LoginCreate an account

  Username: Password:
 
Home mySSlife Health AP source: Ala doctor is pick for surgeon general

AP source: Ala doctor is pick for surgeon general

E-mail Print PDF
User Rating: / 0
PoorBest 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that 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 as not to upstage the official announcement.

Benjamin was the first black woman to head a state medical society, received the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights and just last fall received a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant." But she made headlines in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, with her determination to rebuild her rural health clinic Bayou La Batre, Ala., which serves 4,400 patients who would be hard-pressed to find care elsewhere.

 Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

 
Sanjay Gupta MD (video)
Finally, straight answers about your health.
  • I want candy!
    For Halloween, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN Eatocracy's Kat Kinsman talk candy nostalgia and the worst candy available.
  • Brother doctors freed from Iran, reunite
    Sanjay Gupta interviews two brothers, both doctors, who were imprisoned in Iran while treating HIV/AIDS patients.
  • The next killer virus
    CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with virologist Nathan Wolfe about finding infectious diseases before they spread too far.
FOXNews.com
FOX News Network - We Report. You Decide.
  • President signs order to fight superbugs
    The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria could lead to a future full of untreatable infections, experts have warned us for years.
  • Migraines linked to Parkinson's disease
    People who suffer from migraines with aura during middle age have double the risk of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders later in life than those who do not, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.
  • It's time to get your flu shot!
    Flu season is about to begin, the CDC says. And health officials have a few updates to their recommendations.

Search...

WebSite

mySSnews Login



User Menu