February 17, 1990 |
Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop says faith healing is bunk. But the pediatric surgeon bases his diagnosis on his theological, not his medical, credentials. Dr. Koop's denunciation of faith healing is contained in his contribution to a new book, "The Agony of Deceit: What Some TV Preachers Are Really Teaching" (Moody Press).
June 16, 1987 |
There is no guarantee that the results of AIDS tests will remain confidential because fallible humans are involved in the testing process, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said Monday. The consequences of such results becoming known can be catastrophic to the person who is tested because of the stigma that continues to surround the deadly disease, Koop told reporters during a news conference. "Confidential AIDS testing?"
October 26, 1998 |
Andy Grove, chairman of microprocessor behemoth Intel Corp., and C. Everett Koop, former U.S. surgeon general, may seem unlikely collaborators, but Tuesday they will share the podium in San Francisco to launch Intel's Internet Health Initiative. "It's one area that touches the lives of virtually everyone, and at the same time it's underrepresented on the Net," said Steven McGeady, vice president and director of the initiative.
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February 5, 1997 |
Dr. C. Everett Koop, U.S. surgeon general during the Reagan and Bush administrations, will visit Cal State Northridge Friday, joining former professor Robert C. Horn in a noon book signing. Horn's book, "How Will They Know if I'm Dead?" is an account of his and his family's struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease. Koop wrote the preface to the book. The disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, was named after the New York Yankees baseball great who was its most famous victim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1987 |
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop says he has been barraged with hate mail from fundamentalist Christians over his report calling for sex education to curb the spread of AIDS. "No conservative Christian leader, no conservative Christian publication, to my knowlege, has been critical of the surgeon general's report or of me, but many constituents of those denominations and movements have been," Koop said this week after appearing on "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network.
June 3, 1991 |
For eight years as U.S surgeon general, C. Everett Koop was alternately criticized and hailed for speaking his mind--launching an aggressive anti-smoking campaign, opposing abortion, promoting the use of condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS.
December 23, 1997 |
Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said he opposes any tobacco legislation that grants cigarette makers special legal protections, a position that may pose new obstacles to efforts to enact tobacco legislation based on the $368.5-billion national tobacco settlement. Koop made it clear he is still willing to negotiate, saying he might consider legal protections "if everything we want on public health" is in a final settlement.
October 10, 1989 |
If anything, the title of "Nova's" second show of the season, "The Controversial Dr. Koop," is an understatement. For C. Everett Koop, during his eight-year tenure as U.S. surgeon general, managed to put himself at the center of some of this century's most critical public health issues, creating a firestorm of controversy while angering people across the political spectrum. Not the least of those he angered was his sponsor and ultimate boss--President Ronald Reagan. As "Dr.
March 17, 1989 |
A long-awaited report released Thursday by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop reiterated his stand that current research on the psychological impact of abortion on women is inadequate and that no conclusions on the effects can be drawn. Testifying before a House subcommittee, Koop said that more research is needed to "increase the level and quality of information about the reproductive health of women."