Halving Global Cardiovascular Disease Mortality

>>Good morning. My name is Samira Asma, and I’m with the Global Noncommunicable Disease Branch at CDC. And I’m very pleased to introduce Dr. Hamid Jafari, Acting Director for the Division of Global Health Protection, to welcome us all. [ Applause ]>>Thank you, Samira. A warm welcome to all of you. This is a —…

Faces of Work-related COPD: COPD and Quality of Life

>>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…

What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure

What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure What you need to know about high blood pressure Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries Hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP), increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. HPB is “the silent killer.” There are often no…

The Importance of Collaboration between Nurses and Environmental Services

[ Music ]>>Hello, and welcome to today’s webinar, Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and their Patients: The Importance of Collaboration Between Nurses and Environmental Services. My name is Kate Wiedeman and I’m a Health Communications Specialist at CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. The mission of CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion is to protect…

Advances in Sepsis: Protecting Patients Throughout the Lifespan

>>Good afternoon and welcome to today’s webinar, Advances in Sepsis: Protecting Patients Throughout the Lifespan. My name is Abbigail Tumpey. I’m Associate Director for Communications Science at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. This webinar is part of a series of webinars that CDC will be hosting with a…

Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

When someone is having a stroke, every minute counts. Just as putting out a fire quickly can stop it from spreading, treating a stroke quickly can reduce damage to the brain. If you learn how to recognize the telltale signs of a stroke, you can act quickly and save a life—maybe even your own. For…

What is obesity? – Mia Nacamulli

The most basic function of bodily fat is self-storage of food reserves. In prehistoric times, natural selection favored genotypes that could endure harsh conditions by stocking the most fat. With chronic malnutrition being the norm for most of human history, genetics evolved to favor fat storage. So when did body fat become problematic? The negative…