Pellagra – A Medical Mystery – Extra History

In 1902, a new disease appeared in the American South. Each spring red scabby rashes would flare up among victims’ faces, arms and legs. They’d become depressed and lose weight, suffering terrible diarrhea. The worst cases went mad, speaking to the dead or snatching up kitchen knives to hunt invisible intruders. When the weather cooled,…

Bringing Healthcare to the People

– In Africa, there are millions of people who live out of the reach of healthcare. One out of five children will not reach the age of five. They will die from malaria, pneumonia, conditions we know how to treat. – It does not have to be that way. – The traditional model for healthcare…

Get to Know CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program

(upbeat music) – Hi, I’m Joan Lunden. 84 million Americans are facing a serious health risk and don’t even know because they have no symptoms. Are you one of them? We’re talking about pre-diabetes, a condition where your blood sugar level is higher than normal, and without intervention will likely become full-on type 2 diabetes…

Help Patients Take Blood Pressure Medicines As Directed

[NARRATOR] One in four new prescriptions for hypertension medications are never filled. A major problem when 70% of U.S. adults over 65 have high blood pressure, and only half of them have it under control. Even hypertensive patients covered by Medicare Part D have high rates of non-adherence, too often skipping doses, taking the wrong…

We Were There – Ebola

[ Music ]>>Good afternoon thank you so much for joining us for We Were There. It’s my pleasure this. The series was series was created so that the original investigators can share their stories and insights and inspire us to continue their work. Without further ado, it is my pleasure to introduce Dr. Anne Schuchat,…

Qué es la diabetes

La diabetes es una enfermedad en la cual los niveles de glucosa o azúcar están por encima de lo normal en la sangre. La mayor parte de los alimentos que consumimos se transforma en glucosa que es utilizada por el cuerpo para generar energía. El páncreas, un órgano situado cerca del estómago, produce una hormona…

Diabetes & Your Heart

(Music) Announcer: Welcome to Your Health with Joan Lunden presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Joan Lunden: Hi, I’m Joan Lunden. Right now, 86 million American adults have pre-diabetes and 90% of them don’t even know it. And, if left untreated, pre-diabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes as well as serious…

Diabetes Self-Management Education

(upbeat music) – Hi, I’m Joan Lunden. Managing diabetes can be complicated, even confusing especially when you’re first diagnosed. Working with a Certified Diabetes Educator is really the best way to get the support that you need. Joining us is Christina McGeough, a Certified Diabetes Educator, and Dr. Ann Albright, Director of the CDC’s Division…

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…