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...He was 87.The Pennsylvania native already was an accomplished cancer researcher, medical educator and former surgeon general in the Nixon administration when he was tapped in 1983 to lead MCG.Though Steinfeld's tenure in Augusta was short...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-07/bottom-line
Former Medical College of Georgia president dies

...who became the first U.S. surgeon general forced from office by the president...serving as President Nixon's surgeon general from 1969-73.In office...Steinfeld's label boldly warned: "The surgeon general has determined that smoking is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-08-06/former-medical-college-georg
No smoke, but there could be fire: E-cigarettes might not be the answer

It's been 50 years since the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General officially linked smoking with an increased risk for cancer. In the years that followed, any number of measures have been introduced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-07-27/no-smoke-there-c
Secondhand smoke harmful for dogs, cats

...research at Tufts College focuses on respiratory function in small animals.Pets aren't mentioned in this year's surgeon general's report, but in 2006, it said secondhand smoke puts animals at risk. The Legacy Foundation, the nation's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-07-19/secondhand-smoke-harmful-dogs-cats
Lawmakers say VA can't blame woes on lack of funding

...maker to track funding issues within the VA, but he said the VA has not continued that relationship since the Army surgeon general left in 2011."If the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center thinks it's underfunded and underappropriated, it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-31/lawmakers-say-va-cant-blame-
A nomination misfire

...about President Obama's radical nominee for U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, whose confirmation stalled this...single agency of government. You would've thought surgeon general would be the last one to be politicized.We doubt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-06-29/nomination-misfire
Augusta whistle-blower still seeking resolution with VA

...the first things former Defense Secretary (Robert) Gates did was fire the hospital's commander, the Army's surgeon general and the secretary of the Army. That got people's attention, and according to Gates, things changed almost immediately...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-08/augusta-whistle-blower-still-
For the sake of public health, it's time for Augusta to go smoke-free

...to secondhand smoke is a basic health issue that we all need to support. In a landmark 2006 report, the U.S. surgeon general stated unequivocally that there is no safe amount of secondhand smoke. Consider too that secondhand smoke contains...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-05-03/sake-public-heal
Smokers: Take it outside

...neighbors and to our commissioners on the benefits of a healthier city.For example, did you know that the U.S. Surgeon General has stated that there is no safe amount of secondhand smoke ? and that while some effects are temporary, others...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-20/smokers-take-it-outside
War hero, baseball star Lou Brissie dies

...and shell fragments to reconstruction. For the five or six surgeries Brubaker performed on Brissie, he received a surgeon general's commendation for revolutionary techniques.Brissie left the military with two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-11-26/war-hero-baseball-star-l