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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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  • State Ramps Up Ebola Readiness Efforts

    State Ramps Up Ebola Readiness Efforts
    State health officials are gauging hospitals' readiness for an Ebola case, communicating with thousands of doctors, school nurses and other providers about preparation and response, and honing a message to the public that would inform but not needlessly...
  • Why you should read food labels carefully

    Why you should read food labels carefully
    You may associate reading nutrition labels with trying to lose weight, but the truth is, reading food labels is an important practice for everyone. Understanding all the components of a label can be a bit tricky, but once you know what you’re...
  • Virginia receives more home visit funds

    Virginia receives more home visit funds
    The state's Home Visiting Program for pregnant women and those with children up to 5 years old received almost $2 million from Health and Human Services, the agency announced Monday. "It's a renewal. We applied for the competitive funding," said Linda...
  • Attorney general's race: Stark differences between Bondi, Sheldon

    Attorney general's race: Stark differences between Bondi, Sheldon
    Attorney General Pam Bondi would like her previous four years in office to be remembered for closing down pill mills and cracking down on human trafficking. And they will. But they will also be remembered for her tenacious defense of the state's same-...
  • Lehigh Valley lawmakers urge limits on travel from Ebola areas

    Lehigh Valley lawmakers urge limits on travel from Ebola areas
    – Most Lehigh Valley federal lawmakers are joining a chorus of concerns about how federal officials are responding to the Ebola crisis, calling for restricting travel from the affected countries and better coordination among agencies. Republican...
  • Before Ebola, feds cut money to hospitals

    Before Ebola, feds cut money to hospitals
    As Pennsylvania hospitals work to remain ready for any number of public health emergencies — from likely disasters such as a busy flu season to unlikely events such as an Ebola outbreak — they are doing so with dramatically reduced federal...
  • HHS investing $5.8M in Ebola vaccine Baltimore company Profectus is developing

    HHS investing $5.8M in Ebola vaccine Baltimore company Profectus is developing
    An arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving $5.8 million to Baltimore company Profectus BioSciences for its efforts to develop an Ebola vaccine. The investment comes as the southeast Baltimore biotechnology company prepares to...
  • Md. has yet to recover millions spent on failed exchange site

    Md. has yet to recover millions spent on failed exchange site
    Officials from the Maryland health exchange and their prime contractor have agreed to delay potential litigation over the troubled website that frustrated thousands in their attempts to buy health insurance promised under the Affordable Care Act. State...
  • CEDA audit leaves Head Start program in a bind

    CEDA audit leaves Head Start program in a bind
    Instruction at La Grange Area Head Start usually begins in September, but due to difficulties securing funding, dozens of low-income children have yet to attend any school this year. The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, one...
  • Innovative Products are Keeping up With the Needs of a Growing Senior Population

    Innovative Products are Keeping up With the Needs of a Growing Senior Population Assistive device products, high-tech communication systems, and innovative pill dispensers are providing needed solutions for both patients and caregivers who are...
  • Florida Obamacare rates could rise 13 percent next year, state says

    Florida Obamacare rates could rise 13 percent next year, state says
    Monthly premiums for the second year of Obamacare health insurance plans are expected to rise an average of 13 percent, Florida officials announced Monday. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has completed its analysis of recently submitted health...