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The Physicians Committee



 
  April 2009 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

pigVictory Spares Pigs in Albany
Your action helped end the use of live animals in another trauma training program. We asked you to help end the cruel and unnecessary use of live pigs in Albany Medical Center’s Advanced Trauma Life Support course. More than 4,000 of you took action—and the medical center listened! Last month, Albany Medical Center informed PCRM that it will use only simulators in future classes. Save pigs in Fargo > 

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healthy kid PCRM Conference Confronts Childhood Obesity Epidemic
As the federal government’s National School Lunch Program continues to emphasize artery-clogging, high-cholesterol foods, childhood obesity has reached record levels—16 percent of children ages 2 to 19 are now considered obese. And as waistlines expand, so does the risk for chronic disease, including heart disease and cancer. But this June, the Cancer Project will host a two-day conference to address this epidemic. Early bird discount >

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Kevin NealonNew Humane Seal Website Helps You Give and Let Live
Want to get active this spring? Maybe you’re participating in a fundraising walk or bike ride sponsored by a health charity. But is the charity funding animal experimentation? The redesigned Humane Seal website will help you walk proud by supporting an animal-friendly charity—and allow you to get active in its new online activist community. Hear ER star’s praise >

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kid eating pizza for school lunchMeat Study Highlights Need for School Lunch Reform
A huge new study shows that meat—especially red and processed meat—increases the risk of early death from heart disease and cancer. So why is the federal government still encouraging schools to serve students hamburgers, hot dogs, and pepperoni pizza? Let Congress know that students deserve healthful food. Sign PCRM’s petition asking for healthful vegetarian options in school lunches. Win an iPod Touch >

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mouseHelp Keep Animals and People Safe from Harmful Chemicals
Later this year, Congress will consider a sweeping revision to the Toxic Substances Control Act, the law that regulates industrial chemicals. This will be the first major revision in the law's 33-year history. PCRM scientists are working to make sure the revision benefits both people and animals, and PCRM members can aid the reform effort. Sign up to help reform >

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chimpUrge Congress to Support the Great Ape Protection Act
Currently, more than 1,000 chimpanzees are forced to live in laboratory research settings in the United States. As a result of their use in experiments, chimpanzees often experience early separation from their mothers, social isolation, prolonged captivity, sensory deprivation, and repeated physical harm. But by supporting the Great Ape Protection Act, you can put a stop to the use of chimpanzees in experiments. Abuse caught on video >

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The Washington Post prints letter by PCRM nutritionist Kathryn Strong, M.S., R.D., on vegetarian school lunches as a solution to the obesity epidemic

The Huffington Post publishes PCRM’s Simon Chaitowitz’s commentary on animal testing and her battle with cancer

The Times of India quotes PCRM nutritionist Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., on vegan diets for pregnant women

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