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2011-04-29 08:30:00

Leading Worldwide Health and Wellness Expert and U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin Will Speak at 205th Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Commencement May 28 Samuel F. Heffner, Retired Rensselaer Board of Trustees Member and Chairman, and G. Wayne Clough, 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Also Will Receive Honorary Degrees TROY, N.Y., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Surgeon General and Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin - one of the world's leading experts on...

2011-03-24 15:47:00

ST. HELENA, Calif., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Regina Benjamin, 18th Surgeon General of the United States, was the keynote speaker for the 2011 Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives conference, a collaboration between The Culinary Institute of America and Harvard Medical School. The conference was held at the CIA's Greystone campus in Napa Valley from March 17-20, 2011. The goal of Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives is to educate and inspire physicians and other health care...

2010-12-09 14:40:00

45 Years After First Report -- If Not Now, When? WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today Surgeon General Benjamin made it crystal clear -- there is no safe level of smoking, no safe cigarette, and no unharmful levels of second-hand smoke. Our nation owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Dr. Benjamin for bringing together the best science and reporting to the nation that damage from exposure to toxic tobacco smoke is immediate and a cause of death for 440,000...

2010-12-09 13:44:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH, President and CEO of Legacy on the U.S. Surgeon General's Report: The public health community has long contended that cigarettes are the only products that can kill you when used as directed. Today, U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin released A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease, confirming the toxic effect that tobacco products have on the 46 million...

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2010-12-09 09:05:00

Just one cigarette, or even limited exposure to someone else's secondhand smoke, could be enough to cause severe medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, the US Surgeon General claims in a new report released on Thursday. The report, which is entitled 'How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease' and is the 30th tobacco-related report released by the Surgeon General's office since 1964, "substantiates the evidence that there...

2010-08-11 13:20:00

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The fitness and wellness experts at Red Mountain Resort & Spa, which offers the most extensive hiking program in the Southwest, are working with national fitness expert Pam Peeke MD, MPH to prepare the Surgeon General for the walk of a lifetime. Dr. Regina Benjamin will be hiking the Grand Canyon, Rim-to-Rim, the week of September 5. The hike into America's greatest national park is a continuation of the Surgeon General's Walks for a Healthy...

2010-07-20 12:20:00

Dr. Oz, CNN's Soledad O'Brien, Director Spike Lee, U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, RNC Chair Michael Steele, Actor Boris Kodjoe, Gospel Legend CeCe Winans and Google Executive David Drummond among Convention Headliners WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will hold its 35th Annual Convention and Career Fair July 28-Aug. 1 in San Diego, Calif. In traditional NABJ fashion, this year's convention brings some of the...

2010-03-10 11:23:00

ALBANY, N.Y., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- James J. Gozzo, Ph.D., President of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, announced today that U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., has agreed to serve as the College's 2010 commencement speaker. Dr. Benjamin is the 18th Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service. As "America's Doctor," she helps protect and advance the health of the nation through educating the public and advocating for effective disease...

2010-03-10 07:45:00

Regina Benjamin, MD, to outline priorities as Surgeon General WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, knows first-hand the connection doctors and patients need in order to address tough chronic health threats. Benjamin will discuss her priorities as Surgeon General in a keynote address at the Stakeholder's Summit of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) at 10 a.m. on March 30 in Washington, DC. "As Surgeon General, I want to...

2010-03-02 12:41:00

Benjamin joins Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Phill Wilson and Greg Millett among the roster of speakers. WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin will address the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) annual conference on Health Disparities, March 4-6, 2010, at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G. Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Dr. Benjamin joins U.S. Secretary of Health and...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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