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HHS Details Multiple COVID-19 Testing Statistics as National Test Volume Surges

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that more than 59 million COVID-19 tests have now been completed nationally – averaging over 810,000 per day over the past seven days. Over the past month, the percentage of lab tests that were completed within three days was 45; over the last seven days, it was over 56.

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HHS Statements on Authorizing Licensed Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Tests

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. 

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HHS Supports State, Territorial and Tribal Public Health Labs with COVID-19 Rapid Point-of-Care Test

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. 

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Optimizing Ventilator Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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. 

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HIV Prevention Starts with Me: Women and Girls, Ending the HIV Epidemic Together

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Today, March 10th, we observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The theme this year is HIV Prevention Starts with Me: Ending the HIV Epidemic Together.

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U.S. Public Health Service Strike Team Helps Treat Patients Infected with COVID-19 in Japan

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. 

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The Best Valentine’s Day Gift: Saving a Heart

While we often think of chocolate hearts at this time of the year, there is another heart that should be on our minds – the hearts of the American people. 

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Surgeon General Releases First Report Focused on Smoking Cessation in 30 Years

Three decades after the first Surgeon General's report on smoking cessation, today, the Surgeon General is releasing a new report that reviews and updates evidence on the importance of quitting smoking.

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Sloane Stephens on Living Her Healthiest Life

Tennis champion Sloane Stephens shares how she builds healthy behaviors into her life.

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HHS Women Leaders Celebrate National Women’s Health Week

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HHS women leaders share how they find their health, why women should prioritize their health, and how their work is helping women lead healthy lives. 

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OWH Director: How I Make My Health a Priority

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OWH Director Dorothy Fink, M.D., celebrates National Women’s Health Week by sharing how she’s working toward her health goals. Plus, she offers ideas on how you can join her!

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