Latest Kathleen Sebelius Stories

Over-the-Counter Use Of Morning-After Pill Shot Down By HHS
2011-12-08 06:34:58

In an abrupt decision that has angered some and delighted others, the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) intervened on Wednesday to prevent the FDA from making the controversial ℠morning after´ pill an over-the-counter medication available without a prescription to women of all ages. Known as the ℠Plan-B´ pill, the emergency contraceptive can prevent an egg from being fertilized if taken within 72 hours sexual intercourse. Since appearing on the U.S....

2011-10-14 07:00:00

Stephenson estimates $100 billion in federal savings from the new system in first 10 years of service. He praises HSS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a âœfierce advocateâ in promoting and realizing the new network. He envisions a âœhealthcare industry without bordersâ operating along âœthe nationâs newest healthcare infrastructureâ delivering...

2011-08-11 13:31:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of major U.S. kidney organizations concerned with reducing the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in America, joined forces this week with their colleagues at the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) in its joint global initiative asking Health Ministers around the world, including HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius - to help secure the inclusion of kidney disease in the strategies coming from the World Health...

2011-08-10 10:33:00

Action Needed to Resolve Compliance Risks and Improve Research Participation WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) is pleased to learn that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in a coordinated effort that includes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is taking steps towards resolving inconsistent, and often...

2011-08-01 11:00:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today made an historic advance for women's health by announcing that insurance companies must cover without co-pays such key women's preventive health services as contraception, breastfeeding supports and screening for gestational diabetes, HIV infection and domestic violence. "Women across the country are cheering this decision," said Cindy Pearson,...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.