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2014-03-27 23:31:46

BlackDoctor.org and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions host awards dinner to honor the nation’s leading black healthcare professionals. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 BlackDoctor.org, the leading online health resource for African Americans, will honor 20 black healthcare professionals at its inaugural "BlackDoctor.org Top Blacks in Healthcare" awards banquet on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Baltimore, MD. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr....

2013-12-12 08:31:09

Former U.S. Surgeon General brings wealth of experience in the worldwide advancement of preventative health care WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), the world's leading provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, announced today the appointment of Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA to the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. From 2009-2013, Dr. Benjamin served as the 18(th) Surgeon General of the United...

President Obama Nominates First Indian American As Surgeon General
2013-11-15 14:55:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online President Barack Obama today nominated a new Surgeon General of the United States, the second such nomination he has made in his nearly five years in office. Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, who is a Boston-based hospitalist and instructor, would become the newest Surgeon General if a majority of the Senate grants confirmation to Obama’s nomination. The Surgeon General of the United States is the country’s top spokesperson on matters of...

2013-09-13 12:25:53

Xavier to be Positioned as International Center for Public Health NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 18th Surgeon General of the United States (2009-2013) Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA was announced as the first NOLA.com/Times Picayune Endowed Chair in Public Health Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana during a press conference this morning. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130913/DA79470) "I am honored to be named the Endowed Chair in Public Health...

2013-06-20 23:25:17

With the resignation of Dr. Regina Benjamin, Gerard Farrell, Executive Director of the advocacy group Commissioned Officers Association of the USPHS, advises President Obama should promote an experienced, career officer to serve as the Surgeon General. (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 In an e-mail to staff and her Commissioned Corps officers across the country on June 12, Dr. Regina Benjamin announced her resignation as 18th Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service. She wrote, "I will leave...

2013-04-22 16:25:51

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin today officially endorsed community water fluoridation as "one of the most effective choices communities can make to prevent health problems while actually improving the oral health of their citizens." "Fluoridation's effectiveness in preventing tooth decay is not limited to children, but extends throughout life, resulting in fewer and less severe cavities," Dr. Benjamin said. "In fact, each...

2012-08-14 02:28:31

"America's Doctor," United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., MBA, will be APMA's guest of honor during the association's 100th Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is there anyone better to help celebrate a medical association's 100(th) anniversary than America's Doctor herself? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120814/DC56725) On Thursday, August 16, United States Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, M.D.,...

Surgeon General Warns About Youth Smoking
2012-03-08 11:54:07

The Surgeon General released a report today alongside a campaign that addresses smoking among youth and young adults. For every tobacco-related death, two people under the age 26 pick up the practice. That's the startling news outlined in today's report. The report: "Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: We Can Make the Next Generation Tobacco-Free" is accompanied by a Surgeon General video released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office on Smoking and...

2012-02-01 20:00:00

Nation needs shift from ℠disease and illness to wellness and prevention,´ Benjamin says Orlando, Florida, United States (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 In a show of solidarity with hundreds of Seventh-day Adventist health professionals, health ministry leaders and pastors from North America this week, United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin advocated a “holistic approach” to well-being. “If we really want to change and reform healthcare in this country, we need...

2011-10-04 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TEDMED, www.tedmed.com, the annual conference where cutting-edge science and technology leaders "connect, understand and inspire" to advance the art of health and medicine with new ideas, the latest science and innovative technology, today announced its headline speakers. The conference's roster includes more than 50 preeminent leaders in health, medicine, science, technology, business, government, academia, media and the arts. They will gather in...