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Americans are living longer, but chronic diseases continue to threaten their lives and health. These conditions often result from genetic predisposition, lifestyle choices and environmental influences; research at institutes supported by NIH seeks to better understand these disorders so we can improve prevention, treatment and cures for them.

Newly released data show that COVID-19 cases and deaths have substantially plateaued; however, disparities still exist across both low- and high-income communities based on structural issues like unequal access to healthcare or poverty rates.

A recent CDC study shows how people living with diabetes can better manage their condition with the help of smartphone apps that track blood sugar levels and offer personalized nutrition recommendations. Furthermore, this allows users to set goals and stay accountable to their physicians.

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