December 2016 Issue

The Physicians Committee

December 2016 Issue

Watch: Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Brings 'Healthy Beet' to Video

Wakas Got Veggies

Rap musician Waka Flocka Flame knows the power of a "healthy beet." That's why he teamed up with the Physicians Committee for a humorous new public service announcement where he interrupts the filming of a music video to makeover a meaty pool party scene with fruits and veggies.>


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Weighs In: Vegan Diets Are Good for Health

 Vegan Diet good for people and planet

Vegan diets are healthful, help prevent and treat chronic diseases, and are better for the environment. That's according the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics—the world's largest organization of nutrition professionals—in a new position paper by co-authored by the Physicians Committee’s Susan Levin, M.S., R.D. Recommendations >


Should Tampa General Hospital Give McDonald's the Boot?

Ask Tampa Hospital to give McDonald's the boot

Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky., will shut down its McDonald’s restaurant on Dec. 9. Physicians Committee member Yves Homsy, M.D., says Tampa General Hospital should do the same. Take Action >


Live Dog Use Ends in Emergency Medicine Program

Morristown Medical Center Billboard

Days after New Jersey commuters saw two Physicians Committee train station ads and a billboard reading "Morristown Medical Center: Don't kill man's best friend for medical training," the center announced that it would switch to simulators for emergency medicine training. Billboard >


Stem Cells and Robotics Speed Transition from Animal Testing

Elizabeth Baker, Esq.

Improving human health research by transitioning from animal experiments to stem cells, robotics, and other high-tech methods was on the agenda when Physicians Committee senior science policy specialist Elizabeth Baker, Esq., met with the National Institutes of Health this last month. Photo > 


'All Hands on Deck' to Eliminate Animal Testing

Eliminate animal testing with human-relevant chemical test metho

There has been revolutionary progress in the past 10 years in reducing and replacing animals with human-relevant chemical test methods, according to a recent review by the Physicians Committee's Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H., in the journal Alternatives to Laboratory Animals. Next Steps >


The Power of Your E-mail Signature

The power of your email signature

Use your e-mail signature to help raise awareness for the Physicians Committee's lifesaving work. Tips >



Dr Barnard tweets how to avoid weight gain during the holidays

 NJ hospital ends use of live dogs for medical training

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CBS News covers the Physicians Campaign that ended dog use for emergency medicine training at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey

Stat prints an op-ed by the Physicians Committee's Agustina Saenz, M.D., M.P.H., urging physicians to learn more about healthy eating