Monday, October 2, 2017

Dr. Giachello and the HCHS/SOL study on CanTV

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The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos . When we support helath studies like HCHS/SOL, notonly do we helpourselves, but our communities as well.

El Programa Sol y otros estudios de salud que ayudan a los hispanos. Cuando apoyamos estudios de salud como Sol, no solo nos apoyamos a nosotros mismos, sino que a toda la comunidad hispana. This program was recorded on September 13, 2017 at Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Why should I be checked for kidney disease?

Why should I be checked for kidney disease?

Diabetes and high blood pressure can damage the kidneys and lead to kidney disease. You need to get checked for kidney disease if you have one of these conditions. Here are some other reasons to get checked:

  • Early kidney disease has no signs or symptoms. The only way to know if you have kidney disease is to get checked for it.
  • Kidney disease does not go away. It may get worse over time and can lead to kidney failure. If your kidneys fail, you may need to go on dialysis or have a kidney transplant to maintain health.
  • Kidney disease can be treated. The sooner you know you have kidney disease, the sooner you can get treatment to help delay or prevent kidney failure. Treating kidney disease may also help prevent heart disease.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


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What is the relationship between stress and type II diabetes? Dr. Elena Navas talks with her colleague Amparo Castillo, Director in charge of the "Midwest Latino Health Research and Policy Center" at the University of Illinois in Chicago, about this issue in "Café Salud y Vida". They share with us several helpful strategies to identify and counteract stress and thus help prevent and / or manage this devastating chronic degenerative disease.