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Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama's Pick For Surgeon General Prevails Over NRA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a rare show of defiance of the National Rifle Association, the Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as surgeon genera...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Are Running Out Of Time To Confirm Obama's Surgeon General Pick

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prospects that the Senate will confirm Vivek Murthy as surgeon general have remained bleak throughout the year, largely due to the physi...

Public Health as Political Prisoner

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

The surgeon general, whatever his or her views on gun control, has no political authority, and will do absolutely nothing about gun control in office. Even if the position did allow for that, why would that unsettle anybody?

8,000 People Gather on National Mall to Raise $1.9M for Heart Disease Research

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Last Saturday the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association hosted its 11th Annual DC Heart Walk on the National Mall.

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 Healthcare.gov 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

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
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 CNN.com: 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...