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America's Doctor is Taking Your Questions: #AskTheSurgeonGeneral

April 08, 2015

Yesterday, as part of Public Health Week, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joined President Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for a roundtable discussion with faculty at Howard University Medical School about what the Administration is doing to address climate change. He talked about the impact of climate change on public health and how prevention is the key to public health.

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Another Step Toward Equality for LGBT Workers

April 08, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor's blog here.
We're also holding a special Tumblr Q&A on Friday about the steps the President has taken to expand opportunity for the LGBT community. Ask your questions on the White House Tumblr, and officials from across the Administration will answer some of them throughout the day on Friday.

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We the Geeks: Journey to Pluto

April 08, 2015

In the farthest reaches of our solar system, nearly 3 billion miles away, lies the small, icy body that has inspired wonder for generations of astronomers since its discovery 85 years ago. Pluto, a dwarf planet, is so far away that it takes nearly 250 years to orbit the Sun. This summer, we will come to know Pluto in infinitely more detail than ever before. 

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April is National Financial Capability Month

April 08, 2015

April is National Financial Capability Month!
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Our Endangered Climate: Kicking off Public Health Week

April 07, 2015

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Yesterday, President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring this week, April 6-12, 2015, as National Public Health Week. 
As part of the effort to support public health with a sense of purpose and determination, the Obama administration has focused on how climate change affects our environment. Our public health is deeply tied to the health of our environment. As the planet warms, we face new threats to our health and well-being, and the President is taking steps to counteract those threats.

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In Pictures: The White House Easter Egg Roll

April 07, 2015

President Obama and the First Lady welcomed more than 35,000 guests to the South Lawn of the White House for the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year’s theme was #GimmeFive to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative. Take a look at the big day in photos:

The Easter Bunny joins guests in the Red Room prior to the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, April 6, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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SBICs - A Compelling Option for Banks

April 07, 2015

The day after the NCAA Championship game (this year Duke v Wisconsin) is always fun because people talk about the entire tournament, a celebration of our universities’ most capable athletes.  The...

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Using the Phone to Market Your Business

April 07, 2015

With more and more customers contacting companies online, it may seem as if your business phone doesn’t matter much anymore. But if you aren’t taking advantage of the many ways your company’s...

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It All Started With a Letter: Six Special Guests at the Easter Egg Roll

April 06, 2015

The President and First Lady are hosting the 137th annual Easter Egg Roll today, a White House tradition full of music and activities. Throughout the day, more than 35,000 visitors will pass through the South Lawn and have the opportunity to get active with the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative, listen to stories, and even pick up some healthy eating tips from special guest chefs.

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