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  PandemicFlu.gov
The “Spanish Flu” Influenza Pandemic occurred in three waves in the United States throughout 1918 and 1919.
Learn more about the 1918 pandemic, along with the Nation’s health and the medical care system and how they were affected.
Also, meet some people who fought the 1918 Influenza in the United States.
www.pandemicflu.gov   (313 words)

  
  United States Department of Health and Human Services — FactMonster.com
Successor to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, which had been created in 1953, it was redesignated in 1979 with the creation of the Department of Education.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration develops and analyzes information relating to the prevention and treatment of addictive and mental disorders.
Health, Education, and Welfare, United States Department of - Health, Education, and Welfare, United States Department of: Health, Education, and Welfare, United...
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  United States Department of Health and Human Services help – Wiki at Help.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States Department of Health and Human Services, often abbreviated HHS, is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
It split the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, (HEW), which included the G.I. Bill and Veterans' Administration into the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Education.
The United States Public Health Service, led by the Surgeon General, is the uniformed service of this agency.
www.help.com /wiki/United_States_Department_of_Health_and_Human_Services   (232 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: United States Department of Education   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the United States, an Inspector General is a type of investigator charged with examining the actions of a government agency or military organization as a general auditor of their operations to ensure they are operating in compliance with general established policies of the government, to audit the effectiveness of...
The United States Department of Education (also known as ED) was created in 1979 (by PL 96-88) as a Cabinet-level department of the United States government, and began operating in 1980.
The United States Department of Education was created in 1979 (by PL 96-88) as a Cabinet-level department of the United States government, and began operating in 1980.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: United States Department of Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transport.
It is administered by the United States Secretary of Transportation.
Meanwhile, the department continued to be at the center of the federal government's crisis management response team, as exemplified by its response to flooding in the Mississippi River Basin in the summer of 1993 and the Northridge earthquake of January 1994.
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 United States Department of Health and Human Services - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States Department of Health and Human Services, often abbreviated HHS, is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
It is administered by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, who is appointed by the President of the United States.
The United States Public Health Service, led by the Surgeon General, is the uniformed service of this agency.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/United_States_Department_of_Health_and_Human_Services   (570 words)

  
 United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS): Encyclopedia of Public Health
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) was officially created by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, when the Department of Education was fashioned out of the education component of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
The DHHS administers over 300 grant-in-aid programs, primarily to state and local governments for a variety of public health and social service programs, to universities for research, and to a range of nonprofit organizations and institutions (e.g., hospitals and community health centers).
In the 1970s, environmental health programs were moved to the EPA; in the 1980s education and vocational rehabilitation programs moved to the newly created Department of Education; and in 1995 the Social Security Administration (the core of the Federal Security Agency) became an independent agency.
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 NIEHS Press Release - List of Cancer-Causing Agents Grows - January 31, 2005
The incidence of both hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections is decreasing among United States residents.
Several human studies suggest there is an increased risk for breast and colorectal cancers related to consumption of broiled or fried foods that may contain these or other similar compounds.
The report lists lead and lead compounds as "reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens" because exposure to lead or lead compounds is associated with a small increased risk for lung or stomach cancer in humans, and cancer of the kidney, brain or lung in studies with laboratory animals.
www.niehs.nih.gov /oc/news/canceragents.htm   (1305 words)

  
 Department of Health and Human Services (Harpers.org)
Health and Human Services officials admitted that a report on racial and ethnic disparities in health care was altered to make it seem more upbeat.
The United States for the first time issued an outline for a plan for possible actions that might be taken to prepare to respond to an influenza pandemic.
It is part of United States Government Bureaucracies, which is part of Government Bureaucracies, which is part of Organizations and Bureaucracies, which is part of Connections, which is part of Harpers.org.
www.harpers.org /HealthHumanServices.html   (394 words)

  
 General Information
Health professionals are concerned that the continued spread of a highly pathogenic avian H5N1 virus across eastern Asia and other countries represents a significant threat to human health.
Symptoms of avian influenza in humans have ranged from typical human influenza-like symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, sore throat, and muscle aches) to eye infections, pneumonia, severe respiratory diseases (such as acute respiratory distress), and other severe and life-threatening complications.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is addressing the problem in a number of ways.
www.pandemicflu.gov /general   (1919 words)

  
 United States Department of Health and Human Services - Definition, explanation
The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal...
Description of services for this branch of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Division...
An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the Federal focal...
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 Summary of CDC WONDER Data Sets
Information on health risk behaviors, clinical preventive health practices, and health care access, primarily related to chronic disease and injury, is obtained from a representative sample of non-institutionalized adults, 18 years and older, in each State.
States are asked to report each fluoridated water system and the communities each system serves; the status of water fluoridation, adjusted, consecutive, or natural; the system from which water is purchased, if consecutive; the population receiving fluoridated water; the date on which fluoridation started; and the chemicals used for fluoridation, if adjusted.
Counts of births occurring within the United States to U.S. residents and non-residents can be obtained by state, county of mother's residence, child's gender and weight, gestation period, maternal race, maternal age, maternal education, selected medical risk factors, tobacco use, prenatal care, and birth plurality.
wonder.cdc.gov /DataSets.html   (5080 words)

