PCRM Online November 2013

The Physicians Committee

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November 2013 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Not to Infect Beagle Puppies with RabiesAlec Baldwin Urges Taiwan Not to Infect Beagle Puppies with Rabies
Alec Baldwin wrote to the Taiwanese government in October urging the country to spare beagle puppies from rabies experiments that will not protect the health of animals or humans. Read Letter >

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Golden Carrots Honor Nation’s Healthiest School Lunches

Golden Carrots Honor Nation’s Healthiest School Lunches
The Physicians Committee’s Golden Carrot Awards reward schools for serving healthful plant-based menu options. The 2013 grand prizes go to The Active Learning Elementary School in Queens, N.Y., and Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Mass. New Plant-Based Quantity Recipes >


Congress Gets Hands-On Demo of Lifesaving Combat Trauma Training

Congress Gets Hands-On Demo of Lifesaving Combat Trauma Training Simulators
The Physicians Committee invited the makers of three combat trauma training simulators to come to Capitol Hill on Oct. 22 to demonstrate their products’ potential to revolutionize the care of wounded service members on the battlefield. Demo Video >

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Free Birds

‘Free Birds’ Are All for Going Bird-Free
A poultry-free Thanksgiving can save more than the turkeys in the movie Free Birds. It will also prevent your loved ones from high cholesterol and heart disease this holiday season. Dr. Barnard's Blog >


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Doctors Protest Southern Illinois University’s Use of Pigs in Invasive Procedures
Doctors with the Physicians Committee joined students and Springfield-area residents on Oct. 30 for a “To Improve Education, Switch to Simulation” demonstration outside the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Video >

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Associated Press covers PCRM’s protest asking Washington University in St. Louis to switch from animals to simulators in its pediatrics residency training program

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The China Post covers Alec Baldwin’s letter urging Taiwan to cancel rabies experiments on puppies

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