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Healthy Moments Episodes

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

Episodes

All episodes are 1 minute in length. Where indicated, video is available.

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Get Vaccinated Against the Flu

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

  5. 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.

  6. Being Healthy Is a Big Deal!

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. What Is Viral Hepatitis?

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Risks and Screening for Colorectal Cancer

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

  14. Physical Activity and Reduced Cancer Risk

    To lower your risk of cancer, get moving! Aim for about 30 minutes of physical activity daily.

  15. Diabetes and Increased Cancer Risk

    Did you know that diabetes is linked to some types of cancers? If you have diabetes, ask your doctor about regular cancer screenings.

  16. Why Should I Join Ongoing COVID-19 Vaccine Trials?

    To volunteer in ongoing vaccine trials and help fight the pandemic, visit coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org.

  17. COVID-19: What We Know So Far

    Protect yourself and others with reliable COVID-19 news and recommendations.

  18. How Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

    Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is essential to ending the pandemic—so be proactive and find out if you can get the vaccine in your area.

  19. Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?

    COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and cannot make you sick with the virus.

  20. Why Should I Consider Getting the Vaccine?

    Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can keep you out of the hospital and even save your life.

  21. Eating Breakfast To Stay Healthy and Energized

    Breakfast helps your body get going–so don’t skip it, even if you’re on the go!

  22. Sleeping Your Way to a Healthy Weight

    Did you know getting enough sleep may help you reach or stay at a healthy weight?

  23. For Better Work-Life Balance, Include Physical Activity

    Finding time for physical activity while juggling work, family, and personal needs can be tough—but there are ways to strike a healthy balance.

  24. Getting Active To Boost Your Energy

    Did you know that physical activity can actually give you more energy?

  25. Take Charge of Your Kidney Health: Exploring New Technologies

    Living with chronic kidney disease can be challenging, but new technologies and telehealth options can make it easier for you to manage.

  26. Take Charge of Your Kidney Health: Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices

    Building healthier lifestyle habits can help you take charge of chronic kidney disease, or CKD.

  27. Take Charge of Your Kidney Health: Getting Involved in Your Care

    Work with your health care team to manage chronic kidney disease—the more involved you are, the more empowered you’ll feel.

  28. Take Charge of Your Kidney Health: Managing CKD

    Making changes to manage chronic kidney disease, especially if you don’t have symptoms, can take some planning, but it’s worth it!

  29. Take Charge of Your Kidney Health: Getting Tested

    Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, is a serious condition—so take charge of your health and talk to your doctor about getting tested for CKD.

  30. What Can We Do About It?

    Women with diabetes can lower their chances of heart attack or stroke by managing their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol, and not smoking.

  31. Family History and Heart Disease

    Do you know the connection between your heart health and your family’s health?

  32. Women and Heart Health Risk Factors

    The right time to start living a heart-healthy life is now—lower your risk for heart disease by quitting smoking, eating healthfully, and treating high blood pressure.

  33. The Diabetes Heart Health Connection

    If you are a woman with diabetes, taking steps to manage your illness can lower your chances of having heart disease or stroke—and save your life.

  34. Pregnancy and Thyroid Disease

    Did you know that while pregnancy causes normal changes in your thyroid gland, it can also lead to thyroid disease?

  35. Understanding Hyperthyroidism

    Normally, high productivity leads to positive results—but when it comes to your thyroid gland, it can have negative consequences.

  36. What Is Hypothyroidism?

    Did you know that about 5 percent of the U.S. population has hypothyroidism and that women are much more likely to develop this disorder?

  37. Take Action to Protect Yourself From Glaucoma

    Did you know that nearly three million people have glaucoma, yet half don’t know they have it?

  38. Keeping Portions in Check

    Want to eat healthy while still enjoying the occasional indulgence? Paying attention to portion size can help.

  39. The Weight Loss Yo-Yo

    Did you know that gaining and losing weight, up and down like a yo-yo, can have consequences such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

  40. Ignoring Heartburn Won’t Make it Go Away

    Ignoring recurring heartburn won’t make it go away, and it could mean you have a serious condition—but luckily, regular heartburn is treatable.

  41. Staying Active During the Holidays

    Staying active during the holidays may help you manage the demands of the season and improve your health.

  42. Help Youth Who Have Diabetes Prevent or Delay Other Health Problems

    Parents and caregivers can help youth who have diabetes delay or prevent other serious health problems by keeping blood glucose levels near normal.

  43. Developing a Plan for Youth Who Have Diabetes

    Did you know that diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in school-age children? You can help your child by developing a diabetes management plan.

  44. Youth Who Have Diabetes: It Takes a Team

    Having a team to provide care and support can help address the unique challenges and needs of youth who have diabetes.

  45. Youth Who Have Diabetes Need Support

    Regardless of their age, sometimes youth who have diabetes need help with their diabetes care.

  46. Eating Breakfast To Stay Healthy and Energized

    Breakfast helps your body get going–so don’t skip it, even if you’re on the go!

  47. Sleeping Your Way to a Healthy Weight

    Did you know getting enough sleep may help you reach or stay at a healthy weight?

  48. For Better Work-Life Balance, Include Physical Activity

    Finding time for physical activity while juggling work, family, and personal needs can be tough—but there are ways to strike a healthy balance.

  49. Getting Active To Boost Your Energy

    Did you know that physical activity can actually give you more energy?

  50. Getting Involved in the COVID-19 Prevention Trials Network

    The COVID-19 Prevention Network is looking for volunteers to test vaccines for coronavirus. Find out how to participate at CoronaVirusPreventionNetwork.org.

  51. The Fight Is In Us: Donate COVID-19 Plasma

    If you have fully recovered from COVID-19, your plasma has antibodies that may help someone else. If you have had COVID-19, consider donating your blood to help save a life.

  52. COVID-19 and Communities of Color

    Why are communities of color at higher risk for COVID-19? Health disparities may be factors.