The Charles Perkins Centre: easing the burden of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease

My name is Professor Stephen Simpson and I lead the Charles Perkins Centre. A multidisciplinary research and education initiative based here at the University of Sydney in Australia. In this visionary initiative, we’ve brought together more than a thousand researchers, educators and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines together with a single aim: to…

Blood Pressure: WTF?

Welcome to Hot on Health, I’m Nurse Robbie. Blood Pressure – what the *bleep* is that? Have you ever been getting your blood pressure taken and as the cuff is tightening you’re thinking… ‘what is going on right no- OH MY GOD THIS CUFF IS TIGHT!’ Let’s break down what blood pressure actually is because…

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…