Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Obama's nominee to be the next U.S. surgeon general, testifies Tuesday on Capitol Hill before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on his nomination.
February 4, 2014 Boston physician Vivek Murthy, an outspoken supporter of the Affordable Care Act, told a Senate panel that as surgeon general he'll focus on obesity, smoking cessation and vaccinating kids.
John Hartigan, proprietor of Vapeology LA, a store selling electronic cigarettes and related items, takes a puff from an electronic cigarette in Los Angeles.
January 17, 2014 Cigarettes can cause erectile dysfunction, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes. The surgeon general's latest report says these newly recognized harms aren't limited to smokers. Secondhand smoke carries the risks to others and raises the risk of stroke by up to 30 percent.
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Surgeon General Regina Benjamin speaks on health disparities in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5, 2012.
June 13, 2013 Benjamin, citing her work on disease prevention and wellness programs, will return to her home in southern Alabama to treat patients at the clinic she founded south of Mobile.
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