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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...

2011-03-30 16:43:00

DALLAS, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HOSA - Future Health Professionals and the Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps have selected the HOSA internship participants in the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) for summer 2011. The 2011 OSG-HOSA Internship is designed to afford HOSA members the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, refine professional capabilities and increase their awareness of the infrastructure, operations and responsibilities of the OSG and United...

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...

2011-01-14 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD is to address delegates at the Employer Health, Human Capital & Wellness Congress on Wednesday, February 2 in Alexandria, Virginia, World Congress announced today. Dr. Benjamin, the 18th Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, speaks at 10:15am on prioritizing actions and collaboration across government and between the public and private sectors to improve population health and...

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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...

2010-07-01 05:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: VNDA), announced today that Dr. Steven Galson, former Acting U.S. Surgeon General, has joined Vanda's Board of Directors. "I would like to personally welcome Dr. Galson to our Board," said Mihael H. Polymeropoulos, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Vanda. "We are very fortunate to have a public health physician on our Board as we continue to develop and commercialize important treatments....

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...

2010-02-17 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning actress and heart health advocate, Andie MacDowell, and Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006), have partnered to highlight the importance of effective communication between patients and health care professionals (HCPs) by introducing an innovative program: Time to Talk CARDIO - Creating A Real Dialogue In the Office. Time to Talk CARDIO is designed to help patients and health care...

2010-01-11 07:10:00

MCLEAN, Va. and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced that former Acting U.S. Surgeon General, Steven Galson, M.D., M.P.H. has joined the company as Senior Vice President for Civilian Health Operations. As part of SAIC's Health Solutions Business Unit, the Civilian Health Operation provides solutions to local, state, federal, and commercial health organizations to help prevent, prepare for, detect,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'