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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. High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease Go Hand in Hand

    Dr. Rodgers and retired NBA champion Sean Elliott discuss the connection between high blood pressure and kidney disease.

  2. Sean Elliott's Big Discovery

    Dr. Rodgers talks to retired NBA champion Sean Elliott about his kidney disease diagnosis and who should get tested for the disease.

  3. Risk Factors for Kidney Disease

    Dr. Rodgers talks about the risk factors for kidney disease and explains why it is important to get tested.

  4. Heart Disease and Kidney Disease: What’s the Connection?

    Do you know the connection between heart disease and kidney disease? Dr. Rodgers explains.

  5. Overweight and Heart Disease: Show Your Heart Some Love

    For Valentine's Day, Dr. Rodgers shares heart-healthy tips.

  6. Heart Disease and Diabetes: Are You at Risk?

    Dr. Rodgers tells people with diabetes how they can lower their risk for heart disease.

  7. A Helpful Hint for Diabetes Caregivers

    Dr. Rodgers and caregiver Peggy Lewis share suggestions for helping elderly parents and relatives with diabetes.

  8. Benefits of Avoiding Overweight and Obesity

    Losing a modest amount of weight can lower your risk for several diseases, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Rodgers explains.

  9. NIH Body Weight Planner: How the NIH Body Weight Planner Can Help You

    Dr. Rodgers talks about how the Body Weight Planner lets you create a personal calorie and physical activity plan to reach your weight goal.

  10. NIH Body Weight Planner: Personalized Plans to Help You Reach Your Goals

    Dr. Rodgers introduces the Body Weight Planner, an online tool that can help you reach your weight goals.

  11. Weight Measures: BMI and Waist Circumference

    How can you tell if your weight could increase your chances of developing health problems? Dr. Rodgers explains.

  12. New Year’s Resolutions to Get Active

    To overcome roadblocks to being physically active, Dr. Rodgers provides helpful tips.

  13. Nutrition Research

    Drs. Rodgers and Lynch explain the importance of nutrition and the role of the NIH Office of Nutrition Research.

  14. Packing Smart to Enjoy a Great Trip Ahead

    If you have diabetes and are traveling during the holidays, Dr. Rodgers has helpful suggestions.

  15. Road Trip with Diabetes

    Dr. Rodgers provides people with diabetes tips for holiday road trips.

  16. Healthy Eating and Diabetes

    Healthy eating tips that can help you manage your type 2 diabetes from Dr. Rodgers.

  17. Diabetes: Having A Network of Support

    Dr. Rodgers points out the importance of having a support network for those with type 2 diabetes.

  18. You are the Center of Your Diabetes Care Team

    Dr. Rodgers encourages those with type 2 diabetes to take an active role in their care.

  19. Reducing Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    Dr. Rodgers and Nathan explain how people can lower their risk for type 2 diabetes.

  20. Living with Arthritis

    Dr. Katz joins Dr. Rodgers to tell listeners with arthritis that there are things they can do to feel better.

  21. Types of Arthritis:

    Dr. Katz joins Dr. Rodgers to talk about osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

  22. Recognizing Flares and Coping with Lupus

    Dr. Katz joins Dr. Rodgers to discuss how people with lupus can cope with flares.

  23. What is Lupus and Who Gets It?

    Dr. Stephen Katz joins Dr. Rodgers to tell listeners about lupus and the signs of lupus.

  24. La importancia de la participación de los latinos y personas de otras minorías en las investigaciones clínicas

    Los avances médicos requieren voluntarios que representen a las diversas comunidades – El Dr. Rodgers y el Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable nos explican por qué.

  25. The Importance of Minority Participation in Clinical Research

    Medical breakthroughs require volunteers who represent diverse communities — Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable tell us why.

  26. Language Access Portal

    Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable discuss the importance of reducing language barriers in health care.

  27. How Can Where You Live Affect Your Health?

    Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable talk about how a person’s environment can affect their health.

  28. What Are Health Disparities?

    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.

  29. School Staff Can Help Students with Diabetes Succeed

    Dr. Rodgers introduces Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed, a guide for school personnel.

  30. Helping Your Children with Diabetes Prepare for School

    Dr. Rodgers provides parents of diabetic children with tips for talking to school staff.

  31. Avoiding the 'Freshman 15'

    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.

  32. Stepping Into Fall

    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.

  33. Back To School With Healthy Habits

    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.

  34. Telehealth

    Learn how telehealth can provide new ways to see a doctor without traveling long distances, from Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Pettigrew.

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

    Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Pettigrew talk about how sensors can improve health in the future.

  36. How do sensors play a role in health?

    Do you know how sensors are used for health? Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Roderic Pettigrew explain.

  37. Urinary Incontinence in Men

    Dr. Rodgers explains that men can experience urinary incontinence, and discusses the causes.

  38. Lifestyle Changes and Treatments for Managing Erectile Dysfunction

    Dr. Rodgers educates listeners about the treatments for erectile dysfunction, or ED.

  39. Understanding Erectile Dysfunction

    Dr. Rodgers talks about erectile dysfunction, or ED, including what causes it.

  40. Prostate Enlargement—Common for Aging Men

    Dr. Rodgers explains the symptoms of BPH, which is common in men over 40.

  41. Gallstones, Gallbladder Attacks, and Older Americans

    Dr. Rodgers explains what a gallbladder attack is, and what the symptoms are.

  42. The ABC’s for Older Americans with Diabetes

    Dr. Rodgers tells older Americans with diabetes how managing their disease can help them feel their best.

  43. Alzheimer’s Disease: You Can Make a Difference by Participating in Research

    Did you know that whether you have a memory problem, family history of Alzheimer’s disease, or no memory problems at all, you may be able to take part in research studies? Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Hodes explain.

  44. Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Advice for caretakers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease from Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Hodes..

  45. Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need to Know

    Dr. Hodes, director of the National Institute on Aging, joins Dr. Rodgers to talk about Alzheimer’s disease.

  46. Bariatric Surgery for Teens with Severe Obesity

    Dr. Rodgers explains how teens with severe obesity may benefit from bariatric surgery.

  47. What is Bariatric Surgery?

    Bariatric surgery can help people with severe obesity, and Dr. Rodgers explains the benefits and considerations.

  48. What’s Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

    Dr. Rodgers tells listeners about irritable bowel syndrome, including symptoms and treatments.

  49. Kimberly's Kidney Gift

    A woman with kidney failure shares her story of receiving a transplant, and Dr. Rodgers talks about kidney donation.

  50. Lupus Nephritis Diagnosis and Treatment

    Dr. Rodgers tells listeners about the treatments for lupus nephritis.

  51. What is Lupus Nephritis?

    Dr. Rodgers explains a type of kidney disease called lupus nephritis, including symptoms.

  52. A Faith Community's Kidney Health Resource

    Dr. Rodgers discusses the Kidney Sundays Toolkit for starting a community discussion about kidney disease.