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    Suicide Prevention

    Participants spoke about suicide prevention efforts. They said mental health and substance abuse was a public health issue which should be confronted by destigmatizing mental illness…

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    Surgeon General Benjamin Remarks

    Dr. Regina Benjamin spoke at the American Podiatric Medical Association annual scientific meeting. She addressed three separate areas of health care including the importance of…

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    Anti-Tobacco Advertising Campaign

    Public health officials talked about a new federal government ad campaign against tobacco usage. Former smokers told stories in graphic detail about lost limbs and lungs and multiple…

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    Tobacco Use Among Youth

    Secretary Sebelius and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin talked about the new Surgeon General report on tobacco use among youth. The report showed that youth smoking was down since the…

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    Health Promotion Strategy

    Dr, Regina Benjamin talked about the Obama administration’s National Prevention Health Promotion Strategy. The new plan aims to increase the number of healthy Americans at every…

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    U.S. Surgeon General Report

    Surgeon General Benjamin spoke to reporters and answered questions about a report on tobacco use. The study found that as little as one puff from a cigarette can have adverse effects…

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    Impact of Bullying in Schools

    Following prepared remarks, panelists talked about the impact of bullying in schools and various programs designed to address the problem and educate the public about the severity and…

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    U.S. Surgeon General on Health Care Reform

    Dr. Regina M. Benjamin addressed the patient-centered primary care collaborative. She spoke about health and wellness, saying they are main priorities as surgeon general. She…

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    Childhood Obesity Prevention

    Witnesses testified on ways to reduce child obesity. Among the issues they addressed were the scope of the problem of childhood obesity, school lunch programs and children’s…

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    First Lady Michelle Obama on Obesity

    Michelle Obama, Surgeon General Benjamin and others spoke about prevention of obesity. They also focused on a new campaign led by the surgeon general that included $650 million in…

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    Surgeon General Nominee

    President Obama announced his nominee for the position of Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin, calling her “a relentless promoter” of programs to fight preventable…

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    America's Leadership Challenges

    In conjunction with the publication of U.S. News & World Report's annual “America’s Best Leaders” issue, many of the 24 honorees participated in a roundtable discussion on…

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    Patient Bill of Rights

    Prior to his remarks on the Patient Bill of Rights, President Clinton decried the nuclear test by Pakistan this morning. The president insisted that the United States would impose…

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