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2004 School Lunch Report Card
2004 School Lunch Report Card   A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine August 2004 background | the criteria | the report card | As elementary school students return to the classroom this fall, many face more than acade
Nutrition and Renal Disease
Nutrition and Renal Disease The kidneys’ job is to keep the body’s fluids, electrolytes, and organic solutes in a healthy balance. Their functional units are the million or so nephrons in the renal cortex which filter most constituents of the blood other
Frequently Asked Questions About Nutrition
Frequently Asked Questions About Nutrition 1. Do you recommend a vegetarian or a vegan diet? 2. I want to try a vegan diet. How should I start? 3. Is it healthy for children to be on a vegan diet? 4. How do I get protein on a vegan diet? Do I need to combine proteins? 5. How do I get enough calcium on a vegan diet
Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Regulation
  Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Regulation What is toxicity testing? What are some concerns with the use of animals in toxicity testing? What is the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)? Is TSCA in need of modernization? How can chemical regulatory legislation be more effective? What is the Che
Animal Care and Use Committees: Structural Problems Impair Usefulness
Animal Care and Use Committees: Structural Problems Impair Usefulness Introduction The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) requires that institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs) be established at research facilities that use animals covered under the Act. The Public Health Service and the Interagency Research
Section Two: Cancer Prevention
Breast Cancer Fat Increases Estrogens How Much Fat is Too Much? Fiber Reduces Estrogens Other Risk Fa
Section Six: Nutrition and Renal Disease
Nephrotic Syndrome Diet for Nephrotic Syndrome Acute Renal Failure Diet in Acute Renal Failure Chronic Renal Failure
An Examination of Animal Experiments
Inaccurate Results Money Lost, Attention Diverted The Time Factor
Testimony on High Production Volume Chemical Tests to the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment
Neal D. Barnard, M.D. June 17, 1999 As a physician and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, I would like to thank Chairman Calvert and the members of the Committee for the opportunity to comment on the EPA’s High Production Volume Challenge program. We are greatly concerned about seve
Analysis of the HPV Challenge: Industry Violations and EPA Negligence
By Nicole Cardello, M.H.S. Executive Summary The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge encourages chemical companies to volunteer to conduct screening-level animal toxicity tests on 2,800 industrial chemicals. Pursuant to this program, companies have committed to
Your Right to Know: Understanding Animal Experiments in Your Community
Selecting a Facility or Experiment Animals in Education Collecting Information Bringing in the Law
Section Two: Caring for Patients Living with HIV/AIDS
Barriers to Care Universal Precautions Taking a Sexual History Giving HIV Test Results Terminal Illness
Section Three: When Is Surgery Unnecessary?
Circumcision Circumcision as a Preventive Measure Complications Pain Making a Choice Hysterectomy Cost Surgical Complications
Section Four: Physician-Assisted Suicide And Capital Punishment: What Role Should Physicians Play?
Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Arguments AGAINST Permitting Physician-Assisted Suicide Arguments FOR Permitting Physician-Assisted Suicide
March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: Commonly Asked Questions
March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: Commonly Asked Questions Animal Welfare 1. Does the March of Dimes still fund shocking animal experiments? 2. Is there any evidence for the poor treatment of animals in March of Dimes experiments? 3. How can there be any pain or suffe

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