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How Sugars and Sweeteners Affect Your Life

Is sugar really bad for you? How about artificial or low-calorie sweeteners? Learn about the sweet things most of us eat and drink every day.

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Create a Family Health History

Exploring your family's health history can help you discover your genetic heritage and risks, and guide you in making healthy choices.

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Smokefree.gov: Become, and Remain, a Nonsmoker

Browse free, accurate, evidence-based information to help you or someone you care about quit smoking.

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Diabetes: Am I at Risk?

Have you wondered or been told that you are at risk for developing diabetes or that you have prediabetes? You should know that diabetes prevention is proven, possible, and powerful.

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What's On Your Plate? — Making smart food choices can be a challenge as we get older. This site offers helpful videos and ideas for healthy eating and aging. Get shopping tips and learn about nutrients, food safety, and maintaining a healthy weight.

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