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Another Hospital Agrees to #NixTheNuggets

Hospital agrees to nix the nuggets

Days before Physicians Committee bus shelter ads reading #NixTheNuggets were scheduled to go up around Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., the hospital announced it would not renew its McDonald’s contract. Tweet Texas Children’s Hospital >

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Kickstart Your Health Atlanta!

Kickstart Your Health Atlanta

Physicians Committee doctors and dietitians are heading to Atlanta this month to show the city the health benefits of a plant-based diet with lectures, screenings of Fork Over Knives, grocery store tours, and more. Details >

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University Ends Animal Use in Emergency Medicine Training

Emergency Medical Training

A federal complaint filed by the Physicians Committee has persuaded the University of South Carolina School of Medicine to replace live animal use in its emergency medicine program with simulators. More >

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Doctors Urge Hennepin County Medical Center to End Animal Use

Doctors Urge Hennepin County Medical Center to End Animal Use

Physicians Committee doctors and Minneapolis-area residents were on site at Hennepin County Medical Center on Sept. 29 to call for an end to the use of live animals in emergency medicine training and a switch to human-relevant methods. Photos >

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Are You at Least 70 1/2 Years Old?

Are you 70 1/2 Years or Better?

Contributed by Physicians Committee member Stefanie Steel, New York
There are benefits to getting older: senior discounted prices at movies, Medicare, Social Security, and becoming less near-sighted! I recently learned about a new benefit—the IRA rollover. If you are 70 1/2 or older, please consider augmenting your support for the Physicians Committee through an IRA rollover gift. Details >

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TOP TWEETS OF THE MONTH


 Big Mac hospital ban at Kosair childrens hospital

UofSC emergency medical training program stops use of pigs

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IN THE NEWS

The State and AP cover the Physicians Committee’s success in ending live animal use in emergency medicine training at the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine

The Courier-Journal covers the Physicians Committee’s campaign urging Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville to replace its McDonald’s with a healthful option

The New York Times prints a letter by the Physicians Committee’s Agustina Saenz, M.D., M.P.H., on healthful food bank foods

Morning Consult posts a blog by Dr. Saenz: Will USDA’s $31 Million Egg and Cheese Bailout Influence Dietary Guidelines?