New Medical Screening Tests Video

The American Red Cross tests audience members for hidden health problems.
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Travis: They were showing you the latest test in helping you figure out if something’s wrong with your body so you can fix it. So when our audience checks in this morning, they got a quick check up and doctor Sears is outside the studio where the screening is still going on. Jim: Thanks doctor Travis. Now this next test only takes a few seconds but it could save your life. What we’re doing, we’re screening for diabetes by checking blood sugar. The test only takes about 3 seconds but this test is unique because it’s the first FDA approved blood glucose meter that has a Bluetooth device so that the results go out immediately to your doctor so there’s no waste of time, you get diagnosed early. Life saving, it’s great! So this next thing here is awesome. This is Jenny and Erin and you guys are having some bloating and cramping after eating dairy products right? You’re kind the wondering what is it, an allergy or is it lactose intolerance or what? So this test is neat, so this is a lactose-hydrogen ref analyzer and you guys go ahead and start the test. Now what happens, if you’re lactose intolerant, your intestines don’t digest lactose, it’s a sugar. So what happen is just ferments in there and produces methane gas and hydrogen gas. And that gives you that bloating and gassy feeling and you can measure that in the breath. So you simply just breath in to this tubes and within a few minutes you get the results and you can see if its lactose intolerance or not. So we’re going to get the results later on and I’ll let you know what those are.

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