Tag: obesity

Sisters Together – Helping Women in Our Community

Sisters Together – Helping Women in Our Community

Did you know that 57.2 % of black women 20 and older are obese? It’s a troubling problem for our community. But you can help. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Extra pounds put strain on the body

Discuss Kidney Health with Your Family and Faith Community

Discuss Kidney Health with Your Family and Faith Community

Our family goes way back through good times and through hard times we’ve always been strong together we are mothers and sisters grandmothers and grandfathers we’re aunts and uncles and brothers and nephews we are family one thing that holds us together is that we look out for each other

Why is a fistula the best option? Approach 1

Why is a fistula the best option? Approach 1

A provider answers a patient’s question in his office. Why is a fistula better? The fistula is better for a number of reasons. First, it allows better dialysis, because the blood flow is higher through a fistula than through a graft. And when the blood flow is better, the dialysis

How do you check for kidney disease?

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

Gastroparesis Patient Seminar – Parham Doctors’ Hospital

Gastroparesis Patient Seminar – Parham Doctors’ Hospital

– Hi, I’m Dr. Matt Brengman and I’m gonna talk to you a little bit about gastroparesis today. I do gastroparesis therapies in my practice, about 50% of my practice is gastroparesis and it’s an unusual therapy, I think. I do some talks nationally for this and I did one

Healthy Moments: Promoting Health after Gestational Diabetes

Healthy Moments: Promoting Health after Gestational Diabetes

DR. RODGERS: If you’ve had gestational diabetes during pregnancy, did you know that you’re at increased risk for developing diabetes in the future? Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Most of the time, gestational diabetes goes away after

What should I do to prepare for surgery?

What should I do to prepare for surgery?

A provider answers a patient’s question in his office. What do I need to do to prepare for surgery? Well, you need to keep taking good care of yourself — eating well, taking your medicines, and keeping your appointments. It’s also important to protect your veins. And the way you

Using Ask-Tell-Ask

Using Ask-Tell-Ask

CLINICIAN: Joe, what have you been told about your kidney problem? PATIENT: Well, others have told me there’s something wrong, but to tell you the truth, doc, I pee just fine. CLINICIAN: Joe, is it okay if I share some more information about your kidney problem with you? PATIENT: Sure.

Sisters Together: A Strategy to Support Community-Clinical Linkages

Sisters Together: A Strategy to Support Community-Clinical Linkages

If we want people to be healthy, we have to help them, we have to advocate for them. And one of those things is connecting them to resources that make sense for their life and their health and well-being. The Sisters Together program is a program that targets women 18