr. Carlos

Corporate Names
Boston Sickle Cell Center - Boston - Massachusetts
Sun Is My Enemy, The (book)

Program Description
Program focuses on three major diseases that affect the Third World community: lupus, high blood pressure, and sickle cell anemia. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray, in a live program, speaks with guests Henrietta Aladjem (author of The Sun is My Enemy, a book detailing her life as a lupus patient), Dr. Carlos Vera (a hematologist at the Boston City Hospital and director of a clinical study on sickle cell at the Boston Sickle Cell Center), Dr. Patricia Frazier (immunologist at the Robert Brigham Hospital and a lupus specialist), Beverly Gibson (of the sickle cell unit at Children's Hospital), and Dr. Roger Jean-Charles (an internist at Boston University Medical Center, consultant for the American Heart Association and past president of the New England High Blood Pressure Council) about the symptoms of these diseases, where to go for testing, and treatment information. Program includes viewer calls.

Producer
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Beth Deare

Director
Brian Clarke

Host
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Guests
Henrietta Aladjem
Dr. Patricia Frazier
Beverly Gibson
Dr. Roger Jean-Charles
Dr. Carlos Vera

Others
Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Susan Brennan (audio)
Nancy Carey (intern)
Renee Harriston (intern)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Dick Holden (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Gene Mackles (theme music)
John MacKnight (lighting assistant)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Celenia Melendez (intern)
Carmen Morales (production secretary)
Chas Norton (lighting director)
Joe Pugliesi (video)
Iris Rosenthal (assistant cameraman)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Skip Wareham (camera)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06089
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01508
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01508A
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 3349-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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