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Regina Benjamin

TobacNo! Surgeons General and Teens Unite for a Tobacco-Free Generation

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration released its first youth-oriented anti-tobacco campaign. Unlike previous campaigns, "The Real Cost" does n...

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...

5 Questions With The Surgeon General

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.18.2013 | Healthy Living

We were happy to catch up with Dr. Regina Benjamin, M.D., the Surgeon General of the United States (and a HuffPost blogger!) at the TEDMED conference ...

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...

My Love/Hate Relationship With My Hairdresser

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women
Carolyn Bucior

Can a hairstyle really impact a woman's physical health? I'll tell you this. When I looked in Wanda's mirror after this past haircut, I nearly had a heart attack.

Watching Prevention Make History With The 'National Prevention Strategy'

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Cohen

This was a historic occasion. For the first time, the nation has delineated a broad, coherent approach to prevention -- and made it clear that prevention is critical for improving our health.

New Graphic Warnings Labels: A Step In The Right Direction

Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. | Posted 08.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A.

Stark images and bold messaging will now graphically illustrate -- on every ad and every pack of cigarettes -- the painful and deadly reality of tobacco use. A diseased lung. A baby surrounded by secondhand smoke. A man who needs an oxygen mask to breathe.

A Message To The Surgeon General: Doctors Should Treat Patients, Not Disease

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

If we as a nation are to get our weight and our health back in order, we need our doctors to stop telling us what to do and actually have real conversations with us.

How to Make Chris Matthews Forget You're Black

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leonce Gaiter

For Obama to succeed as President, he must make white Washington (and by association, white America) forget that he is black.

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 Regina Benjamin: 'I Struggle With My Weight' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's surgeon general spoke frankly with ABC News Monday, saying that she struggles with her own weight. "I'm just like 67 percent of Ame...

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.

Paging Dr. Benjamin

Dr. Nancy Snyderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Well it's about time. Nine months after the inauguration of President Obama, we finally have our Surgeon General. And it couldn't have come soon enough.

Comical View: Fat Is the New Black!

Erica Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erica Watson

I chose comedy because everyone knows that sassy, fat black women are funny. Being the butt of the joke is what we do best, right?

Did Jenny Craig Stir the Pot About Dr. Regina Benjamin's Weight?

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

It's my suspicion that the controversy about President Obama's nominee for Surgeon General may have been instigated by Jenny Craig with the hope of attracting Dr. Benjamin to become a spokesperson.

Too Fat to Be a Surgeon General?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance has taken up the cause of defending Surgeon General Nominee Benjamin. The discrimination against people of "weight" is real, and it is not something to joke about.

Regina Benjamin, New Surgeon General | Jonathan D. Salant and Kate Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Regina Benjamin, a specialist in rural health care who founded a clinic to serve the poor along Alabama's Gulf Coast, was named by President Barack Ob...

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 ...

Obama Picks Black Woman to Be Surgeon General

Essence | Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

 President Barack Obama has picked a Black woman who is a rural Alabama family physician to be surgeon general. Dr. Regina Benjamin, who made hea...

Obama to Appoint Regina Benjamin Surgeon General

Daily Intel. | Daily Intel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Alabama rural health expert's new appointment will be announced later today....