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A1C Test for Diabetes, Animation

A1C test is a blood test used to diagnose diabetes and monitor the progress of a treatment plan. The test result reflects the average blood sugar levels in the past 3 months. A1C is a type of glycated hemoglobin – a hemoglobin that is bound to glucose. Hemoglobin is the major protein of red blood […]

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Dr Emma Hart – Treating hypertension
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Dr Emma Hart – Treating hypertension

[Music] High blood pressure is a really common disorder, where one in four adults have hypertension. The World Health Organisation recently showed that it is the leading contributor to the global burden of disease. If we can lower blood pressure, we can reduce the risk of stroke, the risk of heart attack, the risk of […]

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Redefining High Blood Pressure (Brian Bostick, MD, PhD)

It’s time to rethink high blood pressure. “This is a very good thing. I think that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” New guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have lowered the threshold for high blood pressure. Down from 140 over 90…now a reading of […]

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Variation in Childhood Diarrhea in Africa
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Variation in Childhood Diarrhea in Africa

Diarrheal diseases are the third leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children under 5-years-old in Africa, and most deaths are preventable. However, developing a targeted intervention approach is hampered by the lack of comprehensive estimates of disease burden. The Childhood Diarrhoeal Morbidity and Mortality in Africa study is a systematic assessment of the local […]

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