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Posted byon October 15, 2014 at 8:21 PM EDT
In keeping with an annual tradition to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the North Portico of the White House, as well as the Vice President’s residence at the Naval Observatory, is lit pink to honor those battling the disease, those we’ve lost, their families, and the survivors.
Posted byon October 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT
In March 2012, the Obama Administration launched the Big Data Research and Development Initiative. To catalyze new biomedical Big Data research, the Obama Administration and the National Institutes of Health launched the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative in April 2013. Today, NIH awarded a total of $32 million in new BD2K grants.
Posted byon October 9, 2014 at 12:24 PM EDT
The Council on Economic Advisers releases a new report that looks at the so-called "Millennial" generation. Here's what they learned.
Posted byon October 8, 2014 at 5:50 PM EDT
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announce that five U.S. airports will begin enhanced Ebola screening for all people coming from Ebola-affected countries.
Posted byon October 7, 2014 at 6:44 PM EDT
Since the first appearance of Ebola in West Africa earlier this year, CDC has been working to prepare the American health care system for the diagnosis and safe care of a patient with Ebola here on our shores.
Posted byon September 26, 2014 at 9:56 AM EDT
The nations of the world, along with key international organizations, gather at the White House to advance a Global Health Security Agenda that will help keep the world safe from infectious disease threats.
Posted byon September 25, 2014 at 2:35 PM EDT
President Obama has made combating this terrible disease a top national security priority and today, at the United Nations, he called on the world to join the United States in this effort.
Posted byon September 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT
A number of recent reports point to one clear conclusion: The Affordable Care Act is working and making health care more affordable, accessible, and of a higher quality for families, seniors, businesses, and taxpayers.
Posted byon September 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM EDT
Today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report, Combating Antibiotic Resistance. The report was released simultaneously with a National Strategy on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria as well as with a Presidential Executive Order, emphasizing to the Nation the importance of addressing this growing challenge.
Posted byon September 16, 2014 at 11:19 AM EDT
New data out this morning from the National Center for Health Statistics show that health insurance coverage increased sharply in the first quarter of 2014, reflecting the significant progress made in expanding access to affordable insurance coverage during the first part of the Affordable Care Act’s inaugural open enrollment period.