Federal health officials on Thursday are unveiling a $54 million national media campaign to get smokers to quit and prevent anyone else, especially children, from starting.
"Bully" director Lee Hirsch likens bullying to torture and hopes his movie will shed light on what he sees as a crisis.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke out against bullying Wednesday at a middle school in Washington during a premiere of the anti-bullying documentary "Speak Up."
The federal government recovered almost $4.1 billion stolen in health care fraud schemes during fiscal year 2011, Obama administration officials announced Tuesday. The figure is up 58 percent from 2009.
Elizabeth Cohen reports on the government's ruling on the morning-after pill for young teens.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' directive overruling the Food and Drug Administration's decision to make emergency contraception available over the counter for all women, including girls under 17, was not only unprecedented, it was substantively without merit.
The secretary of Health and Human Services overruled Wednesday a Food and Drug Administration recommendation that would have made the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B One-Step available over the counter to girls younger than 17.
Katherine Sebelius says that the "morning-after pill" will not be available to all ages without a prescription.
A new government program announced Monday will award up to $1 billion in grants for creative ideas to save money on health care.
At Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate in Las Vegas, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann suggested that opposition to President Obama's health reform law prompted the administration to repeal part of it.
Elizabeth Cohen, senior medical correspondent, explains why the White House is dropping a long-term health care program.
Citing cost concerns, the Obama administration said Friday it has halted a long-term care insurance program that was part of the massive health care law passed in 2010.
The number of people who lacked health insurance last year climbed to 49.9 million, up from 49 million in 2009, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.
A group of Guatemalans who were infected with syphilis during U.S. human experiments and their heirs have filed a lawsuit against U.S. health officials.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted the first-ever White House Conference on Bullying Prevention Thursday.
Ninette Sosa reports on updated dietary guidelines that urges limited salt intake for some and trans fat cuts for all.
Nearly half of all Americans under the age of 65 have health conditions that could prevent them from getting insurance if the Republican effort to repeal health care reform is successful, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday.
One of California's largest health insurers - Blue Shield - announced plans to hike its premiums by as much as 59%.
Three Cabinet members from the Obama administration sent a letter to members of Congress on Wednesday defending the health care reform law, which Republicans are currently trying to repeal.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about getting your flu shot.
One day after a Virginia federal judge ruled a key part of President Barack Obama's health care reform law was unconstitutional, two members of Obama's administration spoke out publicly defending the law.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli talks about his position on an insurance mandate with CNN's John King.
New rules issued to health insurers Monday mandate that they spend more on health care, and force them to refund consumers if they don't meet the requirements. Beginning in 2011, insurance companies have to spend 80% to 85% of premiums on medical care instead of toward their own profits and overhead costs, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Insurers were dealt a blow Thursday as state regulators endorsed a tough new law that boosts the amount of premium money they'll have to pay for patient care.
The Obama administration is pointing out options -- including charging higher premiums -- that are available to insurance companies reluctant to offer child-only insurance policies under the new health law
Staff members at eight Head Start centers manipulated income information given to them by undercover applicants so that the applicants would get benefits they were not qualified for, according to a Government Accountability Office report being released Tuesday.
Health insurer WellPoint will implement reforms preventing cancellation of policies except for incidents of fraud, effective May 1 - just one week after coming under fire for allegedly rescinding coverage of customers with breast cancer.
The H1N1 vaccine was the "most ambitious immunization campaign ever," but vaccination rates need to improve in minority communities and among health workers, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday.
President Obama won a key concession from the health insurance industry Tuesday as the main lobby group said providers would comply with new regulations that will prevent the denial of coverage for children due to pre-existing conditions.
Across the country, we are landing major blows in our fight to reduce tobacco use and save lives. Earlier this year, North Carolina, which grows more tobacco than any other state, banned smoking in bars and restaurants.
Health insurance premiums have skyrocketed in recent years and a new government report says the increases are likely to continue, underscoring the need for reform.
CNN's political roundtable talks about confusion over the jobs bill and upcoming health care summit.
President Obama plans to use the already-passed House and Senate bills as a starting point for next week's health care summit with Republican leaders, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday.
Flights transporting critically injured Haitians into the United States have temporarily been suspended because of logistical issues, including a lack of space, a White House spokesman said Saturday in response to reports of a dispute over who would pay for patients' care.
A man flashed bogus credentials and was permitted to reach the outer office of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over New Year's weekend, agency officials confirmed Friday.
The number of Americans with diabetes will nearly double in the next 25 years, and the costs of treating them will triple, according to a new report.
A new study predicts American type 2 diabetes cases will jump from nearly 24 million to more than 44 million by 2034.
A government task force says women in their 40s don't need annual mammograms, but Sara Fought would beg to differ: She says she's alive today because a routine mammogram found cancer when she was 42.
What will it mean for insurance coverage if mammography guidelines change? Elizabeth Cohen reports.
The fallout continues after a federal task force changed guidelines on mammograms. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta weighs in.
Breast cancer surgeons, cancer organizations and even the White House are expressing concern about new screening recommendations issued by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
Wolf interviews Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about mammograms.
A federal advisory board's recommendation that women in their 40s should avoid routine mammograms is not government policy and has caused "a great deal of confusion," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday.
At least three of the four makers of H1N1 vaccine have begun shipping their products, their representatives told CNN Tuesday.
There will be more than enough doses of the H1N1 vaccine to go around in the United States, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Anderson about his Swine Flu diagnosis while reporting in Afghanistan.
A White House panel estimates 90,000 people could die from swine flu. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
The H1N1 flu virus could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, mainly among children and young adults, if it resurges this fall as expected, according to a report released Monday by a presidential advisory panel.
