Why Obesity is a Chronic Disease
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Why Obesity is a Chronic Disease

We’re still in an era where the medical profession has very little knowledge about serious weight problems. They haven’t acknowledged that a serious weight problem is a medical condition, a disease that needs to be treated like other diseases. Excess weight is really a medical problem, and it can be tied to almost every chronic […]

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What is Gestational Diabetes?

DR. RODGERS: Being pregnant can give women joy like nothing else. But, for some, it can lead to gestational diabetes. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who develop high blood glucose (or blood sugar) […]

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Take Control of Your Blood Pressure
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Take Control of Your Blood Pressure

[MUSIC IN] DR. RODGERS: High blood pressure makes the heart work harder and over time can lead to serious health problems, like kidney disease, heart disease, and stroke. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. If you have high blood pressure, having a […]

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Got Heart Failure? Stay Active
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Got Heart Failure? Stay Active

Even if you happened to wait until after a heart failure diagnosis to think about a healthy diet and exercise plan, it may not be too late. I’m Shelby Cullinan with your latest health news. A new study found that obese, older adults with one common type of heart failure may benefit from both a […]

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Diabetes and Kidney Disease
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Diabetes and Kidney Disease

On-screen: Diabetes and Kidney Disease On-screen: Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease. On-screen: Were you aware of that? ANDRE: My doctor did inform me that diabetes can affect the kidneys. JENNIFER: I was not aware that diabetes was linked to kidney disease nor has my doctor told me about that. JIM: My doctor […]

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What Can We Do About the Diabetes Heart Health Connection?
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What Can We Do About the Diabetes Heart Health Connection?

DR. RODGERS: Women with diabetes can lower their chances of heart attack or stroke by managing their blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol, and not smoking. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Barbra Streisand, legendary director, singer, actress, producer and co-founder of the […]

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