Chronic Kidney Disease, Animation

Chronic kidney disease, CKD, is a gradual loss of renal function, typically developing over the course of months or years. Many conditions, both within and outside the kidneys, can cause progressive damage to the kidneys over time, leading to CKD. Of these, most common are diabetes and hypertension, both of which directly damage blood vessels…

ALL ABOUT ANXIETY DISORDERS

Hey everyone! This week’s video topic comes to me from you, and all of your requests. Anxiety Disorder: What are are they? And what do we do? So stay tuned *Peaceful Melody* So like I said, this week’s topic is anxiety disorders. And after getting that request from many of you, and then looking through…

Nursing Home Initiative on Behavioral Health & Antipsychotic Medication Reduction

{music} (Dr. Patrick Conway): Good afternoon and welcome to the introductory event for CMS’ National Initiative to Improve Behavioral Health and Reduce the Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Home Residents. I’m Dr. Patrick Conway, Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Director of the Office of Clinical Standards…

Can I Stop Taking My Medication? đŸ€”

Hey, what’s up? I’m Rachel Star, schizophrenic. So, Can I stop taking my meds? I get asked this all the time. First of all. I don’t , don’t know you. I’m not your doctor. I don’t know if you can stop taking your medications. Umm, the other side to this is that a lot of…

Can Stress Actually Kill You?

In a busy world, with unending work and responsibilities piling up, stress can get to the best of us. But how bad is it for you really? Can stress actually kill you? From a biological perspective, stress makes perfect sense. If you’re about to get chomped on by a bear, your stress hormones better kick…