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    Cancer Treatment and Research

    Attendees talked about battling cancer. Comedian Carol Burnett, whose daughter Carrie Hamilton died of cancer in 2002, was the emcee. The day-long summit, held by the vice president’s White House…

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    Ebola Research

    Doctors and health care professionals involved in the study of Ebola presented data on treatment and management. They also highlighted areas where more data is needed to addresses the…

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    Mission of the Health and Human Services Department

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell spoke about her leadership strategy and her vision for the Department of Health and Human Services. She spoke at an event hosted by the George Washington University in…

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    Ashley Judd on Women's Health

    Public health advocate and actress Ashley Judd spoke about the topic of women’s health. Among the topics she addressed were her early interest in public health issues, violence against…

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    New Dietary Guidelines

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The new guidelines…

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    Gulf War Veterans Act

    Witnesses testified at an oversight hearing into the implementation of the Persian Gulf War Veterans Act of 1998. The addressed specifically the extent to which the Department of Veterans…

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    Children's Environmental Health

    Officials and doctors talked about children’s environmental health. They criticized the Bush administration for failing to take adequate action to protect children’s environmental health.…

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    Drinking Water Regulation

    Dr. Goldman talked about federal policy regulating lead in drinking water. The Environmental Protection Agency recently asked states to investigate the lead levels in drinking water, especially…

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    Chemical Residues in Food

    Food experts and government officials testified on chemical residues in food and the possibility of food contamination. The subcommittee recently examined the federal government’s programs to…

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    Health Policy and Dioxides

    The guests discussed a study, which was released this week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which links dioxin to cancer. Environmentalists have urged the EPA to enact a…

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    Risk Assessment and Environmental Policy

    During a briefing on the role of environmental policy development and risk assessment participants discuss whether the Environmental Protection Agency should base its policy on scientific…

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    Train Derailments and Hazardous Cargoes

    The subcommittee heard testimony from rail industry, administration officials, environmental groups and concerned citizens on the issue of train derailments and their potentially harmful…

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