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Obama Nominates Surgeon General

Sorry Sanjay Gupta fans: Dr. Regina Benjamin of Alabama has been picked by President Obama to be the surgeon general. Obama is expected to make a formal announcement Monday. According to the Associated Press, Benjamin "was the first black woman to head a state medical society," and a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "genius grant." Her bio also includes notable work in clinics in rural areas of Alabama affected by Hurricane Katrina.