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2009-10-30 10:59:00

Dr. Benjamin is inspiration to girls considering health and science careers. Nation needs voice of the Surgeon General as country responds to H1N1 and moves towards health reform. WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Senate has done the right thing for the nation's health in confirming Dr. Regina Benjamin as our nation's 18th U.S. Surgeon General," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health...

2009-07-13 18:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on President Obama's appointment of Dr. Regina Benjamin as Surgeon General of the United States. "Dr. Regina Benjamin will come to her new position as Surgeon General as a leading spokesperson on public health issues and a deep commitment to creating a healthier America. "From her experience in establishing a rural health clinic in Alabama, Dr. Benjamin understands the need for real...

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2009-07-13 15:25:00

President Barack Obama's pick on Monday for the new U.S. surgeon general is a rural Alabama family physician that has pledged to help support his healthcare reform agenda, Reuters reported. Dr. Regina Benjamin's own family and patients were victims of the failing U.S. system after her nonprofit medical clinic suffered in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. "Through floods and fire and severe want, Regina Benjamin has refused to give up. Her patients have refused to give up," Obama said in a White...

2008-10-01 03:00:06

By Anonymous In memoriam FORMER U.S. Surgeon General Julius B. Rich- mond, MD, MS, a pediatrician and child develop- ment specialist, died July 27 of cancer at his home in Brookline, Mass. He was 91. An APHA member, Richmond held a dual role as President Jimmy Carter's assistant secretary for health and U.S. surgeon general from 1977 to 1981. During his tenure, Congress passed the Health Services and Centers Act of 1978, which reauthorized a broad range of public health services,...

2008-07-08 18:00:09

To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Danielle Davis, +1-312-861-5240, Danielle.Davis@mslpr.com, for Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation BELLEVUE, Wash., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when questions surround the U.S. health care system, two Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) Senior Health Fellows are working to influence U.S. health policy. Mary Beth Bigley, DrPH, MSN, ANP, and Catherine Wisner, PhD, FNP, nurse practitioners (NPs) and recipients of the NPHF's Health...

2007-10-30 06:00:00

By Johnson, Barry L OK-Let's start with a little quiz. Who is the current Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service? And as a corollary, what is the U.S. Public Health Service? Further, what does the Surgeon General do? Moreover, do you know why there is a Surgeon General? And to wrap up our little exam, why does any of this matter? Now place your pencils down and hand in your responses to the quizmaster. To provide some background, I recently asked these questions of students in a...

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...


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  • A spider.
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