Posts tagged "surgeon general"

July 29 news: White House on climate change, Ebola, surgeon general on tanning

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

APHA, health groups urge confirmation of Murthy

With the nomination of Vivek Murthy for surgeon general stalled, health groups today pledged strong support for his candidacy and urged senators to confirm him to the post.

Feb. 28 news: New surgeon general, nutrition labels, Google Glass

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak: The past, present and future of tobacco

Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak: The past, present and future of tobacco

Imagine a world in which more than half of all adults smoked. Worse, imagine a world in which you were constantly forced to breathe in the proven-deadly chemicals released by tobacco products.
50th anniversary of Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health calls for further action

50th anniversary of Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health calls for further action

Since 1964 we've seen major reductions in tobacco-related death, but public health groups meeting Thursday delivered a clear message: We must do more.

Obama nominates Boston physician, health reform advocate as surgeon general

The White House announced Thursday that President Barack Obama intends to nominate Vivek Hallegere Murthy, co-founder and president of Doctors for America and a Boston-area physician, to be the nation's next surgeon general.
Surgeon General Regina Benjamin announces resignation

Surgeon General Regina Benjamin announces resignation

Regina Benjamin, the nation’s 18th surgeon general, announced she was stepping down today in a letter to officers and friends of the U.S. Public Heath Commissioned Corps.
Surgeon general, former NFL player walk for health

Surgeon general, former NFL player walk for health

U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin took a break from her post yesterday for the “Walk for Wellness” outside the U.S. Department of Health Human Services building in Washington, D.C.
Public health pioneer Koop passes away

Public health pioneer Koop passes away

C. Everett Koop, the 13th U.S. surgeon general whose outspoken leadership sparked advancements in tobacco cessation and AIDS prevention, passed away today at age 96.

National suicide prevention strategy launched

A national strategy to reduce the number of deaths by suicide -- the 10th leading cause of death -- was announced today by federal health, military and business leaders.
Honoring a lifetime of leadership: A Q&A with David Satcher

Honoring a lifetime of leadership: A Q&A with David Satcher

Former Surgeon General David Satcher joined the company of public health luminaries when he was awarded APHA's highest honor last year. Hear what lessons he's learned during a lifetime of public health leadership, his outlook on prevention and his advice for those aspiring to a career in the field.

Surgeon general report: 3.6 million kids smoke, more efforts needed to reduce tobacco use

A new report from the U.S. surgeon general shows that more than 3.6 million U.S. youth smoke cigarettes, but proven strategies exist that can cut that number in half in six years.