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The Healthy Moments logo and Dr. Griffin Rodgers

Healthy Moments Episodes

One-minute tips on living a healthy lifestyle featuring Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of NIDDK.


Listen to the past year's episodes, download audio files, or view transcripts. Spanish episodes are also available.

  1. Understanding Weight Loss Procedure Options

    Are you considering a weight loss procedure? It's crucial to know your options and how they work.

  2. How Anti-Obesity Medicines Work

    Are you wondering how medicines can help manage overweight and obesity?

  3. Emerging Trends in Weight Management

    Curious about how the latest anti-obesity medicines compare to other ways of managing weight, like diet and exercise?

  4. Bowel Control Problems: Treatments Are Available

    Last week, we started a conversation that can be embarrassing to talk about: bowel control. However, talking about the problem is the first step in treatment.

  5. What’s Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

    Do you have frequent abdominal pain along with diarrhea or constipation or both? If so, you may have irritable bowel syndrome and should see a doctor.

  6. Getting Help for Substance Use Disorders

    If someone you know is using drugs or alcohol more often, in larger amounts, or for longer than intended, it might be a sign that they have a substance use disorder.

  7. 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!

  8. What is Substance Use Disorder

    If you can't stop taking legal or illegal drugs, medicines, or alcohol, even if you want to, you may have a substance use disorder.

  9. Get Involved in Kidney Research

    Did you know the National Institutes of Health is working to improve kidney care?

  10. Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy

    An estimated one in seven people will develop kidney disease in their lifetime. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are steps you can take today to maintain your kidney health.

  11. What is Kidney Disease?

    Did you know that if your kidneys start to struggle, they will automatically work harder? Because of this increased effort, around 90% of people with kidney disease won’t know they have it until it’s advanced.

  12. The Role of Your Kidneys

    Your kidneys may be small, but they play a big role in your overall health! Stay tuned to get to know these fist-sized organs and what they do to keep your body functioning smoothly.

  13. HIV in the African American Community

    The rate of new HIV infections in African Americans is eight times higher than whites.

  14. HIV/AIDS: Get Tested

    Getting tested is the only way to know if you have HIV, an infection that can lead to AIDS.

  15. Why We Need More African American Donors

    Did you know that many African Americans are waiting for bone marrow transplants, and you can help them?

  16. Donate Bone Marrow

    Each year, more than 30 thousand people are diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases. A bone marrow transplant from a donor offers hope for a cure.

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

    Losing sight through eye disease can be life-altering.

  18. Pregnancy and Thyroid Disease

    Did you know your thyroid gland makes extra hormones during pregnancy for your baby’s developing brain and nervous system?

  19. Understanding Diabetic Eye Disease

    Managing your diabetes can help keep your eyes healthy!

  20. Saving Your Sight: Eye Exams and Early Detection

    A simple eye exam can catch eye disease before it affects your sight.

  21. Protecting Your Vision Through Healthy Habits

    Help protect your eyesight for life with healthy habits!

  22. Don't Let the Holiday Weigh You Down

    Research suggests that many people never lose the extra weight they gain over the holidays.

  23. A New Year's Resolution I Can Stick To

    Are you ready to make a New Year’s resolution about your health you can really stick to?

  24. Know the Signs of Food Poisoning

    Can you spot the symptoms of food poisoning?

  25. Don’t Let Food Poisoning Spoil Your Fun

    Foods and beverages contaminated with germs can make you very sick.

  26. Lessen Your Stress to Help Manage Diabetes

    It’s normal to feel stressed at times when living with diabetes.

  27. Diabetes and the Importance of a Full Night’s Sleep

    Did you know that sleeping enough is also an important part of diabetes care?

  28. Ace Your A1C Tests to Manage Diabetes

    Do you know the best way to test your blood glucose? It’s as easy as A1C!

  29. Manage Your Diabetes ABCs to Prevent Health Problems

    Managing your diabetes ABCs is a key part of your diabetes care plan.

  30. Oral Health Across Your Lifespan

    Whether you’re 5 or 50, caring for your teeth is an important part of overall health.

  31. Diabetes and Oral Health

    You may know that diabetes can damage organs like the eyes, heart, and kidneys. But did you know it can also impact your oral health?

  32. The Gut’s Role in Oral Bone Health

    When our oral microbiome is disturbed, we become vulnerable to infections and bone loss around the teeth.

  33. Oral Health and Kidney Disease

    Did you know that your oral health has a direct impact on your overall wellbeing, including the health of your kidneys?

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

    Take action now to help your kids stay healthy.

  35. How Do We Get Kids Moving?

    Kids going back to school may have busy schedules, but it’s important to keep physical activity in their daily routine.

  36. Break Through Your Physical Activity Roadblock: Starting

    Are you ready to take small but steady steps to improve your health?

  37. Break Through Your Physical Activity Roadblock: Motivation

    You may be surprised by the kinds of activity that motivate you to reach your health goals.

  38. Ulcers Can Be a Real Pain

    Is your stomach grumbling with more than just hunger? It could be trying to tell you that you have an ulcer.

  39. Ignoring Heartburn Won’t Make It Go Away

    If heartburn strikes more than twice a week, don’t ignore it. You may need treatment.

  40. Discovering That Your Child Has Diabetes

    With the support of a health care team, you can help your child learn to live a long, happy, and healthy life.

  41. Back to School with Healthy Habits

    As your kids head back to school, add healthy snacks to your list of school supplies.

  42. Improving Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases for Communities of Color

    Health disparity studies may help prevent and treat chronic diseases in communities of color.

  43. Brother, You’re on My Mind: Dealing with Depression and Stress

    Feeling down is normal occasionally, but if it starts to affect your daily life, you may have depression.

  44. COVID-19 and Community Health Resources

    By researching the connection between wellness and access to resources, NIH aims to improve health outcomes for communities of color.

  45. Supporting Minority Health: The Healthy Mind Initiative

    NIMHD’s “Healthy Mind Initiative” collaborates with the U.S. Public Health Service and other federal agencies to promote the importance of mental health among youth and young adults of color.

  46. Don’t Let Your Bladder Control You

    Are you a woman who fears losing control of your bladder and find yourself unable to enjoy day-to-day activities? If so, you’re not alone.

  47. What Is Urinary Incontinence?

    Do you sometimes leak urine before you get to the bathroom, or when you cough or sneeze? If so, you may have urinary incontinence and should see a doctor.

  48. Preventing Urinary Tract Infections in Children

    If your child is not feeling well and you don’t know why, they may have a urinary tract infection, or UTI.

  49. How Adults Can Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

    Taking steps to avoid urinary tract infections, or UTIs, can save you a lot of discomfort and also prevent serious problems.

  50. Alzheimer’s Disease: Make a Difference by Participating in Research

    Now is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s Disease research, and you can play a role.

  51. Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease

    It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease.

  52. Healthy Remakes of Your Favorite Foods

    How can people keep kitchen confident without getting discouraged by the false idea that favorite dishes are off the menu?

Last Reviewed August 2019