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.
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.
Wearable Biosensors: Can what you are wearing tell you when to see the doctor?
July 17, 2017
Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Pettigrew talk about how sensors can improve health in the future.
How do sensors play a role in health?
July 10, 2017
Do you know how sensors are used for health? Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Roderic Pettigrew explain.
Urinary Incontinence in Men
June 26, 2017
Dr. Rodgers explains that men can experience urinary incontinence, and discusses the causes.
Lifestyle Changes and Treatments for Managing Erectile Dysfunction
June 19, 2017
Dr. Rodgers educates listeners about the treatments for erectile dysfunction, or ED.
Understanding Erectile Dysfunction
June 12, 2017
Dr. Rodgers talks about erectile dysfunction, or ED, including what causes it.
Prostate Enlargement—Common for Aging Men
June 5, 2017
Dr. Rodgers explains the symptoms of BPH, which is common in men over 40.
Gallstones, Gallbladder Attacks, and Older Americans
May 29, 2017
Dr. Rodgers explains what a gallbladder attack is, and what the symptoms are.
The ABC’s for Older Americans with Diabetes
May 22, 2017
Dr. Rodgers tells older Americans with diabetes how managing their disease can help them feel their best.
Alzheimer’s Disease: You Can Make a Difference by Participating in Research
May 15, 2017
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.
Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease
May 8, 2017
Advice for caretakers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease from Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Hodes..
Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need to Know
May 1, 2017
Dr. Hodes, director of the National Institute on Aging, joins Dr. Rodgers to talk about Alzheimer’s disease.
Bariatric Surgery for Teens with Severe Obesity
April 24, 2017
Dr. Rodgers explains how teens with severe obesity may benefit from bariatric surgery.
What is Bariatric Surgery?
April 17, 2017
Bariatric surgery can help people with severe obesity, and Dr. Rodgers explains the benefits and considerations.
What’s Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
April 10, 2017
Dr. Rodgers tells listeners about irritable bowel syndrome, including symptoms and treatments.
Kimberly's Kidney Gift
April 3, 2017
A woman with kidney failure shares her story of receiving a transplant, and Dr. Rodgers talks about kidney donation.
Lupus Nephritis Diagnosis and Treatment
March 27, 2017
Dr. Rodgers tells listeners about the treatments for lupus nephritis.
What is Lupus Nephritis?
March 20, 2017
Dr. Rodgers explains a type of kidney disease called lupus nephritis, including symptoms.
A Faith Community's Kidney Health Resource
March 13, 2017
Dr. Rodgers discusses the Kidney Sundays Toolkit for starting a community discussion about kidney disease.