October 9, 2017

Former surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy says that underlying many of the most critical public health issues facing America today is an epidemic of loneliness. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Murthy about what that means, and what he thinks should be done about it. ...

October 8, 2017

We live in the most technologically connected age in the history of civilization, yet rates of loneliness are increasing. This trend has been taking place for years yet we are only just recognizing its magnitude and impact. Read the full interview. 

October 5, 2017

When I began my tenure as surgeon general I did not think that I would be talking about loneliness and emotional well-being. But when I was traveling to communities across the country I found that loneliness was a profound issue that was affecting people of all ages an...

September 28, 2017

During my years caring for patients, the most common pathology I saw was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness. Loneliness and weak social connections are associated with a reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a dayand even g...

September 26, 2017

After two and a half years as the U.S. surgeon general addressing matters of vital importance to the public’s health, Vivek Murthy, MD, is calling for greater attention and evidence-based action on another critical issue—physicians’ well-being. In an interview with...

September 16, 2017

As U.S. Surgeon General from 2014 until spring 2017, Vivek Murthy, 40, extended his office’s public health advocacy to matters such as reliable transportation, safe neighborhoods, and affordable housing. Now, he continues to push to reduce stigmas around mental illness...

September 8, 2017

Dr. Vivek Murthy and Dr. Francis Collins shared their conversation “A Nation Under Pressure: The Public Health Consequences of Stress in America,” on Facebook Live for this year’s Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture hosted by the National Center for Complementary a...

May 17, 2017

"Stress. There is the good kind—the kind that makes us feel alive and excited. And then there is chronic stress—the type that keeps our cortisol levels high and has a toxic effect on our bodies, minds and hearts. Our country is feeling more stressed than ever. Twenty-f...

May 17, 2017

Honored to address our nation's new graduates: my call for a new generation of moral leaders who lead with clarity and courage. Who uphold the values of equality, opportunity, and respect for all. Who recognize that fear is the crutch of cowardly leaders and who choose...

April 22, 2017

First posted on Facebook on April 21, 2017.

Two years and four months ago, I was honored to be sworn in as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States. For the grandson of a poor farmer from India to be asked by the President to look out for the health of an entire n...

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