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The Surgeon General's Report on E-Cigarettes: Quitters & Starters

Dr. Sudip Bose | Posted 01.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sudip Bose

By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD Jan. 7, 2016 -- A report on e-cigarettes released at the end of last year by the US Surgeon General's office shows a number of ...

Talk To Kids About The Dangers Of E-cigarettes; Let's Help Them Quit ... Or Never Start

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Over the next few weeks -- as you hit the malls for your holiday shopping, travel to be with loved ones or simply go out for dinner and a movie -- I e...

Surgeon Gen.: Addiction Is A Chronic Brain Disease, Not Moral Failure

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living

In 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry issued a landmark report on tobacco and health that changed the course of American history, spurring th...

The United States Surgeon General Has Reported On Many Issues, But Never This Massive One Before

Greg D. Williams, M.A. | Posted 11.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Greg D. Williams, M.A.

We believe this most recent Surgeon General's Report will be just as powerful-maybe more so-in the ways American lives are changed in the coming years and decades.

If You Love Someone With Autism, Don't Vote For Trump

Hannah Brown | Posted 11.07.2016 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Don't give an ignorant bully the power to make decisions about our children and their futures.

Gratitude Should Be Spelled With A 'P'

Ginny Sassaman | Posted 09.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ginny Sassaman

In the meantime, my husband and I also came up with a fun new gratitude game, one you all can play along with: can you name something for which you are truly grateful for every letter of the alphabet? If you do this, let me know. I'd love to see what you all come up with!

Vivek Murthy Takes An Unprecedented Step To Combat Opioids

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.16.2017 | Healthy Living

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued an unprecedented letter to doctors and other medical professionals on Thursday, asking for their help to solve the...

How The Surgeon General Is Tackling America's Opioid Addiction Crisis

The Huffington Post | Will Tooke | Posted 07.27.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Why Mental Health Is A Top Priority For The U.S. Surgeon General

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living

As the U.S. Surgeon General, it’s Vivek Murthy’s responsibility to provide Americans with the best information for maximizing their heath in every...

America's Silent Epidemic Will End When Public Officials Stop Kowtowing to a Single Special Interest

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Dental care is expensive. That's not a big problem for the affluent, most of whom have dental benefits anyway. But, it's a very big deal for the less well off. As a consequence, many if not most people without dental benefits forego preventive and routine care. And a lot of them wind up in hospital emergency rooms when pain caused by diseased teeth and gums becomes unbearable.

40 Years Ago the Unthinkable Happened

Greg D. Williams, M.A. | Posted 05.09.2016 | Media
Greg D. Williams, M.A.

May 9, 1976 was ground-breaking. Many people walking among us today are now entering their 40th year of long-term recovery as a result of this far reaching public awareness effort, dubbed Operation Understanding, and the coverage that followed.

Friday Talking Points -- Fighting or Following?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ryan's got enough problems right now as it is, since he hasn't really gotten anything done in the House this year. Just like John Boehner before him, the Tea Party extremist faction is holding everything hostage and gumming up the works.

Passing Down a Healthy Climate to My Daughter

Anna Aurilio | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Anna Aurilio

Staff photo: Anna Aurilio and her daughter at Maryland's Patapsco Valley State Park Spring in the Mid-Atlantic region is a glorious season. Here in...

Mercy Street - wounding and caring, and more wounding, and more caring during the American Civil War

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.14.2017 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

"Your dress is abominable, most abominable.... I do not wish my nurses to dress in that manner. These boys must be looking to their recuperation, no...

ICYMI: The Sticky History Of Picky Eating And Why 'Grit' Is Overrated

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.16.2017 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. In honor of one of our favorite holidays this week -- as long as we're not seated next to our craz...

Mindfulness Health Insurance: How We Heal the System (And Ourselves)

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It's time we joined our Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and started leveraging health solutions at the site of greatest opportunity: the individual. Mindfulness can unlock this vast and under-utilized health resource. So what is mindfulness?

The Surgeon General Wants You, America, To Sleep More

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The surgeon general of the United States is worried that we aren't getting enough rest. Dr. Vivek Murthy made the case that the country...

The 5 Most Crucial Health Issues Americans Face Today

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.03.2017 | Healthy Living

Since Dr. Vivek Murthy was appointed U.S. surgeon general last year, the U.K.-born doctor has made it his priority to fast-track the American public t...

Surgeon General: Every Community Needs to Be Walkable

Jared Green | Posted 09.10.2016 | Green
Jared Green

We must build strong partnerships between the public health and medical communities on one side and the planning and design worlds on the other to make sure this nationwide shift back to walking gets planned, designed, and built.

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

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.13.2016 | 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.

Kate Sheppard

Surgeon General: Climate Change Is A 'Serious, Immediate And Global Threat To Human Health' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Tuesday that climate change presents a "serious, immediate and global threat to human health," calling...

Why America's Central Bank Is Concerned About Our Growing Dental Health Care Crisis

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If the U.S. Federal Reserve is concerned about the state of dental care in this country, you know we have a problem. In fact, according to the Fed, we have a very big problem.

A 'License to Kill'? 6 Million Lives at Stake Every Year

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Matthieu Ricard

If Philip Morris wins its case against Uruguay forcing them to scrap its laws aimed at safeguarding public health, smoking bans in other countries will also be threatened. Philip Morris will have a "license to kill". A ruling is expected very soon from the ICSID, a branch of the World Bank.

Your Best Day Every Day: The Potential of Mindfulness

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

You see, mindfulness isn't about perfection or reaching some artificial standard. It starts -- and continues -- with the simple daily decision that you want to become aware of what's really going on in you and in your life.

Why Growing Numbers of Americans Are Embarrassed to Smile

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

In his landmark 2000 report, "Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General," Surgeon General David Satcher wrote that "there are profound and consequential disparities in the oral health of our citizens." Those disparities persist, and not only that, but lack of access to affordable dental care has spread to the middle class.