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Department of Health and Human Services
Search the healthfinder(TM) gateway web site for news and information on 1,000 health and human services topics, including toll-free numbers and more from government agencies and non-profit organizations. Make more informed choices for yourself and your family.

Medicare and Medicaid Information

Department of Health and Human Services
This is the best source for information on MEDICARE and MEDICAID.

Cancer Information

DHHS -- National Cancer Institute
A wide range of accurate, credible cancer information covering state-of-the-art care to cancer facts sheets and other publications.

Find out about Aging

DHHS -- Administration on Aging
Information for older persons, their families, and people interested in the subject of aging.

AID Patent Information

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Free, easily searchable and browsable database of AIDS-related U.S. and foreign patent information in three forms; bibliographic data plus abstracts, full text, and full-page images.

Getting Information about Food Safety

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Provides information about meat and poultry inspection, tips for safe handling of food, food safety publications and newsletters, and who to call if you have a problem with food products. Call the toll-free Meat and Poultry Hotline and speak with experts in the field of food safety.

Food Recovery/Gleaning Information

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Provides information about community-based and national efforts to encourage gleaning and food recovery and to support private efforts to rescue food that otherwise might be wasted.

Nutrition Information

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Provides information about good nutrition and improving the eating habits of the nation's children.

Visit the Kid's Home at NCI

DHHS -- National Cancer Institute
Visit the Kid's Home Page at the National Cancer Institute. Young cancer patients can read stories and poetry, submit pictures, and learn how other kids and their parents are coping with cancer.

Your Health and The Teen Scene

DHHS -- Food and Drug Administration
Health related articles on "Teen Scene" topics, ranging from nutrition and sun safety to eating disorders and preventing sexually transmitted diseases, are available.

Health Information for Travelers

DHHS -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Before you travel, check here for the latest disease outbreaks and vaccine recommendations by region, cruise ship sanitation inspection reports, and other tips for international travelers.

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