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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Youth Who Have Diabetes Need Support

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

  5. 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!

  6. Sleeping Your Way to a Healthy Weight

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

  7. 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.

  8. Getting Active To Boost Your Energy

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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. COVID-19 and Communities of Color

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

  18. What Is Viral Hepatitis?

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

  19. 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?

  20. 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?

  21. We Can! Work Together To Keep Families Healthy

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

  22. Break Through Your Physical Activity Roadblock: Setbacks

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

  23. 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.

  24. Break Through Your Physical Activity Roadblock: Motivation

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Why Does Sex Matter in Research?

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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?

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. Dialysis for Kidney Patients

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

  36. Changing Your Habits Can Protect Your Kidneys

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

  37. Spreading the Word About Kidney Disease

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

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. Take Control of Your Blood Pressure

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

  41. 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.

  42. HIV in the African American Community

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

  43. Using Research to Improve Testing for Thyroid Cancer

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

  44. Pregnancy and Thyroid Disease

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

  45. Understanding Hyperthyroidism

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

  46. What Is Hypothyroidism?

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

  47. What Is the Thyroid Gland?

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

  48. New Year’s Resolutions to Get Active

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

  49. Don’t Let the Holiday Weigh You Down

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

  50. Two Keys to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

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

  51. 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.

  52. What Can We Do About It?

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