Healthy Moments Episodes
One-minute audio tips on living a healthy lifestyle featuring Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of NIDDK.
All episodes are 1 minute in length. Where indicated, video is available.
Language Access Portal
Sept. 18, 2017
Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable discuss the importance of reducing language barriers in health care.
How Can Where You Live Affect Your Health?
Sept. 11, 2017
Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable talk about how a person’s environment can affect their health.
What Are Health Disparities?
Sept. 4, 2017
Dr. Rodgers is joined by the director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable to explain how health disparities affect a person’s ability to stay healthy.
School Staff Can Help Students with Diabetes Succeed
Aug. 28, 2017
Dr. Rodgers introduces Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed, a guide for school personnel.
Helping Your Children with Diabetes Prepare for School
Aug. 21, 2017
Dr. Rodgers provides parents of diabetic children with tips for talking to school staff.
Avoiding the 'Freshman 15'
Aug. 14, 2017
Dr. Rodgers notes that students going off to college may find themselves adding unwanted pounds, and gives them tips to stay at a healthy weight.
Stepping Into Fall
Aug. 7, 2017
Dr. Rodgers points out that walking is a great way to get physical activity, and gives listeners tips to help make walking a regular habit.
Back To School With Healthy Habits
July 31, 2017
Dr. Rodgers discusses the risks associated with children being overweight, and provides tips to help children eat healthy and keep their physical activity level up for the fall.
July 24, 2017
Learn how telehealth can provide new ways to see a doctor without traveling long distances, from Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Pettigrew.
Wearable Biosensors: Can what you are wearing tell you when to see the doctor?
July 17, 2017
Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Pettigrew talk about how sensors can improve health in the future.
How do sensors play a role in health?
July 10, 2017
Do you know how sensors are used for health? Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Roderic Pettigrew explain.
Urinary Incontinence in Men
June 26, 2017
Dr. Rodgers explains that men can experience urinary incontinence, and discusses the causes.
Lifestyle Changes and Treatments for Managing Erectile Dysfunction
June 19, 2017
Dr. Rodgers educates listeners about the treatments for erectile dysfunction, or ED.
Understanding Erectile Dysfunction
June 12, 2017
Dr. Rodgers talks about erectile dysfunction, or ED, including what causes it.
Prostate Enlargement—Common for Aging Men
June 5, 2017
Dr. Rodgers explains the symptoms of BPH, which is common in men over 40.
Gallstones, Gallbladder Attacks, and Older Americans
May 29, 2017
Dr. Rodgers explains what a gallbladder attack is, and what the symptoms are.
The ABC’s for Older Americans with Diabetes
May 22, 2017
Dr. Rodgers tells older Americans with diabetes how managing their disease can help them feel their best.
Alzheimer’s Disease: You Can Make a Difference by Participating in Research
May 15, 2017
Did you know that whether you have a memory problem, family history of Alzheimer’s disease, or no memory problems at all, you may be able to take part in research studies? Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Hodes explain.
Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease
May 8, 2017
Advice for caretakers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease from Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Hodes.
Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need to Know
May 1, 2017
Dr. Hodes, director of the National Institute on Aging, joins Dr. Rodgers to talk about Alzheimer’s disease.
Bariatric Surgery for Teens with Severe Obesity
April 24, 2017
Dr. Rodgers explains how teens with severe obesity may benefit from bariatric surgery.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
April 17, 2017
Bariatric surgery can help people with severe obesity, and Dr. Rodgers explains the benefits and considerations.
What’s Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
April 10, 2017
Dr. Rodgers tells listeners about irritable bowel syndrome, including symptoms and treatments.
Kimberly's Kidney Gift
April 3, 2017
A woman with kidney failure shares her story of receiving a transplant, and Dr. Rodgers talks about kidney donation.
Lupus Nephritis Diagnosis and Treatment
March 27, 2017
Dr. Rodgers tells listeners about the treatments for lupus nephritis.
What is Lupus Nephritis?
