Take Control of Your Health a series of short radio segments aimed at helping people make changes to improve their own health
Heart Health | People sharing stories about recognizing, treating and managing heart valve disease.
Find out more about Taking Control of your heart health here.
Diabetes | People sharing strategies and insights about preventing and managing diabetes. Find out more about Taking Control of Diabetes here.
Caregiving Conversations | Caregivers discuss the challenges of caring for a loved one with a serious diagnosis or in the last stages of life
What Matters Most | Family members discuss facing a loved one’s serious illness with an open heart and loving support
“I now know the challenges of diabetes”
Kalli talks about how she is taking responsibility for keeping track of her blood-sugar and managing her diabetes, now that she is a teenager.
Durenberger shares how shortness of breath led to him getting a life-saving
heart valve replacement.
she got too tired and short of breath from doing her regular housework, JoAnn knew
something wasn’t right, so she called her doctor.
shares how relieved he was to get his heart valve repaired, so he could enjoy
sports and other regular teen activities.
recalls how she felt different and breathed easier, the moment her heart valve
shares how a routine exam uncovered a heart problem: when she couldn’t walk,
she realized just how serious the problem had become.
After losing her mother to a heart attack, Jacqueline knew to follow her gut and get a second opinion, which led to reparing her leaky heart valve sooner, before it was too late.
recalls how quickly she rebounded from getting her heart valve replaced, after
being awake during the surgery.
Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
Jim was told he had only months to live, but then a life-saving heart valve procedure gave him a miraculous outcome.
explains how rheumatic fever in his teens caused him to have an extra heartbeat,
which eventually led to heart valve repair decades later.