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Warning to Surgeon Generals: Truth May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

The physician that President Obama nominated to be the next Surgeon General sees gun violence as a public health issue, and the NRA has made it clear that any politician they bankroll must vote against his nomination.

Hockey Sticks, Curling Stones, Broken Bones

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.02.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Dr. Gloria Beim stands on the shoulders of those women in the medical profession who came before her. Let's discover some of those pioneering women.

Hollywood's Smoky Images Send Wrong Message About Lighting Up

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Given the conclusive evidence that smoking imagery portrayed across entertainment media impacts youth and young adult smoking initiation, positive portrayals of tobacco use threaten to reverse the critical progress the U.S. has made over the past five decades in reducing smoking.

U.S. Surgeon General Lauds Progress

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

By Daniel Lovering CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - The acting U.S. surgeon general said on Tuesday he was "enthusiastic" about the...

Obama Picks Surgeon General Nominee

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will nominate the head of a doctors group that promotes his signature healthcare law to be the...

Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

Over the last three years, we've made significant strides in our fight against tobacco, and our efforts are paying off. But today's report is an important reminder to our nation that we have a lot more work to do to make tobacco death and disease part of our past.

Evolutionary Lessons From Superbugs

James A. Shapiro | Posted 03.09.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

The genetics and genomics of bacterial antibiotic resistance and virulence teach us some fundamentally important lessons about evolution. They also pose some significant challenges to scientific explanation.

U.S. Surgeon General: Don't Let Your Hair Keep You From The Gym

Posted 10.22.2011 | Black Voices

From The U.S. surgeon general stopped by the spectacle known as the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show on Sunday - and it wasn't for a new...