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If no one smoked cigarettes, 480,000 premature deaths could be prevented in the U.S. each year. Today is the . Start your journey to being tobacco free with resources and support at: via
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Secretary Alex Azar 13h
Appreciated the opportunity to provide an update on our work to better align health *and* human services to address all the needs of vulnerable Americans—transforming our healthcare system to one that costs less and provides greater value for patients.
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The adolescent years can be rough--especially when teens have questions about their body, friendships and more. Find tools and conversation starters at .
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More than 300,000 Americans are affected by tick-borne diseases each year. The first-ever report from the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group calls for improved diagnosis, rapid lab testing, and new treatments to stop this growing trend:
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Make less than $18,210 a year? You may qualify for “Extra Help” paying for Medicare prescription drugs and Part D copays, premiums, and deductibles. Call at 1-800-772-1213 or apply online:
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Thousands of American youth run away, are kicked out, or become homeless each year. Learn what is doing to help:
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If you're one of the 30.3 million Americans with , you should know your diabetes ABCs. Learn other ways to manage your diabetes and stay healthy:
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If you feel depressed or tired during the fall and winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Learn about different treatments for SAD, and find the one that's right for you:
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News: has declared a public health emergency in California due to wildfires:
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It's never too late to fight the ! Get a flu vaccine today, before flu begins spreading in your community.
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Secretary Alex Azar Nov 13
Thanks to legislation signed by , Medicaid will be able to reimburse for services at pediatric recovery centers, which have sprung up to help support new mothers struggling with opioid addiction and their children. I’ve been able to see the incredible work first hand.
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"Adopting a child is an incredible gift of kindness and generosity," said today at an HHS ceremony to celebrate . Read his full remarks:
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As a teenager, NFL star was bullied because of his appearance. Today, as an anti-bullying advocate, he explains that while a win can be momentary, kindness can last a lifetime:
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You may have heard about in the news. has now confirmed 90 cases in 27 states in 2018. Get the facts ➡️
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: has released the second edition of the Guidelines for Americans. Check out the updated recommendations:
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Secretary Alex Azar Nov 13
It was great to address today, where we announced CMS will be providing historic new flexibility around the IMD exclusion for treating patients with serious mental illness.
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Wildfires can spread quickly, destroying homes and putting lives in danger. Take steps to be ready for a wildfire, and prepare your home and landscaping to reduce your risk:
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: Students who are taught kindness are more empathic, more socially aware and connected, and they receive higher grades too. Be kind—it is free and the payback is good for all!
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Today at 12 pm ET: , , and more will answer common questions about hosting a National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® event and share tips to make yours a success. Follow to join the discussion.
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Today at 11:30 AM ET, today, senior investigator Dr. Carlos Zarate will join to answer your questions about in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" discussion. Start submitting your questions now and join in on the conversation!
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