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.
April 22, 2019
Colon and rectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the US. A routine screening may be just what you need to avoid joining this statistic.
What is GERD?
April 15, 2019
If you still have heartburn after taking antacids for two weeks, you might have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Learn more and call your doctor.
IBS vs. IBD
April 8, 2019
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two most common types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, blood in the stool or fever. Learn more.
April 1, 2019
Having frequent abdominal pain along with diarrhea or constipation or both? If so, you may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS.
Eat Healthy to Prevent Kidney Disease and Diabetes
March 25, 2019
Do you have a family history of diabetes and kidney disease? If the answer is yes, you can reduce your risk by losing a small amount of weight.
Testing and Treatment for Kidney Disease
March 18, 2019
Early kidney disease usually has no symptoms, so you should get tested if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or a family history of kidney failure.
A Faith Community’s Kidney Health Resource
March 11, 2019
African Americans are at a greater risk for kidney failure than other communities. Make a difference by introducing the Kidney Sundays tool kit in your place of worship.
What is Kidney Disease?
March 4, 2019
March is National Kidney Month, a good time to learn about your kidneys.
Donor Kim Plummer –Kidney Donation in the African American Community
Feb. 25, 2019
Kidney transplants are more successful among members of the same ethnic group – but some groups need more organ donors.
Diabetes and Heart Disease --What’s the Connection?
Feb. 18, 2019
Are you aware of the connection between heart disease and kidney disease?
Diabetes and Heart Disease–Overweight and Heart Disease, Show Your Heart Some Love
Feb. 11, 2019
Valentines are in the air this week, but don't just think with your heart, think about your heart.
Donors–Champions Battle Kidney Disease
Feb. 4, 2019
During their basketball careers, both Alonzo Mourning and Sean Elliott battled kidney disease and returned to the game after getting transplants. Learn more.
Diabetes and Heart Disease –Are You At Risk?
Jan. 28, 2019
Did you know that having diabetes can increase your chances for developing heart disease? Learn how to lower your risk.
Diabetes Management Using FDA-Approved or Cleared Products
Jan. 21, 2019
Learn what the FDA has approved to help people with diabetes monitor and manage their glucose levels.
An Example: Automated Insulin Dosing Devices
Jan. 14, 2019
Learn about a device that automatically gives the appropriate amount of insulin to a person with diabetes.
How Does FDA Device Approval Work?
Jan. 7, 2019
The FDA makes sure new medical devices are safe and effective before they are used by health care providers and the public.
How Does FDA Approval Work?
Dec. 31, 2018
Before a new drug can land on pharmacy shelves, it must be FDA-approved. Learn how that happens.
Walking in the Right Direction-Treat Your Body Well: It’s the Only One You Have
Dec. 24, 2018
What physical activity burns calories, increases energy, strengthens bones, lowers the risk of health problems, and doesn’t cost a cent?
Find a Detour Around Physical Activity Roadblocks
Dec. 17, 2018
Having trouble finding time for exercise at this busy time of year? Dr. Rodgers provides tips!
Two Keys to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off
Dec. 10, 2018
Dr. Rodgers discusses the two keys to losing weight and keeping it off.
Sisters Together – Helping Women in Our Community
Dec. 3, 2018
Learn about the updated Sisters Together program that encourages black women to take steps toward better health for their community.
HIV/Antiretroviral Therapy – What does it mean to be durably undetectable?
Nov. 26, 2018
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.
Promoting Health after Gestational Diabetes
Nov. 12, 2018
Dr. Rodgers provides mothers who had gestational diabetes with guidelines for getting tested for type 2 diabetes after delivery.
How Does Gestational Diabetes Affect Mother and Baby?
Nov. 5, 2018
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.
What is Gestational Diabetes?
Oct. 29, 2018
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.
Women Getting Involved with Clinical Trials
Oct. 22, 2018
The legendary Barbra Streisand urges women to join clinical trials for diabetes and heart disease.
What Can We Do About It?
Oct. 15, 2018
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.
Women and Heart Health Risk Factors
Oct. 8, 2018
The legendary Barbra Streisand joins Dr. Rodgers to discuss the lifestyle changes that can prevent 80 percent of women’s heart disease and stroke.
Diabetes and the Heart Health Connection
Oct. 1, 2018
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.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease
Sept. 24, 2018
Do you know the symptoms of sickle cell disease? Dr. Rodgers explains how it is diagnosed and treated.
What Is Sickle Cell Disease?
Sept. 17, 2018
Dr. Rodgers talks about sickle cell disease, including its effects on red blood cells and how common it is.
Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease
Sept. 10, 2018
Advice for caretakers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease from Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Hodes.
Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know
Sept. 3, 2018
Dr. Hodes, director of the National Institute on Aging, joins Dr. Rodgers to talk about Alzheimer’s disease.
How Do We Get Kids Moving?
Aug. 27, 2018
Dr. Rodgers shares how to keep physical activity as part of your child’s daily routine as they go back to school.
Eating and Nutrition: Tips for College Students
Aug. 20, 2018
Dr. Rodgers offers tips to keep you on track with healthy eating at college.
Talking to Teens about Drinking
Aug. 13, 2018
Dr. Rodgers explains that drinking may have a negative effect on adolescent development.
Eating and Nutrition: Tips for K-12 Students
Aug. 6, 2018
Dr. Rodgers talks about taking action now to help your kids stay healthy in the future.
Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Stay at a Healthy Weight
July 30, 2018
Dr. Rodgers provides tips to help teens with diabetes stay at a healthy weight.
Getting Help for Prescription Drug Misuse
July 23, 2018
Dr. Volkow explains why it can be hard for people to quit taking drugs, and Dr. Rodgers provides resources that can help.
What is Prescription Drug Misuse?
July 16, 2018
Dr. Volkow tells listeners that taking any medicine in a way that is different from what the doctor prescribed can be dangerous.
Why People Can Become Addicted to Opioids
July 9, 2018
Dr. Rodgers is joined by Dr. Nora Volkow, who explains that in some people, prescription opioids can produce euphoria – or a high.
Is it GERD or an Ulcer?
June 25, 2018
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.
What Triggers a Peptic Ulcer?
June 18, 2018
Drs. Rodgers and James explain the causes of peptic ulcers and symptoms to look out for.
What is GERD?
June 11, 2018
Drs. Rodgers and James talk about what heartburn is and when to seek treatment.
Preventing Diabetic Eye Disease
June 4, 2018
Dr. Rodgers talks to people with diabetes about preventing diabetic eye disease.
Diabetes and Depression
May 28, 2018
Dr. Rodgers talks about the link between depression and diabetes.
May 21, 2018
Dr. Rodgers explains that depression is common and affects people in different ways.
Tips For Managing Stress
May 14, 2018
Tips for coping with stress from Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Gordon.
What Is Stress?
May 7, 2018
Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Gordon talk about different types of stress and how it can affect your health.
Chronic Illness and Depression
April 30, 2018
Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Gordon share signs and symptoms of depression, common among people with a long-term illness like diabetes or cancer.
All of Us: Our Commitment to Diversity April 23, 2018
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.
What is the Promise of
All of Us? April 16, 2018
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.