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    Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles

    Panelists talked about ways to promote healthy lifestyles.They discussed some of the social factors that can influence health, and preventive measures that could lower medical…

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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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    Childhood Obesity in America

    Rear Admiral Galson made opening remarks before a panel of former surgeons general discussed the epidemic of childhood obesity. They made recommendations for reversing and preventing…

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    Future Health Challenges

    Former Centers for Disease Control directors discussed the topic, “Protecting the Nation’s Health: Major Challenges of the 21st Century.” Among the topics they addressed…

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    Book Discussion on Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities

    David Satcher and Rubens Pamis talked about their book Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities, published by McGraw-Hill Professional. In the book they argue that racial…

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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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    Strengthening the Black Family, Morning Session

    Participants spoke at an annual forum titled Tavis Smiley Presents: The State of the Black Union: “Strengthening the Black Family: Preserving the African American Imprint on…

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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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