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Surgeon General warns pregnant women, youth over marijuana use

Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use.

Landlords could save millions with smoke-free policies

Los Angeles - A new study released by researchers at UCLA found that owners of multi-unit-housing could save up to $18 million a year if they enforced 'complete smoke-free' policies in rental property.

FDA unveils nine new graphic cigarette labels required in 2012

Washington - The FDA has unveiled nine new graphic warning labels that must appear on all cigarette packaging and advertising in the US beginning in the fall of 2012, in the most dramatic change to cigarette packs since the Surgeon General's warning was added in 1965.

CDC predicts smoking may be banned in all states by 2020

Atlanta - Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control predict that the entire nation could have laws in place by 2020 that would ban smoking in all indoor areas including restaurants, bars and private sector businesses.

Microsoft wins Surgeon General's endorsement

Microsoft has done it again by bringing a free convenient service to the public. Microsoft Healthvault, a free online service allowing you to store all your records in one place.

Obama announces Dr. Regina Benjamin as Surgeon General

President Barack Obama has chosen Dr. Regina Benjamin as Surgeon General of the United States. President Obama is announcing this appointment Monday morning in the Rose Garden.

CNN's Sanjay Gupta Withdraws Name From Surgeon General's Post

United States President Barack Obama may have to find another nominee for the post of US Surgeon General. Sanjay Gupta will remain as CNN’s chief medical correspondent.

Former U.S. Surgeon General Slams White House For 'Health According to Politics'

A very unfunny revelation indeed. In a testimony to a Congressional committee, the former US Surgeon General has whaled into the Bush administration’s meddling in his role. The testimony relates to a virtual list of important health issues.

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