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Yes! HHS Approves IOM Recommendations for Preventive Care for Women

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it is adopting the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for preventive care…

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Breaking News: Senate Approves Sebelius to be HHS Secretary

The U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to be secretary of Health & Human Services. The vote was…

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Political Diagnosis: Over-the-Counter Birth Control for 17-Year-Olds; Upcoming Vote on Sebelius for HHS; Budget Debate Picks Up Speed; Groups Call for Insurance Expansion …

Plan B OK’d for 17-Year-Olds: The FDA announced this week it will permit over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill Plan B to…

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HHS Call to Action on Breastfeeding – Submit Your Comments

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health, Office of the Surgeon General, and Centers for Disease…

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Last Chance to Comment on HHS “Provider Conscience Rule”

Thursday, April 9, is the last day the Department of Health & Human Services is accepting comments on the proposed rule to…

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Obama Selects Kansas Governor for HHS

President Obama has selected Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for secretary of Health & Human Services. A formal announcement will be made Monday…

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Political Diagnosis: Kansas Governor is HHS Frontrunner; Stimulus Bill Includes Money for Treatment Comparisons; What’s Holding Up Reversal on Stem Cells? …

Obama Closer to Nominating HHS Secretary: Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appears to be President Obama’s leading choice for secretary of Health and…

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Political Diagnosis: Congress Approves Stimulus Package; Health Care for Women Act; Paging a New HHS Secretary; Hillary Clinton and the End of the Compromise Era on AIDS

Stimulus Bill Passes House & Senate: Congress tonight approved the $787 billion economic stimulus bill. The House voted 246-183. The Senate followed…

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More Names for HHS Secretary

The latest buzz is that Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is under serious consideration for secretary of Health & Human Services, but the…

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Political Diagnosis: Stimulus Bill Gains Bipartisan Support; Paging a Worthy HHS Nominee; Reauthorization of SCHIP Expands Health Coverage; Early Names for Supreme Court

A weekly look at what’s happening in Washington and in the new Obama administration related to women’s health and well-being … Stimulus…

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Quick Hit: Tom Daschle Withdraws Nomination for HHS Secretary

Tom Daschle, President Obama’s pick for secretary of Health & Human Services, withdrew his nomination today, citing the distraction surrounding his failure…

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Double Dose: Breast Reconstructive Options Not Fully Discussed; Connecticut to Fight New HHS Rule; FDA to Reconsider Risk of BPA; Plus the Top Stories of 2008 – Add Your Lists

First, An Important Announcement: Don’t burn the gift-wrapping paper. In case you didn’t know, it’s bad for you. And remember to check…

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HHS Publishes New “Conscience” Rule — What’s Next?

This just in, from the Washington Post: The Bush administration today issued a sweeping new regulation that protects a broad range of…

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HHS Ready to Implement New Rule on Physician Conscience

The Bush administration is poised to “grant sweeping new protections to health care providers who oppose abortion and other procedures on religious…

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Ten Reasons to Comment Opposing Proposed HHS Rule

The public comment period ends tomorrow on the HHS proposed rule on “physician conscience!” Go here to submit your comment. We’ve written…

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Double Dose: Know Any Great Leaders?; Comment on HHS “Conscience Clause”; It’s Not Just About the Rape Kits; Journal Issue Looks at Abstinence-Only Education Programs; World Wide Web of Pesticides; The Price of Beauty …

Nominate a Great Leader: Know an advocate for women who deserves worldwide attention? Women’s eNews has issued a call for 21 Leaders…

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The Many Costs of the New HHS Rule Privileging Conscience Over Patients

A couple of good items today worth reading on the proposed Health & Human Services regulations that would allow federal health officials…

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Double Dose: Concerns Over HPV Vaccines; HHS’ Latest Contraception/Conscience Proposal; The Future of Personalized Medicine; Spinach With a Side of Radiation; WALL*E, a Lesbian Love Story …

Flesh-Eating Fish Perform “Pedicures”: See what shows up in my in-box from NPR? Drug Makers’ Push Leads to Cancer Vaccines’ Rise: “In…

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HHS Sec. Leavitt Responds Further to Objections, Ignores Substance

In a follow-up post on “physician conscience,” HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt refers to the uproar generated by a proposed regulation we covered…

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HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt Issues Blog Post on Proposed Regulation

HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt has been blogging since November of last year but rarely addresses the controversial issues in which he is…

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Round-Up of Responses to Controversial HHS Proposal

As Christine mentioned in her July 18 Double Dose entry, a draft Health & Human Services rule would prevent recipients of HHS…

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