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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Lushniak also made a point to highlight the importance of the position of the surgeon general.
Thompson, the state's first surgeon general, served under Gov.
The surgeon general report pegged the annual direct medical costs of smoking at $130 billion, with an additional $150 billion a year in lost productivity because of premature deaths.
He was surgeon general at the start of the AIDS epidemic.
Horoho is currently the Army deputy surgeon general and 23rd chief of the Army Nurse Corps, which includes more than 9,000 Army nurses in the active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard.
After that it was disbanded and the position of surgeon general became ineffective because it didn't create any major changes in health care," he adds.
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.
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.
The American College of Sports Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and the Surgeon General Report on Physical Activity and Health recommend accumulating at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week.