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HHS Blog Posts

The White House is lit in blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day in Washington D.C., Sunday, April 2, 2017 (Official White House photo by D. Myles Cullen).
HHS recommits to supporting Americans living with autism and their families.
Read a blog post about a new study that looks at the correlation between exercise and high blood pressure in African Americans.
Researchers are reporting new evidence that exercise can help reduce the risk of hypertension in African-Americans. Past studies focused on white populations.
Read a blog post about an OIG scam that targets thousands of Americans.
The OIG hotline phone number for reporting fraud —1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) was spoofed.
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Fraud | Health Care
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Based on U.S. Census data and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) prevalence estimates, over a half million youth with ASD will turn 18 over the next decade.
Read a blog post about suicide and opioid addiction.
Both opioid addiction and suicide are serious preventable and treatable public health problems, and everyone has a role to play.
Read a blog post about women scientists in America’s history, as we celebrate Women’s History Month this March.
American women are scientists, doctors, nurses, teachers and researchers, and they are indispensable to strong and healthy families and communities.
Read a blog post about the importance of wearing protective eyewear during spring sports.
Eye injuries are a leading cause of blindness among children in the U.S. The good news is that most eye injuries can be prevented with protective eyewear.
fitness | vision
Read a blog post about Catherine’s fight against cancer, and her participation in a new cancer study funded by the National Cancer Institute.
I hope my participation in a pilot study will help scientists better understand how African-Americans like me develop cancer.
Posted In:
Health Care | Research
Read a blog post about how diversity and inclusion are fueling success at the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
Diversity and inclusion efforts to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce is essential to OIG’s mission to safeguard HHS programs and protect patients.
Posted In:
Fraud | Health Care
Read a blog post about Destany’s personal fight against various heart conditions.
Thanks to organ donation, Destany received a new heart. Today, she is living life and making memories with her son.
Read a blog post about Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.
When it comes to walking, small steps can add up and make a big difference in our health.
Read a blog post about how you can rejuvenate your 2017 health resolutions.
It’s not too late to jump start your resolutions for a healthy 2017. Here are five suggestions you can adopt for a healthier you this year.
fitness | sleep
Read a blog post about how tractography is helping us understanding how the human brain is wired.
See how tractography is helping scientists get a better picture of the human brain.
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Read a blog post about the Springboard Beyond Cancer tool from the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.
Springboard Beyond Cancer helps empower cancer survivors to play a key role in managing their own health.
Read a blog post about programs in Indian Country that are helping Native Americans better manage their diabetes.
The progress in reducing kidney failure among Native Americans has happened since the IHS began using team-based approaches to diabetes and kidney care.