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Physicians Committee Online August 2014

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August 2014 The Physicians Committee 

School Lunch Leaders Share Success at Capitol Hill Briefing

School Lunch Leaders Share Success at Capitol Hill Briefing
On July 1, school lunch leaders from around the country spoke to a packed room of Capitol Hill staffers at a Physicians Committee briefing on the benefits of boosting veggies and bumping meat from kids’ meals. From pink slime to pinto beans>

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International Conference on Diabetes

International Conference on Diabetes Seeks to Reverse Epidemic
Nearly 18 million new cases of diabetes are expected by 2015 and a staggering 51.7 million by 2030. But on July 18-19, more than 360 health care professionals attending the Physicians Committee’s International Conference on Diabetes learned that plant-centered diets offer hope for reversing this global epidemic. New dietary guidelines released >

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Passion for Compassion Benefit Weekend in the HamptonsJoin Us in the Hamptons: Passion for Compassion Benefit Weekend
The Physicians Committee’s Passion for Compassion benefit heats up the Hamptons on Aug. 8-9. Join Neal Barnard, M.D., for a book-signing reception hosted by Donna Karan, a farmers market tour, and Saturday night’s fete supporting efforts to create a better future for people and animals. Tickets going fast >

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Dietitians Ask Nathan’s to Take a Holiday from Hot Dogs

Dietitians Ask Nathan’s to Take a Holiday from Hot Dogs
In 2013, millions watched Joey Chestnut win the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest by downing 69 hot dogs. The average viewer may not eat that many in a sitting, but just one hot dog per day raises colorectal cancer risk by 21 percent. This July, the Physicians Committee urged Nathan’s to cancel the contest to help cut cancer risk. Hot dogs are the new tobacco >

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Doctors Persuade OHSU to Modernize Medical TrainingDoctors Persuade OHSU to Modernize Medical Training
Following the Physicians Committee’s multiple-year campaign, Oregon Health & Science University announced that it would modernize medical training by ending animal use. One school still using animals in physiology labs >

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TOP TWEETS OF THE MONTH

@PCRM July 19, 2014
Physicians Committee"90% of drugs tested to be safe & effective on animals fail in human trials" because of differences in human & rodent biology #STOPDiabetes

@PCRM July 9, 2014
Physicians Committee"Milk has no place in school lunches!" -Dr. Paul Porras
#SaveSchoolLunch @thehill thehill.com/blogs/congress

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The Physicians Committee's Power Plate featured on CNN

The International Conference on Diabetes reported on Indian Country Today Media Network

Healthy school lunch briefing highlighted in POLITICO

Darlene Moppert’s Capitol Hill speech on healthy school lunches reported in Florida’s Sun-Sentinel

Neal Barnard, M.D., interviewed on new dietary guidelines for cancer prevention by the Houston Chronicle

The Physicians Committee’s new cancer prevention guidelines reported in LiveScience

 
             
 

 

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