Part III of Interview with Dr. Richard Carmona 17th Surgeon General of U. S.
This week we have been running excerpts of an interview we were privileged to have with 17th Surgeon General of the United States Richard Carmona MD, M.P.H., FACS. This is the final part and we hope that Dr. Carmona will find time in his busy schedule to impart more words of wisdom to us.
JC: If you had five minutes of prime time television, what message would you give to the American people about health?
Dr. C: We are headed on a disastrous course. Our quality of life is being seriously eroded and for the first time, we could see our children die before we do – all because of preventable illnesses. The good news is we know how to change it. Each person must take steps to change their behavior to be healthier. We need a cultural change, a sea change to embrace health and wellness. Each one of us must do what we can do today to adopt healthy behaviors.
Read these Healthline articles or view videos to learn more about healthy behaviors:
- Keeping Healthy: Avoiding Risky Behaviors
- Helping Overweight Children
- The Great Egg Debate
- Measuring True Fitness