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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. Wearable Biosensors: Can what you are wearing tell you when to see the doctor?

    Did you know that your watch might soon be able to tell if you're coming down with a cold and it's time to call in sick?

  2. How do sensors play a role in health?

    Find out how sensor devices in your own home can help you manage your health.

  3. Diabetic Retinopathy

    If you have diabetes, you're at risk for eye problems that can lead to vision loss. Find out how the risk for developing diabetic retinopathy can be cut in half!

  4. Take Action to Protect Yourself from Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is an eye disease that comes with no early warning. Find out if you’re at risk.

  5. Preparing for Your Health Care Visit

    How can you plan ahead before your first visit with a health care provider?

  6. Understanding Your Health Coverage

    What does health coverage usually include?

  7. Why is Preventive Health Care Important?

    What does “preventive health care” really mean?

  8. From Coverage to Care: A Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You

    Having health care coverage is not just important when you’re sick, but also when you’re healthy!

  9. Avoiding the “Freshman 15”

    With new sleep schedules and all-you-can-eat meal plans, college students may fall victim to the so-called “Freshmen 15.”

  10. Back to School with Healthy Habits

    Back to school time is a great chance to encourage healthy eating and physical activity.

  11. When it Comes to Medicine, is “Natural” Safer?

    When it comes to medicine, is natural a better and safer option for your health?

  12. Medications and Supplements: Avoiding Harmful Interactions

    Taking dietary supplements with prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs can change the way a drug acts in the body.

  13. What is Complementary Health?

    Millions of Americans use complementary health approaches, but what does that mean?

  14. World Hepatitis Day

    July 28th is World Hepatitis Day, but what exactly is hepatitis?

  15. Symptoms and Diagnosis of NAFLD

    NAFLD, a condition in which excess fat is stored in your liver, has few or no symptoms. Are you at risk?

  16. What is NAFLD?

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

  17. Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Who cares for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients?

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

    What kind of memory loss is a sign of Alzheimer’s Disease?

  19. Traumatic Brain Injury

    What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

  20. Brain Health and High Blood Pressure: Mind Your Risks

    Did you know that stroke and dementia are more likely to affect people with high blood pressure?

  21. How to Stay Gluten-Free

    What foods CAN you eat on a gluten-free diet?

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

    What exactly does it mean to go on a gluten-free diet?

  23. Are You Aware of Celiac Disease and Gluten?

    Gluten is a protein found in certain foods. Learn more about gluten and its role in Celiac disease.

  24. Diagnosing Celiac Disease

    How do doctors diagnose Celiac disease?

  25. What Is Celiac Disease? Symptoms

    Learn what triggers Celiac disease and what part of the body it affects.

  26. Colonoscopy

    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.

  27. What is GERD?

    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.

  28. IBS vs. IBD

    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.

  29. What’s IBS?

    Having frequent abdominal pain along with diarrhea or constipation or both? If so, you may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS.

  30. Eat Healthy to Prevent Kidney Disease and Diabetes

    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.

  31. Testing and Treatment for Kidney Disease

    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.

  32. A Faith Community’s Kidney Health Resource

    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.

  33. What is Kidney Disease?

    March is National Kidney Month, a good time to learn about your kidneys.

  34. Donor Kim Plummer –Kidney Donation in the African American Community

    Kidney transplants are more successful among members of the same ethnic group – but some groups need more organ donors.

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

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

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. An Example: Automated Insulin Dosing Devices

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

  41. 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.

  42. How Does FDA Approval Work?

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

  43. 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?

  44. Find a Detour Around Physical Activity Roadblocks

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

  45. Two Keys to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

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

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. Promoting Health after Gestational Diabetes

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

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. Women Getting Involved with Clinical Trials

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

  52. 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.