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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. Diabetes and Heart Disease --What’s the Connection?

    Are you aware of the connection between heart disease and kidney disease?

  2. Diabetes and Heart Disease–Overweight and Heart Disease, Show Your Heart Some Love

    Valentines are in the air this week, but don't just think with your heart, think about your heart.

  3. Donors–Champions Battle Kidney Disease

    During their basketball careers, both Alonzo Mourning and Sean Elliott battled kidney disease and returned to the game after getting transplants. Learn more.

  4. Diabetes and Heart Disease –Are You At Risk?

    Did you know that having diabetes can increase your chances for developing heart disease? Learn how to lower your risk.

  5. Diabetes Management Using FDA-Approved or Cleared Products

    Learn what the FDA has approved to help people with diabetes monitor and manage their glucose levels.

  6. An Example: Automated Insulin Dosing Devices

    Learn about a device that automatically gives the appropriate amount of insulin to a person with diabetes.

  7. How Does FDA Device Approval Work?

    The FDA makes sure new medical devices are safe and effective before they are used by health care providers and the public.

  8. How Does FDA Approval Work?

    Before a new drug can land on pharmacy shelves, it must be FDA-approved. Learn how that happens.

  9. Walking in the Right Direction-Treat Your Body Well: It’s the Only One You Have

    What physical activity burns calories, increases energy, strengthens bones, lowers the risk of health problems, and doesn’t cost a cent?

  10. Find a Detour Around Physical Activity Roadblocks

    Having trouble finding time for exercise at this busy time of year? Dr. Rodgers provides tips!

  11. Two Keys to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

    Dr. Rodgers discusses the two keys to losing weight and keeping it off.

  12. Sisters Together – Helping Women in Our Community

    Learn about the updated Sisters Together program that encourages black women to take steps toward better health for their community.

  13. HIV/Antiretroviral Therapy – What does it mean to be durably undetectable?

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the NIAID at NIH, discusses what it means for those who are HIV-positive to be durably virally suppressed, preventing transmission of HIV to sexual partners.

  14. Promoting Health after Gestational Diabetes

    Dr. Rodgers provides mothers who had gestational diabetes with guidelines for getting tested for type 2 diabetes after delivery.

  15. How Does Gestational Diabetes Affect Mother and Baby?

    Dr. Rodgers explains that the mom and child affected by gestational diabetes will have a lifetime risk of developing type 2 diabetes and offers tips for preventing or delaying it.

  16. What is Gestational Diabetes?

    Dr. Rodgers describes gestational diabetes, a condition usually without symptoms that affects some pregnant women and can lead to problems for mother and baby if left untreated.

  17. Women Getting Involved with Clinical Trials

    The legendary Barbra Streisand urges women to join clinical trials for diabetes and heart disease.

  18. What Can We Do About It?

    The legendary Barbra Streisand, who co-founded the Women’s Heart Alliance, joins Dr. Rodgers with tips on taking care of your diabetes and your heart.

  19. Women and Heart Health Risk Factors

    The legendary Barbra Streisand joins Dr. Rodgers to discuss the lifestyle changes that can prevent 80 percent of women’s heart disease and stroke.

  20. Diabetes and the Heart Health Connection

    Barbra Streisand, legendary director, singer, actress, producer & and co-founder of the Women’s Heart Alliance joins Dr. Rodgers to explain the connection between diabetes and heart health.

  21. Diagnosis and Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

    Do you know the symptoms of sickle cell disease? Dr. Rodgers explains how it is diagnosed and treated.

  22. What Is Sickle Cell Disease?

    Dr. Rodgers talks about sickle cell disease, including its effects on red blood cells and how common it is.

  23. Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Advice for caretakers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease from Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Hodes.

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

    Dr. Hodes, director of the National Institute on Aging, joins Dr. Rodgers to talk about Alzheimer’s disease.

  25. How Do We Get Kids Moving?

    Dr. Rodgers shares how to keep physical activity as part of your child’s daily routine as they go back to school.

