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Office of the Surgeon General

Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

America's chief health educator, giving Americans the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury.

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  • Disease Prevention
  • Eliminating Health Disparities
  • Public Health Preparedness
  • Improving Health Literacy
  • Organ Donation
  • 50 Schools in 50 States

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  • Public Health Reports of the Surgeon General
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Surgeon General talks to students at Jemez Valley Elementary/Middle School-Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, January 2004.

As part of his 50 Schools in 50 States Initiative, Surgeon General Richard Carmona talks to students at Jemez Valley Elementary/Middle School. Dr. Carmona spoke with the children about making healthy decisions. Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, January 2004.

Surgeon General News

  • October 14, 2004
    By 2020, One In Two Americans Over Age 50 Will Be At Risk For Fractures From Osteoporosis Or Low Bone Mass
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  • May 27, 2004
    New Surgeon General's Report Expands List of Diseases Caused by Smoking
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  • April 8, 2004
    New Evidence Report Illustrates Links Between Health Literacy and Health Care Use and Outcomes
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  • March 16, 2004
    HHS Names Members to Task Force on Drug Importation
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