Novello championed women's health during her term, reminding the audience that during her time as surgeon general
, the first Government Accountability Office report was released implementing the rule that "if a woman pays her taxes, she deserves her own research," as well as the first national report on HIV/AIDS and children.
Second, the role of the Surgeon General
is different now than it was 30 years ago because the circumstances surrounding America's national health are different.
Last January we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the landmark report on smoking and health issued by Surgeon General
may set the stage for a wave of activism in the government's Public Health Service.
I hope this marks a new period of cooperation between our industry and the Surgeon General
The Medallion is the highest honor that the Surgeon General
can confer on an individual or organization.
We couldn't be happier that Surgeon General
Murthy has recognized in this initiative the benefits of pet ownership and how regularly walking the family dog is great for both the pet and the pet owner," said AVMA President Dr.
Benjamin also thanked Acting Surgeon General
Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH, who served for 18 months following Regina Benjamin's departure.
Richard Carmona, surgeon general
during President Bush's first term, testified in Congress Tuesday about the relentless pressure he endured, and only sometimes resisted, to tailor his medical pronouncements to fit the administration's political agenda.
Yet in 2004, when support had begun to decline and John Kerry was allegedly giving aid and comfort to the enemy, an almost identical follow-up report released in 2005 by the same Surgeon General
team found that only 50 percent now reported low or very low morale.
But the increased folic acid should be taken through folic acid supplements, not by increasing the number of multivitamins, the Surgeon General
said, because of the risk of vitamin A poisoning.
Forty years ago the United States Surgeon General
issued his landmark report formally documenting the role tobacco plays in causing cancer of the larynx and lung in men and chronic bronchitis in men and women.