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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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    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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    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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    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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    Harvard Medical School Commencement

    Surgeon General Satcher spoke to graduates about the future of healthcare in the U.S. and the role they will play in it.

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    Obesity: The Public Health Crisis

    Surgeon General Satcher and others talked to reporters about the growing problem of obesity in America. They focused on how obesity is a disease and can lead to various health…

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    Suicide Prevention Program

    Participants talked about their experiences with mental illness and suicide. Dr. Satcher talked about a new suicide prevention initiative that would promote public awareness about…

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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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    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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    Health Warnings on Cigars

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

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    Surgeon General Report on Mental Health

    Doctor Satcher and others released a report on mental health that said that one in five Americans suffered from some mental illness in a given year and that two-thirds of those who suffer…

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    Infectious Diseases

    Committee members heard testimony from Surgeon General Satcher, representatives of the National Institute of Health, the Center for Disease Control and the World 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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    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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    Children and Violence

    Participants talked to reporters about the need to reduce violence among children. They encouraged parents to teach their children social skills and how to deal with anger. They…

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    Surgeon General Report on Tobacco

    Surgeon General Satcher released his first report on tobacco as surgeon general. He outlined the health hazards of smoking and the effect it has on younger citizens. President…

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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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    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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    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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