Testing and Treatment for Kidney Disease

DR. RODGERS: Should you get tested for kidney disease? Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Early kidney disease usually has no symptoms, so you should get tested for kidney disease if you have any of these risk factors: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart…

NDEP – Healthy Eating with Diabetes

For people living with diabetes and for those trying to prevent Type 2 Diabetes healthy eating is important for controlling blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. It’s also really critical for losing and maintaining a healthy weight. When you have diabetes, your family members can eat the same food that you’re eating and benefit from…

How Mobile Phones Help Prevent Disease

Global health issues require innovation Rotary’s program in Pakistan gathers and shares data in real time Health workers can now transmit patient data To a centralized database through SMS messaging. Now, we have more informed health services for women and children in remote areas. Sometimes big problems have simple solutions.

A universal biosensor for infectious disease

I sincerely believe that infectious diseases are a great threat to national security because we have emergence of of new diseases with increased travel travel and globalization. We have an increase in anti-microbial resistance but for being effectively able to respond to all of these whether it’s in some remote village in Africa or a…

How do you check for kidney disease?

how do you check for kidney disease we routinely check for chronic kidney disease with two tests a blood test and a urine test the blood test measures how well the kidneys are filtering the blood and that’s called the GFR a GF are above 60 is considered normal GFR below 60 may mean that…

Delivering Free Health Care to Rural Mexico

Well, there are doctors, but if you have the public insurance which is the one that they give us poor people when you ask for a consultation they give you an appointment for a month from now. Well, the disease does not wait. I can’t get any work, because of the two heart attacks I’ve…

Fundamentals of Human Nutrition and Metabolism – Online short course

The course is Fundamentals of Human Nutrition and Metabolism and it gives a basic knowledge of biochemistry and physiology involved in human nutrition, and it will give you a foundation to enable you to understand how the food we eat affects the human body. The course is for anyone who’s got an interest in learning…

Better Health and a Better You

MUSIC: IN ​Making small but steady changes with your physical activity, over time, can improve your health. Let’s jumpstart your journey to better health and a better you! Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Choosing to be more physically active may seem…