March 20, 2017
Dr. Rodgers explains a type of kidney disease called lupus nephritis, including symptoms.
A Faith Community's Kidney Health Resource
March 13, 2017
Dr. Rodgers discusses the Kidney Sundays Toolkit for starting a community discussion about kidney disease.
Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments for Kidney Infection
March 6, 2017
Dr. Rodgers explains causes and treatments of kidney infections.
How much do you know about your kidneys?
Feb. 27, 2017
Dr. Rodgers talks about the importance of your kidneys and provides tips for keeping them healthy.
Complementary Health Approaches: Meditation
Feb. 20, 2017
Dr. Briggs talks about meditation as a way to help with some health conditions.
Are Probiotics Good for Your Health?
Feb. 13, 2017
What are probiotics and how they can be used? Dr. Briggs explains.
Using Dietary Supplements Wisely
Feb. 6, 2017
Before taking a dietary supplement, Dr. Briggs wants you to ask yourself these 5 questions.
Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know
Jan. 30, 2017
Dr. Rodgers is joined by Dr. Josie Briggs, who explains what you need to know about dietary supplements.
Getting Help for Prescription Drug Misuse
Jan. 23, 2017
It can be hard for people to quit taking prescription drugs. Dr. Volkow explains why and Dr. Rodgers provides resources that can help.
What is Prescription Drug Misuse?
Jan. 16, 2017
Dr. Volkow discusses how taking medicine in a way that is different from what the doctor prescribed can be dangerous.
Why People Can Become Addicted to Opioids
Jan. 9, 2017
In some people, prescription opioids can produce euphoria - or a high, Dr. Volkow explains how.
What are Opioids and Why Are They Prescribed?
Jan. 2, 2017
Dr. Rodgers is joined by Dr. Nora Volkow, who describes common prescription opioids and how they work.
NIH Body Weight Planner: How the NIH Body Weight Planner Can Help You
Dec. 26, 2016
Dr. Rodgers describes how the Body Weight Planner can help people create a plan to reach and maintain their weight goal over time.
NIH Body Weight Planner: Personalized Plans to Help You Reach Your Goals
Dec. 19, 2016
Dr. Rodgers tells listeners about an online tool called the Body Weight Planner, developed by the National Institutes of Health.
Don't Let the Holidays Weigh You Down
Dec. 12, 2016
Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Susan Yanovski talk about holiday weight gain and how to avoid it.
Eating Healthy and Sticking to My Budget
Dec. 5, 2016
Dr. Rodgers notes that healthy meals don't need to be expensive, and shares tips for eating healthy on a budget.
World AIDS Day
Nov. 28, 2016
Dr. Rodgers describes the AIDS epidemic and Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about who should get tested.
Preventing or Delaying Type 2 Diabetes
Nov. 14, 2016
Dr. Rodgers explains that research has shown type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed for those at high risk.
The ABC's of Managing Type 2 Diabetes
Nov. 7, 2016
Dr. Rodgers notes that people with type 2 diabetes need to manage the disease each day, and explains why they should know diabetes ABC's.
Having a Plan to Manage Your Diabetes
Oct. 31, 2016
Dr. Rodgers points out that our Make a Plan tool can help people with diabetes manage their condition.
Oct. 24, 2016
Dr. Sieving tells listeners about exciting research on diabetic retinopathy, a disease that can damage tiny blood vessels inside the eyes of people with diabetes.
Oct. 17, 2016
Dr. Sieving explains what a cataract of the eye is, and discusses the symptoms of a cataract.
Take Action to Protect Yourself from Glaucoma
Oct. 10, 2016
Dr. Rodgers is joined by Dr. Paul Sieving, director of the National Eye Institute. They tell listeners what glaucoma is and who is at risk.
Get Vaccinated Against the Flu
Oct. 3, 2016
Dr. Rodgers and guest Dr. Anthony Fauci tell listeners why everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Sept. 26, 2016
Dr. Koroshetz discusses traumatic brain injury and tells listeners about symptoms to look out for and when to seek medical attention.