Wednesday, September 05, 2012

CDC's Million Hearts Program

The CDC just launched a new program called Million Hearts, to address our high rates of heart disease and stroke. It's a flashy new website with a lot of tools.

Here are some videos about high blood pressure. What it is and how to treat it:

I like the information in the first one. The second one seems a bit preachy about taking medication. I thought it could have focused more on lifestyle. The style is weird, it reminds me of claymation.

There's a flavor of utopia in these videos, and in a lot of the medical and nutrition materials I've come across over the years. They don't reflect reality. They risk alienating the very people they're trying to reach.

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