  
 Alcohol and Public Health - FAQs
Legal limits are typically defined by state law, and may vary based on individual characteristics such as age and occupation.
All states in the United States have adopted 0.08% (80 mg/dL) as the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle for drivers aged 21 years or older.
United States Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Health and Human Services.
www.cdc.gov /alcohol/faqs.htm   (1626 words)

  
 HumanTrafficking.org | News & Updates: United States Department of Health and Human Services Announces Anti-Trafficking ...
On March 11, 2004, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced a major public awareness effort to combat human trafficking and help its victims, including a toll-free hotline.
A toll-free number (888-373-7888) run by the Covenant House, sponsored by HHS in collaboration with the Department of Justice, to allow victims of trafficking to be instantly referred to a pre-screened aid organization in the victim's area.
A public service television announcement, shared by HHS and the United Nations, to educate the public, at the national level, on the issue of human trafficking.
www.humantrafficking.org /updates/65   (259 words)

  
 Promoting Responsible Fatherhood, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Home Page
The laws that cover these relationships are the responsibility of the state (Family Law), but the Federal Government does provide states with funding to assist in the development of programs that help establish paternity, collect child support, and provide non-residential parents with access to their children.
The Department of Justice has estimated that over 7.3 million children under age 18 have a parent who is in prison, jail, on probation, or on parole.
ASPE is the principal advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on policy development, and is responsible for major activities in policy coordination, legislation development, strategic planning, policy research, evaluation, and economic analysis.
fatherhood.hhs.gov /index.shtml   (883 words)

  
 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Through the Collection, Catholics in the United States help to build parishes in many distant places, such as Magadan, Russia, a part of the world where prisoners of the Stalinist labor camps once had to fashion rosaries from bits of their bread ration.
Generous donations from Catholics in the United States support seminaries, social service programs, youth ministry, pastoral centers, church construction and renovation, and the spreading of the Gospel message through the mass media.
The mission of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is to support the ministry of bishops with an emphasis on evangelization, by which the bishops exercise in a communal and collegial manner certain pastoral functions entrusted to them by the Lord Jesus of sanctifying, teaching, and governing.
www.usccb.org   (804 words)

  
 United States Department of Health and Human Services
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. - Washington, D.C.
www.hhs.gov /forms   (31 words)

  
 USA on the Move - Printer Friendly Page
Rockville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services.
United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1996.
United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, 2002.
www.aoa.gov /ELDFAM/Healthy_Lifestyles/USA/USA_references_pf.asp   (469 words)

  
 United States Department of Health and Human Services Summary
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the principal agency in this country devoted to protecting the health of Americans and to providing essential human services, especially for those who have difficulty helping themselves.
The Department of Health and Human Services works closely with state and local governments, and many HHS-funded services are administered at the local level by state or county agencies, or through private sector grants.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for the welfare, safety, and health of United States citizens.
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 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Programs
Individual National Research Service awardees must be nominated and sponsored by a public or nonprofit private institution having staff and facilities appropriate to the research training program.
All awardees must be citizens or have been admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
The MHSSRA In-service Program supports the participation of minority teachers or teachers who teach large numbers of minority students in cutting-edge biomedical research.
www.ed.gov /pubs/AchGoal4/hhs.html   (589 words)

  
 HealthWeb : Public Health: Public Health   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Public health is the branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population.
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service.
The National Institutes of Health is one of the world's foremost biomedical research centers and the Federal focal point for biomedical research in the U.S. This site contains information on NIH's extramural research and training programs including NIH's funding opportunities, grant policy, and award data, and other scientific resources.
www.healthweb.org /browse.cfm?subjectid=80   (352 words)

  
 Adults
Among the groups making this recommendation are the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a multidisciplinary physician panel convened by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (with the U.S. Multisociety Task Force on Colorectal Cancer).
Your health care provider can help you understand which approach is best for you and how often you should be tested.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, United States Department of Health and Human Services.
www.labtestsonline.org /understanding/wellness/d_adult-9.html   (802 words)

  
 United States Department of Health and Human Services
The CFBCI's mission is part of the Department's focus on improving human services for our country's neediest citizens.
This Center leads the Department's efforts to better utilize faith-based and community-based organizations in providing effective human services.
HHS Regulations - Several modifications have been made to Health and Human Services Federal regulations in order to reduce barriers for faith and community-based organizations that are competing for Federal program funds.
www.dhhs.gov /fbci   (518 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is administered by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, currently Michael O. Leavitt, who is appointed by the President of the United States.
Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (OS)- currently led by Secretary Michael Leavitt
Department Of Health And Human Services Meeting Notices and Rule Changes from The Federal Register RSS Feed
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 Agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America and the State Food and ...
Agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America and the State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China on the Safety of Drugs and Medical Devices
The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) of the United States of America ("United States") and the State Food and Drug Administration ("SFDA") of the People’s Republic of China ("China") (hereinafter referred to together as "the Parties"):
Nothing in this Agreement precludes the Government of United States or the Government of China from taking any measure to protect the public health or the citizens of its respective country.  HHS/FDA and SFDA affirm that it shall work with its country’s national, state, provincial, or municipal bodies, as appropriate, to implement this Agreement fully.
globalhealth.gov /news/agreements/ia121107a.html   (2970 words)

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