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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. 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.

  2. Risk Factors for Kidney Disease

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

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

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

  4. Hypertension and the DASH Diet

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

  5. 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.

  6. Obesity and Heart Disease in Black Communities

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. What Is the Thyroid Gland?

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

  10. Diabetic Retinopathy

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. What is Lupus Nephritis?

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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?

  16. Healthy Eating and Diabetes

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

  17. Having A Network of Support

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

  18. You Are the Center of Your Diabetes Care Team

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

  19. 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.

  20. New Weight Control Technologies

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

  21. 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.

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

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

  23. Noninvasive Blood Glucose Testing

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. Diagnosing Celiac Disease

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

  27. What Is Celiac Disease?

    More than two million Americans have celiac disease, and most don’t know it.

  28. Get Vaccinated Against the Flu

    The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated every year. Each year, the vaccine is updated to fight the viruses that will be most common during the flu season.

  29. Nursing Across the Lifespan

    Research at NINR and across NIH can help you become healthy and maintain your health at every stage of your life.

  30. Unlocking Health Equity Through Nursing Research

    Our research explores new ways to ensure that every person has a fair and just opportunity to attain their full health potential.

  31. Nursing at the Intersection of Community Health Challenges

    Did you know that nurses were some of the first health care professionals to recognize the connection between your health, environment, and community?

  32. Nurses’ Role in Your Care Team

    When it comes to chronic illnesses, nurses are all stars in your health care team.

  33. How Is Depression Treated in People Who Have Diabetes?

    Treating depression can improve your quality of life as you manage your diabetes.

  34. Are Diabetes and Depression Linked?

    We don’t know whether depression increases the risk of diabetes or vice versa, but we do know that dealing with more than one health problem can be hard.

  35. Chronic Illness and Depression

    Did you know that people with long-term health problems such as diabetes have a higher risk of depression?

  36. Understanding Erectile Dysfunction

    Erectile dysfunction, sometimes called impotence, affects a man’s ability to engage in sexual activity—but did you know that this condition is treatable at any age?

  37. Prostate Enlargement—Common for Aging Men

    When a man’s prostate becomes enlarged, it may signal a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, which is common in men over 40.

  38. Urinary Incontinence in Men

    Any disease, condition, or injury that damages nerves can lead to urinary incontinence, or problems urinating.

  39. Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need To Know

    Memory loss that affects your daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease.

  40. What Women Need To Know When Talking to Their Doctors

    Your health matters! Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself and ask your doctor questions.

  41. Keeping Your Eyes Healthy Can Improve Your Quality of Life

    Talk to your doctor about the steps you can take to prevent vision loss and lower your risk for eye disease.

  42. Understanding Diabetic Eye Disease

    Managing your diabetes can help keep your eyes healthy!

  43. Saving Your Sight: Eye Exams and Early Detection

    The best way to track eye health is with a simple, painless dilated eye exam.

  44. Protecting Your Vision Through Healthy Habits

    Adding healthy habits to your routine can help prevent eye disease and preserve your vision.

  45. Decoding the Burden of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Did you know that genetics play a role in inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD?

  46. Bowel Control Problems: Treatments Are Available

    Don’t be embarrassed to bring up bowel control problems with your doctor! They won’t be shocked, and they can let you know about available treatments.

  47. IBD vs IBS – What’s the Difference?

    Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a general name for diseases that cause swelling and irritation of the digestive tract, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

  48. What’s Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

    Many people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, but don't know that they have it. Seeing a doctor is the first step in treatment.

  49. Getting the Most Out of Your Groceries –Eat Scrappy!

    Instead of going to the store and spending more money on groceries, use what you have—eat scrappy! 

  50. Tips for Parents to Help Kids Eat Healthy

    If you want kids to be open to eating healthier, get them involved in cooking—and make it fun!

  51. Confidence is Key: Cooking Healthy for Yourself and Your Family

    For home cooks who are new to cooking or looking to make healthier choices, confidence in the kitchen is key. 

  52. Eating Healthy on a Budget

    A lot of people think that eating healthy has to be expensive—but in reality, it doesn’t!