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    Mental Health Issues

    Former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Connecticut Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT), and others talked about mental health and…

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    U.S. Public Health Policy

    Former Surgeons General took part in a panel discussion about U.S. public health policy. They spoke about changing public health priorities, the need for sweeping reforms of the health…

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    National Health Insurance Proposal

    Former surgeons general talked about the need for reforming federal health and medical insurance. Members of Physicians for a National Health Program support a universal single-payer…

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    Mental Health After September 11

    Participants talked about mental health issues following September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were their experiences helping those affected by…

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    Health Issues

    Surgeon General Satcher discussed the findings of the Surgeon General’s Report. He focused on the health risks of smoking, the need for sex education in homes and schools and…

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    Bioterrorism in America

    Surgeon General Satcher talked about the recent anthrax attacks in the U.S. and how public health services dealt with the attack. He focused on weaknesses in the public health system…

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    Obesity in America

    Surgeon General Satcher talked about his efforts to prevent and decrease obesity as well as his views on diet drugs. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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    Homeland Security Issues

    Director Ridge and others administration officials briefed reporters on domestic anti-terrorism efforts, the anthrax scares, and the new role of FEMA. They answered questions from…

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    Homeland Security Issues

    Director Ridge and other administration officials spoke to reporters about federal responses to terrorist threats. Following brief statements they answered reporters' questions about a…

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    Teen and Young-Adult Suicide

    Witnesses testified about the problem of teen and young-adult suicide in America, prevention programs, and other possible solutions to the problem.

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    Cardiovascular Disease

    Mr. Satcher spoke about heart disease, the importance of exercise, and efforts to curb heart disease.

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    Media Coverage of Suicide

    Participants released recommendations for media coverage of suicide. With years of scholarly research documenting the contagion effect of media coverage of suicide, experts in…

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    Surgeon General's Report

    The surgeon general talked about his new report, The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior, which includes public health statistics…

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    U.S. AIDS Policy

    Policy makers, researchers, and community leaders talked about U.S. AIDS policy on the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the disease. They will also speak about a recent report on…

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    AIDS and HIV Report

    Standing before a portion of the Names Project AIDS Quilt, the surgeon general and officials of the Centers for Disease Control talked with reporters on the 20th anniversary of the…

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    Suicide Prevention

    Surgeon General Satcher and others outlined a national strategy for suicide prevention. He also released a report establishing goals and measurable objectives for public and private…

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    Keeping Children Safe

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    Tobacco Reduction Programs

    Witnesses testified about effective tobacco reduction programs and the use of tobacco revenues from state settlements with the tobacco industry. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Health Warnings on Cigars

    Government officials announced the settlement of a lawsuit against the cigar industry. They br/ feared that citizens viewed cigars as a safe alternative to cigarettes. To remedy…

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