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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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Dialysis for Kidney Patients

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

  4. Changing Your Habits Can Protect Your Kidneys

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

  5. Spreading the Word About Kidney Disease

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Take Control of Your Blood Pressure

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

  9. 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.

  10. HIV in the African American Community

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

  11. Using Research to Improve Testing for Thyroid Cancer

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

  12. Pregnancy and Thyroid Disease

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

  13. Understanding Hyperthyroidism

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

  14. What Is Hypothyroidism?

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

  15. What Is the Thyroid Gland?

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

  16. New Year’s Resolutions to Get Active

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

  17. Don’t Let the Holiday Weigh You Down

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

  18. Two Keys to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

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

  19. 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.

  20. What Can We Do About It?

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

  21. Family History and Heart Disease

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

  22. Heart Disease and Diabetes

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

  23. Telehealth

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

  24. 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?

  25. How do sensors play a role in health?

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

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. Preparing for Your Health Care Visit

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

  29. Understanding Your Health Coverage

    What does health coverage usually include?

  30. Why is Preventive Health Care Important?

    What does “preventive health care” really mean?

  31. 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!

  32. 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.”

  33. Back to School with Healthy Habits

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

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

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

  35. 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.

  36. What is Complementary Health?

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

  37. World Hepatitis Day

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

  38. 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?

  39. What is NAFLD?

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

  40. Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Who cares for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients?

  41. Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know

    What kind of memory loss is a sign of Alzheimer’s Disease?

  42. Traumatic Brain Injury

    What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

  43. Brain Health and High Blood Pressure: Mind Your Risks

    Did you know that stroke and dementia are more likely to affect people with high blood pressure?

  44. How to Stay Gluten-Free

    What foods CAN you eat on a gluten-free diet?

  45. Celiac Disease: What Is a Gluten-Free Diet?

    What exactly does it mean to go on a gluten-free diet?

  46. Are You Aware of Celiac Disease and Gluten?

    Gluten is a protein found in certain foods. Learn more about gluten and its role in Celiac disease.

  47. Diagnosing Celiac Disease

    How do doctors diagnose Celiac disease?

  48. What Is Celiac Disease? Symptoms

    Learn what triggers Celiac disease and what part of the body it affects.

  49. Colonoscopy

    Colon and rectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the US. A routine screening may be just what you need to avoid joining this statistic.

  50. What is GERD?

    If you still have heartburn after taking antacids for two weeks, you might have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Learn more and call your doctor.

  51. IBS vs. IBD

    Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two most common types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, blood in the stool or fever. Learn more.

  52. What’s IBS?

    Having frequent abdominal pain along with diarrhea or constipation or both? If so, you may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS.