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  • Future Health Challenges
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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 were the CDC’s…

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  • Surgeon General Confirmation Hearing
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    Surgeon General Confirmation Hearing

    Committee members heard testimony from David Satcher, President Clinton’s nominee to be Surgeon General of the United States, as well as Assistant Secretary for Public Health in the…

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  • Surgeon General Nomination
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    Surgeon General Nomination

    President Clinton announced that he would nominate David Satcher for the position of surgeon general. In his remarks, he praised Dr. Satcher for his work at the Centers for Disease Control…

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  • Tuskegee Public Health Study Apology
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    Tuskegee Public Health Study Apology

    President Clinton formally apologized to four survivors of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study in which African-American men were denied treatment in order to study the effects of syphilis on the body. The…

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  • World Health Issues
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    World Health Issues

    Dr. Hopkins briefed reporters on the world struggle against Guinea worm disease. This disease afflicts people in Asia in Africa through contaminated water. Through Carter Center and other…

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  • Vaccines for Children Program
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    Vaccines for Children Program

    Committee members heard testimony from federal and state health care specialists concerning children’s vaccine programs.

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  • Child Immunization Program
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    Child Immunization Program

    Health officials spoke about child vaccination policy and the effect legislation would have on the efforts vaccinate all children.

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  • Protecting Our Youth
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    Protecting Our Youth

    David Satcher, Director of the Centers for Disease Control, spoke during a luncheon at the National Press Club. The Centers for Disease Control, headquartered in Atlanta, GA tracks national health problems.…

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  • Report on Smoking
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    Report on Smoking

    Surgeon General Elders released her report on smoking and the health consequences at a news conference in Washington, D.C. She illustrated the importance of encouraging young people to NOT…

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  • HIV Prevention Marketing Initiative
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    HIV Prevention Marketing Initiative

    Secretary Shalala spoke to reporters about halting the spread of HIV with a television advertising campaign that informs watchers about AIDS and condoms. Ms. Lavelle stated that this was a…

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  • Environmental Racism
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    Environmental Racism

    Participants discussed environmental problems in minority regions throughout the country. This “environmental racism” promotes health problems within minority communities because of the…

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