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Modeled after TED Talks -- short, informative talks on a wide range of topics -- BJC Med Talks introduces health professionals, doctors, community leaders and patients who have an important message to share.


Take Heart! Control Your Risk Factors for Heart Disease Before They Control You
Kathy David, RN, BSN, Parkland Health Center
The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop heart disease. And many develop when we are children. This video takes a look at each risk factor and explains it in a simple, easy-to-follow manner.


Food and Your Type 2 Diabetes
Raul Borrego, MD, physician, Parkland Health Center 
With type 2 diabetes, the most important thing to do is manage your blood glucose (sugar) levels. That includes making the right food choices. These simple tricks from an internal medicine physician will help you choose the right types of food to eat.


When Mom or Dad Seem Sad
Teri Ragsdale, RN, QMHP, program manager, Senior Support Center, Parkland Health Center
Do you have an older adult in your life who is acting differently, seems depressed or isn't enjoying life as he or she used to? Find out why it's important to deal with these issues and not just assume it's a normal part of aging.


When Women With Abnormal Bleeding Should See a Physician
Saurabh Kumar, MD, physician, Parkland Health Center 
Many teens and women suffer from abnormal monthly bleeding. Dr. Kumar shares guidelines, by age, of what it might mean and when to seek medical attention. 


Rethink Your Drink
Jeania Byerly, RD, CDE, Parkland Health Center
This registered dietitian shows us the surprising amount of sugar in beverages such as vitamin waters, teas, sodas and juice and gives suggestions on what to drink instead.

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