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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...

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...

2011-01-14 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...

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...

2010-12-09 07:16:00

Report Underscores Need for Urgent Action by Public and Policy Makers to Protect Health WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The U.S. Surgeon General's report released today provides dramatic new evidence that smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke cause immediate harm to the human body, triggering physical changes...

2010-10-13 07:05:00

DALLAS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Estill Medical Technologies, Inc., the creator of the Thermal Angel Blood Warmer, announced this week that Paul K. Carlton, Jr., M.D., Lt. General, USAF (Ret) has joined its advisory board. The Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer is a patented medical device that is being used by U.S. hospitals and military and emergency responders around the globe to lessen the effects of fluid-induced hypothermia. "We are very excited to welcome Lt. General...

2010-10-01 12:51:00

Event Recognizes 10th Anniversary of Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost 110 oral health supporters convened for an event on Capitol Hill on September 29 to recognize the 10th Anniversary of the Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health in America and to acknowledge the leaders, policies, and public-private partnerships that are working to address the significant unmet need that many rural and inner-city communities face in access to...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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