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Interactive Health Education Tools from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

Healthy Eating with Diabetes

Making changes in the way we eat can be difficult. Learn about small steps for healthy eating to help manage weight in this video.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Pre-recorded webcasts of surgical procedures from the NLM. These webcasts are of actual operations performed at medical centers in the United States since January 2004. The videos last 1 hour. Please note that you cannot send questions by email, because you are not seeing these videos live, though the webcast may say you can. (Full library of surgical videos from the NLM)

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Diabetes Complications

Kidneys and Urinary System


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Digital recordings made available for downloading to a personal video player or computer. Vodcasting, also called video podcasting or videocasting, adds video to the downloadable sound files to which podcast listeners are accustomed. After downloading and saving a vodcast, users can choose when and where they want to watch the video. Information about system requirements and a full listing of current and archived vodcasts can be accessed through NIH Vodcast.


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Videos of special NIH events, seminars, and lectures available to viewers through the NIH network and the VideoCast website. More information about system requirements and upcoming and past events can be accessed through NIH VideoCasting.



National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

"We Can Be Stronger than Diabetes" Podcasts. The National Diabetes Education Program has developed a podcast series on diabetes. This series, titled "We Can Be Stronger than Diabetes," offers short audio files you can listen to on your computer or download to a portable music/video player such as an iPod or other portable player. Check for daily podcast updates at Podcasts at CDC. Once on the main site for Podcasts at CDC, select the "Browse" tab and search "By Series" for "We Can Be Stronger Than Diabetes" to view the most current podcasts available.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Digital recordings of NIH Research Radio broadcasts available for downloading to a personal audio player or a computer. NIH Research Radio provides the latest information about NIH research findings, highlights of press conferences, and health campaigns in 20- to 30-minute radio broadcasts every 2 weeks. Listed below are segments from the radio programs that relate to diabetes. Information about system requirements and a full listing of current and archived podcasts can be accessed through NIH Podcast.

Streaming Audio

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Interactive slideshows designed to educate patients about different diseases and medical procedures.

Medlineplus (NLM)

View Complete list of Interactive Health Tutorials

Diseases and Conditions


Designed to test your knowledge about different diseases and health topics

Medlineplus (NLM)

Health Check Tools

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Diabetic Eye Disease: How Much Do You Know? (English)

¿Cuánto Sabe Sobre la Enfermedad Diabética del Ojo?: Tome este cuestionario (Spanish)

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Portion Distortion Quiz

Prevention and Wellness Tools

MedlinePlus (NLM)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


A variety of lesson plans, educational materials, and classroom activities for teachers and students to reference.

Office of Science Education

Coordinates science education activities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and develops and sponsors science education programs. These programs serve elementary, secondary, and college students; teachers; and the public. For a complete list of curriculum, access Lesson Plans and Supplemental Curricula.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

The National Eye Institute (NEI)


Page last updated July 30, 2014

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