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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...

2010-02-24 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin today announced a collaboration with Microsoft HealthVault that will provide new features and expand access to My Family Health Portrait, a free Internet-based resource. This resource enables consumers to easily record their family health history and integrate the information stored in their My Family Health Portrait profile into a personal HealthVault account. In addition, these users will also be...

2010-01-05 05:01:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Philips is delivering on their commitment to be the leader in health and well-being with the launch of Philips DirectLife, a new customized, interactive fitness program that offers a fun and simple solution to people eager to adopt a more active lifestyle. The DirectLife program was borne out of a desire to directly appeal to the more than 60 percent of the global population who fail to reach the minimum levels of moderate daily physical activity...

2009-12-08 18:50:00

Experts pinpoint areas for further improvement Oral disease, primarily dental caries, is the most common pediatric disease and can lead to physical and psychological disabilities as well as significant morbidity in adulthood. In May 2000, Dr David Satcher's landmark report, Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, highlighted the state of oral health for children and adults in the United States and offered strategies to improve oral health outcomes. The November/December issue...

2009-11-09 06:00:00

National Obesity and Public Health Leaders Are Pressing Congress to Address Health Needs of the Morbidly Obese WASHINGTON; Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the House of Representatives and the Senate debate companion bills to make health care more affordable and accessible, a coalition of obesity and public health experts today urged Congress not to overlook the needs of the more than 15 million Americans who suffer from severe obesity and are at the greatest risk for chronic disease...

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2009-09-09 10:25:46

STOP Obesity Alliance issues recommendations to ensure health reform successfully addresses obesity epidemic The two most recent Surgeons General of the United States, David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., FAAFP, FACPM, FACP and Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, today led the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance in urging policymakers to take direct action in health reform to address obesity and the chronic diseases associated with it. "We've reached the tipping point on...

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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...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.