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New Child Support System Could Cost Poor Men Their Only Income

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Old child support debts could cost thousands of poor men their only income next year because of a policy aimed at reducing the cost to t...

After Heart Attack 42 Percent of Women Will Die; 24 Percent of Men

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

I really don't know how I could have missed the fact that within one year of having a heart attack, 42 percent of women will die and 24 percent of men. See for yourself at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics website.

Miracle Zero Carb Cranberry Juice: American Heart Month, Day 16

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Antioxidant-rich cranberry juice may boost heart health by decreasing arterial stiffness, according to a recent Tufts and Boston University study.

Day 14 of 29: Secrets to the Map of a Women's Heart

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Laughter is good for the heart -- and soul. The "Map of a Woman's Heart" (D.W. Kellogg & Co. circa 1833-1842), brings me such glee that I hope you will indulge me as I take you on a tour of it for Valentine's Day.

Health And Human Services Launches Perinatal Health Campaign

The Sacramento Bee | Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact

The March of Dimes campaign to reduce medically unnecessary early deliveries is being elevated to the forefront of the nation's maternal and child hea...

Day 8: Know the 7 Symptoms of Women's Heart Attack

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Patricia Butts, First Lady of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, has written rap lyrics to help women remember the seven signs of a woman's heart attack -- not the same as for a man.

Critics Get It Wrong on Contraceptive Coverage

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

Opponents of the recent contraceptive coverage announcement by the Department of Health & Human Services are trying to twist this major advance on contraception into a fight about abortion.

Ryan Grim

Jeb Bush Lobbied For Medicare Con Man | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush personally lobbied the secretary of health and human services while his father was vice president on behalf of a hospital execu...

A Year of Rethinking Regulations

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 03.18.2012 | Business
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

Weeding out old and outdated regulations makes sense. But so does keeping and expanding programs that could be working even harder.

Ryan Grim

Embattled Biodefense Firm Threatened To Sue HuffPost | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the Senate subcommittee for contracting oversight is calling for an inspector general's investigation into a biodefe...

John Celock

Governors Provide Recommendations On Health Care Exchanges | John Celock | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

The nation's governors sent the Obama Administration recommendations Thursday morning regarding the implementation of health care exchanges as a feder...

Staggering Number Of Foster Kids Don't Finish High School, College

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 12.31.2011 | Education

When Carey Sommer entered foster care in California, he left his mom, his high school and his friends. Bounced from home to home, he changed high scho...

Congress Should Act Now on President's Jobs Plan

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Sebelius

The common sense ideas that President Obama has proposed will provide an immediate spark to our economy. That's why Congress should act quickly to pass the American Jobs Act and send it to the president to sign.

Progress in the Fight to Save NYC's Homeless Animals

Ed Sayres | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York
Ed Sayres

One of the major obstacles to our efforts to save the city's homeless animals is that the city cuts the budget of the city's shelter system virtually every year.

Tobacco Companies Sue Federal Government Over Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

AP/The Huffington Post | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Associated Press)-- Four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies sued the federal government Tuesday over new graphic cigarette lab...

A Double-Edged Jobs Depression

McClatchy Newspapers | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

Ever since the 44-year-old Germantown, Md., resident was laid off from her job as an administrator for a federal contractor in May 2009, she's sent ou...

Gerry Smith

Most Federal Agencies Have No Security Policy for Social Media | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology

Less than one third of federal agencies using social media have created safeguards against hackers looking to exploit their accounts to launch cyber a...

Joy Resmovits

Expanding School-Based Health Clinics | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

Obamacare is going to school. In a collaboration between the U.S. Departments of Education and Health & Human Services, the U.S. government is awar...

Lawmakers Can Help Small Businesses Reduce Soaring Health Insurance Costs

John Arensmeyer | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business
John Arensmeyer

State officials have the chance to drive our nation's chief job-creators down the road to less financial burden and more economic opportunities through health insurance marketplaces.

WATCH: Do Smokers Know How Much They Spend On Cigarettes?

DailyFinance | Loren Berlin | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living

If you think your cigarettes are getting even more expensive, you're right. In the past 10 years, 47 states and the District of Columbia have implemen...

Nobody Likes a Narc

Linda Flanagan | Posted 08.10.2011 | Education
Linda Flanagan

Adopting a don't-ask-don't-tell policy about underage drinking perpetuates the fiction that teenage drinking is a purely private matter.

Jason Cherkis

Feds Finally Address LGBTQ Homeless Crisis | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jonathan had spent nearly a decade in Louisiana's child welfare system. The safest places, the gay teen discovered, were the moldy homes...

Officials Find Maternal Mortality On The Rise

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 06.26.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Maternal mortality is on the rise in California, with African-American mothers roughly four times more likely to die from pregnancy-rel...

Codes v. Kindness: Communities Wrestle Over How To Feed Homeless By The Books

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"Give a man a fish," and you may get served with a citation. A volunteer group that distributed food to the homeless was shut down by the the Houston...

WAIT, Colorado Abstinence Program, Receives Millions In Federal Funds Despite Ties To Anti-Gay Groups, Ugandan Pastor

The Colorado Independent | digg_url = 'Http:// | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado-based abstinence education group WAIT Training has received more than $8.3 million in federal funding since 2005, despite having several brus...