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United States Department of Health and Human Services: Department of the US federal government
The United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), also known as the Health Department, is a cabinet-level executive branch department of the U.S. federal government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. Its motto is "Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America". Before the separate federal Department of Education was created in 1979, it was called the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW).

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Trump Appointee On Leave After Facebook Livestream Rant Liked Sending Nastygrams To CDC [Video]

Trump Appointee On Leave After Facebook Livestream Rant Liked Sending Nastygrams To CDC

CNN reports Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Michael Caputo was fond of sending nasty emails to employees. A close ally of President Donald Trump, Caputo..

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CDC reverses guidance on COVID-19 testing, again [Video]

CDC reverses guidance on COVID-19 testing, again

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people should get tested if they've been exposed to COVID-19, even if they have no symptoms. Which reverses guidance posted last month, at odds..

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HHS spokesman takes leave after Facebook rant [Video]

HHS spokesman takes leave after Facebook rant

[NFA] Michael Caputo, the top communications official at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will take a two-month-long leave of absence, the agency said on Wednesday, after a..

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Accentuate The Positive: How Trump Administration Meddled With CDC's COVID-19 Reports [Video]

Accentuate The Positive: How Trump Administration Meddled With CDC's COVID-19 Reports

Deaths from the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in America skyrocketed over the course of 2020. However, the US Department of Health and Human Services routinely tried to muzzle what information health..

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HHS spokesperson Michael Caputo diagnosed with cancer after taking medical leave

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Doctor on COVID-19 deaths: "We have had the tools to prevent this"

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Gottlieb says HHS move to centralize control "makes no sense"

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C.D.C. Didn’t Write Testing Guidance Published on Its Website, Officials Say

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2nd senior U.S. official visits Taiwan, irking Beijing even more

Months after HHS secretary visited the island claimed by China, another top official is there as the Trump admin seeks to "deepen this bilateral relationship."
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Health Official to Take Leave of Absence After He Attacked Federal Scientists

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Trump Health Official Apologizes for Facebook Outburst

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Michael Caputo's comments about scientists and conspiracies raise concerns

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HHS spokesman says he recieved death threat during Facebook broadcast

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House Dems launch probe into political interference in CDC reports

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Political Appointees Meddled in C.D.C.’s ‘Holiest of the Holy’ Health Reports

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Transgender People Face New Legal Fight After Supreme Court Victory

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Alex Azar says vaccine timeline "has nothing to do with elections"

The HHS secretary says politics will not be the determining factor in the distribution of a vaccine.
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Trump Administration Orders Hospitals to Report Data or Risk Losing Funding

The administration now says failure to report Covid-19 data to the Department of Health and Human Services could cost hospitals Medicare and Medicaid funding.
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U.S. orders 300 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine

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