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 February 2012 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

James Franco for Great ApesWatch James Franco and Kevin Nealon Pledge to Save Chimpanzees
Actors James Franco and Kevin Nealon have joined the fight to end chimpanzee experimentation. In a new video, they explain how they are going to help PCRM pass the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act in 2012. Watch Video >

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Paula Deen has diabetesPaula Deen Has Diabetes, PCRM Offers Help
Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible topped PCRM’s Worst Cookbooks of 2011 list. But when she announced she had type 2 diabetes last month, PCRM was there to offer a plan to help her fight her health problems with a low-fat, plant-based diet. Letter to Deen >


Bob Barker asks UVA to end use of cats in pediatric trainingBob Barker Asks University of Virginia to End Cruel Use of Live Cats
Bob Barker, longtime host of The Price is Right and advocate for the humane treatment of animals, has joined PCRM in asking the University of Virginia to end the use of live cats in its pediatrics residency program. Help Stop Cruelty >


Barbie Hsu for Vegan Kickstart ChinaChinese-Language 21-Day Healthy Challenge Begins March 5
The 21-Day Healthy Challenge, PCRM’s newest Kickstart program, will help people in China and around the world improve their health beginning March 5. Healthy Challenge, a Chinese-language program, provides a research-based roadmap to jumpstart weight loss, boost your health, and reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. Register Today >


Cheese Obesity riskCheese Billboards Highlight Obesity Risk
Two new PCRM billboards in New York State warn that eating cheese poses a health risk and contributes to America’s high obesity rates. View Billboards > 


Food for Life TrainingFeb. 10 Application Deadline: Bring Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Classes to Your Community
Teach PCRM’s Food for Life curricula in your town. Health care professionals, chefs, and nutrition instructors can now apply for a training session in Washington, D.C., from May 9 to 11. Application Deadline Feb. 10 >



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E! Online covers PCRM's cosmetics testing survey

Reuters covers PCRM's letter to Paula Deen

AlterNet quotes PCRM director of diabetes education Caroline Trapp on Paula Deen's diabetes diagnosis

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South Carolina: Participate in a study of vegan diets for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome who are trying to conceive

PCRM Publications

Newsday prints op-ed on Paula Deen's health problems by PCRM director of nutrition education Susan Levin, M.S., R.D.

The Chronicle of Higher Education prints letter on the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act by PCRM director of academic affairs John Pippin, M.D.

Maryland newspaper publishes op-ed against chimpanzee experimentation by PCRM member doctor Marion Balsam, M.D.


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