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Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 10 chairman of the Democratic National Committee.In 1998, Dr. David Satcher was confirmed by the Senate to be surgeon general.Five years ago: Shuttle Endeavour arrived to a warm welcome at the International Space Station, delivering a new...
US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

...It's primarily a cosmetic issue, said Deputy Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, in announcing the new standard Monday...tooth decay among children there, and the U.S. surgeon general endorsed water fluoridation.Today, about 75 percent...
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My Turn: Think E-cigarette are fun? Think again ...

...reported an intention to smoke, compared to 13 percent of students who had no exposure. In the 50 years since the Surgeon General's report linking cigarette smoking to lung cancer, 20 million Americans have died from tobacco-related illness...
Today in History

...Nashville.Today's Birthdays: Former Cuban President Fidel Castro is 88. Actor Pat Harrington is 85. Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is 81. Actor Kevin Tighe is 70. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is 68. Actress Gretchen Corbett...
Teenagers against Hollywood stars pushing tobacco

...industry? It is almost as if it is the tobacco industry's last "free" advertising venue. They don't flash the surgeon general's warnings across the screen. The law states that tobacco companies aren't allowed to pay the movie industry...
This Day in History

...In 1995, in his weekly radio address, President Clinton blamed the failed nomination of Dr. Henry Foster to be surgeon general on right-wing extremists who, he said, would "stop at nothing" to outlaw abortion. The New Jersey Devils won...
Squirming at common sense

...Sacramento (Calif.) Bee: It's remarkable how a little frank talk about sex can make a lot of people squirm. Surgeon General David Satcher released his long-awaited "Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior...
Assembly introduces tax hike for tobacco

...percent tax would bring in an additional $250,000 to $290,000, according to the city. "Based on a 2000 U.S. Surgeon General's report, it is likely this increase in the tobacco excise tax will result in a reduction in tobacco product consumption...
My Turn: Clean indoor air is a right of all people

...professional economic and environmental impact evaluators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Surgeon General, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the...
Lunch at JDHS: hip vs. healthy

...rise, with a 15 percent increase in the number of overweight Americans since a similar study was done in 1994. The surgeon general long has acknowledged that fat teenagers have a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of becoming fat adults. One of the...


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