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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Also called HHS. A cabinet-level body of the U.S. federal government responsible for protecting the public health. It conducts drug inspections, assists in the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid, runs the health service for Native Americans, and performs many similar operations. Until 1995, it also administered the Social Security Administration. It was created in 1953 and took its current form in 1980.
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Furthermore, some physicians may misdiagnose presenting problems because they fail to recognize the impact that the aging process can have on symptom manifestation (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2001; Department of Health and Human Services, 1998).
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), HIPAA: medical privacy--national standards to protect the privacy of personal health information, <http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa>
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
(9.) Department of Health and Human Services. Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Literacy and Health in the United States in 1991, stressing the importance of literacy to health.
Department of Health and Human Services, loaded with the latest news and medical developments in aging, safety and wellness, diseases and medical conditions, drug and food, policies and regulations, and more.
State units on aging responsible for distributing the largesse provided by the federal Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Aging (AoA) did give a relatively higher rank to depression.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for hospitals' bioterrorism preparedness planning.
Department of Health and Human Services, 2001), a risk factor was described as any factor that increases the likelihood that a person will suffer harm.
Department of Health and Human Services. Rockville, MD, 1998.
On June 14, 1997, President Clinton announced One America in the 21st Century: The President's Initiative on Race (Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), 1998).
Bethesda, Maryland: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, 1995; DHHS publication no.
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