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U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams. (Note: Tweets prior to 9/12/17 were from previous Surgeons General.)
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U.S. Surgeon General retweeted
ADM Brett P. Giroir 17h
Opioids have many names. Check your medicine cabinet for unused Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, Opana, Kadian, or Avinza and take them to a safe disposal site on April 27. Visit to find a site near you!
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U.S. Surgeon General 14h
Happy ! Let's celebrate today by appreciating all the beauty and wonders of our planet. Here are a few photos of me & my family exploring this extraordinary 🌎
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 21
Wishing those of you who celebrate a and everyone a with friends and family. Whether hunting for eggs or going on w walk, take some time to be active outdoors- at least in the DC area we’ve been blessed with a beautiful spring day!
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 20
I ❤️ how airports are incorporating wellness and opportunities for physical activity into their environments! My latest find: Chicago’s ⁦⁩ has a yoga room. Millie and I had to take advantage during our layover! 🧘🏽‍♀️🧘🏽‍♂️
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 20
Replying to @NCICancerStats
That’s right- quit smoking for you, AND for those you ❤️!
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 20
As to the alcohol crisis, I agree that we should speaking about the dangers of misusing all substances. And America has been hearing about concerns regarding alcohol from the Surgeon Generals office for quite some time...
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 20
Ma’am, I specifically released a Surgeon General’s postcard talking about pain management, and support HEAL initiative to increase pain management options for everyone. I am committed to getting the balance right, and not demonizing opioids for those who need them.
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 20
We’ve heard concerns abt price & ⁦⁩ & ⁦⁦⁩ have worked w/ manufacturers to ⬇️ price. This is one more step to ⬆️ access.👇🏽 ⁦FDA approves Teva's generic nasal spray to treat opioid overdose
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 19
My office doesn’t weigh in on specific legislation but we do support science based decision making, and tobacco 21 (INCLUDING e cigs/ vapes!) is a sound way to go! 👍🏽👇🏽 Senator McConnell ⁦⁦⁩, Supports Raising Age to Buy Cigarettes
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 17
On Spring Break w/ my family and crashed OB/GYN morbidity and mortality conference! Talked better pain management & opioid prescribing, and ways to improve maternal and infant mortality disparities, plus my upcoming perspective on OBs as MAT providers!
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 17
Today RADM Tim Ricks, Drs Bruce Dye & Judith Albino discussed the progress on my new report on oral health in America at the National Oral Health Conference w/
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 16
Ive always said, 1 of the problems w/ public health is few appreciate it when it’s working, but everyone is shocked when we don’t support it, and bad things happen. 🤔🤷🏽‍♂️ We are healthier, safer, and more prosperous because of vaccinations! 🖐🏽🎤
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 16
that regular physical activity can ⬇️the risk of heart disease, ⬇️blood pressure, and ⬆️overall health? Stay active & healthy by joining the Challenge for National Minority Health Month!
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U.S. Surgeon General retweeted
HHS.gov Apr 16
: If you know someone who's struggling with addiction, it may be hard to figure out how to help. Use these five steps from the as a guide, and share with those in need.
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 16
Vaccinations save lives, protect our children and are one of our greatest public health achievements. Check with your loved ones and make sure they are up to date with their vaccine. Read this guide for more info on vaccines👇:
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 11
Thank you for having me at the 44th Annual Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine Meeting! Anesthesiologists have an important role to play in reducing opioids, and developing solutions! Keep up the great work!
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 11
Clinical care is important, but the education, advocacy, and community supports that you can help put into place, can be just as impactful!
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 11
I challenge everyone at to go to , print out my postcard or email it to your list serves to educate your friends, families, and colleagues about the steps we all can take at home to combat the opioid crisis.
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 11
When it comes to addressing the opioid epidemic, we cannot operate in silos. We need partnerships and collaboration. No one knows the importance of teamwork, better than regional anesthesiologists
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U.S. Surgeon General Apr 11
Hearing from ⁦⁩ about the benefits of regional/ multimodal anesthesia. He states, “chronic pain is a public health problem” ... & much chronic pain starts with poorly managed/ prevented acute pain. We can and must do better!
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