Hypertension: Detect, Connect, Control

I’m welcoming you to our CDC Public Health Grand Rounds. Our topic today is Hypertension, detect and control. I want to bring to your attention that next month we Won’t have a live session, but a rerun in a way which is going to Go via our website. But we will be going live again…

Faces of Work-related COPD: COPD – Minimizing the Risks

>>Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, affects over 16 million Americans. COPD causes lung damage that obstructs air flow, interferes with the lungs taking up oxygen, and removing carbon dioxide. And produces symptoms such as productive cough, wheezing, and exercise limitations due to shortness of breath. In the U.S., tobacco smoke is the most common…

Salt Matters: Preserving Choice, Protecting Health

MANY AMERICANS DON’T KNOW THAT UNSEEN SALT DRIVES UP THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE, INCREASING THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND STROKE, WHICH ARE THE FIRST AND THIRD LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES. BUT THE SALT SHAKER IS NOT THE MAJOR PROBLEM, NOR IS THE PINCH OF SALT TOSSED INTO THE SPAGHETTI SAUCE. THE…

CDC Vital Signs: Getting Blood Pressure Under Control

On September 4th, 2012, CDC released its 25th issue of VITAL SIGNS, a monthly “call to action” concerning a single important Public Health topic. This report focuses on the issue of blood pressure control. In the United States more than one-third of the adult population, or approximately 67 million people, have high blood pressure. Of…

High Blood Pressure Basics

It’s a beautiful fall evening… The sun is setting. The dog finally stopped barking. Life is good. But inside, there’s trouble brewing … and Emma has no idea. Although she feels fine, like her father, Emma is one of the 67 million adults in the U.S. with high blood pressure, or hypertension. Just like her…

CDC Director recognizes the 2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge Champions

Hello. I’m Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today, I’m honored to congratulate this year’s Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions. This annual challenge recognizes practices, clinicians and health systems across the country that have successfully helped patients control high blood pressure. We have 24 outstanding champions this year, representing…

Finding Undiagnosed Hypertensive Patients

[NARRATOR] Uncontrolled hypertension is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Controlling hypertension can prevent cardiovascular disease as it is critical for good cardiovascular health. It’s a top priority for the federal Million Hearts initiative, which aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes within five years. Controlling hypertension is challenging. Since high…

Treating High Blood Pressure

Like millions of Americans, Emma was living with high blood pressure, and didn’t know it. There were no early warning signs or symptoms, but Emma’s heart was working overtime, putting her at risk for heart disease and stroke. Following a physical, Emma was diagnosed with high blood pressure, also called hypertension. People of all backgrounds…