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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...

2009-05-19 07:30:00

EL CAJON, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD today announced the results of his research into the "series" of veterans' deaths acknowledged by the Surgeon General of the Army. Upon reading the May 24, 2008, Charleston (WV) Gazette article "Vets taking Post Traumatic Stress Disorder drugs die in sleep," Baughman began to investigate why these reported deaths were "different." And, why they were likely, the "tip of an iceberg." Andrew White, Eric Layne, Nicholas...

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,...

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2008-09-16 09:02:43

A major new government effort is attempting to get both patients and their doctors to recognize dangerous blood clots that can masquerade as simple leg pain. Surgeon General Dr. Steven Galson, who announced the new campaign Monday said: "It's a silent killer. It's hard to diagnose," said acting "I don't think most people understand that this is a serious medical problem or what can be done to prevent it." The campaign warns against clots with cumbersome names such as a deep vein thrombosis,...

2008-09-15 12:00:09

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) announced its support today for the U.S. Surgeon General's Call-to-Action to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism. Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., Acting U.S. Surgeon General, issued a Call-to-Action to drive awareness to reduce the number of cases of DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE) in the United States. The Surgeon General's Call-to-Action on DVT seeks to stimulate action...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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