  26. Eating and Nutrition: Tips for College Students

    Dr. Rodgers offers tips to keep you on track with healthy eating at college.

  27. Talking to Teens about Drinking

    Dr. Rodgers explains that drinking may have a negative effect on adolescent development.

  28. Eating and Nutrition: Tips for K-12 Students

    Dr. Rodgers talks about taking action now to help your kids stay healthy in the future.

  29. Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Stay at a Healthy Weight

    Dr. Rodgers provides tips to help teens with diabetes stay at a healthy weight.

  30. Getting Help for Prescription Drug Misuse

    Dr. Volkow explains why it can be hard for people to quit taking drugs, and Dr. Rodgers provides resources that can help.

  31. What is Prescription Drug Misuse?

    Dr. Volkow tells listeners that taking any medicine in a way that is different from what the doctor prescribed can be dangerous.

  32. Why People Can Become Addicted to Opioids

    Dr. Rodgers is joined by Dr. Nora Volkow, who explains that in some people, prescription opioids can produce euphoria – or a high.

  33. Is it GERD or an Ulcer?

    Is a burning in the lower chest heartburn or a peptic ulcer? Drs. Rodgers and James discuss the difference and when to see a doctor.

  34. What Triggers a Peptic Ulcer?

    Drs. Rodgers and James explain the causes of peptic ulcers and symptoms to look out for.

  35. What is GERD?

    Drs. Rodgers and James talk about what heartburn is and when to seek treatment.

  36. Preventing Diabetic Eye Disease

    Dr. Rodgers talks to people with diabetes about preventing diabetic eye disease.

  37. Diabetes and Depression

    Dr. Rodgers talks about the link between depression and diabetes.

  38. Understanding Depression

    Dr. Rodgers explains that depression is common and affects people in different ways.

  39. Tips For Managing Stress

    Tips for coping with stress from Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Gordon.

  40. What Is Stress?

    Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Gordon talk about different types of stress and how it can affect your health.

  41. Chronic Illness and Depression

    Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Gordon share signs and symptoms of depression, common among people with a long-term illness like diabetes or cancer.

  42. All of Us: Our Commitment to Diversity

    Dr. Rodgers and Mr. Dishman explain the importance of diversity in the All of Us Research Program, and why the program is asking people from communities across the country to join.

  43. What is the Promise of All of Us?

    Dr. Rodgers and Mr. Dishman share the benefits of volunteering to participate in the All of Us Research Program, including learning more about your health.

  44. What is the All of Us Research Program?

    Dr. Rodgers and Mr. Dishman explain that the All of Us Research Program gives a million volunteers an opportunity to help shape the future of health care.

  45. What is Precision Medicine?

    Dr. Rodgers and Mr. Dishman tell listeners about precision medicine and how it can make health care better in the future.

  46. Have You Considered Donating an Organ?

    Dr. Rodgers and retired NBA champion Sean Elliott talk about Sean’s kidney transplant, and why organ donation is so critical for the African American community.

  47. Preparing for a Transplant

    Dr. Rodgers points out that there’s good reason to have hope if you are preparing for a kidney transplant, and retired NBA champion Sean Elliott shares an inspiring message.

  48. High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease Go Hand in Hand

    Dr. Rodgers and retired NBA champion Sean Elliott discuss the connection between high blood pressure and kidney disease.

  49. Sean Elliott's Big Discovery

    Dr. Rodgers talks to retired NBA champion Sean Elliott about his kidney disease diagnosis and who should get tested for the disease.

  50. Risk Factors for Kidney Disease

    Dr. Rodgers talks about the risk factors for kidney disease and explains why it is important to get tested.

  51. Heart Disease and Kidney Disease: What’s the Connection?

    Do you know the connection between heart disease and kidney disease? Dr. Rodgers explains.

  52. Overweight and Heart Disease: Show Your Heart Some Love

    For Valentine's Day, Dr. Rodgers shares heart-healthy tips.