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 February 2011 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Oprah tries a vegan dietOprah Winfrey and Dietary Guidelines Highlight Benefits of Vegan Diet
Yesterday, millions watched Oprah Winfrey and her staff explain the health benefits they experienced during her “vegan challenge.” Earlier this week, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans set a precedent for federal nutrition policy by acknowledging the benefits of vegan diets. Pounds Lost During Challenge >


Squirrel MonkeyNASA Radiation Experiment Update: Sanctuaries for Squirrel Monkeys?
A group of Massachusetts physicians is asking McLean Hospital to release 10 squirrel monkeys to sanctuaries. The monkeys were slated for NASA’s recently canceled radiation experiments. Video: Kilroy and Herbie at Sanctuary >


Power Plate White House ProtestWhite House Protest: Feds Urged to Consider Power Plate over MyPyramid
Last month, PCRM led doctors and dietitians in a protest outside the White House. The event highlighted the government’s refusal to consider the Power Plate, a healthy alternative to the confusing MyPyramid. Interactive Power Plate site>


Pigs used in trauma trainingPigs and Rabbits Saved from Trauma Training in Canada
Thanks to you, PCRM successfully ended the use of live pigs and rabbits in trauma training courses at two Canadian institutions. Now, pigs in Massachusetts need your help. Massachusetts Institution >


Dr. Neal Barnard on PBSDr. Barnard Returns to PBS in March with “Kickstart Your Health”
In March, PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., will return to PBS stations nationwide. His new program, “Kickstart Your Health,” is based on the concepts in his upcoming book, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health, which will be released Feb. 28. Preorder Book >


PCRM Event at Sublime RestaurantPCRM Shines in Florida: Continuing Education Program and Sublime Reception
PCRM is sponsoring two events on Feb. 26 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: the Nutritional Interventions for Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases continuing education program for health care professionals and a benefit at the legendary Sublime restaurant. Celeb Guest List >


PCRMs Nurses Nutrition NetworkPCRM Launches Nurses Nutrition Network
PCRM’s Nurses Nutrition Network offers nurses the opportunity to expand their nutrition expertise, access educational resources, and network with colleagues who share an interest in effective nutrition for disease prevention and treatment. New Website >


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