from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The chief general officer in the medical departments of the U.S. Army, Navy, or Air Force.
- n. The chief medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service or in a state public health service.
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- n. The leading public health official in a country, state, or military division.
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It is directly associated with the question of who might be the next Surgeon General, which is one reason why we've held off a little bit on providing some specifics.
In fact, the Surgeon General is a bully pulpit position for encouraging good health habits and best practices.
Nowhere in the section is there mention of armed force, or any other weaponry, The Ready Reserve is headed by the Surgeon General and the Reserve are made up of Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, etc. this section merely authorizes the expansion of that force and places new conditions upon it.
The Surgeon General could be providing the leadership that is needed to expedite vaccine production and help communicate to the American public about the threats of the H1N1 virus.
Then there's Rep. John Conyers, the stalwart Congressman from Michigan who apparently isn't the biggest fan of CNN's chief medical correspondent and Obama's rumored Surgeon General pick.
Although Governor Sebelius has been given the HHS job, it is not too late to read about the alternative, as now the Surgeon General position might be looking good for Dr. Dean.
CNN released a statement saying, since first learning that Dr. Gupta was under consideration for the Surgeon General position, CNN has made sure that his on-air reporting has been on health and wellness matters and not on health care policy or any matters involving the new administration.
"Since first learning that Dr. Gupta was under consideration for the Surgeon General position, CNN has made sure that his on-air reporting has been on health and wellness matters and not on health care policy or any matters involving the new administration."
This leaves the Surgeon General, Minister of Defence and the Chief of the SANDF as only respondents.
When his former Surgeon General, Dr. Jocelyn Elders, was criticized by conservatives, he unceremoniously dumped her.
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