Surgeon General

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the head of the United States Public Health Service

the senior medical officer in an Army or Navy

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The Surgeon General serves as the government's chief spokesman on matters relayed to the country's public health.
It is worth noting that his successor as Surgeon General under President Bill Clinton, Dr.
Schoomaker as the Army's surgeon general and top medical officer.
It is especially opportune to have the surgeon general speak to our graduates and our community at a time when the issue of quality and affordable health care continues to be a concern for many Americans.
I am deeply humbled and profoundly grateful to be honored with the privilege to serve as your surgeon general, and to serve as your advocate for the health and the wellbeing of our Soldiers and their Families," he said.
The position as the Army's surgeon general must be nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
Physical Activity & Health-A Report of the Surgeon General (S/N 017-023-00196-5).
Pregnant women and women who may become pregnant should abstain from alcohol consumption to prevent the effects of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, the Surgeon General has advised.
WASHINGTON -- There is good news for the nutritional products industry in a first-ever report on bone health by the United States surgeon general.
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.
They can also lead to premature death: About 20% of senior citizens who suffer a hip fracture die within a year of the fracture, according to the Surgeon General.
Surgeon general Richard Carmona urged more collaboration, not only among federal agencies, but also in research and intervention partnerships with academia and the building professions.
Is the surgeon general aware of this phenylalanine?
Surgeon General Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, warned in mid-October in a new report that by 2020, half of all American citizens older than 50 will be at risk for fractures from osteoporosis and low bone mass if no immediate action is taken by individuals at risk, doctors, health systems and policymakers.
Oral health in America: A report of the Surgeon General.