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United States Public Health Service

 (USPHS)
a governmental health agency that is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services; see also public health.

U·ni·ted States Pub·lic Health Ser·vice (USPHS),

(yū-nī'tĕd stāts pŭb'lik helth ser'vis),
A bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services, served by a corps of medical officers presided over by the Surgeon General, concerned with scientific research, domestic and insular quarantine, administration of government hospitals, publication of sanitary reports, and statistics; associated with it are the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other units.

United States Public Health Service (USPHS)

an agency of the federal government responsible for the control of the arrival from abroad of any people, goods, or substances that may affect the health of U.S. citizens. The agency sets standards for the domestic handling and processing of food and the manufacture of serums, vaccines, cosmetics, and drugs. It supports and performs research, aids localities in times of disaster and epidemics, and provides medical care for certain groups of Americans.

U·ni·ted States Pub·lic Health Ser·vice

(USPHS) (yū-nī'tĕd stāts pŭb'lik helth sĕr'vis)
A bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, served by a corps of medical officers presided over by the Surgeon General, concerned with scientific research, domestic and insular quarantine, administration of government hospitals, publication of sanitary reports, and statistics; associated with it are the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other agencies.

Uni·ted States Pub·lic Health Ser·vice

(USPHS) (yū-nī'tĕd stāts pŭb'lik helth sĕr'vis)
Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, served by a corps of medical officers presided over by the Surgeon General, concerned with scientific research, domestic and insular quarantine, administration of government hospitals, publication of sanitary reports, and statistics.

United States Public Health Service (USPHS),

n.pr a major division of the Department of Health and Human Services. The USPHS provides oversight of the following agencies: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; National Institutes of Health (NIH); Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration; Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA); Social Security Administration; Office of Child Support Enforcement; and Office of Community Services.
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In short, research is a necessary component for improving and delivering effective and efficient environmental public health services.
Dr Roland Salmon, Director of the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, National Public Health Service for Wales, said: "It is inevitable that we will see some cases of swine flu in Wales, but it is also extremely likely that some people undergoing investigation will test negative as their symptoms could have several other causes.
Moreover, Fairchild's patient examination of the medical inspection highlights the autonomy and power exercised by Public Health Service officers on a daily basis.
Led by the surgeon general, the 6,000 officers of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service enjoy the same generous retirement benefits as Army, Navy and Air Force and Marine Corps officers but have not been part of the military since 1952.
The full official title is Public Health Service Task Force Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1 Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV-1 Transmission in the United States.
I joined the Public Health Service believing that government service was important work, and I left it with the same conviction.
Public Health Service to help every American enjoy a healthy lifestyle and learn to take care of themselves before a health-related problem occurs.
Ramsell Holding Corporation, the parent company to healthcare-related businesses including Public Health Service Bureau, The Apothecary Pharmacy and Flowers Heritage Foundation and a long-standing public health advocate in the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced a momentous change in leadership with the retirement of founder Sylester Flowers and the appointment of Eric Flowers to President and CEO of Ramsell Holding Corporation.
Public Health Service has worked to ensure the health of the American people.
The National Public Health Service for Wales last night said 45,000 school-age children have little or no protection against measles.
To foster understanding of the environmental health role, a group of local practitioners were asked to pair environmental health activities with a corresponding essential public health service.

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