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Department of Health and Human Services
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Department of Health and Human Services.
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|Noun||1.||HHS - the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with health and welfare; created in 1979|
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
FDA, Food and Drug Administration - a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products
CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention - a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services; located in Atlanta; investigates and diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases (especially new and unusual diseases)
PHS, United States Public Health Service - an agency that serves as the office of Surgeon General; includes agencies whose mission is to improve the public health
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