May 10, 1988 |
Ninety-nine senators asked Surgeon General C. Everett Koop on Monday to declare drunk driving a "national crisis," but Koop said he believed the problem was most effectively handled locally. At a news conference, Koop said that "we must be clear on one major point: When the American people, acting at the community and state levels, decide they want to get drunk drivers off our roads, that's when it will happen."
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September 25, 1991 |
Under a hot sun, in the middle of a neighborhood recently torn by violence and racial tension, the surgeon general of the United States on Tuesday brought a universal message to the parents of the Jordan Downs Housing Project in Watts: Immunize your children. "Our children are in harm's way," Dr. Antonia Novello told the crowd.
June 26, 1995 |
Does America need a national "family doctor"? With the bitter battle over surgeon general nominee Henry W. Foster Jr. ending in defeat for President Clinton, Republicans on Capitol Hill are expected to escalate their efforts to do away with the job entirely, stirring fierce debate over the role of the nation's top doctor. Has the job of surgeon general become so ideological, so political and so divisive that it has outlived and diminished its usefulness?
February 19, 1995 |
Dr. Henry W. Foster Jr. saved the life of the mayor's infant son. He talked a scared and confused Joyce German out of an abortion. He ran a network of prenatal clinics that persuaded young, poor women to abandon their midwives. And he delivered babies. "Oh, the babies," recalled his nurse, Thelma Walker-Brown. "Lots of babies. Babies, babies, babies." He was just out of medical school when he came to Tuskegee. Young, ambitious, trained in modern medicine.
September 26, 1990 |
After more than two decades of delivering grim statistics about the dangers of cigarettes, the annual surgeon general's report on smoking released Tuesday brought some good news--it is never too late to quit. "Smoking cessation has major and immediate health benefits for men and women of all ages," Surgeon General Antonia C. Novello said at a press conference.
February 10, 1990 |
Surgeon General-designate Dr. Antonia C. Novello pledged Friday to be as outspoken as her predecessor in such public health areas as smoking and AIDS and said she will pay special attention to the health problems of women, children and minorities. Novello, a native of Puerto Rico, would be both the first woman and the first Latino to hold the post, if she is confirmed. "I will . . .
December 24, 1992 |
President-elect Bill Clinton completed his final Cabinet selections Wednesday night and prepared to announce them today--choosing Zoe Baird, the general counsel of Aetna Life & Casualty Co., as the nation's first female attorney general and tapping Mickey Kantor, his campaign chairman and a prominent Los Angeles lawyer, as U.S. trade representative, transition officials said.
February 9, 1995 |
Embattled surgeon general nominee Henry Foster Jr. on Wednesday night acknowledged having performed more than three times the number of abortions he had estimated last week, but he insisted that "I abhor abortion" and asked to be judged on his full public health career.
May 3, 2001 |
Declaring suicide a serious public health problem, U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher on Wednesday unveiled a national campaign to prevent suicide, which now claims more American lives than homicide. "Suicide has stolen lives around the world and across the centuries," Satcher said. "Meanings attributed to suicide and notions of what to do about it have varied with time and place--but suicide has continued to exact a relentless toll."
March 10, 1990 |
Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in Friday as the nation's surgeon general, and President Bush made it clear that he expects no letup in the anti-smoking and anti-drug abuse crusades of her predecessors. In a brief White House ceremony, Bush saluted the new appointee and Health and Human Services Secretary Louis W. Sullivan, himself a fervent critic of tobacco use. "My respect and appreciation of my good friend Lou Sullivan grows every day as he fights for the good health of our people," Bush said.