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New Paper Proposes Ways to Improve Alcohol Abuse Policy
07/22/2014 - Alcohol addiction and mental illness frequently occur together, and individuals affected by both conditions represent a unique patient population in need of specialized treatment. Despite decades of research, no standardized diagnostic measures or treatment regimens are available for doctors or their patients. As a res
Prepare for Hurricane Sandy: Don’t Buy Meat and Dairy Products
10/27/2012 - Hurricane Sandy is racing toward the Eastern seaboard of the United States. But to avoid foodborne illness—in addition to storm damage—worried citizens shouldn’t stock up on meat or dairy products to prepare for the hurricane and possible power outages. If you lose power, the meat and dairy products
Antibiotic Resistance from Animal Agriculture: Foodborne Illness and Medical Care
01/17/2012 - A Report from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine September 2011 In spring 2011, a massive Escherichia coli outbreak spread across 16 European countries, leading to roughly 3,000 diagnosed cases and many more undiagnosed. The bacterial strain responsible for the outbreak was resistant to several c
Antibiotic Resistance from Animal Agriculture: Foodborne Illness and Medical Care
09/12/2011 - A Report from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine September 2011 In spring 2011, a massive Escherichia coli outbreak spread across 16 European countries, leading to roughly 3,000 diagnosed cases and many more undiagnosed. The bacterial strain responsible for the outbreak was resistant to several comm
Cutting Costs and Improving Health: Eliminate Subsidies for Unhealthful Products
07/29/2011 - Cutting Costs and Improving Health: Federal Food Policy Reforms Could Save Billions A Report from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine July 28, 2011 1. Eliminate Subsidies for Unhealthful Products An overwhelming body of scientific evidence shows that plant-based foods support good health.1,2 The Diet
Cutting Costs and Improving Health: Cost Savings
07/29/2011 - Cutting Costs and Improving Health: Federal Food Policy Reforms Could Save Billions A Report from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine July 28, 2011 Cost Savings Short-Term Savings As noted above, the above changes will lead to major financial savings over the short and long term. Over the next ten
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12/11/2010 - HEALTH FDA Says Bananas and Orange Juice Are Heart Healthy Companies that sell bananas and orange juice may now extol the heart health benefits of their products with FDA approval, and with good reason. They are rich in p
The Source of Foodborne Illnesses? It’s the Meat, Stupid!
10/29/2010 - PCRM president Neal D. Barnard, M.D., in front of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services building in Washington, D.C. The Food and Drug Administration has spent months trying to identify the source of the nationwide salmonella outbreak. In July, PCRM doctors literally spelled out the answer. Using
Foodborne Illness
09/15/2010 - Foodborne Illness Foodborne diseases are a serious and growing problem. Foodborne diseases cause an estimated 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year. Experts estimate that the yearly cost of all foodborne diseases
Health Topics
09/09/2010 - PCRM is pleased to provide fact sheets on several preventive medicine and nutrition topics: Arthritis Arthritis and Foods Calcium Calcium and Strong Bones: Protecting Your Bones Parents' Guide to Building Better Bones Cancer Breast Cancer Colon Cancer Hormone Replacement Therapy
Organic Meats Are Not Health Foods
09/09/2010 - Organic Meats Are Not Health Foods So-called organic meats are sold as a means for people to reduce their exposure to hormones and chemical toxins. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that animals raised on an organic operation must be fed organic feed and given access to the outdoors. They a

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