Federal health officials are issuing a national warning against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize some forms of the drug's use.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
Dr. Thomas Parran Jr. has been called an architect of the syphilis experiments on black men and women in Tuskegee, Alabama.
By Megha Satyanarayana, STAT
Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Thursday morning, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issued his office's first national public health advisory in 13 years.
By R.J. Rico, Associated Press
The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General.
By Associated Press
By PBS NewsHour
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is warning Americans of the prevalence of substance abuse and the risks of not addressing it. His new report describes the lethal impact and widespread scope of addiction. William Brangham speaks with Murthy for more…
By PBS NewsHour
Army officials toured Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Wednesday to inspect and monitor repairs at the facility, which has been criticized for poor conditions and patient care. The Army's surgeon general and a veterans advocate debate the medical center's…
By Kayla Ruble
The U.S. Surgeon General's first Smoking and Health report marked its 50-year anniversary Saturday. Led by then Surgeon General Luther Terry with the help of an advisory committee, the 1964 landmark report linked smoking cigarettes with dangerous health effects, including…
We take American smoking rates 50 years after the landmark Surgeon General's report.
By Dr. Howard Markel
In a monthly column for PBS NewsHour, Dr. Howard Markel revisits moments that changed the course of modern health and medicine on their anniversaries, like the confirmation of C. Everett Koop as surgeon general on Nov. 16, 1981. Photo…
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