Vlogs

What are Vlogs?

Vlogs, or Video blogs, are short films, frequently done in American Sign Language, about a variety of topics.

Current Vlogs

Below are Vlogs created by NCDHR regarding different topics. To view the Vlogs, click on the images. A short description of each Vlog is next to the image.

NCDHR What's New? An update on staff and current projects from the Rochester Prevention Research Center, NCDHR.

Created on January 4, 2014..

Duration: 7:52

Description:

In this vlog, Kelly Matthews and Jackie Pranksy discuss the staff at RPRC:NCDHR and the current projects.

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What is NCDHR?

Created on April 9, 2012.

Duration: 2:45

Description:

Susan Demers-McLetchie, past chair of the Deaf Health Community Committee, describes RPRC:NCDHR and their goals.

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NCDHR is now on Twitter

Created on April 27, 2011.

Duration: 1:08

Description:

RPRC:NCDHR is now on Twitter. Watch this video for more information. twitter button

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Be a Smart Consumer! Ask Questions!

Created on July 1, 2010.

Duration: 2:42

Description:

This Vlog is an educational Vlog that advises people to "shop around" for providers. This video can also be viewed at the RPRC:NCDHR Online Community Resource Directory

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What is the NCDHR News Listserv? How does it work?

Created on Oct 20, 2008.

Duration: 1:35

Description:

Susan Demers-McLetchie explains what the RPRC:NCDHR News Listserv is for. If you are interested, please click here to join the Listserv.

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Vlogs about Research Concepts

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Become a Research Volunteer

Created on Dec 29, 2010.

Duration: 2:08

Description:

Tiffany Panko, past Research Coordinator at RPRC:NCDHR, describes the benefits of becoming a research volunteer as well as the importance of having research volunteers. Some research concepts are also described. See more videos related to research concepts below.

To see the newsletter article regarding the FAQs for DWW, click here.

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Introduction to Research Concepts VLog Series

Created on Dec 15, 2010.

Duration: 1:11

Description:

This brief Vlog is an introduction to a series of Vlogs about Research Concepts. Matt Starr introduces the series.

For help understanding research concepts, please email Steven Barnett

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Research Concepts #1: What is Informed Consent?

Created on Dec 15, 2010.

Duration: 2:43

Description:

Many research studies use the term, "Informed Consent". This brief Vlog defines "Informed Consent" and provides the commonly used sign for "Informed Consent".

To see the newsletter article regarding Informed Consent , click here.

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Research Concepts #2: What is a Randomized Controlled Trial?

Created on Dec 29, 2010.

Duration: 2:38

Description:

Tiffany Panko describes what a Randomized Controlled Trial is, using Deaf Weight Wise as an example.

To see the newsletter article regarding Randomized Controlled Trials, click here.

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Research Concepts #3: What is a Cognitive Interview?

Created on Feb. 2, 2011.

Duration: 2:23

Description:

Tiffany Panko describes what a Cognitive Interview is as well as the steps involved in an interview.

To see the newsletter article regarding Cognitive Interviews , click here.

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Research Concept #4: What is Peer Driven Recruitment?

Created on July 8, 2011.

Duration: 4:39

Description:

This Vlog defines Peer Driven Recruitment (PDR), as well as showing scenarios involving PDR.

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Archived Vlogs

Click on the titles of each video below to see archived NCDHR Vlogs

Vlogs related to H1N1 (Swine Flu)

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Nasal Spray or Shot Vaccine.

Created on Sept. 29, 2009.

Duration: 0:23

Description:

This brief Vlog address the question of which is better to take, the nasal spray or the shot?.

H1N1 (Swine Flu) and Asthma

Created on Sept. 29, 2009.

Duration: 0:12

Description:

If you have asthma, you can be at risk for complications with the flu. It is recommended that you update your flu shot.

Can my Baby get H1N1 from Breastfeeding?

Created on Sept. 29, 2009.

Duration: 0:50

Description:

A brief answer to the question, "Can my baby get H1N1 from breastfeeding?"

How do I know I have a fever?

Created on Sept. 29, 2009.

Duration: 0:23

Description:

Tiffany Panko describes what the temperature ranges for a fever and a high fever are.

Is it ok to eat pork?

Created on Sept. 29, 2009.

Duration: 0:28

Description:

The name "Swine flu" has mislead many people to believe pork is not safe to eat. Watch this video to learn the answer to this question.

Is my immunization from 1976 still good?

Created on Sept. 29, 2009.

Duration: 0:33

Description:

This video discusses immunization options for people exposed to the virus in 1976 as well as those who have not yet been exposed to the virus.

Are the vaccines safe?

Created on Sept. 29, 2009.

Duration: 0:38

Description:

No flu vaccines are 100% safe. However, serious side effects are very rare. Watch this video for the complete answer to this question.

What if I'm allergic?

Created on Sept. 29, 2009.

Duration: 0:38

Description:

This video lists some items used to make the vaccine that could cause an allergic reaction such as eggs and Thimerosal. Watch this video to learn more.

How long with H1N1 Live on the Surface?

Created on Sept. 29, 2009.

Duration: 0:24

Description:

Like other viruses, the H1N1 virus can live on the surface of doors knobs, computer keyboards, elevator buttons, etc. for a period of time. This short vlog addresses the specific question of "how long".

What is H1N1 Vaccine?

Created on Sept. 24, 2009.

Duration: 0:30

Description:

Chad Ludwig, past DHCC member explains the different kinds of vaccines for H1N1 as well as what these vaccines are.

Who should get the H1N1 vaccine?

Created on Sept. 24, 2009.

Duration: 0:59

Description:

In 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended certain people receive the H1N1 Vaccine before the general population. This short vlog provides that list.

If I get H1N1 vaccine, will it protect me from all Influenzas?

Created on Sept. 24, 2009.

Duration: 0:41

Description:

The H1N1 vaccine will only protect you from the H1N1 virus. Watch this video for more information.

Why are both seasonal flu and H1N1 serious illnesses?

Created on Sept. 24, 2009.

Duration: 0:32

Description:

This short Vlog describes why both the seasonal flu virus and the H1N1 virus are serious illnesses.

What can you do to minimize the risk of getting exposed to Swine Flu?

Created on May 1, 2009.

Duration: 2:00

Description:

Colleen Evenstad, a local Deaf community member, describes the different steps that can be taken to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus (Swine flu).

Why is Swine flu happening now?

Created on May 1, 2009.

Duration: 0:52

Description:

Swine flu (H1N1 virus) is not a new virus. Colleen Evenstad provides a little history about Swine flu.

What is Swine Flu?

Created on May 1, 2009.

Duration: 0:43

Description:

This video defines "Swine flu", also known as the H1N1 virus.

Other Archived Vlogs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Deaf Weight Wise (DWW)

Created on Dec 15, 2010.

Duration: 3:52

Description:

This Vlog answers frequently asked questions about a healthy lifestyle program that RPRC:NCDHR ran; Deaf Weight Wise (DWW). For more, information about DWW, click here.

To see the newsletter article regarding the FAQs for DWW, click here.

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Research Opportunities

Deaf Health Survey 2013

Thermometer DHS 2013

To learn more about the Deaf Health Survey 2013, click here.

To sign up for this survey, email Kelly Matthews.