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The mission of the Department of Health and Human Services is to help provide the building blocks that Americans need to live healthy, successful lives.
The mission of the Department of Health and Human Services is to help provide the building blocks that Americans need to live healthy, successful lives.

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Often behind the scenes, staff of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, like Guillermo, serve their country by fighting to protect you and our international neighbors from threats like Zika, Ebola and H1N1 influenza. He’s worked at the NIH. He’s worked at the CDC. Today, he is one of many #publichealth responders who work in the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Read more about his story → http://go.usa.gov/xNAjR #IAmHHS
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Research shows that adults with sickle cell disease experience significant delay in receiving pain medications when they go to the emergency department.
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One word in the NIH mission led to one of the biggest accomplishments of David Rice’s career. Watch and read his #IAmHHS story on advocacy for the Deaf community.
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New data shows that between 2005 and 2014, the national rate of opioid-related hospital stays increased substantially more for women than for men. Stays involving opioid pain relievers or heroin increased 75 percent for women and 55 percent for men during the same timeframe. Get the facts → https://go.usa.gov/xNwTx
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THIS JUST IN: 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey data shows encouraging decline in youth tobacco product use. There’s still work to be done. According to the data, 3.9 million youth are still using tobacco products. Read more https://go.usa.gov/xNd4J.
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There are simple steps guys can take to stay on top of their game. The HHS Office of Minority Health has 5 plays that men can follow to get and stay healthy.
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David knew he wanted to work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in high school. He’s been there for nearly a decade now. Being deaf never stopped David from pursuing that dream. He calls it a blessing, and believes it has made him who he is today. In fact, as an advocate for the deaf community, David helped make a small change that has made a big difference for the disability community at the NIH. Watch and read his story to learn more → https://go.usa.gov/xNVNp
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During Men’s Health Week, we encourage guys to take charge of their health. It starts with the basics. Make sure you’re practicing healthy habits. And see a doctor for regular checkups even if you feel fine. Learn more about how you can take care of your health this week and beyond.
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Research is critical for improving the health of American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Just as important is research ethics. Learn how employees at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are working to ensure research ethics are more inclusive of the needs of #AIAN communities.
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A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) study suggests that drinking diet beverages during pregnancy is linked to child obesity. The study observed that children born to women who drank water instead of sweetened beverages were less likely to be obese by age 7.
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