Physicians Committee Online January 2017 Issue

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Physicians Committee Online January 2017 Issue

Airport Food Review: Winter Recreation Areas

AIrport Food Review: Winter Recreation

Travelers headed to U.S. winter recreation areas can find healthful, plant-based meals at 80 percent of restaurants in airports that are gateways to the snowy slopes. Top Airport >


Transitioning from Animal Experiments to Improve Alzheimer's Research

Ensuring the 21st Century Cures Act Ends Alzheimers

Alzheimer's research must transition from animal experiments to human-relevant studies to treat and prevent Alzheimer's, write the Physicians Committee scientists in The Hill. Read Blog >


Watch New Web Series: The Exam Room

Exam Room Web Series

The Exam Room is a new web-based talk show featuring Physicians Committee and Barnard Medical Center doctors and scientists providing insight and opinion on nutrition and science topics that matter to you. Gut Bacteria > 


Henry Heimlich and Lisa Edelstein

Remembering Henry J. Heimlich for Innovative Medicine

Dr. Heimlich, who was the embodiment of innovation, compassion, and getting the job done, began partnering with the Physicians Committee in the 1980s. More >


Carrie Fisher's Heart Attack Is a Warning for Women

Carrie Fisher's heart attack a warning for women

I hope that the death of Carrie Fisher, famous for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, will help create an urgently needed conversation about women's heart health.
Dr. Barnard's Blog >


Toast Members of Congress Who Have Helped Animals

Toast Members of congress who have helped animals

Join Pamela Anderson and Mary Matalin for a vegan dinner, live entertainment, dancing, and champagne toasts to members of Congress who have helped animals. Tickets for the event on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., start at $100 per person. For more information and ticket purchasing, please contact Melanie Wise at 323-210-2245 or


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The New York Times profiles The Cheese Trap, Dr. Barnard’s forthcoming book

Louisville's Courier-Journal quotes Dr. Barnard on the McDonald’s closing at Norton Children’s Hospital

ABC News’ Washington affiliate features a Barnard Medical Center patient fighting heart disease with a plant-based diet