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July 2, 2020

The U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released a public service announcement (PSA) ahead of the Fourth of July weekend imploring Americans to take action and to remember: COVID Stops With Me. The PSA from Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., reminds everyone to do their part to stay healthy by following a few simple instructions that will in turn, help prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

April 10, 2020

The HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) issued guidance on COVID-19 for investigators, institutional review boards, and institutions conducting human subjects research during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more...

April 8, 2020

Earlier today, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health issued new guidance under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act authorizing licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized. Read more...

April 6, 2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is purchasing the ID NOW COVID-19 rapid point-of-care test, developed by Abbott Diagnostics Scarborough Inc., for state, territorial and tribal public health labs. The ID NOW COVID-19 test is performed on the ID NOW device. This test allows for medical diagnostic testing at the time and place of patient care, provides COVID-19 results in under 13 minutes and expands the capacity for coronavirus testing for individuals exhibiting symptoms as well as for healthcare professionals and the first responder community.

March 31, 2020

Because of the unprecedented demand on hospital and ICU resources during the COVID-19 (SARS CoV-2) pandemic, many hospitals may be challenged with providing mechanical ventilation to all those in need of this therapy. The U.S.

March 3, 2020

A team of specialized officers from the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps are working with the United States Embassy in Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and Gilead Sciences Inc. to provide compassionate access use of an investigational antiviral treatment for severely ill patients in Japan who have COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Read more...

December 1, 2015

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, including the skin, joints, and internal organs. About 9 out of 10 adults with lupus are women. Lupus is two to three times more common in African-American women than in white women. Some women have only mild symptoms. But, for others, lupus can cause serious problems.

June 8, 2015
Dr. Nancy C. Lee

A woman clutching her stomach in pain"The pain got worse and worse. Eventually it was unbearable… Sex was impossible. I felt exhausted all the time. There were many times when I couldn't get out of bed."

April 12, 2015
Dr. Nancy C. Lee

A couple close togetherWhether you call them sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), one thing is true: Women are at risk of infection. Not only does a woman's anatomy make her vulnerable to STIs, women are less likely to have symptoms than men. Untreated STIs can lead to serious health issues, including infertility, cancer, and even death.

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