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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. Take Charge of Your Kidney Health: Getting Tested

    Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, is a serious condition—so take charge of your health and talk to your doctor about getting tested for CKD.

  2. What Can We Do About It?

    Women with diabetes can lower their chances of heart attack or stroke by managing their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol, and not smoking.

  3. Family History and Heart Disease

    Do you know the connection between your heart health and your family’s health?

  4. Women and Heart Health Risk Factors

    The right time to start living a heart-healthy life is now—lower your risk for heart disease by quitting smoking, eating healthfully, and treating high blood pressure.

  5. The Diabetes Heart Health Connection

    If you are a woman with diabetes, taking steps to manage your illness can lower your chances of having heart disease or stroke—and save your life.

  6. Pregnancy and Thyroid Disease

    Did you know that while pregnancy causes normal changes in your thyroid gland, it can also lead to thyroid disease?

  7. Understanding Hyperthyroidism

    Normally, high productivity leads to positive results—but when it comes to your thyroid gland, it can have negative consequences.

  8. What Is Hypothyroidism?

    Did you know that about 5 percent of the U.S. population has hypothyroidism and that women are much more likely to develop this disorder?

  9. Take Action to Protect Yourself From Glaucoma

    Did you know that nearly three million people have glaucoma, yet half don’t know they have it?

  10. Keeping Portions in Check

    Want to eat healthy while still enjoying the occasional indulgence? Paying attention to portion size can help.

  11. The Weight Loss Yo-Yo

    Did you know that gaining and losing weight, up and down like a yo-yo, can have consequences such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

  12. Ignoring Heartburn Won’t Make it Go Away

    Ignoring recurring heartburn won’t make it go away, and it could mean you have a serious condition—but luckily, regular heartburn is treatable.

  13. Staying Active During the Holidays

    Staying active during the holidays may help you manage the demands of the season and improve your health.

  14. Help Youth Who Have Diabetes Prevent or Delay Other Health Problems

    Parents and caregivers can help youth who have diabetes delay or prevent other serious health problems by keeping blood glucose levels near normal.

  15. Developing a Plan for Youth Who Have Diabetes

    Did you know that diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in school-age children? You can help your child by developing a diabetes management plan.

  16. Youth Who Have Diabetes: It Takes a Team

    Having a team to provide care and support can help address the unique challenges and needs of youth who have diabetes.

  17. Youth Who Have Diabetes Need Support

    Regardless of their age, sometimes youth who have diabetes need help with their diabetes care.

  18. Eating Breakfast To Stay Healthy and Energized

    Breakfast helps your body get going–so don’t skip it, even if you’re on the go!

  19. Sleeping Your Way to a Healthy Weight

    Did you know getting enough sleep may help you reach or stay at a healthy weight?

  20. For Better Work-Life Balance, Include Physical Activity

    Finding time for physical activity while juggling work, family, and personal needs can be tough—but there are ways to strike a healthy balance.

  21. Getting Active To Boost Your Energy

    Did you know that physical activity can actually give you more energy?

  22. Getting Involved in the COVID-19 Prevention Trials Network

    The COVID-19 Prevention Network is looking for volunteers to test vaccines for coronavirus. Find out how to participate at

  23. The Fight Is In Us: Donate COVID-19 Plasma

    If you have fully recovered from COVID-19, your plasma has antibodies that may help someone else. If you have had COVID-19, consider donating your blood to help save a life.

  24. COVID-19 and Communities of Color

    Why are communities of color at higher risk for COVID-19? Health disparities may be factors.

  25. Protecting Yourself and Others – Steps To Slow the Spread of COVID-19

    How can we slow the spread of COVID-19? The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure.

  26. Making Obesity Treatment More Personal

    How do we tackle overweight and obesity? We think one way is to look closely at the differences in the ways our bodies process what we eat and drink.

  27. Decoding the Burden of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Did you know that researchers only recently discovered how your genetics play a role in inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD?

  28. Fighting Kidney Disease with Precision Medicine

    For people with kidney disease, precision medicine promises to look beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to find treatment and preventions that work best for you.

  29. Using Genetics to Improve Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

    By studying the role of our genes, we can better understand why some people are at high risk for type 2 diabetes—and which treatments are likely to work for them.

  30. Creating Medical Devices to Improve Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

    Did you know that medical devices can support or replace a body function, offering hope to millions of Americans with chronic diseases like type 1 diabetes?

  31. What Is Viral Hepatitis?

    Did you know that millions of Americans are living with viral hepatitis and don’t know they have it?

  32. Help Your Teens Stay Focused and Energized

    Did you know that healthy eating can help teens stay focused and energized for school, sports, and activities?

  33. We Can! Help Children Stay at a Healthy Weight

    Did you know that too much time in front of a screen can affect kids’ health?

  34. We Can! Work Together To Keep Families Healthy

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

  35. Break Through Your Physical Activity Roadblock: Setbacks

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

  36. 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.

  37. Break Through Your Physical Activity Roadblock: Motivation

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

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. Why Does Sex Matter in Research?

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

  41. 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.

  42. 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?

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. Dialysis for Kidney Patients

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

  49. Changing Your Habits Can Protect Your Kidneys

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

  50. Spreading the Word About Kidney Disease

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

  51. 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.

  52. 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.