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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

‘This ain’t your mother’s marijuana,’ surgeon general says

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.


U.S. surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes

The government’s top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of …


Follow the science on addiction, treatment

Often support for addicts doesn’t start until they land in jail or a hospital bed. That’s a sure sign of a failed system.


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Surgeon general is removed by Trump administration, replaced by deputy for now

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams.


Retired Spokane physician remembers friend, C. Everett Koop

As the nation mourned the death of its most renowned public health administrator, one of Spokane’s most venerable retired physicians remembered the friend she once helped in medical school. That …


TV’s Sanjay Gupta ends bid for surgeon general

WASHINGTON – Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, has told network officials that he will not leave his television career to become the U.S. surgeon general, according to sources familiar …


Gupta tabbed for surgeon general

WASHINGTON – America’s most famous television surgeon, Sanjay Gupta, is poised to take his black bag and microphone to the White House as President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for U.S. surgeon …