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Commissioning and Change of Command for the 19th Surgeon General

Dr. Murthy’s Vision for America

 

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  • Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
  • Learn more about the Surgeon General’s reports on smoking and health.

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  • Mental and emotional health is just as important to our overall well-being as our physical health.

  • Read the recommendations from the National Prevention Strategy

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  • Eating healthy can help reduce people’s the risk of disease and help maintain a healthy body weight.

  • Learn more about healthy eating

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  • Regular physical activity helps people of all ages protect and improve their health.

  • Learn about the Surgeon General's Every Body Walk! initiative to support walking and walkable communities.

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    Surgeon General and Elmo team up to talk vaccinations.

    Elmo's a little nervous about getting a shot, but Surgeon General Vivek Murthy stops by to explain how vaccines work, and why they're so important for children's health. Watch the video

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