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The Healthy Moments logo and Dr. Griffin Rodgers

Healthy Moments Episodes

One-minute audio tips on living a healthy lifestyle featuring Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of NIDDK.

Episodes

All episodes are 1 minute in length. Where indicated, video is available.

  1. We Can! Work Together To Keep Families Healthy

    Concerned about the nation’s obesity epidemic? Check out the NIH We Can! Program.

  2. Break Through Your Physical Activity Roadblock: Setbacks

    Setbacks don’t equal starting over—aim for moderation and focus on the overall journey.

  3. Break Through Your Physical Activity Roadblock: Starting

    If you’re thinking about becoming active, try one new activity each day and work your way up.

  4. Break Through Your Physical Activity Roadblock: Motivation

    Give different physical activities a try—you may find new ways to love and care for yourself.

  5. Break Through Your Physical Activity Roadblock: Stress

    It’s Men’s Health Month—a good time to think about how stress can affect your physical and emotional health.

  6. Streisand: Women Getting Involved in Clinical Trials

    It’s crucial that women participate in clinical trials—and a small time commitment can make a big difference.

  7. Why Does Sex Matter in Research?

    Do you ever wonder if being a male or female affects your health? The answer is yes.

  8. Eager To Help Find Tomorrow’s Cure Today

    Participating in clinical trials may help researchers find better treatments for you, your family, and your community.

  9. You, Too, Can Play a Role in Clinical Trials

    Did you know that participating in clinical trials lets you play an active role in your own healthcare?

  10. Overcoming Barriers to Healthy Eating

    You may hear a lot about the role of physical activity in weight control, but healthy eating habits are just as important.

  11. Eat Healthy to Prevent Kidney Disease and Diabetes

    One of the main causes of kidney disease is diabetes. You can reduce your risk by losing a small amount of weight and eating healthy.

  12. Spring Into Fitness

    There are many different weight loss plans, so make sure the one you choose is right for you and suits your individual needs.

  13. Off the Couch and Into Action

    With spring in the air, it’s the perfect time to get your kids off the couch and into action.

  14. Kidney Transplants in the African American Community

    Kidney transplants work best when donors and recipients are the same race—so we need more African American donors.

  15. Dialysis for Kidney Patients

    Life-saving dialysis is helping people with kidney failure stay active and healthy.

  16. Changing Your Habits Can Protect Your Kidneys

    Did you know that eating healthy can help prevent type 2 diabetes and kidney disease?

  17. Spreading the Word About Kidney Disease

    Talk with family and friends about learning the risk factors for kidney disease and getting tested.

  18. Know the Risks and Get Tested for Kidney Disease

    African Americans are at greater risk for kidney failure, so learn the risks and talk to your doctor about getting tested.

  19. The Importance of Organ Donation in the African American Community

    African Americans are at high risk of kidney failure, and kidney transplants work best between donors and recipients of the same race—so consider donating.

  20. Take Control of Your Blood Pressure

    Having a treatment plan for high blood pressure can help prevent or delay related health issues.

  21. Overweight & Heart Disease: Show Your Heart Some Love

    For Valentine’s, show your heart some love by getting physically active and going easy on sweets.

  22. HIV in the African American Community

    Getting tested for HIV is simple, fast, and confidential—and helps stop the infection from spreading.

  23. Using Research to Improve Testing for Thyroid Cancer

    Research is identifying ways to improve testing for thyroid cancer and make surgery less likely.

  24. Pregnancy and Thyroid Disease

    Pregnancy causes normal changes in your thyroid gland, but it can also lead to thyroid disease.

  25. Understanding Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism can cause muscle weakness, sleep problems, goiters, and other symptoms—but your doctor can recommend treatment options.

  26. What Is Hypothyroidism?

    Hypothyroidism can cause fatigue, weight gain, depression, and other symptoms—but once diagnosed, it is easily treated.

  27. What Is the Thyroid Gland?

    If your thyroid gland produces too much or too little hormone, it can cause health problems.

  28. New Year’s Resolutions to Get Active

    You don’t need special skills or equipment to get physically active and improve your health.

  29. Don’t Let the Holiday Weigh You Down

    To avoid holiday weight gain and associated health risks, get more active and eat healthy.

  30. Two Keys to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

    The two keys to unwanted weight gain are physical activity AND healthy eating habits.

  31. A New Year’s Resolution I Can Stick To

    Forming healthy habits can help you stick with New Year’s resolutions to get fit and eat healthy.

  32. What Can We Do About It?

    Legend Barbra Streisand shares tips on taking care of your diabetes and heart.

  33. Family History and Heart Disease

    If you have a family history of heart disease, that may put you at a greater risk.

  34. Heart Disease and Diabetes

    Did you know that having Type 2 diabetes can increase your chances for developing heart disease?

  35. Telehealth

    Technology is providing new ways to see your doctor without leaving home.

  36. Wearable Biosensors: Can what you are wearing tell you when to see the doctor?

    Did you know that your watch might soon be able to tell if you're coming down with a cold and it's time to call in sick?

  37. How do sensors play a role in health?

    Find out how sensor devices in your own home can help you manage your health.

  38. Diabetic Retinopathy

    If you have diabetes, you're at risk for eye problems that can lead to vision loss. Find out how the risk for developing diabetic retinopathy can be cut in half!

  39. Take Action to Protect Yourself from Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is an eye disease that comes with no early warning. Find out if you’re at risk.

  40. Preparing for Your Health Care Visit

    How can you plan ahead before your first visit with a health care provider?

  41. Understanding Your Health Coverage

    What does health coverage usually include?

  42. Why is Preventive Health Care Important?

    What does “preventive health care” really mean?

  43. From Coverage to Care: A Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You

    Having health care coverage is not just important when you’re sick, but also when you’re healthy!

  44. Avoiding the “Freshman 15”

    With new sleep schedules and all-you-can-eat meal plans, college students may fall victim to the so-called “Freshmen 15.”

  45. Back to School with Healthy Habits

    Back to school time is a great chance to encourage healthy eating and physical activity.

  46. When it Comes to Medicine, is “Natural” Safer?

    When it comes to medicine, is natural a better and safer option for your health?

  47. Medications and Supplements: Avoiding Harmful Interactions

    Taking dietary supplements with prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs can change the way a drug acts in the body.

  48. What is Complementary Health?

    Millions of Americans use complementary health approaches, but what does that mean?

  49. World Hepatitis Day

    July 28th is World Hepatitis Day, but what exactly is hepatitis?

  50. Symptoms and Diagnosis of NAFLD

    NAFLD, a condition in which excess fat is stored in your liver, has few or no symptoms. Are you at risk?

  51. What is NAFLD?

    Did you know one of the most common causes of liver disease in the United States is not heavy alcohol use?

  52. Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Who cares for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients?