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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. What is Prescription Drug Misuse?

    Dr. Volkow tells listeners that taking any medicine in a way that is different from what the doctor prescribed can be dangerous.

  2. Why People Can Become Addicted to Opioids

    Dr. Rodgers is joined by Dr. Nora Volkow, who explains that in some people, prescription opioids can produce euphoria – or a high.

  3. Is it GERD or an Ulcer?

    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.

  4. What Triggers a Peptic Ulcer?

    Drs. Rodgers and James explain the causes of peptic ulcers and symptoms to look out for.

  5. What is GERD?

    Drs. Rodgers and James talk about what heartburn is and when to seek treatment.

  6. Preventing Diabetic Eye Disease

    Dr. Rodgers talks to people with diabetes about preventing diabetic eye disease.

  7. Diabetes and Depression

    Dr. Rodgers talks about the link between depression and diabetes.

  8. Understanding Depression

    Dr. Rodgers explains that depression is common and affects people in different ways.

  9. Tips For Managing Stress

    Tips for coping with stress from Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Gordon.

  10. What Is Stress?

    Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Gordon talk about different types of stress and how it can affect your health.

  11. Chronic Illness and Depression

    Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Gordon share signs and symptoms of depression, common among people with a long-term illness like diabetes or cancer.

  12. All of Us: Our Commitment to Diversity

    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.

  13. What is the Promise of All of Us?

    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.

  14. What is the All of Us Research Program?

    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.

  15. What is Precision Medicine?

    Dr. Rodgers and Mr. Dishman tell listeners about precision medicine and how it can make health care better in the future.

  16. Have You Considered Donating an Organ?

    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.

  17. Preparing for a Transplant

    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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Risk Factors for Kidney Disease

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  24. A Helpful Hint for Diabetes Caregivers

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. Weight Measures: BMI and Waist Circumference

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

  29. New Year’s Resolutions to Get Active

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

  30. Nutrition Research

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

  31. Packing Smart to Enjoy a Great Trip Ahead

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

  32. Road Trip with Diabetes

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

  33. Healthy Eating and Diabetes

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

  34. Diabetes: Having A Network of Support

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

  35. 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.

  36. Reducing Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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

  37. Living with Arthritis

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

  38. Types of Arthritis:

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

  39. Recognizing Flares and Coping with Lupus

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

  40. What is Lupus and Who Gets It?

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

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. Language Access Portal

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

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. School Staff Can Help Students with Diabetes Succeed

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

  47. Helping Your Children with Diabetes Prepare for School

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

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. Telehealth

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