Episode 6: Cutting Hair and Hypertension at Nashville Barbershops

(gentle music) Welcome back to Healthy Communities News. I’m Hilary Russo. Today, we’re in Nashville, Tennessee, a city famous for its live music. But, we’re going to what’s often the center of the neighborhood, a local barbershop. Barbershops are not just places to gather, get a haircut, and discuss your favorite sports team. These community…

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…

Know Diabetes by Heart Ambassador, Jacqueline

I’m Jacqueline. I was born with heart disease, but I never thought I would have to worry about Type 2 diabetes as well. But when my blood sugar skyrocketed – We knew we had to lower her risk. Thankfully, my cardiologist helped me and my husband to manage my Type 2 diabetes. Now we take…