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  August 2008 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

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Nutrition Prescription The Cancer Project Launches Major Processed Meat Campaign
As Americans barbecue their way through summer, PCRM affiliate The Cancer Project is launching a major campaign to educate the public about the cancer risk found in hot dogs and other processed meats. The campaign includes a provocative new national TV commercial, a survey of processed meat found in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs, and a grassroots effort to reform federal food policy. Read More >

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doctorFighting Animal Abuse in New Jersey
If you read PCRM Online regularly, you know that PCRM has been tremendously successful at reducing the cruel and unnecessary use of animals in medical school education. Now PCRM is stepping up its campaign to reduce the use of animals in another type of medical training—one used to instruct doctors and emergency medical personnel in emergency skills. One of the institutions of concern in the campaign is the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s University Hospital in Newark, N.J. Read more >

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Neal Barnard, M.D.Targeting the Real Cause of Salmonella
PCRM physicians called attention to the real cause of the nationwide salmonella outbreak by literally spelling out “It’s the meat, stupid!” with more than 1,000 tomatoes. The event, which took place in July in front of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services building in Washington, D.C., highlighted the role of meat industry pollution in spreading salmonella, E. coli, and other foodborne pathogens that affect thousands of Americans every year. Read more >

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pigPCRM Petitions Department of Defense to End Live Animal Use
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., is the country’s only military medical school—and it’s also one of the only schools that continues to use and kill live animals in medical student education. PCRM ramped up its campaign to reform medical education at USUHS by filing a petition for enforcement with the Department of Defense on July 2. The petition asked for an end to animal use in the school’s curriculum. Learn more >

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Poker NightNew TV Spot Uses Humor to Educate Men About Prostate Cancer Prevention
More than 186,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the next year. But studies have shown that men who have three or more servings of vegetables a day have a lower risk of prostate cancer compared with those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables. Read more >

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