Health and Human Services


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Noun1.Health and Human Services - 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
National Institutes of Health, NIH - an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health; is the principal biomedical research agency of the federal government
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Influenza (Flu)/Primary Changes and Updates in the 2005 Recommendations, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 8, 2005.
The program is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The action was a response to a lawsuit by the state Department of Health and Human Services, which was attempting to change reimbursement for nursing homes without following the federal guidelines on this matter.
Department of Health and Human Services, Room 424E, 200 Independence Avenue, S.
9 Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, "National Action Plan to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 41, no.
Public Health Service, a bureau under the Department of Health and Human Services.
In its decree Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services said that Medicare HMO patients were entitled to all benefits available in the standard Medicare program, which pays doctors a separate fee for each service.
The membership of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education did not change at all.
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