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Sisters Together – Helping Women in Our Community

Sisters Together – Helping Women in Our Community

Did you know that 57.2 % of black women 20 and older are obese? It’s a troubling problem for our community. But you can help. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Extra pounds put strain on the body

Healthy Moments: Promoting Health after Gestational Diabetes

Healthy Moments: Promoting Health after Gestational Diabetes

DR. RODGERS: If you’ve had gestational diabetes during pregnancy, did you know that you’re at increased risk for developing diabetes in the future? Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Most of the time, gestational diabetes goes away after

Sisters Together: A Strategy to Support Community-Clinical Linkages

Sisters Together: A Strategy to Support Community-Clinical Linkages

If we want people to be healthy, we have to help them, we have to advocate for them. And one of those things is connecting them to resources that make sense for their life and their health and well-being. The Sisters Together program is a program that targets women 18

Celiac Disease: What Is a Gluten-Free Diet?

Celiac Disease: What Is a Gluten-Free Diet?

If you have celiac disease, you need to eliminate foods with gluten from your diet. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. A gluten-free diet means not eating foods that contain gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley,

Heart Disease and Diabetes

Heart Disease and Diabetes

On-screen: Heart Disease and Diabetes On-screen: Heart disease is the number one killer of people with diabetes. On-screen: Were you aware of that? JIM: I did not know that heart disease was the number one killer of people with diabetes; I knew there was a connection. MICHAEL: Diabetes is a

What Triggers a Peptic Ulcer?

What Triggers a Peptic Ulcer?

[MUSIC] DR. RODGERS: Can anxiety or spicy foods cause peptic ulcers? Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. The answer is no. A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of your stomach or the first part of

With Exercise, Small Steps Lead to Big Rewards

With Exercise, Small Steps Lead to Big Rewards

DR.RODGERS: Well, I try to walk at least 30 minutes a day. It may not be 30 minutes consecutively. I try to break it into either two 15-minute blocks or three 10-minute blocks, but I try to get all 30 minutes in a day. I like to walk because generally

What is GERD?

What is GERD?

DR. RODGERS: You eat a slice of pizza and have a burning feeling in your chest or throat. What could it be? Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases at NIH. That burning feeling in your chest or throat could be