U.S. Surgeon General Promotes Healthy Lifestyles During Visit To Houston

As the country’s top physician, Dr. Regina Benjamin never misses an opportunity to encourage people to make healthy eating and physical activity a priority in their lives.

She never strayed from that message during an impassioned speech in front of hundreds of women and a few men who attended the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Houston Chapter of the Links, INC. on Saturday.

As the keynote speaker, Dr. Benjamin covered a variety of health related topics. She encouraged people to walk for heart health and to combat obesity.  She also discussed the importance of  breastfeeding, the risks associated with smoking and the need to continue funding mental health and substance abuse programs.

Dr. Benjamin is the 18th surgeon General of the United States and in that role she strives to improve the health of the nation.  After her speech to the Links, she toured LBJ Hospital with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

Meanwhile, the sold out luncheon was co-chaired by Diedra Fontaine of United Airlines and Winell Herron of HEB.  

The Houston Chapter of The Links is engaged in educational, civic and intercultural activities in the local community.

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