Podcast: Exercise and High Blood Pressure

This healthcast is about using exercise and other body movements to control your blood pressure. More detailed information will be found in my book, High Blood Pressure For Dummies.

You will learn:

  • How exercise helps to lower blood pressure
  • A basic program of walking which will lower your blood pressure and make you fit
  • Other body movements and techniques that lower blood pressure like yoga, meditation, biofeedback

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Podcast: High Blood Pressure Nutritional Treatment

This healthcast is about using diet to control your blood pressure. More detailed information will be found in my book, “High Blood Pressure For Dummies“.

You will learn:

  • To use the DASH diet
  • To lower your blood pressure by reducing salt
  • The place of weight loss in controlling blood pressure.

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Podcast: Introduction to High Blood Pressure

This healthcast will introduce you to this “silent killer” that affects 50 million Americans and 20% of the rest of the world. More detailed information will be found in my book, “High Blood Pressure For Dummies”.

You will learn:

  • How to determine if your blood pressure is high
  • Who suffers from high blood pressure
  • Basics of lowering blood pressure

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Podcast: Ten Commandments For Excellent Diabetes Care

Taken from my book, Diabetes For Dummies, these “commandments” are the basis for excellent blood glucose control and avoiding complications of diabetes.

Among them you will find:

  • Enthusiastic exercise
  • Major monitoring
  • Tenacious testing

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Podcast: How to Quit Smoking – Kick The Habit Today

In this healthcast you will learn the various ways that people have successfully kicked the habit. You will know:

  • How people stop “cold turkey”
  • How people use nicotine patches and gum to replace cigarettes
  • How other drugs are used

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Podcast: Why You Should Quit Smoking

This healthcast is about tobacco and why you should stop smoking and using smokeless tobacco. In this healthcast you will learn:

  • Who smokes and why
  • The health consequences of tobacco for you and your loved ones
  • The immediate and longterm benefits of stopping cigarettes and smokeless tobacco

Related website: http://www.smokefree.gov/

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Podcast: Large Thyroid Glands – Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

This Healthcast is all about large thyroid glands, whatever the cause. You will discover:

  • The causes of a large gland or a bump on the thyroid called a nodule
  • How to tell if your gland is large and whether it should concern you
  • What you and your doctor should do about it

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Podcast: Introduction to Hyperthyroidism

This Healthcast will tell you what you need to know to deal with hyperthyroidism, the condition in which the thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone. You will learn:

  • The causes, signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease
  • How you and your doctor diagnoses this illness
  • The best current way to manage hyperthyroidism

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Podcast: Introduction to Hypothyroidism

This Healthcast is about hypothyroidism, the condition of low production of thyroid hormone, a condition that affects more than 20 million Americans and hundreds of millions of others outside the USA. It will tell you:

  • The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism
  • The major causes
  • The current treatment

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Podcast: Introduction To The Thyroid

“Introduction to the Thyroid” will tell you what you need to know about this important but rarely appreciated gland:

  • How to locate it, what it looks like and how large it is
  • How your body controls its function
  • What it does generally and in every organ of your body

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The Body Mass Index – How To Calculate BMI

The Body Mass Index or BMI is a number that correlates your weight with your height. It is valuable because a person who is 150 pounds in weight 62 inches tall is overweight, while a person who is 150 pounds in weight and 70 inches tall is normal. To calculate the BMI:

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Podcast: Metabolic Syndrome Affects Over 1 Billion People Worldwide

This healthcast is about the most common disease you know nothing about, the metabolic syndrome. Affecting more than 50 million Americans and 1 and 1/4 billion people worldwide, it:

  • Causes a high incidence of disease and death due to heart attacks and strokes
  • Is increasing as we get increasingly fat and exercise less and less
  • Is completely reversible with changes in lifestyle

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Podcast: Preventing Disease, Injury, and Death (Golden Years)

This is the fourth healthcast on the topic of prevention of injury, disease and death at all ages. Using information obtained by major studies, the US Preventive Services Task Force has published “The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services”.

In this healthcast you will discover:

  • The major causes of injury, disease and death beyond age 64
  • Screening tests that are most effective for these problems
  • Counseling that can be done to avoid these problems
  • Vaccinations and drugs that prevent them

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Podcast: Preventing Disease, Injury, and Death (Adult Life)

This is the third healthcast on the topic of prevention of injury, disease and death at all ages. Using information obtained by major studies, the US Preventive Services Task Force has published “The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services“.

In this healthcast you will discover:

  • The major causes of injury, disease and death at ages 25-64
  • Screening tests that are most effective for these problems
  • Counseling that can be done to avoid these problems
  • Vaccinations and drugs that prevent them

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Podcast: Preventing Disease, Injury, and Death (Young Adult)

This is the second of four healthcasts on the prevention of injury, disease and death at various ages. Using information obtained by major studies, the US Preventive Services Task Force has published “The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services“.

In this healthcast you will discover:

  • The major causes of injury, disease and death at ages 11-24
  • Screening tests that are most effective for these problems
  • Counseling that can be done to avoid these problems
  • Vaccinations and drugs that prevent them

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