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Healthy Moments Episodes

Tips on living a healthy lifestyle featuring Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of NIDDK.


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

  1. How Do We Get Kids Moving?

    Kids going back to school may have busy schedules, but it’s important to keep physical activity in their daily routine.

  2. Break Through Your Physical Activity Roadblock: Starting

    Are you ready to take small but steady steps to improve your health?

  3. Break Through Your Physical Activity Roadblock: Motivation

    You may be surprised by the kinds of activity that motivate you to reach your health goals.

  4. Ulcers Can Be a Real Pain

    Is your stomach grumbling with more than just hunger? It could be trying to tell you that you have an ulcer.

  5. Ignoring Heartburn Won’t Make It Go Away

    If heartburn strikes more than twice a week, don’t ignore it. You may need treatment.

  6. Discovering That Your Child Has Diabetes

    With the support of a health care team, you can help your child learn to live a long, happy, and healthy life.

  7. Back to School with Healthy Habits

    As your kids head back to school, add healthy snacks to your list of school supplies.

  8. Improving Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases for Communities of Color

    Health disparity studies may help prevent and treat chronic diseases in communities of color.

  9. Brother, You’re on My Mind: Dealing with Depression and Stress

    Feeling down is normal occasionally, but if it starts to affect your daily life, you may have depression.

  10. COVID-19 and Community Health Resources

    By researching the connection between wellness and access to resources, NIH aims to improve health outcomes for communities of color.

  11. Supporting Minority Health: The Healthy Mind Initiative

    NIMHD’s “Healthy Mind Initiative” collaborates with the U.S. Public Health Service and other federal agencies to promote the importance of mental health among youth and young adults of color.

  12. Don’t Let Your Bladder Control You

    Are you a woman who fears losing control of your bladder and find yourself unable to enjoy day-to-day activities? If so, you’re not alone.

  13. What Is Urinary Incontinence?

    Do you sometimes leak urine before you get to the bathroom, or when you cough or sneeze? If so, you may have urinary incontinence and should see a doctor.

  14. Preventing Urinary Tract Infections in Children

    If your child is not feeling well and you don’t know why, they may have a urinary tract infection, or UTI.

  15. How Adults Can Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

    Taking steps to avoid urinary tract infections, or UTIs, can save you a lot of discomfort and also prevent serious problems.

  16. Alzheimer’s Disease: Make a Difference by Participating in Research

    Now is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s Disease research, and you can play a role.

  17. Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease

    It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease.

  18. Healthy Remakes of Your Favorite Foods

    How can people keep kitchen confident without getting discouraged by the false idea that favorite dishes are off the menu?

  19. Helping Kids Make Healthier Food Choices

    What can concerned parents do to help their kids manage their weight and build healthier habits?

  20. Food as Medicine

    We want to explore what is a good food prescription for people who have chronic illnesses like arthritis and diabetes.

  21. Donate Blood

    Besides kidneys, you can donate blood or bone marrow.

  22. Become an Organ Donor

    Why should you consider being an organ donor?

  23. Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Your Diet

    If you have irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, you can do a number of things to get relief.

  24. What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

    Many people suffer from IBS but don’t know that they have it.

  25. Kidney Transplants in the African American Community

    A kidney transplant is one treatment for kidney failure, and for many, the best chance for a healthy life.

  26. Spreading the Word About Kidney Disease

    Have you talked with your family members about kidney disease?

  27. Testing and Treatment for Kidney Disease

    If you find out that you do have early kidney disease, you can get treatment to help delay or prevent kidney failure.

  28. Risk Factors for Kidney Disease

    People of all ages and races can be affected by kidney disease.

  29. It Takes a Village: Community Solutions for Healthy Living

    Did you know optimal heart health can be passed on to the next generation?

  30. Hypertension and the DASH Diet

    If you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, you may benefit from the DASH Diet.

  31. Healthy Sleep for a Healthy Heart

    Healthy habits like getting enough sleep can do wonders for your well-being and can help prevent future illness.

  32. Obesity and Heart Disease in Black Communities

    Did you know that factors like race and ethnicity can affect your weight and heart health?

  33. Using Research to Improve Testing for Thyroid Cancer

    Through our research, we’re looking for new ways to improve testing for thyroid cancer and make surgery even less likely.

  34. A Picture of Hyperthyroidism

    If you’re irritable, losing weight, feeling hot and sweaty, your heart is beating fast, and you can’t sleep, you may have hyperthyroidism.

  35. What Is the Thyroid Gland?

    When your thyroid produces too much or too little hormone, it can cause big health problems.

  36. Diabetic Retinopathy

    Managing your diabetes will have a lasting and positive benefit for your eyes.

  37. Take Action to Protect Yourself from Glaucoma

    While anyone can get glaucoma, some people are at higher risk. To protect your vision, get a complete eye exam.

  38. Lupus Nephritis Diagnosis and Treatment

    If you have lupus and symptoms such as high blood pressure, foamy urine, and swelling of the legs, feet, or ankles, your doctor may want to check the health of your kidneys.

  39. What is Lupus Nephritis?

    Left untreated, lupus nephritis can lead to kidney failure. The good news is that treatment is available.

  40. Symptoms and Diagnosis of NAFLD

    If you have obesity, elevated cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes, you may be at risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD.

  41. What is Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

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

  42. Healthy Eating and Diabetes

    One of the best ways to manage your diabetes is eating healthy.

  43. Having A Network of Support

    Living with the daily demands of diabetes can be challenging. Having a network of support can help.

  44. You Are the Center of Your Diabetes Care Team

    Managing diabetes is a team effort, and you are at the center of that team.

  45. Reducing Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    When it comes to type 2 diabetes, losing a small amount of weight can make a big difference.

  46. New Weight Control Technologies

    In the fight against obesity, new medical technologies offer big benefits in tiny packages.

  47. Artificial Kidneys and Other Technologies to Treat Kidney Disease

    For people facing kidney failure, artificial kidneys have the potential to dramatically improve quality of life.

  48. High-Tech Devices to Improve Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care

    High-tech devices may offer new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD.

  49. Noninvasive Blood Glucose Testing

    New technologies promise to take the sting out of blood glucose testing.

  50. How to Stay Gluten Free

    A dietitian can help you identify foods you can eat and understand how to make choices to stay gluten free.

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

    If you have celiac disease, removing gluten from your diet will control symptoms, heal existing damage to the small intestine, and prevent further damage over time.

  52. Diagnosing Celiac Disease

    The only way to know if you have celiac disease is to get tested.