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PCRM Online March 2013

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 March 2013 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

pigs in medical training

Simulators Replace Live Pigs in Tulane Trauma Training
Tulane University in New Orleans informed the Physicians Committee that it has replaced the use of live pigs with the TraumaMan simulator to teach physicians in Advanced Trauma Life Support courses. But the university says it might use pigs in the future. E-mail Tulane >

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Power Foods for the Brain by Neal Barnard, M.D.‘Power Foods for the Brain’ Reveals Brain-Boosting Diet
Do multivitamins increase Alzheimer’s disease risk? Can sweet potatoes improve mental clarity? Power Foods for the Brain, a new book by nutrition researcher Neal Barnard, M.D., reveals how diet and lifestyle changes can shield the brain from memory loss, stroke, and Alzheimer’s. Watch Dr. Barnard on PBS >


Alicia Silverstone

EU Confirms Ban on Animal Tested Cosmetics and Ingredients
The European Union confirmed that the marketing, import, and sale of animal-tested cosmetics and their ingredients will no longer be legal in the EU beginning March 11. The Physicians Committee spent years rallying support for the ban. Celebrity Support >


Heart Attack Grill

Suspend Heart Attack Grill License after Spokesman’s
Death The Heart Attack Grill’s unofficial spokesman John Alleman died Feb. 11 after suffering a heart attack in front of the restaurant he came to every day. The Physicians Committee is urging the Las Vegas Department of Planning to work with the restaurant to revamp its menu and name focusing on healthful vegan diner food.
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Mice used in medical experiments

Review Finds Prolonged Pain Experiments in Mice
A new literature review by Physicians Committee authors published in Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science questions whether experimenters and institutions are appropriately implementing the 3Rs—replacement, reduction, and refinement—in mice experiments. Escape the Mousetrap >



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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel prints op-ed on meat furlough by Physicians Committee director of nutrition education Susan Levin, M.S., R.D.

South Florida's Sun-Sentinel interviews Physicians Committee president Neal Barnard, M.D., about brain health

San Antonio Express-News quotes Physicians Committee director of academic affairs John Pippin, M.D., on chimpanzee experimentst

Las Vegas Review-Journal covers the Physicians Committee's Heart Attack Grill letter

CBS This Morning interviews Dr. Barnard about Power Foods for the Brain