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Kidney Disease (Chuukese)

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by gradual loss of kidney function over time.  CKD is common in people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and obesity. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, about 37 million US adults are estimated to have CKD, and most don’t know it. According to the National Kidney Foundation:…

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American Heart Month (Chuukese)

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes diseases of the heart and blood vessels. CVD can refer to a number of conditions including stroke, arrhythmia, heart failure, coronary heart disease (heart attack and chest pain), and heart valve problems. CVD is caused by the restriction of normal blood flow to parts of the body due to plaque build-up.…

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Diabetes Awareness Factsheet – Chuukese

Fact Sheet, FAQ, Infographics

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a long lasting health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Learn more about the statistics for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, risk factors, signs & symptoms, prevention, and resources!