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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...

2008-08-06 15:00:56

Viral Genetics, Inc. (Other OTC:VRAL), a biotechnology company that discovers and develops immune-based therapies, announced today it has appointed former U.S. Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, as special advisor to its board of directors. A long-time advocate for public health and AIDS research to spearhead advancements in treatment, Dr. Koop (retired) will advise the board on company decisions surrounding future research and development of immune-based therapies for HIV/AIDS. "In our...

2008-07-29 15:01:15

By Katie Nieland, The Montana Standard, Butte Jul. 29--Acting Surgeon General Dr. Steven Galson will visit Montana in August. He will talk about issues related to underage drinking, a problem he has focused on since his placement in the position in October 2007. He will visit Butte on Aug. 19 after first stopping in Helena to talk with state legislators. He will also visit Bozeman and Billings with a continued focus on alcohol. "His focus in Butte will be on youth and underage...

2008-07-27 03:00:36

By Lewis, Paul C In this issue of MEDSURG Nursing, we are fortunate to have an article written by a nursing expert in the areas of tobacco use, addiction, and abstinence. Dr. Lewis provides an overview of the prevalence of tobacco use and the risks of exposure to tobacco and second-hand smoke for both adults and adolescents. He explains the challenges surrounding smoking cessation and encourages abstinence, starting at the grade school level. He concludes by emphasizing that nurses can...

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...

2007-03-13 15:01:17

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TASER International, Inc. , a market leader in advanced electronic control devices, today announced that the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, has joined the Board of Directors of TASER International, Inc. effective March 8, 2007. Dr. Carmona served the four-year term as U.S. Surgeon General from 2002 to 2006. He brings nearly 40 years of military, law enforcement, and medical experience...

2004-11-29 12:00:19

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Paget Foundation announces its endorsement of Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General issued on October 14th by Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, M.D. This report marks the first report by the Surgeon General on the topic of bone health and diseases, including Paget's disease, the second most prevalent bone disease after osteoporosis. "The Surgeon General's report provides important information about the causes, clinical features...