Health Education Videos

These videos are available in English and Hindi and contain helpful information about heart attacks, healthy eating, and physical activity. 

Note: These health education videos were developed by Northwestern University. You must have Windows Media Player to view these videos.

Masala Pulse

The official newsletter of the MASALA Study features the latest study research, health tips, recipes and more! Check out MASALA Pulse Fall 2018 (For previous issues click here MASALA Pulse 2018Masala Pulse 20152014201320122011).  


The following links include information regarding general aspects of nutrition, helping you create your own food pyramid, and guiding you as to how to accurately read nutrition labels. The listed resources will help you create a healthier diet for yourself.

Physical Activity

The resources provided summarize ways to get physically active and involved from simple day-to-day activities to more ambitious exercises and methods.

What is Heart Disease?

Heart disease refers to a scope of diseases that affect your heart such as coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems, and heart defects you're born with. Although heart defects cannot be prevented, you can still prevent other types of heart disease by avoiding smoking, regulating blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes, staying physically active, eating healthy, managing stress, and practicing good hygiene. Learn more about heart disease.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by high blood glucose levels that exists as a consequence of the body's inability to produce enough or any insulin. There are three main types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy). The most common of the three types is Type 2 diabetes. In order to prevent diabetes, you should change your diet, increase your physical activity, and maintain a healthy weight. Learn more about diabetes