The Obama administration Wednesday urged employers to adopt "flexible and non-punitive" sick-leave policies as it released new guidelines for containing the spread of the H1N1 virus in the coming flu season.
In order to diagnose what ails President Obama's push for health care reform, we need less heated rhetoric and more "Cool Hand Luke."
The Obama administration is looking hard at pushing through a health care reform bill without Republican backing, top Democrats close to the White House have told CNN.
The Obama administration is looking hard at pushing through a health-care reform bill without Republican backing, top Democrats close to the White House have told CNN.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tells the media the Obama administration still supports a public option as part of health care reform.
The lead Republican senator in bipartisan health care negotiations said Tuesday that he urged President Obama this month to make clear he would accept a bill without a government-funded public insurance option.
More work is needed on proposed health care reform legislation to ensure that whatever bill eventually gets passed by Congress is budget neutral, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday.
More work is needed on proposed health care legislation to make sure that it doesn't add to the budget deficit, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday.
CNN's Elaine Quijano reports on President Obama's efforts to regain momentum on his top domestic priority: health care.
Today in Washington, some politicians like to suggest that the many challenges we face as a nation mean we shouldn't tackle health care reform.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told government leaders at a swine flu preparedness summit Thursday that a vaccine to fight the H1N1 virus should be ready for distribution in mid-October.
Top Obama administration officials outlined several new initiatives to safeguard the country's food supply Tuesday, saying the recent spate of food-borne illnesses is unacceptable.
Dr. George Tiller knew that violence could come at any moment. For a reminder, he needed to think only of the old gunshot wounds in his arms from 1993 or the bombing of his clinic years earlier.
Mexicans quarantined in China due to swine flu fears are returning home. CNN's John Vause reports.
A Texas woman who had swine flu has died, officials said Tuesday, marking the second death in the United States linked to the virus and the first of a U.S. resident.
It was another remarkably busy and newsy Sunday. And Sunday morning TV junkies saw the return of a term of Clinton-era lore: "The Full Ginsburg."
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in Tuesday night as secretary of Health and Human Services.
CNN's Paul Steinhauser looks at the president's meeting and other political highlights.
President Obama on Monday gathered together every confirmed member of his Cabinet for the first time as president and challenged them to cut $100 million in the next 90 days.
A key Democratic senator said Tuesday that he's not ruling out a controversial budget procedure to speed passage of President Obama's health care and global warming legislation.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius pledged swift action on the burgeoning U.S. health-care crisis during her Health and Human Services confirmation hearing Tuesday, arguing that "action is not a choice. It is a necessity."
At President Obama's health care summit, members of both parties discussed their enthusiasm for reform
President Obama on Thursday called for a comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. health care system, warning that soaring medical costs present "one of the greatest threats not just to the well-being of our families ... but to the very foundation of our economy."
The Obama administration is hosting a summit Thursday designed to cure a frustrated patient battling a persistent ailment: The United States and its rising health care costs.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' experience working with both Democrats and Republicans in her home state could be an asset to President Obama as he embarks on an effort at bipartisanship in reforming health care.
President Obama nominates Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as HHS secretary.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius accepted President Obama's nomination for Health and Human Services secretary.
The congressional showdown over Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' nomination to President Obama's Cabinet may focus less on her qualifications than on the issue of abortion, analysts said.
President Obama announced his choices for two key health care positions on Monday, tapping Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for health and human services secretary and former Clinton administration official Nancy-Ann DeParle as White House health care czar.
President Obama on Saturday asked Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to be his nominee for Health and Human Services secretary, according to two White House officials.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is a leading contender to become the next secretary of the Health and Human Services department, two senior administration officials told CNN. However, the officials stressed that President Obama is still checking out several other potential nominees for the critical job of shepherding his health-care reform plan through Congress.
Kansas leaders Wednesday ended a standoff that had delayed tax refunds and state paychecks by agreeing to borrow $225 million from various state accounts, a spokeswoman for the governor's office said.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued 10,000 layoff notices Tuesday, affecting a wide spectrum of state employees and aimed at dealing with the state's budget crisis, a spokesman said.
With Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republic Sen. John McCain as the presumptive nominees in this year's presidential election, the question remains as to who they'll choose as their running mates.
Rescue workers in Kansas searched for people Thursday among the wreckage left by tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest on Wednesday night.
Tornadoes kill at least two people, injure numerous others and damage hundreds of homes and buildings in Kansas.
After emerging as victor in the long and bruising contest to seize the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential race, Barack Obama's next move is to choose a running mate.
CNN's Jessica Yellin looks at the list of Sen. Barack Obama's potential running mates.
President Bush focused on the economy in his final State of the Union address Monday night. Watch the speech, the surrounding excitement and reaction.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Seblius delivers the Democratic response to the State of the Union address.
Democratic Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius called for "a new course" for the nation on Monday, saying Americans "have no more patience with divisive politics" and urging President Bush to join "the vast majority of Americans" to make needed change.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will deliver the Democratic response to President Bush's final State of the Union address - a marquee assignment for a woman who leads a state with fewer than 2 million voters.
Standing in a muddy lot, President Bush sought to bring comfort to the residents of tornado-ravaged Greensburg, Kansas, on Wednesday.
The mayor of this western Kansas town -- razed by a massive tornado that killed 10 people -- vowed Tuesday that Greensburg's 1,600 residents will band together to build "a brand-new town."
Federal officials arrived Monday in ravaged Greensburg to survey the damage caused by the weekend's tornado-packed storms.
When it comes to raw political talent, there's not a Bill Clinton in this group. But these are the rainy days. And charisma doesn't keep you dry. A roof does. Meet the hardest-working carpenters.
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