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Regina Benjamin Surgeon General

U.S. Surgeon General Stepping Down

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin says she plans to step down next month after four years as "America's doctor." In an email to...

WATCH: Breastfeeding Myths Busted In Surgeon General's New Video Campaign

Posted 04.17.2013 | Black Voices

Breastfeeding advocates had a win earlier this year when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that breastfeeding rates are on...

PHOTOS: Toni Braxton, Gabby Douglas Highlight African Americans' Fight Against Heart Disease

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 02.07.2013 | Black Voices

It's been nearly two years since U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin famously called attention to the role hair plays in the black community's ongoin...

It's Official: August Is National Breastfeeding Month

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

Many moms, medical experts, and lactation educators have long celebrated World Breastfeeding Month in August. But the United States Breastfeeding Committee has now proclaimed that August is officially National Breastfeeding Month.

Regina Benjamin, Obama's Pick for surgeon general

AP | DESIREE HUNTER and LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. — When Hurricane Katrina wrecked the little clinic here in the coastal backwaters of Alabama, Dr. Regina Benjamin laid out ...