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'If You Build It, They Will Come': The Survivor Clinic Tackles Sex Trafficking in New York City

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Born in Russia and raised in Chicago, Dr. Geynisman founded the Survivor Clinic in July 2013 to serve women who have survived or are surviving gender violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation.

Sabrina Siddiqui

How The NRA Lost Its Battle To Defeat Obama's Surgeon General Nominee | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year after the Senate failed to expand gun background checks as a response to the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, it looked a...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama's Pick For Surgeon General Prevails Over NRA | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a rare show of defiance of the National Rifle Association, the Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as surgeon genera...

Sabrina Siddiqui

These Red State Democrats Will Decide If Obama's Surgeon General Pick Gets Confirmed | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Senate likely to vote this week on surgeon general nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy, a handful of red state Senate Democrats will deter...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Are Running Out Of Time To Confirm Obama's Surgeon General Pick | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prospects that the Senate will confirm Vivek Murthy as surgeon general have remained bleak throughout the year, largely due to the physi...

The United States of the NRA

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It is time to consider the possibility of disbanding Congress and turning over governance of the country to the National Rifle Association.

Why Don't We Have a Surgeon General?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

There is something terribly wrong when a political minority can hold up a nomination that has the potential to affect a nation's health.

The Surgeon General Is Confirmed!

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Dr. Regina Benjamin has finally been confirmed for the post of Surgeon General. And the reasons for the delay have been varied, contradictory, and byzantine.

Surgeon General Job "Not The Right Fit" For Dean: Ally

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The news that Sanjay Gupta has decided not to go for the gig of surgeon general has already fired up supporters of Howard Dean, who are now touting...

CNN's Gupta: Not What the Doctor Ordered

James Floyd, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Floyd, M.D.

Gupta downplays safety risks in treatments, and was criticized for his reporting on Vioxx, a pain medication that was withdrawn from the market in 2004 because it causes heart attacks.

CNN Confirms: Gupta Approached About Surgeon General Post

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama's reported choice for surgeon general, CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, could bring a dose of s...

Sanjay Gupta, Surgeon General?

AP/The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama has approached CNN's chief medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, to be the country's next surgeon general, the cable news ...

Who's Afraid of Dr. Sanjay Gupta?

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandip Roy

It's exciting to see someone who comes from your stock make it big. But another neurosurgeon-makes-good story is going to make the rest of us look even more like underachievers.

Exclusive HuffPost Live Chat on Sicko and Sanjay Gupta

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Moore

My proposals will be embraced by some politicians (over 70 members of congress now support the universal health care bill HR 676). The rest will get on board when the people demand it.