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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
2012-09-05 10:36:53

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online September is back-to-school season. Students are shopping around for school supplies and becoming acclimated to new teachers and friends. To go with the festivities of the start of the school year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is also preparing for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. There are a number of programs that HHS looks to highlight with National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month....

2012-08-20 02:30:03

MIAMI, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 16, 2012, the Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius visited with seniors at the Area Agency on Aging in West Palm Beach, FL. Seth Levy PhD, Marketing Director of ProMed Alliance's Mobile Practice Group(TM), met with Secretary Sebelius and discussed key ways to improve patient outcomes through ProMed Alliance's Acute Care Transition Program(TM), and Integrated Care Team(TM) services. ProMed Alliance has been personally...

2012-08-15 06:28:57

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited a CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic in Jacksonville, Florida to highlight new benefits and options for Medicare beneficiaries that will help them stay healthier. These services include a free Annual Wellness Visit, allowing patients to meet with their doctor and discuss health concerns and the best ways to stay healthy, as well as a wide variety of preventive tests and...

2012-07-23 02:25:00

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the MAC AIDS Fund announced the Care for Life Initiative --- a multi-year, public-private sector effort to address the intractable barriers that cause one in two people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. to fall out of care. The effort was recognized by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius during her speech at the Opening Session of the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. as an example of public-private...

2012-06-29 14:23:33

CINCINNATI, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A challenge to Obamacare remains pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. This Sixth Circuit case, U.S. Citizens Association, et al. v. Sebelius, et al. (6th Cir. No. 11-3327), had been stayed pending the Supreme Court's decision. That stay will now be lifted, permitting what may well be the last opportunity to defeat Obamacare before the January 2014 imposition of the individual mandate. In that case, challenges based...

2012-06-28 10:25:21

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Philadelphia (PA) Mayor Michael A. Nutter, today released the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court's decision on National Federation of Independent Business et. al. v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et. al.: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110125/MM36443LOGO) "The nation's mayors applaud and support the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to...

2012-06-28 06:27:48

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's decision today to uphold the entire 2010 health care law through its decision in NFIB v. Sebelius. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) FRC has been at the forefront of this debate over what can only be described as a government takeover of healthcare. FRC uncovered and rallied opposition to the taxpayer funding of abortion contained in the...

2012-06-22 06:22:54

*** Media Advisory *** WASHINGTON, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Family Research Council (FRC) legal counsel and Director of FRC's Center for Religious Liberty Ken Klukowski will be available for interviews at the U.S. Supreme Court building on Monday and Tuesday next week, when the Court's ruling in the health care case is expected to come down. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Klukowski is author of FRC's amicus briefs in the case. His brief in...

June Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month
2012-06-07 05:06:15

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com 1 in 29 Americans. This statistic refers to the number of U.S. military men and women, abused children, as well as survivors of rape, domestic violence, and natural disaster who suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hopes to shine new light on PTSD. Known as an anxiety disorder, PTSD develops after a person sees or lives through a particularly intense event that could have caused...

2012-05-09 10:26:08

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance, Legacy and Prevention Cancer Foundation protested "unconscionable delay" in the federal government's review of CT screening for those at high risk for the early detection of lung cancer and sent a letter urging Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius to intervene. The letter, sent by the three national organizations to Secretary Sebelius last week, objected to the "the lethargic pace" of...