Another Hospital Agrees to #NixTheNuggets
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!
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
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
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?
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 >
TOP TWEETS OF THE MONTH