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Regina Benjamin Picked for Surgeon General

President Obama announced last week that he has chosen Regina Benjamin, M.D., of Alabama's Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic, to serve as surgeon general. With Commonwealth Fund support, John Wasson, M.D., of Dartmouth Medical School and Dr. Benjamin developed the online survey tool,—launched in 2004—which allows people to assess their health and receive information tailored to their particular needs.

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