| Mar 23, 2011
| 12:10 PM
When Amanda Glenn returned to work after having her first baby, she knew she wanted to continue to breast-feed. But she was nervous about having the pump-at-work conversation with her male boss.
"I was honestly pretty apprehensive," says Glenn, who works...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 8:00 AM
I applaud the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's move to improve supports for breastfeeding women and their babies, both in the hospital and following discharge ("Maryland seeks to improve support for mothers to breast-feed," Feb. 11)....
| Apr 23, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Join The Minority Health Townhall on April 24th
In observation of National Minority Health month in April, The White House and US Department of Health and Human Services will be hosting an Minority Health Townhall on Tuesday, April 24th at 12:30 p.m.,...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:58 PM
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin held a town hall meeting Thursday at the University of Washington to discuss with young adults from the Pacific Northwest how best to prevent smoking among the young.
“It’s hard,” Benjamin told...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 11:44 AM
New Go4Life campaign focuses on fitness for older adults -- for slower aging and better health
Introduced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Go4Life campaign encourages sedentary older adults to reap health benefits by making physical...
| Jul 22, 2011
NAACP 102nd Convention Timeline
July 23 28, 2010
Starts: July 23, 2010, 9:00 AM Ends: July 28, 2010, 11:00 PM
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center
The NAACP Annual Convention is the largest gathering of its kind in the country. An estimated 8,000...
| Jul 13, 2009
President Barack Obama has chosen a well-known Alabama family physician, Dr. Regina Benjamin, to be the next surgeon general.
An administration official said Obama will announce the nomination later Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity so...
| Jul 13, 2009
| 10:06 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama nominated for surgeon general a rural family physician who has faced hurricanes, flood and fire to care for impoverished patients along Alabama's Gulf Coast.
Obama says Dr. Regina Benjamin understands the needs of the...
| Jul 14, 2009
President Obama announced Monday that he would nominate Dr. Regina M. Benjamin -- a family physician who founded a health clinic in a small, shrimp-farming town in Alabama -- to be the nation's surgeon general.
Benjamin in 1995 became the first black...
| Jul 13, 2009
| 4:24 PM
President Barack Obama, returned from a weeklong trip abroad in which he suggests that there was "a lot of chatter'' back home about healthcare reform is going nowhere, said today that "inaction is not an option.'' Obama, appearing in the......
| Oct 16, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Full text of president's remarks and his Q&A with local citizens....