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Richard Carmona

The Importance of a Nonpartisan Surgeon General

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

We should act to strengthen the Office of the Surgeon General by protecting it from political manipulation. In our hyper-partisan political world characterized by gridlock and great political poetic license in the interpretation of science to support preconceived political biases, who will have the responsibility to speak scientific truth to power?

Former Surgeon General Explains Why America Needs One

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Richard Carmona served as the U.S. Surgeon General from 2002 to 2006. While several others have held the seat since his term ended, the U.S. currently...

Adults, Including Congress, Also Need to Make the Right Choices

Bruce Lesley | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Parents count of schools to "do right" by our children and to ensure that, just as kids learn reading and math skills that lay the foundation for later learning and success, healthy eating is taught and modeled throughout the school day as well. This is important for all kids, but especially for low-income children.

The New Success: Preventive Health Coach

Dr. Michael R. Mantell | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael R. Mantell

Defining success in life should include more than just the accumulation of money and power. How can an increased focus on your health and wellbeing th...

A Multi-Faceted Approach Is Needed to Fight Infectious Diseases

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

A study by the Washington-based Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has found that most U.S. states are underperf...

Honoring Our Veterans

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

They put on their country's uniform to protect the principles of liberty on which our country was founded; brave men and women who put their lives in the face of danger to protect our freedom. They're heroes.

Telemedicine: An Innovation Whose Time Has Come

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Advancing telemedicine is a good step in the right direction which will allow the medical field to fully harness the promise of new and innovative technology no matter where the patient or her doctor are.

Sarin Gas: Too Heinous Even for War

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

It is horrific to envision the scene at those hospitals the day of the alleged attacks. For health care professionals, the most difficult task in such a situation is immediately determining what type of poison the patient was exposed to, in order to choose the proper course of treatment.

Ex-Surgeon General Joins Electronic Cigarette Board

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Former U.S. surgeon general Dr. Richard Carmona, who highlighted the dangers of secondhand smoke and supported a ban on all tobacco products, is joini...

Dems' Decision 'Opens The Field' For Arizona 2014 Governor

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

Former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona's decision to not enter the Democratic field for Arizona governor in 2014 has caused the Democratic side i...

Rising Latino Political Star Reveals Next Move

AZ Central | Brahm Resnik | Posted 03.18.2013 | Latino Voices

Former Democratic Senate candidate Richard Carmona says he will not run for governor of Arizona in 2014, answering one of the hottest political questi...

Richard Carmona Considers His Next Move

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.03.2013 | Latino Voices

Richard Carmona may take another stab at statewide office in Arizona. The Puerto Rican-descended, New York-raised former Bush II-era surgeon genera...

Richard Carmona Monitoring Results As Arizona Continues Counting Ballots

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Carmona conceded last week to Republican Rep. Jeff Flake, but as activists protest in Arizona over uncounted ...

Arizona Races Still Hang In The Balance

New York Times | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

Three days after the election, the outcome of several races remained a mystery in Arizona as officials struggle to count a record number of early and ...

Democrat Defeated In Arizona Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Democrat Richard Carmona came up short in his campaign for U.S. Senate in Arizona on Tuesday night. Carmona lost the contest to Republican Rep. Jef...

Jeff Flake Defeats Democratic Rival In Arizona Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) emerged the winner in the Arizona election for U.S. Senate over Democratic rival Richard Carmona on Tuesday night. Flake ...

John McCain To Hecklers: 'Shut Up'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) does not like hecklers. In fact, he told them to "shut up" Monday while campaigning for Republican Senate candidate Jeff...

Jason Linkins

Arizona Senate Race Divides Red State With Blue Possibilities

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The impending retirement of Republican Sen. Jon Kyl created a vacuum in Arizona, and into that vacuum came Republican Rep. Jeff Flake, who represents ...

Arizona's Election Promise: Record Early Latino Vote Taking on Sheriff Arpaio Just the Beginning of Historic Shift

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Outside the Maricopa County Recorder's Office, after the Citizens for a Better Arizona turned in more than 3,000 ballots collected from area voters, Parraz hailed the record turn out and predicted, "Sheriff Arpaio is going to be in for a surprise tomorrow night."

Republican Jeff Flake Robocalls Democrats With Wrong Polling Place Information (VIDEO)

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

Phoenix NBC Channel 12 has reported that Jeff Flake's US Senate campaign made robocalls over the weekend to registered Democrats and gave them the wro...

Arizona Nonpartisan Senate Guide, Richard Carmona vs. Jeff Flake

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Carmona/Flake US Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election En...

Education Key for Latino Families

Dr. Richard Carmona | Posted 01.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Dr. Richard Carmona

My mom gave everything to make sure her kids got an education. That's what is great about this country -- that one person's drive to make sure their kids live a better life can impact every generation to come.

Clinton Gives Dem Candidates A Shot In The Arm

RealClearPolitics | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

With just days remaining in a tight race that could determine control of the U.S. Senate, North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp was seeking a final sho...

Elise Foley

Ousting Arpaio: Arizona Democrats Blueprint 'Team Awesome' With Local Focus

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX -- About a year and a half ago, a firefighter named Danny Valenzuela decided to run for Phoenix City Council. He went to Grand Canyon Universi...

Richard Carmona Ad Features John McCain, Jon Kyl

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Democrats are coming out with a new ad in the Arizona Senate race that may make Republicans uncomfortable: It features Arizona's two GOP senators prai...