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  • Obesity and Public Policy
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    Obesity and Public Policy

    Dr. Carmona spoke about the problem of obesity and its impact on public health in the U.S. Following an outline of his career path, he talked about programs to improve health care,…

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  • Future of American Health
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    Future of American Health

    The surgeon general and others talked about the health of Americans and the future of U.S. health care. Topics included the epidemic of obesity and diabetes, smoking, lack of physical…

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  • World AIDS Day Observance
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    World AIDS Day Observance

    Surgeon General Carmona and others spoke about the AIDS pandemic, treatment and prevention of the virus, and funding global efforts for AIDS relief at an event marking World AIDS Day.

    104 views
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
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    Hispanic Heritage Month

    The surgeon general delivered the keynote address for a Hispanic Heritage Month event at the Library of Congress. Among the topics he addressed were his experiences as a Hispanic youth, his…

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  • Child Nutrition Programs
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    Child Nutrition Programs

    Witnesses testified about ways to improve child nutrition programs. Among the topics discussed were childhood obesity, school lunch programs, and WIC programs. In order to fight childhood…

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  • Health Summit
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    Health Summit

    Officials spoke about preventive health care, the benefits of exercise, and various initiatives to improve public health.

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  • Reserve Forces Issues
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    Reserve Forces Issues

    Reserve officers spoke about the role of the reserves in fighting terrorism, potential involvement in action against Iraq, and personnel issues. Following their remarks they answered…

    61 views
  • Medicare Legislation
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    Medicare Legislation

    Senators and others spoke about the Medicare legislation that was passed earlier in the day and how it will affect senior citizens, focusing on measures that would help minorities and rural…

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