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May 2013 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Elizabeth Kucinich at PCRM Congressional CaucusPhysicians Committee Hosts Congressional Vegetarian Caucus
The Physicians Committee hosted a Vegetarian Caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill on Earth Day to raise awareness among congressional staff about the health and nutrition benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. Photos >


VegRUN marathon training program

Join the VegRUN Marathon Training Program
Vegan ultramarathoner Scott Jurek is the author of Eat&Run. He’s also a coach for the Physicians Committee’s VegRUN fundraising program that offers a comprehensive plant-based training program for a half marathon and marathon. Register >


Neal Barnard, M.D.

Baby Boom + Fast Food = Dementia Boom
Fast food is causing the dementia boom—and it’s projected to get worse. Dr. Barnard’s Blog >


Nutrition and the Brain

Attend the International Conference of Nutrition and the Brain
Join the conversation on the role of foods and lifestyle in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders by attending the International Conference on Nutrition and the Brain, jointly sponsored by PCRM and The George Washington University. The continuing education event for health care professionals will be held on July 19 and 20, in Washington, D.C. Register >


tamarinPhysicians Committee Persuades Harvard to Close Primate Facility
Following two years of pressure from the Physicians Committee and its members, Harvard University announced last week that it will close its primate experimentation facility where numerous monkeys have died and been seriously injured in recent years. Violations >


Cut Suit trauma training

Military Avoids Timeline to Modernize Combat Trauma Training
U.S. military troops deserve the best and most effective care and training available, but a new Department of Defense report to Congress sets no timetable to replace the outdated use of live animals in combat trauma training with modern, human-based simulators. E-mail Congress >

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