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2013-02-27 08:29:27

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, February 25, 2013, C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD, passed away at the age of 96. "We will miss Dr. Koop dearly, but his notable contributions to public health and health promotion will live on," said Dr. Ron Goetzel, president and CEO of The Health Project. "The Health Project Board Members offer Dr. Koop's wife, children, family and friends our sincere condolences. America lost an important figure in public health." Dr....

Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop Dead At 96
2013-02-26 20:56:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dr. C. Everett Koop, a pioneer in helping to change the attitude about smoking in the US, died at the age of 96 on Monday. The former surgeon general was well known for his emphatic warnings about the dangers of smoking, as well as his push to fight AIDS. According to the New York Times, when Dr. Koop first took office back in 1981 under President Ronald Reagan's command, 33 percent of Americans smoked. When he left, that number...

2013-01-24 16:24:39

DALLAS, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Texas Clean Air Cities Coalition issued its response to the announcement yesterday by the Las Brisas Energy Company that it would suspend its efforts to obtain a permit for a 1320-Megawatt, petroleum coke-fired power plant near Corpus Christi. Spokeswoman Linda Koop, Dallas City Council member and Steering Committee Chair of the Coalition, said, "We are extremely pleased that Las Brisas has abandoned its plans to build this ill-advised plant,...

2011-11-22 09:04:00

SALEM, Ore., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- David A. Koop, Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker and Certified World Class Speaking Coach, is embracing the digital wave with his bestselling cancer memoir, "CANCER - It's a Good Thing I Got It!" Koop's book has just been released on Apple's iBook and The Nook from Barnes & Noble. Koop says that the digital strategy is a no-brainer for any author who wants to reach the whole market. With over 70 million iPads having been sold so far, why...

2011-07-26 07:25:00

SALEM, Ore., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Life is changing for motivational speaker David A. Koop, author of "CANCER - It's a Good Thing I Got It!" His new inspirational book that offers reflections on life before and after cancer has raced up the charts to make the Top 10 Bestseller list, reports his publisher, Outskirts Press. In honor of making the Top 10 Bestseller list Koop is offering the eBook version at 50% off for 48 hours, June 26th and June 27th. Click this link CANCER - It's...

2011-06-08 07:05:00

SALEM, Ore., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Live like you were dying" isn't a lyric to a country standard. It's a way of life for motivational speaker David A. Koop, author of "CANCER - It's a Good Thing I Got It!" a new cancer memoir that offers his reflections on life before and after cancer. The new inspirational book will be launched on Friday, June 17, 2011 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Historic Elsinore Theatre in Salem, OR. This free event is open to the public and will feature music,...

2011-03-31 06:00:00

Paper Gives Details of One of the Most Significant Public Health Battles in History WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's war against AIDS began 30 years ago with a report that five gay men in Los Angeles were dying from Pneumocystis Carinii pneumonia, a disease so rare that a handful of cases in a single year is like an epidemic. Now, former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop -- the official who witnessed these early deaths and charted the nation's policies...

2007-08-20 12:02:45

The Pepsi Bottling Group (NYSE: PBG) has been awarded the C. Everett Koop National Health Award for its comprehensive employee wellness program, "Healthy Living". The Koop Award, named after the former U.S. Surgeon General, is the most prestigious award for health improvement programs, requiring strong documentation of both health improvement and cost savings. PBG was one of only two programs to win the award for 2007. "We are very proud to receive this recognition for our Healthy...