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Sanjay Gupta as next Surgeon General by Stephanie C. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 08 Jan 2009 4:20pm By now we have all heard the news: President-Elect Obama is considering Atlanta neurosurgeon and CNN commentator Sanjay Gupta as Surgeon General. Here's what people are saying about the possible appointment. Time Magazine (where Gupta is a commentator) thinks he is perfect for the job because he is already an expert at clearly communi ... Read on »
US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin Resigns by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 13 Jun 2013 2:18am There’s no big story here with her resignation other than the fact that she plans to return to Alabama and donate time at a rural clinic as she was doing before being appointed.  Like every other government entity the office had plenty of apps and does provide a PHR, which for some reason or another doesn’t get a lot of attention and I asked if ... Read on »
Surgeon General Announces New Family Health History Tool by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 5:00pm Surgeon General’s New Family Health History Tool Is Released, Ready for “21st Century Medicine” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released an updated and improved version of the Surgeon General’s Internet-based family health history tool. The new tool makes it easier for consumers to assemble and share family health history ... Read on »
US Surgeon General Speaks About Microsoft Healthvault Collaboration with My Family Health Portrait by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 29 Jun 2010 5:39pm The original press release goes back to February of 2010 and now it appears things are up and moving.  I always seen to forget myself that there is a tool provided by the government to store health records online.  The link above gives additional details on the announcement made earlier this year.  BD  U. S. Surgeon General R ... Read on »
Charles Rosen of UCI – Association for Medical Ethics leader, perhaps our next Surgeon General? by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 4:20pm   In southern California he was known as a whistle blower, but when you read the items mentioned, it was something any concerned physician would do; however when he went to the press is when it all caught fire.   I live in Orange County and remember portions of this when it occurred.  The portion on the missing clinical trial information on one ... Read on »
New Surgeon General May Serve To Be One of the Best Role Models in Government by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 12:44pm I think it is unfortunate that the excess weight topic has been spoken about in some of the terms on the internet that I find less than tasteful and that is always the story with so many, pick, pick, pick, but their very own closet is probably full of worse items if the truth were known. On a positive note, the doctor is in a great spot ... Read on »
Surgeon General Announces Yet Another App Contest Maybe to Promote Their PHR “My Family Health Portrait”? Does She U by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 08 Dec 2011 3:50am Here we go again, yet one more app contest, they are all over the place today.  Actually it would be nice to have some apps that compliment the PHR, you think?  Maybe we will get some?  If remember correctly there was an API built in and a lot of work that went into the PHR.  Last year the Surgeon General also spoke about how My Family Portrait ... Read on »
Surgeon General releases new report on youth smoking by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sun 11 Mar 2012 10:02pm The fight against youth tobacco use was accelerated today by Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, with the release of the Surgeon General’s Report, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults. This report details the scope, health consequences and influences that lead to youth tobacco use and proven strate ... Read on »
Surgeon General Regina Benjamin To Step Down From Post Next MonthReporting Technology’s Impact on Healthcare by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 14 Jun 2013 12:00am U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin announced that she will step down from her position in July. Benjamin who previously ran a rural health clinic in Alabama has been an advocate for the use of health IT to increase health care access, improve care quality and reduce costs. Healthcare IT News, Modern Healthcare. from iHealthBeat http:// ... Read on »
Regina Marcia Benjamin from Bayou LaBatre – Nominated for Surgeon General by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 13 Jul 2009 10:50pm I have been to Bayou La Batre a number of years ago and from my small visit, I have to say the area builds people of character and strength, you have to be to survive there, and also I met some of the most genuine nicest people I have ever met.  This is a refreshing change I do have to say and nice to see someone who has rolled up her sleeves ge ... Read on »