Nutrition and Health Issues

red heart Heart Health

Find valuable information on how to reduce your risk for heart disease, including how to estimate your risk, ideas for reducing fat in the diet, lowering your cholesterol, recipes and more.

High Blood Pressure

Learn about what you can do to help control hypertension (high blood pressure), including the DASH diet.


Find information and resources on diabetes, including reducing your risk for developing it, managing and healthy eating if you have it, and more.


DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Searchable database provides access to a wide range of consumer-friendly health information including fact sheets, journal articles, and news items. Also includes a medical encyclopedia.


Locate information and resources on reducing risk for and preventing cancer, as well as dietary guidance for cancer patients and survivors.

Feet on Scale Overweight and Obesity

Look here for information and resources on managing weight, including choosing a safe diet, calculating your BMI (Body Mass Index). Also find resources for children with weight concerns.

Digestive Disorders

Find information on a variety of diseases and problems in the digestive system including constipation, celiac disease, gallstones, heartburn, lactose intolerance, ulcers, and more.

stages of osteoporosis Osteoporosis

Do all you can to keep your bones healthy. Find a variety of information, tips and hints for preventing or reducing your risk for osteoporosis.

Eating Disorders

Find information on eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.

peanuts Food Allergies and Intolerances

Peanuts, wheat, milk, and eggs are some of the most common food allergies. Learn about food sensitivities, as well as celiac disease and lactose intolerance.


Find information and publications related to nutrition and AIDS/HIV, including nutrition tips, food safety and exercise.

Commonly Asked Questions - Nutrition and Health Issues

Find answers to commonly asked questions: getting nutrition advice, diabetes, osteoporosis, and common food allergies, and more...

Additional Resources

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

US Department of Health and Human Services.

Works to strengthen disease prevention and health promotion priorities, such projects as the Healthy Communities Program, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010,, and Healthy People 2010.

CDC's Healthy Communities Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC and its partners are working together to create healthy, thriving communities across the United States by reducing chronic diseases and attaining health equity through training, mentorship, dissemination of effective models, and investments in communities that jump-start local change.

CDC Wonder

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data.

Go Local

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

A service for finding local resources for health-related issues.