What Causes a Heart Attack?

Atherosclerosis is not only a tongue twister; it’s the leading cause of heart attacks worldwide. Understanding how this disease can lead to an attack starts with knowing how your immune system works for and against you. The good news is that thanks to medical advancements, people are living longer and surviving in the face of…

Blurred vision, age-related eye problems require regular check-ups

now blurred or altered vision is often neglected as age-related farsightedness however such symptoms call for regular check-ups as they may be a sign of one of three major eye conditions park se-young has this report blurred vision and blind spots are often mistaken for age-related farsightedness however these are symptoms of advanced macular degeneration…

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

(upbeat music) – Hi I’m Joan Lunden. More than 100 million Americans are living with diabetes, or prediabetes. You could be one of them. Some risk factors include, your age, a family history of diabetes, being overweight, or not physically active. Some races and ethnic groups are also at higher risk. Learn more at cdc.gov/diabetestv….

Monitoring Your Blood Pressure

How often should someone checked our blood pressure if they don’t have any history of cardiovascular disease let’s say a young patient in their 30s like me? Okay good well blood pressure so any patients above 20 years of age should have a regular checkup with their physician so at least once a year you…

The Diabetes-Heart Disease Connection

(lighthearted music) – Hi, I’m Joan Lunden. Diabetes is a chronic disease which can be managed by keeping close tabs on glucose levels. What many people don’t know is that two of the most harmful complications of diabetes are heart disease and stroke, both deadly conditions. Joining me now is Dr. Ann Albright, director of…

Diabetes Information You Can Trust

(upbeat music) – Hi, I’m Joan Lunden. Now more than ever, people are seeking information about diabetes. It is the most searched chronic illness on the internet. But how can you be sure what’s posted is accurate and scientifically valid? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be a really valuable resource, providing information…

Diabetes & Smoking: A Dangerous Duo

(upbeat xylophone music) – I’m Joan Lunden. Type 2 diabetes has struck way too many families in this country, including mine. I remember all too well when my brother was in his mid-20s. He was overweight, never exercised, and he was a smoker. I don’t think it ever even occurred to him that that was…

High Blood Pressure Risk Factors

>There are some risk factors of high blood pressure, let’s show that to our viewers and take them one by one dr. Go.>Again We talked about family history, in my case. My mom and dad had odd blood pressure, I’m one of four boys and what a surprise all four of us have high blood…

Study Finds Millennials’ Health Plummets After Age 27

Millennials are on track to be one of the most obese generations in history which you might be surprised to learn because when you think of Millennials your brain will normally go to avocado toast student loan debt and being healthy right well studies also show that Millennials health rapidly declines once you turn 27…