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Help Patients Take Blood Pressure Medicines As Directed

[NARRATOR] One in four new prescriptions for hypertension medications are never filled. A major problem when 70% of U.S. adults over 65 have high blood pressure, and only half of them have it under control. Even hypertensive patients covered by Medicare Part D have high rates of non-adherence, too often skipping doses, taking the wrong […]

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Tips for Taking Blood Pressure Medicines As Directed

Tips for Taking Blood Pressure Medicines As Directed

[NARRATOR] Meet America’s adults over 65. Seventy percent of them have high blood pressure… and nearly fifty percent of those don’t have it under control. Even with Medicare Part D coverage, about 5 million adults aren’t taking their blood pressure medicines as directed. So why does that matter? Because high blood pressure is one of […]

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What is Bariatric Surgery?

What is Bariatric Surgery?

When it comes to helping people with obesity lose weight, you may have heard the terms gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band. These are types of bariatric or weight loss surgery. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. People who have severe […]

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