Skip Over Navigation Links

Health Information



Sign up to receive the NIH Health Information newsletter and get email updates twice a month about healthy living and wellness from across NIH.

Subscribe to the NIH Health Information newsletter

Health Highlights

Illustration of a woman thinking about sweet foods.

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.

Image of an African American family.

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.

Photo of an ashtray with a cigarette stub. Become, and Remain, a Nonsmoker

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

Photo of a physically active woman holding a water bottle.

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.

Featured Tools

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.

Screenshot of the What's On Your Plate website from NIH.

NIH News in Health

Check out these popular recent stories from our monthly newsletter, which brings you practical health news and tips based on NIH research:

Subscribe to NIH News in Health

NIH News in Health

NIH Research News

Subscribe to NIH Research Matters

Contact Us

What health topics would you like to see included on this site? Please submit your ideas, feedback, and comments.

About Us

Editor: Carol Torgan, Ph.D., Science Communication Branch, Office of Communications and Public Liaison, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health.

This page last reviewed on Friday, November 21, 2014

Social Media Links