Selected Documentary Specials & Series

Summer Productions has produced over 100 original documentaries.

Life Changing Medicine: Emergency and Trauma

In Life Changing Medicine: Emergency and Trauma, patients beat the survival odds thanks to remarkable medical innovations that include brain cooling procedures, innovative spine surgery, and limb salvage techniques.
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HIV/AIDS: America's Divide

HIV / AIDS: America’s Divide is a gripping documentary about the changing face of the HIV epidemic and the crushing toll the disease is taking on people of color. This documentary chronicles the lives of individuals with HIV and healthcare workers on the front lines.
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More than 100 million American adults live with chronic pain. PAIN MATTERS explores chronic pain's individual and societal impact through the eyes of six people who live with chronic pain, their loved ones, and leading national experts in pain management.
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Every Breath Counts: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

As many as 132,000 Americans live with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), a disease with no known cause and limited management options. Every Breath Counts tells the powerful and heroic stories of five individuals who cope with this disease that most people have never heard of.
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For Discovery Health Channel, Summer produced an original five-hour series Nurses. Filmed on location at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, Nurses gives a revealing look inside five critical areas of hospital care through the eyes of those who spend the most time with patients and families. Nurses said “You got it right!”, and Discovery called the series their “number one promotional to date.”

An Emerging Epidemic: Food Allergies in America

15 million Americans have food allergy. Almost 6 million of these people are children. There is still no cure, and the smallest amount of the wrong food can have tragic consequences. An Emerging Epidemic: Food Allergies in America, narrated by Steve Carell, examines the struggles of families and individuals with life-threatening food allergies, how they navigate the dangers around them, and the growing hope for a cure. More at Discovery Channel CME

A Heartbeat Away from Stroke

Atrial Fibrillation affects more that 2 million people in the US, and people with this condition are at five times greater risk for having stroke. Through stories of individuals and experts, A Heartbeat Away from Stroke explores the connection between Atrial Fibrillation and stroke and the importance of stroke prevention.
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HEALTH: When Sex, Race, and Location Matter

When Sex, Race and Location Matter examines health disparity in the U.S and shows solutions that are making a difference in local lives, with extraordinary people doing what it takes to help people get the health care they need.
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Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm

A near fatal medical error almost cost the lives of twins, born to Dennis Quaid and his wife. In Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm, narrated by Dennis Quaid, viewers meet families who faced medical errors, and experts who are leading efforts to help dedicated healthcare providers reduce medical errors and improve patient safety.
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Life Changing Medicine

This first of two episodes about Life Changing Medicine profiles compelling stories where lives of patients are transformed by cutting-edge science, medicine and technology. Viewers witness five remarkable developments including muscle-restoring regenerative medicine for wounded warriors and life saving operations for babies still inside their mother’s womb.
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