It’s estimated that chronic kidney disease affects about 2 out of every 1,000 people in the United States. In its early stages, there may be no symptoms whatsoever. Over time though, kidney function will be reduced and at some point, may cease altogether. At this stage, the kidneys are no longer able to remove enough waste and excess fluids from the body, so patients will need dialysis or a kidney transplant. Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two most common causes of chronic kidney disease. This Segment will raise awareness and educate viewers on chronic kidney disease; with discussions on who is most at risk, symptoms to look for, progression of the disease, the potential for kidney failure, and the importance of proper disease management.
Cervical dystonia, also called spasmodic torticollis, is a painful condition in which neck muscles contract involuntarily causing the head to twist or turn to one side, or, to uncontrollably tilt forward or backward. It is a rare disorder that can occur at any age, even infancy, but most often presents in middle-age, with women being most at risk. This Segment will raise awareness and educate viewers on cervical dystonia, its signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and risk factors. It will also look at the biology of the condition, the advancements in its treatment, patient care, and a look at what the future holds in dealing with this disease. This Segment will also encourage viewers to become proactive in their healthcare, and to work collaboratively with their health care provider.
Our goal is to guide viewers along the path to a long healthy life. The science of medicine will come to life through colorful 3D animation and crisp high definition video. Everyday people tell extraordinary stories of triumph and survival in an upbeat, positive format.
Experts will highlight the life-changing benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle as a way of preventing disease and promoting health and wellness choices that can keep viewers active and vital from early adulthood onward.
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