Health care law helps community health centers build, renovate facilities, serve more patients
Grants from the Affordable Care Act will help build and expand health centers, create jobs, and expand access to an additional 860,000 patients
Philadelphia, PA – In a visit to Fairmount Primary Care Center today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced awards made possible by the new health care law that will help build, expand and improve community health centers nationwide.
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HHS releases funding opportunities for 97 Head Start service areas
Today, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the availability of Head Start funding in 97 Head Start service areas across the country. These funding opportunities are consistent with new criteria for quality and accountability in Head Start programs announced by President Barack Obama in November 2011. These criteria were established through new rules that require, for the first time ever, that Head Start grantees that fail to meet rigorous quality benchmarks compete for continued federal funding.
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NIH Researchers Uncover Clues Related to Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants
Lubricant in devices found to be graphite, not proteins
A new study, bringing together an interdisciplinary team of physicians and engineers from the United States and Germany, made a surprising finding about implants used in hip replacement surgery: Graphite carbon is a key element in the lubricating layer that forms on metal-on-metal hip implants. The lubricant has more in common with the lubrication of a combustion engine than that of a natural joint.
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