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HHS Blog Posts

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.
Posted In:
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.
Tagged:
autism
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.
Tagged:
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
Tagged:
diversity
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.
Tagged:
fitness
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.
Tagged:
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.
Posted In:
Research
Tagged:
BRAIN
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.
Tagged:
cancer
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.
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We’re working on a number of initiatives to advance health equity & bridge the gaps in health & well-being that still are too prevalent for the black community.
Read a blog post about what individuals have to say about what the Marketplace and Affordable Care Act means to them.
Here is what some of these individuals had to say about what Marketplace coverage and the protections of the Affordable Care Act mean to them.
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The Zika virus is spread to people through the bite of infected mosquitos. About 1 in 5 people who get infected with Zika virus will show symptoms.
Tagged:
Zika
Read a blog post about Demond's #GetCovered story.
I believe that if it wasn’t for that coverage and the Affordable Care Act, I wouldn’t be here today.
Read a blog about Manuel’s #GetCovered story
Staying healthy is part of the job description of being a dad. If something happens to me, I need to get healthy fast so I can take care of him.
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I want to make clear that coverage requirements for mammograms have not changed.
Read a blog post about Andrew McKinnon’s #GetCovered story.
I have better insurance than before. I have no deductible and my out-of-pocket cost for seeing a primary care doctor is only $2.
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This Administration has made historic progress for the LGBT community, and by ensuring a successful open enrollment together, we can do even more.
Read a blog post about Carl’s #GetCovered story.
Having access to affordable, quality health insurance is important to all Americans, especially LGBT Americans.
Read a blog post about Sean Hubbard’s #GetCovered story.
This is a season of giving thanks. In my family’s case, we’re especially grateful for health coverage we were able to get because of the Affordable Care Act.
Read a blog post about Erin’s #GetCovered story.
Being able to afford my medication changes how I take care of myself.
Read a blog post about John Morris’ personal health care story.
I’m a 21-month survivor of pancreas cancer. The median length of survival for this disease is five months, so I know how fortunate I am.
Read a blog about Helen Haskell’s personal story to leave a legacy for her son and improve patient safety.
I am doing what I can, in Lewis’s name, to make other patients safer. It’s not the legacy his father and I ever imagined for him, but it’s the one we have.
Read a blog about how the MedStar Washington Hospital Center is using house calls to reach elder patients.
The most profound impact from the House Call service is a human one. Frail elders receive quality and dignified care in the comfort of their home.
Read a blog post about how a medical group in New York is putting patients at the center of their care.
We’re providing a better quality of care and meeting the needs of our patients’ whole health, not just focusing on ordering tests.
Read a blog post about your options to #GetCovered when you turn 26.
If you were #BornIn89, you may have some changes coming to your health insurance. Find out what you need to know.
Read a blog post about Aurora Harris’ #GetCovered story.
For millions of LGBT Americans, our marriages will be treated with the same dignity and respect under the law no matter what state we call home.
Read a blog post about revisions to the Head Start Program Performance Standards.
A high-quality Head Start program can change the course of a child’s life, and engage the potential of the entire family.
Read a blog post about the 2015 Health Datapalooza.
The 2015 Health Datapalooza (#hdpalooza) will provide an exciting glimpse of what’s happening and what’s ahead in the world of health data.
Read a blog post about healthfinder.gov, your trusted source for health information.
Everyone deserves to have access to health websites they can trust. But how do you know which websites can be trusted?
Read a blog post about preventing type 2 diabetes.
May is a good time to remind all moms with gestational diabetes about the steps they can take to stay healthy.
Read a blog post about the work and efforts of the Commissioned Corps officers of the U.S. Public Health Service “Team 4” in Liberia.
In this effort – as in the Corps’ 217-year history – our USPHS officers proved themselves to be the true guardians of global public health.
Read a blog post about National Donate Life Month and what you can make possible with organ donation.
This National Donate Life Month we encourage you to tell the story of how donation has touched your life. Tell your friends in person or share it online.
Read a blog about the new Suicide Safe mobile app.
We need to address suicide right now—we need providers and patients to start having important conversations today, and now, SAMHSA’s Suicide Safe app can help.
Tagged:
suicide
Fortunately, the Marketplace opened for enrollment while I was pregnant, and we found a plan that covers both my husband and me and included maternity coverage.
Read a blog post about personal #GetCovered stories and the Affordable Care Act.
As we celebrate 5 years of the Affordable Care Act, here are a few stories that people have shared with us about what having health insurance means to them.
Read a blog post about Stefania’s #GetCovered story.
The Affordable Care Act is helping me achieve my goals of creating an empanada empire because I know if something happens to me, I’m covered.
Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, U.S. Surgeon General
Let’s carry on the efforts of the last half century to put an end to the tobacco epidemic.
Tagged:
tobacco | youth | smoking
Read a blog post about Eric’s #GetCovered story.
Don’t gamble with your health. You can find a plan that fits your budget and your lifestyle at HealthCare.gov.
Read a blog post about National Drug Facts Week.
This year, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is hosting the fifth annual National Drug Facts Week, from Jan. 26 through Feb. 1.
Read a blog post about Eyole’s #GetCovered story.
Having this insurance is allowing me to think about doing more preventive care rather than just praying that I don’t get sick and then figuring out what to do.
Read a blog post about Barry’s #GetCovered story.
If you previously got insured through the Marketplace, like I did, make sure to return to HealthCare.gov to update your application and review your options.
Read a blog post about David Moyer’s #GetCovered story.
When Open Enrollment began, I went back to the Marketplace and re-enrolled for 2015. It gives me peace of mind knowing that we’re taking care of our health.
Read a blog post about the Evans’ amazing #GetCovered story.
Health insurance means I’m still here. I’m grateful for the blessing of an accessible insurance program that changed our lives and quite possibly saved mine.
Read a blog post about the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The last thing you want to worry about is finding health coverage that fits your needs and budget. Luckily, the Marketplace opened on November 15!
RADM Boris Lushniak receiving a flu shot.
I am writing this post to encourage you to get your flu vaccine now—it’s your best shot for a healthy flu season.
Tagged:
Flu
When our neighbors need us most, we Americans open our hearts and extend our hand - regardless of whether they live in places near or far.
Tagged:
Ebola | disease
Kyle Evans
I’m proud of my service. The Affordable Care Act offers me the opportunity to go out and build a financial future and security for my family.

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