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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – December 2010

Have a Holiday Heart-to-Heart

Format: Feature Article
Institute: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Knowing your family health history is an important part of understanding your risk for developing a number of serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes. The National Diabetes Education Program encourages all families to gather their family health histories this holiday season and help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in future generations. "Have a Holiday Heart-to-Heart," a feature article by NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers, explains why a family health history is important and includes four questions you should ask your family.

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