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    Gun Violence Prevention

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and leaders of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force hosted a forum on reducing gun violence The panel, all Democrats, took testimony and…

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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 addiction. They discussed the…

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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 costs. Chelsea Clinton…

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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 this health…

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    Public Health Policy

    Several former surgeons general discussed public health policy challenges facing the nation. They also examined the role of surgeons general in forming public health policy and how this was…

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    Surgeon General Swearing-In

    Dr. Satcher was sworn in by Vice President Gore as the new Surgeon General in a ceremony at the White House. The Senate confirmed Dr. Satcher on February 10. Following the ceremony,…

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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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    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 differences…

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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 care…

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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 America,” held…

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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 other health…

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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 and…

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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 members…

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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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