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  • Future of the US Public Health Service
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    Future of the U.S. Public Health Service

    Secretary Leavitt announced plans for a transformation of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, one of the seven uniformed services, in order to increase the number of officers and…

  • Internet Pharmacies and Drug Importation
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    Internet Pharmacies and Drug Importation

    Dr. Carmona testified about the availability of prescription drugs, distribution over the Internet, foreign sources of drugs, and safety concerns with various drug distribution systems. A…

  • Surgeon Generals Report on Smoking
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    Surgeon General's Report on Smoking

    The speakers talked about the negative impact of smoking on health. Following prepared remarks, they responded to questions from the audience. Slides were shown during the presentation.

  • Prescription Drug Importation Part 3
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    Prescription Drug Importation, Part 3

    The Department of Health and Human Services' Task Force on Drug Importation hosted a public meeting focusing on drug importation issues. Interested parties made presentations. Topics…

  • Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
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    Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

    Health officials talked about the quality of health care for minority groups in the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were disparities in services offered, health literacy among…

  • 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.

  • 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,…

  • 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.

  • In Remembrance of September 11 Attacks
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    In Remembrance of September 11 Attacks

    In a ceremony to honor those lost in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., Secretary Thompson and others talked about the attacks and the state of public health in the…

  • Surgeon General Nomination
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    Surgeon General Nomination

    President Bush announced his nominations for the Director of the National Institutes of Health and Surgeon General saying that both candidates had diverse backgrounds and excellent…