NIDDK Director's Update Spring 2013

Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers

Director's Note

A wise man once said, "If you have your health, you have everything." Last month, I spoke with many people at the NIH’s 2013 Black History Month Observance Program about how a healthy body empowers us to live more freely, unrestrained by disease. It is a goal we are constantly pursuing.

Today, we have the knowledge to help us live longer and healthier, the knowledge to prevent or lessen the burden of chronic diseases that can limit our freedom. We can better manage and prevent serious, costly, and consequential conditions like obesity and diabetes—both of which take a toll on our nation and disproportionately affect African Americans. Read more

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