What is Prediabetes?

(Music) Announcer: Welcome to YOUR HEALTH with Joan Lunden. Presented by the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention. Joan Lunden: Hi, I’m Joan Lunden. We are here today to talk about Pre-Diabetes. Believe it or not, more than one in three people in the US have Pre-Diabetes. And even scarier, a whopping 90% of them…

Diabetes & Smoking: A Dangerous Duo

(upbeat xylophone music) – I’m Joan Lunden. Type 2 diabetes has struck way too many families in this country, including mine. I remember all too well when my brother was in his mid-20s. He was overweight, never exercised, and he was a smoker. I don’t think it ever even occurred to him that that was…

Diabetes & Smoking

(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. Today we are talking about how smoking dramatically increases your chances of developing diabetes. And we’re joined by Dr. Ann Albright, Director of the CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation. Good to…

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…