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.
The Importance of Organ Donation in the African American Community
Feb. 24, 2020
African Americans are at high risk of kidney failure, and kidney transplants work best between donors and recipients of the same race—so consider donating.
Take Control of Your Blood Pressure
Feb. 17, 2020
Having a treatment plan for high blood pressure can help prevent or delay related health issues.
Overweight & Heart Disease: Show Your Heart Some Love
Feb. 10, 2020
For Valentine’s, show your heart some love by getting physically active and going easy on sweets.
HIV in the African American Community
Feb. 3, 2020
Getting tested for HIV is simple, fast, and confidential—and helps stop the infection from spreading.
Using Research to Improve Testing for Thyroid Cancer
Jan. 27, 2020
Research is identifying ways to improve testing for thyroid cancer and make surgery less likely.
Pregnancy and Thyroid Disease
Jan. 20, 2020
Pregnancy causes normal changes in your thyroid gland, but it can also lead to thyroid disease.
Jan. 13, 2020
Hyperthyroidism can cause muscle weakness, sleep problems, goiters, and other symptoms—but your doctor can recommend treatment options.
What Is Hypothyroidism?
Jan. 6, 2020
Hypothyroidism can cause fatigue, weight gain, depression, and other symptoms—but once diagnosed, it is easily treated.
What Is the Thyroid Gland?
Dec. 30, 2019
If your thyroid gland produces too much or too little hormone, it can cause health problems.
New Year’s Resolutions to Get Active
Dec. 23, 2019
You don’t need special skills or equipment to get physically active and improve your health.
Don’t Let the Holiday Weigh You Down
Dec. 16, 2019
To avoid holiday weight gain and associated health risks, get more active and eat healthy.
Two Keys to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off
Dec. 9, 2019
The two keys to unwanted weight gain are physical activity AND healthy eating habits.
A New Year’s Resolution I Can Stick To
Dec. 2, 2019
Forming healthy habits can help you stick with New Year’s resolutions to get fit and eat healthy.
What Can We Do About It?
Nov. 18, 2019
Legend Barbra Streisand shares tips on taking care of your diabetes and heart.
Family History and Heart Disease
Nov. 11, 2019
If you have a family history of heart disease, that may put you at a greater risk.
Heart Disease and Diabetes
Nov. 4, 2019
Did you know that having Type 2 diabetes can increase your chances for developing heart disease?
Oct. 28, 2019
Technology is providing new ways to see your doctor without leaving home.
Wearable Biosensors: Can what you are wearing tell you when to see the doctor?
Oct. 21, 2019
Did you know that your watch might soon be able to tell if you're coming down with a cold and it's time to call in sick?
How do sensors play a role in health?
Oct. 14, 2019
Find out how sensor devices in your own home can help you manage your health.
Oct. 7, 2019
If you have diabetes, you're at risk for eye problems that can lead to vision loss. Find out how the risk for developing diabetic retinopathy can be cut in half!
Take Action to Protect Yourself from Glaucoma
Sept. 30, 2019
Glaucoma is an eye disease that comes with no early warning. Find out if you’re at risk.
Preparing for Your Health Care Visit
Sept. 23, 2019
How can you plan ahead before your first visit with a health care provider?
Understanding Your Health Coverage
Sept. 16, 2019
What does health coverage usually include?
Why is Preventive Health Care Important?
Sept. 9, 2019
What does “preventive health care” really mean?
From Coverage to Care: A Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You
Sept. 2, 2019
Having health care coverage is not just important when you’re sick, but also when you’re healthy!
Avoiding the “Freshman 15”
Aug. 26, 2019
With new sleep schedules and all-you-can-eat meal plans, college students may fall victim to the so-called “Freshmen 15.”
Back to School with Healthy Habits
Aug. 19, 2019
Back to school time is a great chance to encourage healthy eating and physical activity.
When it Comes to Medicine, is “Natural” Safer?
Aug. 12, 2019
When it comes to medicine, is natural a better and safer option for your health?
Medications and Supplements: Avoiding Harmful Interactions
Aug. 5, 2019
Taking dietary supplements with prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs can change the way a drug acts in the body.
What is Complementary Health?
July 29, 2019
Millions of Americans use complementary health approaches, but what does that mean?
World Hepatitis Day
July 22, 2019
July 28th is World Hepatitis Day, but what exactly is hepatitis?
Symptoms and Diagnosis of NAFLD
July 15, 2019
NAFLD, a condition in which excess fat is stored in your liver, has few or no symptoms. Are you at risk?
What is NAFLD?
July 8, 2019
Did you know one of the most common causes of liver disease in the United States is not heavy alcohol use?
Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease
June 24, 2019
Who cares for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients?
Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know
June 17, 2019
What kind of memory loss is a sign of Alzheimer’s Disease?
Traumatic Brain Injury
June 10, 2019
What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?
Brain Health and High Blood Pressure: Mind Your Risks
June 3, 2019
Did you know that stroke and dementia are more likely to affect people with high blood pressure?
How to Stay Gluten-Free
May 27, 2019
What foods CAN you eat on a gluten-free diet?
Celiac Disease: What Is a Gluten-Free Diet?
May 20, 2019
What exactly does it mean to go on a gluten-free diet?
Are You Aware of Celiac Disease and Gluten?
May 13, 2019
Gluten is a protein found in certain foods. Learn more about gluten and its role in Celiac disease.
Diagnosing Celiac Disease
May 6, 2019
How do doctors diagnose Celiac disease?
What Is Celiac Disease? Symptoms
April 29, 2019
Learn what triggers Celiac disease and what part of the body it affects.
April 22, 2019
Colon and rectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the US. A routine screening may be just what you need to avoid joining this statistic.
What is GERD?
April 15, 2019
If you still have heartburn after taking antacids for two weeks, you might have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Learn more and call your doctor.
IBS vs. IBD
April 8, 2019
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two most common types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, blood in the stool or fever. Learn more.
April 1, 2019
Having frequent abdominal pain along with diarrhea or constipation or both? If so, you may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS.
Eat Healthy to Prevent Kidney Disease and Diabetes
March 25, 2019
Do you have a family history of diabetes and kidney disease? If the answer is yes, you can reduce your risk by losing a small amount of weight.
Testing and Treatment for Kidney Disease
March 18, 2019
Early kidney disease usually has no symptoms, so you should get tested if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or a family history of kidney failure.
A Faith Community’s Kidney Health Resource
March 11, 2019
African Americans are at a greater risk for kidney failure than other communities. Make a difference by introducing the Kidney Sundays tool kit in your place of worship.
What is Kidney Disease?
March 4, 2019
March is National Kidney Month, a good time to learn about your kidneys.
Donor Kim Plummer –Kidney Donation in the African American Community
Feb. 25, 2019
Kidney transplants are more successful among members of the same ethnic group – but some groups need more organ donors.
Diabetes and Heart Disease --What’s the Connection?
Feb. 18, 2019
Are you aware of the connection between heart disease and kidney disease?