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While the Reagans Stayed Silent on AIDS, Their Surgeon General Thankfully Did Not

Melanie Brooks | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Melanie Brooks

I will not forget how Dr. Koop's conviction that responding to AIDS could be "dictated by scientific integrity and Christian compassion," gave one fellow surgeon hope for a future where others like him, suffering from this devastating disease, might not be left to do so alone.

Why We Need to Strengthen the Office of the Surgeon General

Brian Castrucci | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Brian Castrucci

We must take action to ensure that our surgeon general is insulated from politics to allow him to focus and share the best science available with the American people. Equal energy should be spent on calling for reform of the position as is spent on calls for the confirmation of Murthy.

Know Your LGBT History: Four Queer Events That Happened On October 22

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

C. Everett Koop Shows Way Forward For Evangelicals

Jonathan Dudley | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Dudley

C. Everett Koop will be remembered fondly, not because he compromised his commitment to Christian morality, but because he refused to compromise on some Christian commitments in service to other ones. In doing so, he provided a model example of Christian political engagement.

Surgeon General Koop: The Legacy of a Health Warrior

Dr. Richard Carmona | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Carmona

A man of enormous physical presence and stature, Koop became a public figure at the juxtaposition of a nation yearning for a credible, visible and competent health leader with that of a national media consumed by an insatiable appetite for content.

The Grandfather of Preventative Health: A Farewell to Dr. C. Everett Koop

Adam Bosworth | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Bosworth

Although Dr. Koop was deeply conservative and religious, he was opposed by many on the left and the right because he had the integrity to go where the data took him, regardless of politics or his own personal opinions.

Abortion Politics Is Back Again (How I Helped Found the "Pro-Life" Fiasco)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Abortion is back in the news. The Republicans are turning to their old standby -- "life issues" -- once again. It has worked for them before. It may again.