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2014-04-10 23:02:36

Adam M. Robinson, MD, FACS, FASCRS, CPE, a resident of Bethesda, Md., has been named the Chief of Staff for the VA Maryland Health Care System. Baltimore, Md. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Adam M. Robinson, MD, FACS, FASCRS, CPE, a resident of Bethesda, Md., has been named the Chief of Staff for the VA Maryland Health Care System. Prior to joining the VA Maryland Health Care System, Robinson served as the 36th Surgeon General of the United States Navy. The Surgeon General is the Chief...

2014-03-26 23:02:45

Storm King School’s Headmaster Paul Domingue announces that Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris D. Lushniak, Acting Surgeon General of the United States, has accepted the school’s invitation to serve as commencement speaker on June 7, 2014. Cornwall on Hudson, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Storm King School’s Headmaster Paul Domingue has announced that Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris D. Lushniak, Acting Surgeon General of the United States, has accepted the school’s invitation to serve as...

2014-01-10 23:20:33

Together with the Office of the Surgeon General, the Commissioned Officers Association of the USPHS will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of "Smoking and Health." The seminal report by the 9th Surgeon General of the Public Health Service led to a tobacco campaign which has saved millions of lives. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 It saved millions of lives in the U.S. and abroad. Released 50 years ago, Surgeon General Luther Terry's report Smoking and...

2013-12-18 23:04:48

Acting U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Boris Lushniak, takes students’ questions about skin care, body image, tobacco, mental health, suicide prevention, exercise and more on EICnetwork.tv. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 The Entertainment Industries Council recently hosted Acting U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Boris Lushniak along with Junior Reporters from West Potomac Academy and George Mason University, for an in-depth discussion of health issues. The one-hour special covering tobacco...

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...

2013-11-15 12:24:55

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, on President Obama nominating Dr. Vivek Murthy as surgeon general of the United States. "TFAH applauds the nomination of Dr. Murthy. Dr. Murthy is a forward thinking and innovative health leader who is also committed to...

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...

2013-03-12 08:30:26

Five New Board Members Join The Health Project WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Health Project announced the call for applications for its 2013 C. Everett Koop National Health Award, a recognition presented to organizations that implement and rigorously evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs. The application, which is due by 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, May 24, 2013, is now available and can be accessed online at www.TheHealthProject.com....

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....