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.
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.
What is the
All of Us Research Program? April 9, 2018
Dr. Rodgers and Mr. Dishman explain that the All of Us Research Program gives a million volunteers an opportunity to help shape the future of health care.
What is Precision Medicine?
April 2, 2018
Dr. Rodgers and Mr. Dishman tell listeners about precision medicine and how it can make health care better in the future.
Have You Considered Donating an Organ?
March 26, 2018
Dr. Rodgers and retired NBA champion Sean Elliott talk about Sean’s kidney transplant, and why organ donation is so critical for the African American community.
Preparing for a Transplant
March 19, 2018
Dr. Rodgers points out that there’s good reason to have hope if you are preparing for a kidney transplant, and retired NBA champion Sean Elliott shares an inspiring message.
High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease Go Hand in Hand
March 12, 2018
Dr. Rodgers and retired NBA champion Sean Elliott discuss the connection between high blood pressure and kidney disease.
Sean Elliott's Big Discovery
March 5, 2018
Dr. Rodgers talks to retired NBA champion Sean Elliott about his kidney disease diagnosis and who should get tested for the disease.
Risk Factors for Kidney Disease
Feb. 26, 2018
Dr. Rodgers talks about the risk factors for kidney disease and explains why it is important to get tested.
Heart Disease and Kidney Disease: What’s the Connection?
Feb. 19, 2018
Do you know the connection between heart disease and kidney disease? Dr. Rodgers explains.
Overweight and Heart Disease: Show Your Heart Some Love
Feb. 12, 2018
For Valentine's Day, Dr. Rodgers shares heart-healthy tips.
Heart Disease and Diabetes: Are You at Risk?
Feb. 5, 2018
Dr. Rodgers tells people with diabetes how they can lower their risk for heart disease.
A Helpful Hint for Diabetes Caregivers
Jan. 29, 2018
Dr. Rodgers and caregiver Peggy Lewis share suggestions for helping elderly parents and relatives with diabetes.
Benefits of Avoiding Overweight and Obesity
Jan. 22, 2018
Losing a modest amount of weight can lower your risk for several diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Rodgers explains.
NIH Body Weight Planner: How the NIH Body Weight Planner Can Help You
Jan. 15, 2018
Dr. Rodgers talks about how the Body Weight Planner lets you create a personal calorie and physical activity plan to reach your weight goal.
NIH Body Weight Planner: Personalized Plans to Help You Reach Your Goals
Jan. 8, 2018
Dr. Rodgers introduces the Body Weight Planner, an online tool that can help you reach your weight goals.
Weight Measures: BMI and Waist Circumference
Jan. 1, 2018
How can you tell if your weight could increase your chances of developing health problems? Dr. Rodgers explains.
New Year’s Resolutions to Get Active
Dec. 25, 2017
To overcome roadblocks to being physically active, Dr. Rodgers provides helpful tips.
Dec. 18, 2017
Drs. Rodgers and Lynch explain the importance of nutrition and the role of the NIH Office of Nutrition Research.
Packing Smart to Enjoy a Great Trip Ahead
Dec. 11, 2017
If you have diabetes and are traveling during the holidays, Dr. Rodgers has helpful suggestions.
Road Trip with Diabetes
Dec. 4, 2017
Dr. Rodgers provides people with diabetes tips for holiday road trips.
Healthy Eating and Diabetes
Nov. 27, 2017
Healthy eating tips that can help you manage your type 2 diabetes from Dr. Rodgers.
Diabetes: Having A Network of Support
Nov. 13, 2017
Dr. Rodgers points out the importance of having a support network for those with type 2 diabetes.
You are the Center of Your Diabetes Care Team
Nov. 6, 2017
Dr. Rodgers encourages those with type 2 diabetes to take an active role in their care.
Reducing Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Oct. 30, 2017
Dr. Rodgers and Nathan explain how people can lower their risk for type 2 diabetes.
Living with Arthritis
Oct. 23, 2017
Dr. Katz joins Dr. Rodgers to tell listeners with arthritis that there are things they can do to feel better.
Types of Arthritis:
Oct. 16, 2017
Dr. Katz joins Dr. Rodgers to talk about osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Recognizing Flares and Coping with Lupus
Oct. 9, 2017
Dr. Katz joins Dr. Rodgers to discuss how people with lupus can cope with flares.
What is Lupus and Who Gets It?
Oct. 2, 2017
Dr. Stephen Katz joins Dr. Rodgers to tell listeners about lupus and the signs of lupus.
La importancia de la participación de los latinos y personas de otras minorías en las investigaciones clínicas
Sept. 25, 2017
Los avances médicos requieren voluntarios que representen a las diversas comunidades – El Dr. Rodgers y el Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable nos explican por qué.
The Importance of Minority Participation in Clinical Research
Sept. 25, 2017
Medical breakthroughs require volunteers who represent diverse communities — Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable tell us why.
Language Access Portal
Sept. 18, 2017
Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable discuss the importance of reducing language barriers in health care.
How Can Where You Live Affect Your Health?
Sept. 11, 2017
Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable talk about how a person’s environment can affect their health.
What Are Health Disparities?
Sept. 4, 2017
Dr. Rodgers is joined by the director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable to explain how health disparities affect a person’s ability to stay healthy.
School Staff Can Help Students with Diabetes Succeed
Aug. 28, 2017
Dr. Rodgers introduces Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed, a guide for school personnel.
Helping Your Children with Diabetes Prepare for School
Aug. 21, 2017
Dr. Rodgers provides parents of diabetic children with tips for talking to school staff.
Avoiding the 'Freshman 15'
Aug. 14, 2017
Dr. Rodgers notes that students going off to college may find themselves adding unwanted pounds, and gives them tips to stay at a healthy weight.
Stepping Into Fall
Aug. 7, 2017
Dr. Rodgers points out that walking is a great way to get physical activity, and gives listeners tips to help make walking a regular habit.
Back To School With Healthy Habits
July 31, 2017
Dr. Rodgers discusses the risks associated with children being overweight, and provides tips to help children eat healthy and keep their physical activity level up for the fall.
July 24, 2017
Learn how telehealth can provide new ways to see a doctor without traveling long distances, from Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Pettigrew.