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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. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. Urinary Incontinence in Men

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

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Understanding Diabetic Eye Disease

    Managing your diabetes can help keep your eyes healthy!

  8. Saving Your Sight: Eye Exams and Early Detection

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

  9. Protecting Your Vision Through Healthy Habits

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

  10. Decoding the Burden of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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! 

  15. 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!

  16. 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. 

  17. Eating Healthy on a Budget

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

  18. The Network of the National Library of Medicine

    NNLM and its partners promote health in your community and help you make sense of health information.

  19. Finding and Participating in Clinical Research

    At, you can find up-to-date information about government- and industry-funded research studies conducted around the world.

  20. Locating Trusted Health Information

    Are you looking for online health information you can trust? Try the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus website!

  21. Advancing Research and Serving Scientists and Society

    NLM’s research and information services are at the center of health research innovation.

  22. Hypothyroidism Symptoms and Treatment

    Once hypothyroidism is diagnosed, it’s easy to treat with daily medication—if you take the right amount.

  23. What Is the Thyroid Gland?

    When your thyroid produces too much or too little hormone, it can cause big health problems—but testing for thyroid disorders is simple.

  24. Promoting Health After Gestational Diabetes

    If you’ve had gestational diabetes during pregnancy, did you know that you’re at increased risk for developing diabetes in the future?

  25. How Does Gestational Diabetes Affect Mother and Baby?

    Gestational diabetes can lead to problems for both mother and baby if left untreated.

  26. What is Gestational Diabetes?

    If you have gestational diabetes, your doctor can help you manage it so you can have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

  27. NIDDK Research and Training Opportunities for Young People

    The Office of Minority Health Research Coordination helps young people from diverse backgrounds pursue – and excel in – careers in science by providing hands-on research experience, mentors, and networks for continued career growth.

  28. The Importance of Diversity in Health Research

    Office of Minority Health Research Coordination programs work to expand opportunities for the next generation of scientists -- especially those from minority and underrepresented groups.

  29. Don’t Let the Holiday Weigh You Down

    Healthy eating and physical activity can help you avoid extra pounds over the holidays.

  30. A New Year’s Resolution I Can Stick To

    If you make a New Year’s resolution to get fit and eat healthy, the key is to develop healthy habits.

  31. The Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

    Did you know that there’s a link between type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, or CKD?

  32. Getting Support for Your Changing Lifestyle

    If you have prediabetes, one way to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes is to get support.

  33. Lower Your Chances for Type 2 Diabetes

    What should you do if you have prediabetes? Paying special attention to your diet is a good place to start.

  34. Who is at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

    Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? Your family health history might offer clues!

  35. Fostering Wellness

    Taking care of yourself, both body and mind, is an important part of managing any chronic condition or injury.

  36. Practicing Resilience for Health

    Resilience is the ability to adapt to life-changing situations while finding balance with your emotions.

  37. Keeping a Healthy Attitude for a Healthier Body

    Having a positive outlook can help you overcome adversity and support your physical health.

  38. Living with a Chronic Health Condition

    If you are dealing with a chronic condition, remember you are not alone—find people and groups to help you with your mental, emotional, and physical health.

  39. Getting Help for Substance Use Disorders

    Is someone you know using drugs or alcohol more often, in larger amounts, or for longer than intended? They may have a substance use disorder and need help finding treatment.

  40. Substance Use Disorders In Stressful Times

    If stress has increased your drinking, drug use, or use of medicines other than as prescribed, take steps to get the help you need!

  41. The COVID-19 Vaccine and Substance Use Disorders

    Having a substance use disorder can make you more likely to get COVID-19 and to become severely ill from the disease—so plan to get vaccinated as soon as you can.

  42. What is Substance Use Disorder

    If you can't stop taking drugs, medicines, or alcohol, even if you want to, you may have a substance use disorder. Seek the advice of your doctor or an addiction specialist.

  43. Get Vaccinated Against the Flu

    The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated every year.

  44. Help Your Children: Make Fitness Fun

    Being active is a big deal. It can help your children avoid future health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure.

  45. Being Healthy Is a Big Deal!

    Teaching kids to eat healthy can seem challenging—so here are a few simple tips to help.

  46. Sticking With Healthy Habits

    With all of life’s demands, it’s easy to let your weight and fitness slide, but turning that around may not be as hard as you think.

  47. Climbing Steps to a Healthier You

    Even if you’ve let your body slide, you can still get back on track—just think of gradual changes you can make to improve your diet and physical activity habits.

  48. What Is Viral Hepatitis?

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

  49. 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.

  50. Get Up and Get Active

    As a parent, you can be a role model and show your kids how to eat healthy and be physically active.

  51. Two Keys to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

    There are many ways to lose weight, but to keep the pounds off, you need these two keys: physical activity AND healthy eating habits.

  52. Risks and Screening for Colorectal Cancer

    Finding colorectal cancer early increases your chances of survival, so talk to your doctor about getting screened.