Current acting Surgeon General
Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH, who opened the session by announcing his predecessors and lauding their work, called himself "a kid in a candy store" for being surrounded by leaders in the field and their wealth of knowledge.
I recently received a call from [Hutchinson] advising me that he will be making changes to the Surgeon General
role and does not intend to appoint me to the position," Thompson said in a statement.
1, it's illegal in Oregon to smoke in a car when a child is present - a welcome addition to the list, given deepening understanding of the effects of second-hand smoke, including, according to the surgeon general
, an increased risk of stroke.
Koop was not the first Surgeon General
to address the scourge of tobacco use in the country.
Army Medical Department, the surgeon general
provides advice and assistance to the Army secretary and chief of staff on health care matters.
Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, reminded us that the first report on smoking was issued in 1964, and for the next 45 years, "29 surgeon generals
' reports have documented the overwhelming and conclusive biologic, epidemiologic, behavioral, and pharmacologic evidence that tobacco use is deadly.
Alvarez further goes on to say that prior to 1968, the Office of Surgeon General
was the administrative office for health care policy for the U.
that he was honored to have been chosen to become surgeon general
Some of her past military assignments include Special Assistant to the Surgeon General
for Management and Health Policy; Commander, Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, GA; Senior Policy Analyst in Health Affairs, Department of Defense; and Chief, Anesthesia Nursing Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.
Former Deputy Surgeon General
Rear Admiral Kenneth Mortisugu, MD, has been serving as acting surgeon general
since Carmona's departure in August of 2006.
Richard Carmona, the man the president chose to be his Surgeon General
A 1996 government report confirmed Kostrubala's findings; the report, Physical Activity and Health--A Report of the Surgeon General
, documented that the mental and emotional benefits of physical activity help to reduce anxiety, symptoms of depression, and even improve mood--along with the proven physical benefits in rehabilitation.