Physicians Committee Online October 2016

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Physicians Committee Online October 2016

October 2016 The Physicians Committee 

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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >



 Big Mac hospital ban at Kosair childrens hospital

UofSC emergency medical training program stops use of pigs

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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?