Known worldwide, the Amazon site is also in the streaming market with Prime Video, an exclusive service that has a vast catalog of several films, series, animations, reality shows, and documentaries. Besides its streaming content, it also offers third-party television shows and movies for rent or purchase.

Here on the blog, we've already commented on some films that involve medicine and even documentaries about medicine that are available on Netflix, but today our focus will be on the documentary series available on Amazon's Prime Video. The documentary series is documentaries fragmented into several episodes, unlike traditional documentaries, which are taken as films. This type of series also cannot be compared to traditional series, like these, in general, are works of fiction, however, the documentary series has as its main objective the commitment to the exploration of reality. We have separated some documentary series focusing on the health area for you to a marathon, check it out!

Health Series (2012)

The Saúde Series presents 9 mini-medical documentaries that address diseases of the female universe. In addition to the special on Breast Cancer, learn about the stories and treatments of Endometriosis, Childhood Leukemia, Alzheimer's, Skin Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Anxiety and Depression, Migraine, and Attention Deficit. In addition to being available on Prime Video, you can find several episodes on Youtube.

Transplant (2019)

Produced by Medialand, a Brazilian production company founded in 2006 specializing in content development for television, the series Transplants in its first season has 12 episodes that address the trajectory of patients before, during, and after their experience involving organ transplantation.

While some still fight for health on a waiting list, others tell how their lives changed after the transplant was performed. Watch the trailer for the series:

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The body

The latest research is revealing that every cell and organ in our body is an active participant in a dynamic exchange of information. Within us, there is a huge self-sustaining information network, and deciphering these messages exchanged between organs is paving the way for new treatments for diseases like cancer, diabetes, and dementia. This is the theme covered throughout the 8 episodes of the series The Body. Check out the trailer:

Socorro Imediato (Immediate help 2013)

Follow the routine of different rescue teams at decisive moments. Firefighters, doctors, and rescuers are running against time to save victims of different types of accidents, where every second is important and definitive, in this documentary series that was also produced by the Brazilian Medialand. There are a total of 15 episodes that follow the daily lives of these professionals. Check out the trailer:

Anatomy of Crime (2017)

The series Anatomy of Crime - which already has 3 seasons of 10 episodes each - doesn't talk about medicine itself, but it can be interesting study material for health professionals working with the human mind. What drives a person to commit a crime? What makes a father end his daughter's life or a son kill his parents? What is a crime of passion and how much is psychopathy linked to the cruelty of murder? Check out all the forensic analysis in this document series to recount the dynamics of famous crimes and understand how criminals' minds work. Watch the trailer:

Heróis Anonimos ( Heroes Anonymous 2020)

This inspiring 8-episode documentary series highlights the heroic efforts of essential services in the US, narrated by special guests Alicia Keys, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, and others. Heroes Anonymous shows us extraordinary people taking risks to save lives in the Covid-19 pandemic. From market workers to professors, their impact shows that there is hope when we work together.

Remember: Amazon Prime Video is constantly updating its catalog, so some series on this list may not be available in the future, ok?

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